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Is my GPU broken?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just installed a new air cooled itx system using old parts from my watercooled build (z270i, 6700k, 980ti Strix, 2x16 3200mhz ram via XMP profile, 750 SFX psu) running Windows 10 (no code). I installed all updated drivers and firmware. 

 

After installing and testing games (overwatch, destiny 2, gtav, darksouls 3), the games will boot up for a minute or two, then freeze my computer. Sometimes Windows won't crash, and it'll say rendering device has been lost. Other times it will crash with graphical artifacts on my screen (red streaks/blocks). No blue screens.

 

I've already tried installing older drivers (all the way from 416 to 367). This method has brought stability twice. I was able to play games with no crashes stutters or anything for ~2 hours, but the moment I turn the computer off and come back to reuse it, the crashes return.

 

I've tried running the PC via the motherboard monitor to see more stability, but it also crashes, albeit less frequently (blue screen and freezes, no artifacts). I never tried gaming with this method since it blue screened so fast, I didn't have time to boot anything up

 

I've tried reinstalling windows, didn't help.

 

This 980ti was working in my water cooling loop for the past 3 years. I've torn it apart many times to maintain it without issue. Now that it's in my it's build ive put back the cooler with its corresponding thermal pads. The cooler works normally, everything is plugged in.

 

Temps are completely stable, nothing going over 50c on both VRAM and the GPU chip when testing (it crashes too fast to warm up significantly). When it didn't crash, temps didn't past 75c. Cpu temps didn't surpass 70.
 
Wattage is fine also, I used hwinfo64 and the GPU is only pulling 200-300 from the wall. Plenty of power left.

 

Stuff I plan to try...
I'm going to try plugging it into my old PC (the water cooled PC) and seeing it produces the same errors. I think that can help me rule out whether or not the GPU is broken or not.

 

I'm going to try returning the ram to stock settings to see if it'll help.

 

I'm going to take apart the GPU and thoroughly clean it. There's left over thermal pad a scraps on it from the water block installation. I'll use my microscope to get every nook and cranny.

 

What else should I try before RMAing?

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drop all the overclocks, including the XMP profile.


"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
32 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

drop all the overclocks, including the XMP profile.

Why would OC ram cause GPU artifacts

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30 minutes ago, solarwinggx said:

Why would OC ram cause GPU artifacts

because that can cause the CPU to send corrupt data to the GPU through the PCIe bus


"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

drop all the overclocks, including the XMP profile.

I tried this, and it was WAYYY more stable. Artifacts only occured once playing overwatch, but crashes still happen (one out of 5 game tests). Crashes send the computer back to windows, however, instead of requiring me to reboot the computer via the power button.

 

I tried running firestrike ultra 2 times, and both times, it didnt make it over 30 seconds without crashing + artifacts. it eventually made it back into windows, however.


All these tests were ran on the newest nvidia drivers 419.

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what about the storage drives? You can check on their status with Crystaldiskinfo


"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

what about the storage drives? You can check on their status with Crystaldiskinfo

I'll definately check this.

The OS drive is installed on an SanDisk sad I bought in 2016, it hasnt been written on too much.

The other drive is a Samsung 860 Evo that I just newly bought, my games are stored on this.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

what about the storage drives? You can check on their status with Crystaldiskinfo

I plugged the GPU into the older computer and the same artifacts appeared with the most recent drivers.... It looks like I did fuck something up while putting the fan back on. I'll clean it again throughly but it looks like an RMA is in order ;(

 

Thanks for you help!

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