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I've probably killed my 980 Ti...

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Hey all,

So after a year of building and collecting parts, I finally managed to assemble my new computer. I got it up and running over last weekend and have been fiddling and tinkering with settings to get them how I'd like them.

Now my GPU (980ti HOF) didn't allow too much headroom for overclocking on the core clock, most I could push was +35Mhz before I'd get instability in games. The memory was much better though, with +400Mhz (actually +500Mhz, but I didn't want to keep it there). At these settings I could play ARMA 3, Fallout 4, BeamNG.Drive and anything else at Ultra @ 1440p no problem.

I downloaded GTA V over the weekend and booted it up to play everything maxed out. A couple minutes into the game I started getting artifacts and weird texture glitches, then the PC crashed. I had a look in Afterburner just before it crashed, and this game has the card absolutely pegged @ 100% GPU usage, full core clock speed, and temps were sitting around 75-80C. Fans were blaring at 100% too. So naturally I booted up again and started clocking the card down gradually. Eventually it got to the point where the card was back to stock clocks and something weird happened.

I was testing it out and it crashed again. When I rebooted and went to Afterburner to adjust clocks, it wouldn't detect the graphics card! Odd. I went to Device Manager in Windows, and there's a warning symbol next to 980 ti in display drivers. Code 43: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. I uninstalled and reinstalled Nvidia drivers, I've reseated the card... what's wrong with it? What's weird is it still outputs video and the fans are still spinning and lights are still on, but go into any game and I'm lucky if I get 1FPS.

I know the card is probably dead, but I'm just checking if this has happened to anybody else before and maybe there's a solution I haven't tried yet?

Also card is still in warranty.
post #2 of 8
What your PSU?

Try reseating the RAM- remove RAM one by one etc.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Corsair AX 860.

Will try when I get back home.
post #4 of 8
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Corsair AX 860.

Will try when I get back home.
Hall of Fame cards are already OC'ed to the max. Going for more is asking for trouble.
post #5 of 8
You should be able to right click it in device manager and start it back up. You
It's a safety measure Windows takes when a device is misbehaving and its driver is crashing too often.
Your display driver kept crashing, but of course what Windows didn't know was that that was because you were trying to dial in your overclock.

If you don't see an option to restart the device (either in the right click menu or in device properties), you can uninstall the device in device manager and scan for hardware changes.
The GPU will get detected again, and should work properly. And since you uninstalled the "faulty" device, Windows should have removed the logs, and won't try to disable it again unless it starts crashing a ton again.

EDIT: Running into trouble with your overclocks in GTA V is pretty normal, by the way. That game is reaaally picky about overclocks unless they're 100% rock solid stable. So don't worry about that one, that's pretty much to be expected.
Edited by Leyaena - 3/1/16 at 12:05am
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Leyaena View Post

You should be able to right click it in device manager and start it back up. You
It's a safety measure Windows takes when a device is misbehaving and its driver is crashing too often.
Your display driver kept crashing, but of course what Windows didn't know was that that was because you were trying to dial in your overclock.

If you don't see an option to restart the device (either in the right click menu or in device properties), you can uninstall the device in device manager and scan for hardware changes.
The GPU will get detected again, and should work properly. And since you uninstalled the "faulty" device, Windows should have removed the logs, and won't try to disable it again unless it starts crashing a ton again.

EDIT: Running into trouble with your overclocks in GTA V is pretty normal, by the way. That game is reaaally picky about overclocks unless they're 100% rock solid stable. So don't worry about that one, that's pretty much to be expected.

Tried all of the above... no luck. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Going to try it in a friend's PC tomorrow and if it's dead I'll begin the RMA process.
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Tried all of the above... no luck. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Going to try it in a friend's PC tomorrow and if it's dead I'll begin the RMA process.

Weird, it was worth a shot frown.gif
That's about all I could think of, really. Just as a long shot, you wouldn't happen to have a custom bios installed on the card, right?
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post #8 of 8
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Weird, it was worth a shot frown.gif
That's about all I could think of, really. Just as a long shot, you wouldn't happen to have a custom bios installed on the card, right?

Nope, standard out of the box BIOS. I'm assuming it's not Nvidia's original BIOS as it's a custom card, but I've never fiddled with it.

I'll take it to the retailer tomorrow let them test it.
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