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Okay this may sound very strange but I own a gtx 690 that will not be recognised by the motherboard if it is not warmed up to 50 degrees celsius redface.gif

The story:

I bought the card on ebay. The card arrived and it wouldn't start so contacted owner and said it would work. Tried again suddenly it works ...
Next days card appears to be shutting down randomly but then working again the next day. Starting to isolate the problem and found out that the card would work if it was warmed up first. Because it would work when restarting the computer. However, when shutting down in the evening let it cool during the night .. next day the card doesn't work.

Can anyone help me isolate the problem? Greatly appreciated!thumb.gif
post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by putdeksel View Post

Okay this may sound very strange but I own a gtx 690 that will not be recognised by the motherboard if it is not warmed up to 50 degrees celsius redface.gif

The story:

I bought the card on ebay. The card arrived and it wouldn't start so contacted owner and said it would work. Tried again suddenly it works ...
Next days card appears to be shutting down randomly but then working again the next day. Starting to isolate the problem and found out that the card would work if it was warmed up first. Because it would work when restarting the computer. However, when shutting down in the evening let it cool during the night .. next day the card doesn't work.

Can anyone help me isolate the problem? Greatly appreciated!thumb.gif

Does it have a modded bios?
Any artifacting?
Any damage to the card?
Have you reinstalled the driver?
When you play games(if you can), does it get hot quickly?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
It doesnt have modded bios no artifactig there is no visible damage to the card, reinstalled driver many times (also OS) Card doesnt get hot quickly.

What about a bake does that work?
post #4 of 7
You got it off ebay and it ain't working do the resolution centre thing.

My opinion of baking is that if you need to do it the card is on the way out even if the bake works, its a last resort thing really.

Or you could wait to see what others on here would say,

This is a long shot but did you check the 690s bios to see if the actual stock bios has been edited with Kepler bios editor? Compare your bios with the stock bios of a normal 690 (here is a selection, pick your manufacturer from there ) to see if it has been modded.
post #5 of 7
It sounds like a fractured solder joint, which may be fixed by baking it, if you have no way to get your money back. One thing I would try is putting a little bit of flex on the card. Use a string or a stick to pull the card up slightly, or down slightly, and see if it works reliably in one of these positions. If this fixes it, it would pretty well confirm that you have a mechanical issue. Don't flex it too much or you could make things worse.
post #6 of 7
Scary story, I would get a refund. That's an expensive card to be messing around with the likes of baking. I've baked an 8800GT, but that was last year and it's practically worthless at this point. Issues like this make me wary of buying higher end gear off the bay.
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post #7 of 7
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The flexing did work for a while. I tried baking it yesterday evening.

Long story short:

It got burned bad


Thanks you guys I am gonna ask for a refund I guess.
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