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RTX 3070 crashing and artifacts

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I bought a second-hand RTX 3070 last month and now it has started to crash and artifact. Driver install with DDU usually fixes it for couple days and then issues start again. For example, I was playing Dying Light 2 and noticed some artifacts and then the game crashed. This happens with stock clocks too. Previously there were artifacts on both monitors even when browsing web.

 

Is this card broken? Since driver re-install fixed it for couple days I thought it couldn't be a hardware issue. But now it's happening again with different drivers. GPU runs cool in my case and I have two separate PSU power cables (Fractal Design Ion+ 760 Platinum). Fortunately it still has warranty left.

 

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because you have the warenty i would return it just to be safe and get a new one

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2 hours ago, Tomberry said:

because you have the warenty i would return it just to be safe and get a new one

Yeah, I did that. Hopefully I'll get the replacement 3070 early next week. My friend borrowed an RTX 3060 and it works without any issues on my PC now.

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Well this is the ugly side of the ex-miner cards. You could hit jackpot and have a GPU that works great for years, but you could land one that's been abused beyond reason and there is no actual way to tell which one is which. The chances are bigger to land on a walking dead than on a healthy one. You always have to approach mining cards with the "is the price good enough so i can easily throw it away once it brakes and replace it with another w/o going over the brand new price" attitude. At $500 i wouldn't risk it, but if the card is $150-$200 then sure i'd take the chance.

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4 hours ago, QuantumSingularity said:

Well this is the ugly side of the ex-miner cards. You could hit jackpot and have a GPU that works great for years, but you could land one that's been abused beyond reason and there is no actual way to tell which one is which. The chances are bigger to land on a walking dead than on a healthy one. You always have to approach mining cards with the "is the price good enough so i can easily throw it away once it brakes and replace it with another w/o going over the brand new price" attitude. At $500 i wouldn't risk it, but if the card is $150-$200 then sure i'd take the chance.

Yeah. You are right. It was pretty cheap and I was able to test it before buying. It worked fine until now. Fortunately I will get a brand new RTX 3070 replacement from the store the previous owner bought it from. 

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