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Aceeptable Lifespan of a GPU

How long does a regular GPU last? I bought mine in November of 2015 and by now I'm pretty much sure it died on me.

However a little over 2 years seems an awfully short time for this to break down when it wasn't overclocked by me. Just under a lot of load from renderung and the occasional gaming.

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Normally 4-5 years, 8 hours a day? The fans rarely last that long, but the core and memory do.

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I can't actually answer your question, but from my experience from working in a repair centre, the only GPU's we've had issues were GTX 5 series which died for unknown reasons, but most of them started working after baking them in the oven. Practically all of the 6 series still work without any issue or the fans spinning loudly/weirdly ... It might just be your GPU that's messing. 

 

However, i personally always buy components with at least a 3 years warranty. You can never be too sure

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18 minutes ago, FSopDesigns said:

How long does a regular GPU last? I bought mine in November of 2015 and by now I'm pretty much sure it died on me.

However a little over 2 years seems an awfully short time for this to break down when it wasn't overclocked by me. Just under a lot of load from renderung and the occasional gaming.

I have a GTX 560 Ti that I bought back in 2011.

 

Overclocked it to all hell, I was running it at 1GHz whenever the cooling let me. Eventually its fan died. So I slapped another fan onto the heatsink. Card still works even after extensive use, though I've upgraded since then.

 

I would say most GPUs should last 5 years, under normal gaming conditions. And as people said above the fans cooling them are more likely to die first. Thankfully you can replace them.

 

I'm not sure how long a card would last 24/7 mining. I'll tell you once (if) my RX 480 dies :P

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I have always worked on a 5 year cycle. My graphics cards have always lasted at least that long. I sometimes upgrade early but then my card goes in my backup machine anyway. Both machines are on 24/7 365. That being said, whilst they are on full time they rarely get stretched, modelling in 3D CAD/CAM or using my rift is the only very occasional demand on them.

 

I would feel pretty p**sed if mine only lasted 2 years. Sadly if it is out of warranty then that's the lottery of hardware really. 

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Oh an addition to that... I guess good airflow in your PC would also extend life cycles as the fans won't need to work as hard. 

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2 minutes ago, Zebedeeboing said:

I would feel pretty p**sed if mine only lasted 2 years. Sadly if it is out of warranty then that's the lottery of hardware really. 

Yeah that's pretty much what I'm thinking now. If I'm lucky my electronics insurance will cover the price of the old card. But it's still an awfully short time

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I hear about more GPUs being retired due to lack of horsepower than for failing.

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