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What to do with my GPU that occasionally stops working?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a Zotac GeForce GTX1060 3GB that occasionally turns display off and starts running at 100% fan speed. (which later requires reboot for the display to work again). Not under warranty either. So it is like somewhat useable but not really. What do you suggest to do with this? 

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7 minutes ago, Shantanu08 said:

What do you suggest to do with this?

you could flash a different (lower power) bios or bake it in your oven. depends on how brave you are :D

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9 minutes ago, Shantanu08 said:

What do you suggest to do with this?

what diagnosis step did you take?

is it hardware, firmware, or software issue?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 9/25/2020 at 3:58 PM, Moonzy said:

what diagnosis step did you take?

is it hardware, firmware, or software issue?

It's a hardware issue.

 

I had done many tests to determine and confirm whether it's a hw or a sw issue. Tried replacing the thermal paste multiple times, reinstalling drivers using DDU, replacing my PSU, reinstalling OS and much more. I had listed down all the things I did on tom's hardware but I can't find that thread anymore, but that list had a lot more tests that what I described just now. And btw thanks for posting a reply worth replying to—unlike the rest of the replies on this thread.

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5 minutes ago, Shantanu08 said:

It's a hardware issue.

in that case, it's probably board repair (prob not worth)

 

or (try this only if you're gonna bin the card) you can try heating the GPU core to ~120c for 3-5 minutes with heatgun/oven

 

or it's the bin, unfortunately

 

edit: you could also try underclocking both gpu and mem clock, see if it solves the issue

power limit too


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 9/30/2020 at 7:47 PM, Moonzy said:

in that case, it's probably board repair (prob not worth)

 

or (try this only if you're gonna bin the card) you can try heating the GPU core to ~120c for 3-5 minutes with heatgun/oven

 

or it's the bin, unfortunately

 

edit: you could also try underclocking both gpu and mem clock, see if it solves the issue

power limit too

I had tried underclocking both GPU and Memory clock with power consumption using MSI Afterburner already (this was one of the things I had mentioned in my tom's hardware thread). It just made me feel like the problem was gone for a few days and then it become as frequent as before without the underclocking. I guess I'll just throw it away. Thanks for trying to help!

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26 minutes ago, Shantanu08 said:

I had tried underclocking both GPU and Memory clock with power consumption using MSI Afterburner already (this was one of the things I had mentioned in my tom's hardware thread). It just made me feel like the problem was gone for a few days and then it become as frequent as before without the underclocking. I guess I'll just throw it away. Thanks for trying to help!

hmm

sounds like a degrading chip

 

well if you're gonna bin it anyways, could always try the oven method before you do


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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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