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Hey all, I recently purchased a 2nd 780ti and it was working perfectly in SLI unitl i decided to install a Kraken g10 on it. Now whenever i try to game the entire system shuts down, and after much trouble shooting i have figured out this happens when this card is put under load. Heat cannot be the problem because the GPU shuts down as soon as there is a full load. It is not the PSU since i can run the other card alone completely fine. SO what gives. Any solutions? please note the card works unitl i put it under heavy load, as soon as i start up any game the entire system clicks and shuts down
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Edited by 50shadesofray - 10/20/14 at 12:16pm
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After testing it in the 2nd PCI slot to see if it would shutdown, the windows screen looked like this. Also i have plugged my other 780ti (non kraken) into the top slot the lines are gone...
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Could reinstalling my OS help?
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Check the card for damage?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post

Check the card for damage?
If the card was damaged it isnt visible to my eye whatsoever
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the way your display looks I would say the gpu is defective.
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post #8 of 28
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the way your display looks I would say the gpu is defective.
it was working perfectly fine until i put the kraken on, no issues at all. and didnt have this problem until i tried to run another game on it.
Edited by 50shadesofray - 10/20/14 at 1:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 50shadesofray View Post

it was working perfectly fine until i put the kraken on, no issues at all. and didnt have this problem until i tried to run another game on it.


a electronic part can go bad at anytime, it just happened to do it when you changed the cooler.
have you tried putting the original cooler back on? also when you put the kraken on it is it possible something metal is touching on the circuit board?
part of trouble shooting is to inspect the item you worked on and possibly remove it to verify it's not causing the problem.
but what is showing on your display is called artifacts which is what a gpu does when it fails.
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Here's what i think happened: The Kraken was making barely any contact with the GPU when i took the cooler off which leads me to think it overheated even though my temps were extremely low and the GPU itself didnt even feel hot. So i reseated it with some new thermal paste and reinstalled it, The artifacts are still present and NVIDIA drivers doesnt recognize it as a 780ti. So im wondering if i reflash the bios if it will work or not. But for right now there is yellow bars all over the screen.
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