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Solved Can't figure out why this happened. (GPU issue)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by oneSorcerer, Aug 23, 2018.

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  1. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    I've been playing some games lately and have been noticing my gfx card (GTX 770) getting very hot, 90-95C at times. It's an older card so I figured I would pop it out and change the thermal paste and give it a good cleaning. I've done this more than a dozen times with as many GPUs. Got it all cleaned up and put it back in and no boot. Nothing. VGA LED on. Expletives running through my head as I figured this card was now toast.

    Pop it out, throw it in another computer I have, boots and works just fine. So ????. Took the GPU from the second computer and put it in the first one, it boots and works fine. So it's not the ports. Take the 770 back out of the 2nd computer, put it back in the first one, and boom it boots and works fine, temps look good. So ????.

    So in the end, I don't really have a problem to solve, I'm just very confused. Why did this happen? Did something reset when I put it in the other computer? lol pretty stressful morning. Sorry for the convoluted story.

    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R1
    AMD FX-8150 3.6ghz
    8GB Patriot RAM 1866
    EVGA GTX 770
    Corsair CX750w psu
     
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    Something could have just been loose not just just not seated 100%, not even necessarily the GPU.
     
  3. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    Before I swapped it to the other PC, I seated the crap outta that thing. Tried a different set of 6/8 pin plugs and everything. Computers are weird.

    Good news is I'm only at 70-78C under load now. The TIM in that thing was basically dust >.>
     
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