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GTX 1060 Dying?

BlasFemy
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I was using my computer yesterday, and had to leave to go do something for about a couple of hours. When I returned I noticed my toolbar and areas on the desktop were speckled with blue pixels.

I restarted my computer, and issued persisted. I have latest drivers installed.  i did notice this week that the fans seemed to be running at high speed even though I play the same games as before.

I removed the card and connected to the on board graphics. The desk top was normal.  Off to Micro Center I went where I purchased another GTX 1060. After installing the desktop was back to 

normal. I purchased the Gigabyte in 2016. There was no dust build up due to my maintenance schedule. Is this card now useless? How hard is it to get warranty replacement?

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If you put the old 1060 back in after trying the on-board graphics, did the issue re-appear? Have you tried a different display output on the card? Are you overclocking the card at all?

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2 minutes ago, BlasFemy said:

I was using my computer yesterday, and had to leave to go do something for about a couple of hours. When I returned I noticed my toolbar and areas on the desktop were speckled with blue pixels.

I restarted my computer, and issued persisted. I have latest drivers installed.  i did notice this week that the fans seemed to be running at high speed even though I play the same games as before.

I removed the card and connected to the on board graphics. The desk top was normal.  Off to Micro Center I went where I purchased another GTX 1060. After installing the desktop was back to 

normal. I purchased the Gigabyte in 2016. There was no dust build up due to my maintenance schedule. Is this card now useless? How hard is it to get warranty replacement?

replace the thermal paste?

 

not sure what the GPU thermals look like.

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Remove any GPU's and run with the onbaord graphics and see if your problem is still present. 

 

If yes: it's not the card

 

If no: Yes it is the card. 

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1 minute ago, DVA said:

Remove any GPU's and run with the onbaord graphics and see if your problem is still present. 

 

If yes: it's not the card

 

If no: Yes it is the card. 

6 minutes ago, BlasFemy said:

I removed the card and connected to the on board graphics. The desk top was normal.

 

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11 minutes ago, BlasFemy said:

I was using my computer yesterday, and had to leave to go do something for about a couple of hours. When I returned I noticed my toolbar and areas on the desktop were speckled with blue pixels.

I restarted my computer, and issued persisted. I have latest drivers installed.  i did notice this week that the fans seemed to be running at high speed even though I play the same games as before.

I removed the card and connected to the on board graphics. The desk top was normal.  Off to Micro Center I went where I purchased another GTX 1060. After installing the desktop was back to 

normal. I purchased the Gigabyte in 2016. There was no dust build up due to my maintenance schedule. Is this card now useless? How hard is it to get warranty replacement?

Most GPUs are 3 year warranty.  Gigabyte took mine, no questions asked.  Tested it, replaced a few chips/modules/whatever, and sent it back.  Took 2 weeks or so.  I'd RMA your 1060 within the 30 days for returns at MicroCenter.

 

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