(Page under development, card being worked on, will update as I go)

RTX 2080 pssoible liquid spill

TODO Add Image

Seller Note “This seller lists all cards as faulty / having failed QA”


  • It’s this one
  • I bought it on impulse, I am seeing how things go with this seller. They regularly list various rather nice cards, but only list a generic fault description (I generally don’t buy untested/blind unless the price is compelling). The price this time seemed very fair for a RTX 2080 at £59, so here goes!
  • Cosmetically fine, warranty sticker intact
  • No shorts on 12V/3.3V, will not POST
  • Spotted residue on the cooler near the PCI-E connectors, looks like liquid damage
  • Resistances
    • VCore – 0.5Ω
    • VMem – 20Ω
    • PEX – 10.7Ω
    • 1.8V – 3.4KΩ
    • 5V – 5KΩ
    • 3.3V – High, KΩ++
    • 12V – Very high, KΩ++
  • No shorts, so suspect there could be voltage rail issues if there has been a liquid spill. Indeed there are:
    • 5V -yes, 1.8V – yes, PEX -, yes, VCore – 0.8V, VMem – No
  • OK, this gives me some hope. I need to investigate how the VMem rail is formed

Investigating the missing VMem rail …

TODO add pictures on residue seen…