Any way to fix a bad 2080Ti FE?
First time posting here and currently I am a not-so-happy owner of an 2080Ti FE.
Long story short, I purchased an 2080Ti FE from a secondhand market. When I got it, it was brand new and sealed, I opened the seal and inspected the card before paying.
It was running fine for a few weeks (normal stuffs, very little load) and until I put it to 100% load, it failed. I thought it was my computer's problem and did quite a bit of troubleshooting including new drivers, reinstalling Windows Pro completely, etc. After swapping the video card with another computer confirmed that it was the 2080Ti's problem.
I contacted Nvidia (it is a FE card) and they had me run "VideoCardStabilityTest" software, and it failed after a couple minutes of testing (only the application failed - reporting as stability failed, but everything else still works, including Windows, display, etc. Nvidia confirmed it was the card's problem but told me that warranty was not transferable. I was not able to contact the original seller, and the cutout receipt from the seller that I got with the purchase was not enough as per Nvidia.
I downloaded MSI Afterburner and tuned both core and memory frequencies all the way down, and the stability test would run for 60-100 minutes before failing, but it still failed (only the test, I can still close app, Windows and display were still go, etc.)
I am now stuck with a 2080Ti that cannot be pushed, or a very expensive paper weight. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance.