[SOLVED] GPU causing system freezing/game crashes

Oct 17, 2018
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So.... was hoping for some assistance around this issue.



Having an issue with a EVGA GTX 780 card (roughly 5 years old).

Out of nowhere started having issues while gaming - causing system lockups and freezes.



Isolated the issue down to the card (swapped the card in another machine and was able to replicate the problem - among many other tests performed).



GPU is within the temperature threshold - and performance never peaks 100% when the crashing occurs.



You can actually game with the card and operate normal - it seems as though it takes some time for the crashing to occur or have to create a larger load on the card for the issue to occur (playing games, music, streaming). Enabling streaming while multi-tasking seems to really trigger the lockups/freezing with the card more frequent.



Flashed the GPU bios to the latest version available - no luck.



Might even try rethermal pasting the card for the hell of it, but any other ideas of where to go with it after that?



I understand buying a new card is the quicker route to take for a resolution - but really would like to refurb/fix this GPU.



If this is not the right forum for this - any other ideas of where I could begin my adventure in fixing this card? really just pursuing this for knowledge/learning at this point.



Any information and assistance would be appreciated :D



EDIT:

fun fact -
(also attempted to underclock the card to see if we could make it more stable - adjusted for voltage and power with EVGA precision - ANY adjustments to the card made the system choppy and unstable - even the slightest adjustments)
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
You can't really fix a failing card since there is pretty much 0 chance of you finding out exactly where the issue is without the equipment they used to actually make the card and proper test equipment. There is an oven reflow thing that people try, and some report it works to fix things, at least for a bit.

When you underclock the card, don't mess with any electrical settings, just lower the memory and base clock.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
You can't really fix a failing card since there is pretty much 0 chance of you finding out exactly where the issue is without the equipment they used to actually make the card and proper test equipment. There is an oven reflow thing that people try, and some report it works to fix things, at least for a bit.

When you underclock the card, don't mess with any electrical settings, just lower the memory and base clock.
 

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