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Re: Help ID a torn SMD on 9800 Pro

in Marvin \ Video
It looks like an SMD capacitor array, possibly 0612 size, probably in the 10nF-100nF range. You could remove a similar one from the board and measure it, but 100nF 16-25V will most likely be OK. The remains of this cap array could be shorting one of the GPU power rails, you could try removing it …

Re: Voodoo 2... bad memory or something else?

in Marvin \ Video
Glad to hear you fixed it! Drag soldering works quite well with the right flux, right tip and the correct temperature. There are many types of flux out there, some are really good, some are crap. Solder wick is really useful if the drag soldering approach doesn't work, same as the flux, some brands …

Re: Voodoo 2... bad memory or something else?

in Marvin \ Video
No problem, I hope it works fine after soldering it. It's not really a good idea to use hot air on such old ICs , the epoxy package had ~20 years to absorb moisture. Just use a small tip on your soldering tool, with a little solder on it (preferably the type with lead in it), and apply flux on the …

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