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It is a overheating problem. What is going on, for I can fix cards this way that the display quits working, is just like the old Xbox 360s fats, the gpu/cpu solder is crap and pulls away from the board and as your card heats up the chip pulls away and doesnt make contact anymore, causing you to lose display. The fix I been doing for video cards, amd and nvidia, is I use a heatgun and heat the sucker up, making sure its on a flat level surface, and heat it up really good making it flow the solder again, and then cool it down, re paste it, and fixed. Ive been running a AMD RX 580 in my sons pc for a while now with no more issues and gets used every day for hours. Last one I fixed was a GTX 970 with it coming on, no display, fans spin, heated it up with my gun, and it fixed it as well. I used to fix 360's back in the day with the x-clamp and my heat gun with almost 100% success, though some just didnt like to re-flow no matter what.

And yes I know there is a way to do it with the oven, but I dont like to have to buy a seperate toaster over to do it with, and then have to remove all of the plastic bits as well to do it that way, and Ive been doing so long with my gun I havent come into a problem, well I shouldnt say that for I did it to the Onkyo TX NR809 that has the same problem with its DTS chip desoldering from the board, heated it up the first time, lasted about a month, then redid it, but like a idiot, wasnt thinking right :p, while hot and still liquid I touched the chip causing all the solder balls to squish and now need to get a new board for it :) :p :p

But if you have means to a heat gun, give it a try and should fix it for you.
 
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Could also be the psu, not one of their good units iirc.
Any chance you can swap for a different psu just to exclude it?
 

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It is a overheating problem. What is going on, for I can fix cards this way that the display quits working, is just like the old Xbox 360s fats, the gpu/cpu solder is crap and pulls away from the board and as your card heats up the chip pulls away and doesnt make contact anymore, causing you to lose display. The fix I been doing for video cards, amd and nvidia, is I use a heatgun and heat the sucker up, making sure its on a flat level surface, and heat it up really good making it flow the solder again, and then cool it down, re paste it, and fixed. Ive been running a AMD RX 580 in my sons pc for a while now with no more issues and gets used every day for hours. Last one I fixed was a GTX 970 with it coming on, no display, fans spin, heated it up with my gun, and it fixed it as well. I used to fix 360's back in the day with the x-clamp and my heat gun with almost 100% success, though some just didnt like to re-flow no matter what.

And yes I know there is a way to do it with the oven, but I dont like to have to buy a seperate toaster over to do it with, and then have to remove all of the plastic bits as well to do it that way, and Ive been doing so long with my gun I havent come into a problem, well I shouldnt say that for I did it to the Onkyo TX NR809 that has the same problem with its DTS chip desoldering from the board, heated it up the first time, lasted about a month, then redid it, but like a idiot, wasnt thinking right :p, while hot and still liquid I touched the chip causing all the solder balls to squish and now need to get a new board for it :) :p :p

But if you have means to a heat gun, give it a try and should fix it for you.
Yea i might give that a try

Could also be the psu, not one of their good units iirc.
Any chance you can swap for a different psu just to exclude it?

I only have that one and a 240v one

It is a overheating problem. What is going on, for I can fix cards this way that the display quits working, is just like the old Xbox 360s fats, the gpu/cpu solder is crap and pulls away from the board and as your card heats up the chip pulls away and doesnt make contact anymore, causing you to lose display. The fix I been doing for video cards, amd and nvidia, is I use a heatgun and heat the sucker up, making sure its on a flat level surface, and heat it up really good making it flow the solder again, and then cool it down, re paste it, and fixed. Ive been running a AMD RX 580 in my sons pc for a while now with no more issues and gets used every day for hours. Last one I fixed was a GTX 970 with it coming on, no display, fans spin, heated it up with my gun, and it fixed it as well. I used to fix 360's back in the day with the x-clamp and my heat gun with almost 100% success, though some just didnt like to re-flow no matter what.

And yes I know there is a way to do it with the oven, but I dont like to have to buy a seperate toaster over to do it with, and then have to remove all of the plastic bits as well to do it that way, and Ive been doing so long with my gun I havent come into a problem, well I shouldnt say that for I did it to the Onkyo TX NR809 that has the same problem with its DTS chip desoldering from the board, heated it up the first time, lasted about a month, then redid it, but like a idiot, wasnt thinking right :p, while hot and still liquid I touched the chip causing all the solder balls to squish and now need to get a new board for it :) :p :p
But if you have means to a heat gun, give it a try and should fix it for you.
But I don’t really think that’s it I tried to put the fans on 100% and it happend at 40c so I don’t know
 
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1st think i would do is clean install drivers, try different display port or monitor, almost fixed this random sudent blackscreen under high load gpus

2nd can be bios error reset the bios to factory setup might help

3rd could be loss of power, yes you need spare of psu to test it

last is well i hope your cards isnt failure like mine pulse 56, it looks normal, no temp issue (barely hit 60c), no artefact, or any error issue, but it having similiar problem like yours, i get random blackscreen after 5-10minute, sometimes even worse, it will los signal on idle/bios mode, i think the hardware might be broken, i suspect the gpu board capasitor or display port, anyway i refund the card hehe:p
 
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No bios setting will cause screen probs. Crash etc, yes, but not a black screen,
especially if user didnt change anything.

Clean install of OS and latest driver (for the gpu) might be a good idea,
maybe even try a different moni cable, as it might be part if the issue, and if you have multiple ports on moni, swap that to, same for gpu.
This way its easier to exclude what could be the cause.

No friend/family that has a pc that you can use their psu to just try tosee if thats causing it?
 
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No bios setting will cause screen probs. Crash etc, yes, but not a black screen,
especially if user didnt change anything.

Clean install of OS and latest driver (for the gpu) might be a good idea,
maybe even try a different moni cable, as it might be part if the issue, and if you have multiple ports on moni, swap that to, same for gpu.
This way its easier to exclude what could be the cause.

No friend/family that has a pc that you can use their psu to just try tosee if thats causing it?
I can ask someone if they can try it in their pc but I am not sure

1st think i would do is clean install drivers, try different display port or monitor, almost fixed this random sudent blackscreen under high load gpus

2nd can be bios error reset the bios to factory setup might help

3rd could be loss of power, yes you need spare of psu to test it

last is well i hope your cards isnt failure like mine pulse 56, it looks normal, no temp issue (barely hit 60c), no artefact, or any error issue, but it having similiar problem like yours, i get random blackscreen after 5-10minute, sometimes even worse, it will los signal on idle/bios mode, i think the hardware might be broken, i suspect the gpu board capasitor or display port, anyway i refund the card hehe:p
This is the exact same problem in this video
 

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It is a overheating problem. What is going on, for I can fix cards this way that the display quits working, is just like the old Xbox 360s fats, the gpu/cpu solder is crap and pulls away from the board and as your card heats up the chip pulls away and doesnt make contact anymore, causing you to lose display. The fix I been doing for video cards, amd and nvidia, is I use a heatgun and heat the sucker up, making sure its on a flat level surface, and heat it up really good making it flow the solder again, and then cool it down, re paste it, and fixed. Ive been running a AMD RX 580 in my sons pc for a while now with no more issues and gets used every day for hours. Last one I fixed was a GTX 970 with it coming on, no display, fans spin, heated it up with my gun, and it fixed it as well. I used to fix 360's back in the day with the x-clamp and my heat gun with almost 100% success, though some just didnt like to re-flow no matter what.

And yes I know there is a way to do it with the oven, but I dont like to have to buy a seperate toaster over to do it with, and then have to remove all of the plastic bits as well to do it that way, and Ive been doing so long with my gun I havent come into a problem, well I shouldnt say that for I did it to the Onkyo TX NR809 that has the same problem with its DTS chip desoldering from the board, heated it up the first time, lasted about a month, then redid it, but like a idiot, wasnt thinking right :p, while hot and still liquid I touched the chip causing all the solder balls to squish and now need to get a new board for it :) :p :p

But if you have means to a heat gun, give it a try and should fix it for you.
Heatguns tend to fry ICs.

Id replace the card and press on. GTX970s were very prone to hardware failts, same with 980s
 
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Yeah, good idea, test the card in a different pc, that will eliminate any other possibilities.
 

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When you turn on the computer, have you heard all the fans running? Could you get into BIOS by constantly pressing the 'DELETE' key? Have you uninstalled all old drivers if there were any?
 
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There is no boot issue, so need to check those, and even old drivers don't cause drop of signal while in use, as long as it works for a while..
 

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There is no boot issue, so need to check those, and even old drivers don't cause drop of signal while in use, as long as it works for a while..
it works untill i do anything gpu intensive

When you turn on the computer, have you heard all the fans running? Could you get into BIOS by constantly pressing the 'DELETE' key? Have you uninstalled all old drivers if there were any?
i have tried that
 
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Heatguns tend to fry ICs.

Id replace the card and press on. GTX970s were very prone to hardware failts, same with 980s
Yup, how ever they are safe guards you can take, like using kapton tape and Aluminum foil take which you use to take the heat away from sensitive parts, trick is you leave the paper on the foil tape as then you do not have to deal with tape residue.

How ever it should be only seen as a short time fix as you never know how long it's going last or even work in some cases. So might only want to try it if you have the items already.

 
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