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I heat damaged my graphic card, can it be fixed? Will it get even worse?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm using a 2nd hand no receipt ZOTAC AMP! edition GTX 1070 bought in a almost new condition. I think I've used it for at least 2 years.

There were some very very rare BSOD issues before, and the default temperature limit is 83° celcius, but after I've ran folding@home medium load all day for a month, with another gtx 950 also piping heat out below it, the BSOD CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED are keep coming at me as soon as I put a load longer than a few minutes.

I made lots of inspection, and I'm sure every other components are working prefectly. Now I'm running it aside with MSI Afterburner's temperature limit of 77° celcius, and all the crash has stopped in all tests and games.

I want to know that is it possible to get it fixed by replacing any component, and would this card degrade even more in future, like it becomes unable to handle 77° celcius and all the BSOD comes back.

I was planning to upgrade my r5 2600 to somthing like 3700x, but if the graphic card will still break in future, then I have to redirect my student budget to replace a graphic card😭

Thanks!

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Make sure to test that card in a different system first (especially on a different motherboard and different PSU).


y'all need to poop more often.

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Yeah I mean no real long term concerns if you deal with it, the component do not need to be replaced but it likely requires new thermal paste, with time and heat it dries up. There are great tutorials online on how to do so, or if you are not comfortable a local PC shop can do it. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Yeah I mean no real long term concerns if you deal with it, the component do not need to be replaced but it likely requires new thermal paste, with time and heat it dries up. There are great tutorials online on how to do so, or if you are not comfortable a local PC shop can do it. 

Well, it's not like that, I've actually done way more than just apply a new paste, I've upgraded it's fan, deep cleaned heatsink, removed backplate that traps heat, the problem is now as soon as I made it reach 83°, it dies, so I have to limit the power and temperature.

 

and I'm really concerned that the heat death is going to get to like 70°, which at this point the card is going to be unusable

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9 hours ago, iavoe said:

Well, it's not like that, I've actually done way more than just apply a new paste, I've upgraded it's fan, deep cleaned heatsink, removed backplate that traps heat, the problem is now as soon as I made it reach 83°, it dies, so I have to limit the power and temperature.

 

and I'm really concerned that the heat death is going to get to like 70°, which at this point the card is going to be unusable

Interesting, was this an issue prior to you re-pasting the card?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Interesting, was this an issue prior to you re-pasting the card?

Well, I re-pasted this card as soon as I bought it, and it wasn't an issue, I believe this is because heat damage by running f@h too long, the card stays at a high temperature

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1 hour ago, iavoe said:

Well, I re-pasted this card as soon as I bought it, and it wasn't an issue, I believe this is because heat damage by running f@h too long, the card stays at a high temperature

Heat damage is rarely a constant issue but in this case you may have severely degraded the GPU if it was running at very high temps constantly when F@H, not much to fix this now. Just anything to keep it below 83° I guess. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, TheDailyProcrastinator said:

Heat damage is rarely a constant issue but in this case you may have severely degraded the GPU if it was running at very high temps constantly when F@H, not much to fix this now. Just anything to keep it below 83° I guess. 

Thanks, I'm worried that it would degrade even more that I have to replace it soon, and then I won't be upgrading my CPU for faster encodes

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