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EVGA GTX 780 card causing freeze, system shutdown and blackscreen (no input)

Nextresse

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Hello there,

I am trying to repair my graphics card since a while now, searching in a lot of forums and changing a lot at the system, but nothing helps. I still don't want to give up on the card till I tried everything

It began on my old system with blackscreen and no video input for the monitor while I played The Witcher 3. The computer was still running but no graphics and sound was hanging.
I changed the PCI-E slot, switched to Win 10 (new Installation) with new drivers, got a new power supply a new SSD for the system partition. I cleaned up the card, got new heat paste and applied it. But MSI Afterburner and others said, that temprature was not a problem (max 74°C) When running furmark and prime95 stresstests the system was stable too.

After all that I got frequent system shutdowns, blackscreens and freezings. I now flashed the BIOS of the graphics card to default but it didn't work either.
When I have the card installed in my system but use the onboard graphic the system is pretty stable.
I tried another graphics card (GTX 6600 TI) and the onboard graphic and the system was totally stable also while gaming.

The only thing I know to do further is to bake the card in the oven. I hope you got some more ideas.

My system stats are:
Mainboard: AS Rock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+Killer
CPU: AMD A10-7700K
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC (with Arctic Accelero Twin Turbo 3)
PSU: be quiet! system power 9 500W


I really hope you might help me with some ne ideas how/what to repair

thanks in advance

Nextresse
 

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The card is most likely done for and in need of replacement.

Sadly, the CPU you’re running will severely hamper modern GPUs, so it’s a tough situation if you’ve got the cash for that much power.

Have you thought of any kind of budget for replacement funds?
 
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You could try a reflow. Since you probably don't have a reflow station (I don't either...) A lot of people recover cards in a conventional oven.

Edit:

The typical reflow temperature range for Pb-Free (Sn/Ag) solder is 240-250°C with 40-80 seconds over 220°C. It should be noted that the recommended Sn/Pb reflow temperature range are less critical, and that minor deviations in temperature of equipment and components generally do not create soldering problems.
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Hey thanks guys,

Well I will try the reflow then, as there appears to be no other actions. If this don't work I will use the my old gtx 6600 ti or buy probably an used RX 480 with 8gb
 

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A RX480 is going to be held back so hard by your cpu. It might be worth your time to save for a full new rig.
 

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reflow/oven bake might work, but even if it does work 100%, it only buys time before the card fails again down the road - there is no harm in getting a new, faster GPU for your PC but it wont work at full performance until you upgrade.

Unfortunately AMD's A-Series CPU's were under-performers when new and haven't aged well, so it probably even held your 780 back.
 
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Yeah, ovening a card usually just gives it some life support, usually those aren't a permanent fix.
 

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Hehe, ob I see if I want to get into gaming again, I need a new rig. Thanks a lot for the infos, if I have the money and desire for a new rig I might check in for some hints again
 
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if I have the money and desire for a new rig I might check in for some hints again
PCPartpicker has build guides you can checkout. If your in the US and have Microcenter nearby that's another place to look into for CPU/motherboard bundle deals.

 
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