How can I tell if my PCI Express slot is dead

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  1. sylux92
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    Recently, my Geforce 7600 graphics card got fried (the fan was melted, and some of the transistors were broken) while it was in the slot. I don't know how or why, but it happened. So I sent it in for a refund, the company gave us a new 7600. I put that one into the slot, but it doesn't work. The fan spins, but nothing else happens. Is the slot dead? Is there a way I can fix it? (Right now I'm using a regular PCI geforce 6200, and its so slow)
     
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    Saturnplanet5 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    It's rooted. Get a new motherboard. If it's new return it and get a replacement.
     
  3. sylux92
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    If the slot is dead, shouldn't the fan not spin?
     
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    In front of a computer?
    The fan spins because the card still is getting power from the board, however this doesn't mean that anything else still works on the PCI Express Slot. Also, try another card in there (borrow a friends spare for like an hour) to test as it could also be a dud card that they sent you.
     
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    So am I. But I deal with it.