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  1. So I did once, last night, get a BSOD that said memory error. I usually never get a BSOD with this problem so I pursued this and ran a Windows Memory Diagnostic test, which detected no problems. I can try turning off the xtreme memory profile and see if that helps. I might try buying a PSU to swap it out and see if the computer is stable then. Edit: I should add this is a relatively new computer that is only a year old. You could say that I have been having these issues since day one.
  2. Hey forums! I have a problem that I want to describe and hopefully someone here has some insights. This problem occurs whenever power to my computer is cut either through a power out or if I unplug the computer myself. When I power the computer back up it works fine, but will eventually just completely freeze up as in the picture on the monitor freezes, keyboard and mouse inputs are not recognized, and random inputs such as turning on and off the Caps lock don't register (I tell this by observing if the caps lock led indicator on the keyboard lights up or not). The time the computer is powered on seems to be random before the freeze up happens, but does seem to happen faster if I am running a game or something that is more demanding of the computer's resources. The other kicker is that this issue usually seems to go away by itself, after suffering through half a dozen or so freezes and letting the computer sit overnight the problem typically goes away. I believe its hardware related because this problem occurred before and after I did a complete wipe and reinstalled my OS. I suspect the PSU currently; I don't have any hard evidence, but since it really only seems to occur after power had been removed to the PC that it must be something power related. My PSU is a EVGA P2 1000W and I have the Eco Mode set to off. Just for good measure, the temperatures on the CPU and GPU are well below tolerance when this happens. Does anyone have any thoughts?
  3. I mean, I am using the exact same graphite thermal pad for my cpu with zero issues. However, even though the temps weren't that bad under the graphite pad, I guess switching the paste might've been the fix. Other than that, the only thing I changed was leaving the computer on overnight. So *shrug*
  4. The thermal paste I was referring to was the stock paste before I opened the card. I originally replaced it with a piece of IC Graphite Thermal Pad, and it seemed like it was properly distributing the heat. However, out of desperation, last night I applied Kryonaut to the card and took off the graphite; the computer still crashed after this, but leaving it over night seems to have fixed the problem some how?
  5. Okay, so the card seems to stable as far as I can tell. I just ran the Division 2 benchmark at 100% power limit 10 times in a row without a crash. Before, it might complete one run through before crashing. I'm not sure why it is stable again. The last thing I did last night was put Kryonaut on the die and put it back in my PC. The computer still crashed after this. I left the computer on overnight, no crashes. I then was able to run the benchmark at 100% 5 times this morning and then just now the 10 more times, no crashes. So, my only guess is that maybe the kryonaut settled or maybe something is wrong with the PSU and it has trouble providing required power so soon after it has been unplugged/plugged back in? I don't know; I'm just confused.
  6. This is just something odd I observed, but don't really know if it is telling of something. I have been dealing with video card issues recently, but could have sworn (but not 100% sure) that before my issues started when running a particular benchmark multiple times I received the exact same performance score. However, now when I run it the score fluctuates by about .5% every time I run it, and the score is about 2% less than the score I was getting before my issues started. So back to the topic of my question, do benchmark scores normally have this kind of variation?
  7. My PSU is a Crosair HX1200; it can be toggled between single and multi rail, mine is set to single. Sure, let me try to touch on all your questions. 1. I bought the RTX 2080 ti new and have had it for a year; I've had zero critical issues with it in that year. My PSU is a Crosair HX1200. 2. I opened the card because the gpu temps were creeping upwards and causing the fans to hit 90-100% when under load. Some research I did pointed to poor quality and application of the stock thermal paste. I was opening up the card to replace the thermal paste. 3. While I was working on fixing my gpu I was using an old GTX 970 on a previous build, which, while I never really placed any load on it, it ran fine. With my current build I have only ever used the RTX 2080 ti up until now. 4. I live in the U.S. Update since my last post: I ran the card overnight in idle, no crashes. This morning I started to try and put it through a stress test to see if I could crash it. I started by putting the power limit to 50%; I was able to run the Division 2 benchmark 5 times without crashing, I have never been able to do this this many times. I then increased the power limit back to 100% and was again able to run the benchmark 5 times without crash. So I am just at a lost; its so bizarre, I changed nothing, but now the system is running way more stable than it was before I went to sleep. Temps during the benchmark, at 50% Power Limit > 58c max and at 100% Power Limit > 75c max
  8. Leaving the computer on idling overnight did not crash. Since this specific problem started happening after the first time I took the gpu apart, if something messed up it had to have happened at that time. The only thing I can think of is the thermal padding on the vrm, vram, etc is not properly protecting from the heat; that is the only major change that happened after the first time I took the card apart. Temps settle at about 30c after idling for a while. Can overheating VRAM cause this issue? The VRM still has the stock thermal padding so I don't think that is the issue. Edit: Any thought on this possibly being a PSU problem?
  9. Ok, I popped open the card and took off the IC Graphite Thermal Pad and applied some Kryonaut I had in an X shape over the die. Temps were definitely cooler, by about 8-9c maybe. I ran the Division 2 benchmark once and it completed, ran it a second time and computer locked up crashed during the second benchmark. This is bizarre, it does seems like its heat related, but maybe not with the gpu? The card only crashes after it heats up after putting a load on it. No matter what the load is it seems like the card can handle it until it heats up enough to crash. I should add that I replaced some of the stock thermal pads with Arctic thermal pads after they tore from taking the card apart. This is my first time installing thermal pads, but I ended up touching them a lot with my fingers. Also, I'm pretty sure the stock thermal pads on the vram were 1mm, but weren't super firm whereas the Arctic ones are so I ended up using .5mm to replace the stock. Not sure if these two things could potentially cause the issues I am having?
  10. Pretty sure the warranty was voided when I opened the card up. Before I opened the card, when gaming the fan would shoot to 90-100% rpm and temps got up to 80-85c. Looking online other people said the thermal paste was crap in the 2080's. I opened it up and it looked in bad shape; adding a IC Graphite Thermal Pad reduced temps, but now I have the issue described above. This is why I won't ever buy another Gigabyte card; spend over $1k for a card and the thermal paste doesn't last a year. I wasn't going to send my card in to get the thermal paste replaced. EDIT: Let me add a bit more info, I'm not actually sure if these would cancel my warranty. The card is still within its warranty period. The Card: Aorus Extreme RTX 2080 ti Maker: Gigabyte Noticeable Things From Me Working on Card: - Broken wire going to fan/heat sink assembly (This is a non-esstenial wire that powers the "Fan Stop" light on the side of the card) - New Arctic thermal pads; the original ones tore when I pulled the card apart. - Top of a screw mount broke off so I cannot screw a screw into this part of the board (doesn't seem to effect heat dissipation on the gpu) - Thermal paste removed and replaced with an IC Graphite Thermal Pad
  11. Pretty sure the warranty was voided when I opened the card up. Before I opened the card, when gaming the fan would shoot to 90-100% rpm and temps got up to 80-85c. Looking online other people said the thermal paste was crap in the 2080's. I opened it up and it looked in bad shape; adding a IC Graphite Thermal Pad reduced temps, but now I have the issue described above. This is why I won't ever buy another Gigabyte card; spend over $1k for a card and the thermal paste doesn't last a year. I wasn't going to send my card in to get the thermal paste replaced.
  12. Using MSI Afterburner, I set my power limit from 100% to 70%. I ran Unigine Heaven on Extreme for about a minute and then ran Division 2's benchmark on Ultra settings which completed. So, I would say this is more than I have been able to do before. However, when I tried reloading the Division 2's benchmark for a second run through my comp crashed. I could try lowering the power limit more, but I feel like it would be roughly the same. I will be able to do more for longer, but it will eventually crash. Just web browsing and sitting on the desktop doesn't seem to crash the comp.
  13. Hey guys, I have had a hard week long journey (link to my original post below) trying to repair my RTX 2080 ti after taking it apart to try replace the thermal paste with an IC Graphite Thermal Pad. I have fixed a series of subsequent problems, but I am back at the original problem that I faced after first reinstalling the card after my maintenance. Here is what I am facing, what do you guys make of it? My RTX 2080 ti is kind of working; I am actually using it now as I type this post. However, whenever I try to do anything that puts a reasonable load on the card it will eventually crash. There is no rhythm to the crashes, which makes my whole computer lock up and require a hard reboot. I've ran the Unigine Heaven benchmark for a few minutes at Extreme before my computer crashed. I ran the Division 2's benchmark which completed and then crashed. The behavior of crashes makes me think its something heat related since the card can run fine at nearly 100% for a bit before it will crash. The Temps on the gpu itself have been running fine; I'm using Precision X1 to measure gpu temps and never seen them get above 80c or have I heard the fans go above 90% rpm. When the computer crashes I put my hand to the back-plate of the card and it is quite warm to the touch; nothing that burns me, but just feels hot. I'm just kind of at a loss because, I've been encountering this problem since the first time I put the card back together. What could be causing it? Is it heat? Faulty component? The only thing I have left to try is to reapply thermal paste and get rid of the graphite pad. What do you guys think? https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1162923-help-this-bonehead-save-his-1400-video-card/?tab=comments#comment-13358323