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Last night I was stress testing the overclock I could achieve on my graphics card using eVGA Precision and eVGA OC Scanner. I had GPU-Z open at the time as well. I was running below 80deg C @ 810-875MHz core clock (shader synced to 2x core) and I did not modify the standard GPU voltage of 1.05V. After running for ~30 minutes, I bumped the core clock to 900 and still did not go past 86deg C (90deg C was the limit I was watching for). After about 8-10 minutes of testing, the entire system shut off, and within 5 seconds I heard a single loud pop. I shut down the power to the supply and unplugged the box.

This is a brand new build and I completed a quick examination of the motherboard and did not see any burst caps. The GPU was too hot to handle and I will complete a more detailed examination this evening. In the meantime, I was curious if anyone could give me some pointers on where to look? I have a decent amount of CPU/memory OC experience but have never touched the GPU before and I typically err on the side of caution; I have never had a sudden major failure of a component before. The details of my build follow:

ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 (BIOS 3103)
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post #2 of 16
It's unfortunate, but there's a very good chance that GPU is toast. As for what blew out, I can't say, but I'd start by looking over the capcitors. If you take the cooling assembly off, you'll probably be able to spot the damage pretty easily. If the pop was very noticeable, chances are you just need to look for the scorch mark on the PCB to find it.

That sucks though :/
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It's unfortunate, but there's a very good chance that GPU is toast. As for what blew out, I can't say, but I'd start by looking over the capcitors. If you take the cooling assembly off, you'll probably be able to spot the damage pretty easily. If the pop was very noticeable, chances are you just need to look for the scorch mark on the PCB to find it.
That sucks though :/

Taking the cooler off would definitely kill the warranty, whereas on a classy board, clocking it up only possibly kills it. Check your warranty terms before opening the card up. If your warranty covers overclocking on the stock cooler (which EVGAs may well do) then call EVGA and ask them about a possible RMA. Don't mislead them as to what happens, EVGA has been (in the past at least) pretty clocker friendly, at least in the US.
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That will be my first check tonight. If nothing obvious shows up during the visual, I'm going to be testing the PSU and then, if all is well there, I will be connecting it to the mobo with all non-critical devices (HDD, GPU, optical) disconnected.

I've toasted a good amount of electronics in the past and didn't notice any magic smoke or strong burned component smell from either the PSU or GPU last night. I have not popped a capacitor before; do they smell similar to burning ICs or different?
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Taking the cooler off would definitely kill the warranty, whereas on a classy board, clocking it up only possibly kills it. Check your warranty terms before opening the card up. If your warranty covers overclocking on the stock cooler (which EVGAs may well do) then call EVGA and ask them about a possible RMA. Don't mislead them as to what happens, EVGA has been (in the past at least) pretty clocker friendly, at least in the US.

Hmmm, true. If you can confirm the card as dead through testing, definitely do that first. I'm not familiar with any warranty policies besides for my own parts so forgive me if I suggested something that would void the warranty on a 560 Ti.
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No issues with warranty by removing the heatsink/fan as long as you don't physically damage the card in the process (your screw driver slips and creates a cut to the PCB), If you want. Overclocking does not void your warranty either. If possible try the card in another system just to confirm its the card and not a PSU issue. If it is, or you don't have this option available give our 24/7 tech support a call (888)-881-3842
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I didn't even think of that... I have my old box sitting right next to it still. I'll give that a shot. I'd prefer not taking the heatsink off if I can help it. I should know a lot more in the next couple hours. Thanks for the heads up on the warranty - the RMA tech confirmed this as well!
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Just let us know how it goes.
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PSU is completely dead; submitting RMA through Corsair later today. Unable to test the GPU until I get this back as my older PSU does not have the proper connectors for the graphics card supply.
post #10 of 16
@OP

I got this once and it was the PSU. It did a "pop" as described and I saw some smoke going out of the box.

I would also like to point out, the temperature you were running at were way too high. Sure the GPU can handle this but often its the VRM that suffer. I wish you weren't using furmark, this thing kills everything including PSU making them moan.
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