Question GPU died for not being in use for around 3-4 months.

OMGiTxREALHASSAN

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I have a RX 580 and it was working perfectly fine when I left my home and because of this pandemic I wasn't able to use my PC for about 4 months and now when I came back my GPU doesn't work, NO DISPLAY, NO FAN RUNNING but the card is heating as it should be.
 

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If you left the PSU plugged in on standby/soft-off, it could be the PSU that died. In my own experience, it is fairly common for the 5VSB rail to die first and cause all sorts of power-up issues.

Usually, when GPUs and motherboards power up, they default to 100% fan speed until firmware boots and takes control. If you have no fans at boot, that is highly suspicious.
 

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My PC was completely shut down.
Your PC may be shut down but the PSU's 5VSB rail is always on unless you physically disconnect it from AC input either from a switch on the power strip/UPS, the switch on the PSU itself if present or unplugging it altogether.

If you disconnected the PSU by any of those methods, then there is a small possibility that the CMOS memory got corrupted during storage, so you could try a CMOS clear and possibly a new battery.
 

OMGiTxREALHASSAN

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I'm using EVGA's GTX 460 with 2 6-pin connectors. That's why I don't think my PSU has any problem.
Your PC may be shut down but the PSU's 5VSB rail is always on unless you physically disconnect it from AC input either from a switch on the power strip/UPS, the switch on the PSU itself if present or unplugging it altogether.

If you disconnected the PSU by any of those methods, then there is a small possibility that the CMOS memory got corrupted during storage, so you could try a CMOS clear and possibly a new battery.
Yeah I physically disconnected it from the AC Input, But I can't understand what you just said about the CMOS battery, it doesn't make any sense to me . Can you elaborate please!
 

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Yeah I physically disconnected it from the AC Input, But I can't understand what you just said about the CMOS battery, it doesn't make any sense to me . Can you elaborate please!
PCs have a small amount of CMOS memory used to save a handful of BIOS settings and also run the real-time clock. Under normal circumstances, that memory is powered by 5VSB and when 5VSB is missing, it also has a small battery backup it can use.

If anything happened to the CMOS memory, there is a slight chance that a bit may have gotten flipped undetected and is causing the PC to lock up from loading a bad parameter.
 

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