Hey guys, This card actually kicked the bucket a few months ago, but I decided to throw it back in my rig to see if I could figure out what the hell was wrong. Luckily I've got another 260, so I haven't been missing out on any gaming Anyway, I realized that theres an internal status LED on the card that's lighting up. It's amber/yellow, located near the SLI connectors and it's called DC2. Apparently it lights when the card is overheating (like catastrophically). Problem is I'm sure it isn't overheating. I took it apart, checked the heatsink contacts and regreased it, still no-go. During start up the light turns on and the cards fan stays off for a few seconds then comes on full tilt (with no video signal). By contrast my eVGA 260 kicks up to medium-ish speed within a second or so of power on. The big killer is that it's a BFG so I can't exactly RMA it I was considering baking it (along with a 8800GTS that died a few years ago), but I figured I'd ask if anyone had some other words of wisdom first. My best guess is either total catastrophic failure, or the thermal diode has been buggered and is stopping the card from working (though one of the thermal safeties maybe).