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Hi all,

I've got a problem with my screen going blank (monitor light turns orange and the PC uresponsive). I'm trying to troubleshoot and i'm wondering if there is any way to know if my GPUs ram is overheating and if that could be the issue?

I have a full waterblock with the gpu temp idling at 28c.
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Difficult to tell really. Does the GPU RAM have heatsinks on them? If so, get some on there now!
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Hi all,

I've got a problem with my screen going blank (monitor light turns orange and the PC uresponsive). I'm trying to troubleshoot and i'm wondering if there is any way to know if my GPUs ram is overheating and if that could be the issue?

I have a full waterblock with the gpu temp idling at 28c.
If you are concerned about the memory over heating, try and underclock the gpu ram a bit and see if that corrects the problem.

I believe there are no censors on the memory on the GTX580 to monitor.
    
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If you are concerned about the memory over heating, try and underclock the gpu ram a bit and see if that corrects the problem.

I believe there are no censors on the memory on the GTX580 to monitor.
unless it's a matrix, in that case just use the software that came with the card to read the sensors for the vram temperature...

if not you can always use a mini temperature probe? (if you have one)
if not, then underclocking it while decreasing the stock voltage should help if it's a temp thing, it shouldn't if it's not a temperature problem.

On another note have you took the card apart? if you did check the thermal pads to see if they are making proper contact with the voltage regs and ram chips.
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Yea i might have to take the card apart and check it out. What bugs me is i ran 99 loops of Metro 2033 on max detail and the system didn't crash at all.

its a hard problem to diagnose
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nevermind realized you were talking about gpu ram and not normal ram...
    
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Here is a crazy idea. Reach into your case and touch the ram. Does it feel hot? Why make this harder than it has to be?

I've done it with my ram and it never even feels more than slightly warm but I'm not doing crazy overclocks.
touching the ram on the video card? when i killed one of my old 570s... the ram chip blew up and i felt it tons of times, never felt hot

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Just to clarify: Your screen is going blank at idle?
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Just to clarify: Your screen is going blank at idle?
Yea, blank at Idle.

Everything is stock. Its all watercooled, but nothing is overclocked.

So far i've uninstalled and cleaned out the latest Nvidia driver and installed the last one before this started to happen. It might be a coincidence, but you never know.

It just seems to happen while the PC is on and idling.
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GPU RAM issues usually (but not always) start with colored artifact on the screen. Does the screen stay blank or does it return to normal after a while?
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