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kimcorecoba 04-28-2019 07:36 AM

Help with artifacting
Hey Guys. Im new to overclockers but have been a long time lurker.

So i have a gtx 970 that i bought second hand, served me for 2 years and started to exhibit the dreaded blank screen. There was no overheating during this.

What i did:

1. Changed the drivers

2. Changed the thermal paste

3. Changed the psu

4. Tried the gpu in another pc

Nothing has worked so far.

And now the gpu artifacts during boot. For sure i thought "time to *bake*" so borrowed a friend's hand gun nd i heat it for about 5 mins and test the gpu. Nothing seemed to have changed...no better or worse than its previous state. So i read that i need to heat it up to 15mins 200 degree celcius...i used a 150 degrees hand gun so i heated it up to 20 mins. And again, no change at. No better or worse. So it got me thinking that maybe the issue was not the gpu chip itself but something else.

Extra note: during the blank screen phase, I could play the game for sometime. No artifacts, simply a blank screen. If i leave the gpu out for sometime i can use the gpu again for a long time (3hrs) before it blanks out.

Pls help out.

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SirWaWa 04-28-2019 10:47 AM

Samething happened to my 780ti, lasted about 4 years. Changing paste did nothing. Didn't try baking but was tempted. My fix was I went out and got a 1050ti as a temp solution. I never overclocked and it was the evga acx edition. It was a damn good card and I still miss it.

Gunderman456 04-28-2019 12:39 PM

It's dead Jim!

You can bake it to liquefy the solder but tests have shown that it's a short lived fix.

kimcorecoba 04-28-2019 12:47 PM

But im intrigued by the way the artifacts are not improving or getting worse not even slightly. From experience (i have baked others) heating the chip either improves it (albeit marginal) or gets worse. This leads me to believe another thing on the gpu is the culprit. I would atleast try to fix it...

No RMA statements please

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SirWaWa 05-07-2019 09:56 PM

Success! Baked a 780ti in a toaster oven and it's fixed. We'll see how long this lasts.

kimcorecoba 05-08-2019 04:05 AM

So you finally did it

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