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My 280 GTX

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So, I was playing around with some overclocks, running my GPU at 750/1360ish (650/1107 is stock)

Bam, I get the wonderful artifacts in 3dMark05.

 

So, I reboot having it load stock settings.

Launch into 3DMark again at my usual settings which is about 710/1320, 2 minutes in...complete graphical freeze.

So I lower my CPU from 4.4 to my well known 3.9 stable. Complete graphical freeze yet again.

I lower the CPU to stock. Complete freeze.

Then I lower my GPU to stock. Complete freeze.

I UNDERCLOCKED it to 550/1000...Complete freeze.

 

So, I went in, pulled out the 280GTX, looked it over.

It looks fine, nothing that my eyes can see.

I re-route power from my PSU, making sure it's getting it's own rails.

Launch with everything at stock, 2-3 minutes in...Graphics freeze.

 

I also uninstalled drivers, cleaned them out, and tried it with MS WDDM 1.1... Freeze.

Nvidia Drivers... freeze.

 

No Blue screens, no artifacts. Just freezing.

And it's only with a 3D application. I can sit in 2D running the LinX, Orthos, Prime95 on the desktop overnight. But I can't get through a 3Dmark without crashing.

 

Has my 280 GTX finally thrown in the towel?

 

Does anyone have any ideas?

 

I do have a 4850 I can borrow from a friend for the warZ (if that is acceptable.)

I just can't overclock it at all. Then I guess I get to order a new card.

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It could be similar to what happened to someone I know, same symptoms crashing in 3D. Few things to try:

 

1. Try a older driver and see if that works

 

2. Try another PSU.

 

3. The person fixed his problem by wiping his HDD and restoring an image he made when he did a fresh install.

 

If those don't work then I'm guessing the card is toast.

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Tried it with several versions of the drivers, no dice yet.

 

If I am going to make an image its going to have to wait until this weekend, but I am going to try.

 

As for the warranty, I am the second owner. So no.

But I have contacted the person I bought it from, and asked if he can get me a proof of purchase sheet, then I should be able to RMA it with BFG.\

 

But If I can't get in contact with him, I think a 5850 might be in my future.

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I've seen lots of people recovering faulty or bad hardware with the freezer method, although I dunno anything about it, maybe someone can confirm on how to do it and if it might help.

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the freezer trick worked for me in real life, but only with my hard drive, and only long enough to recover some wanted files.

 

that aside, i have had the same problem fixed by a clean install once, but i've also had a toasted card the same symptoms. turned that pc into an internet machine and it ran for years, just couldn't game at all, lol.

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So, the original owner got back to me this morning at about 9:00 - no warranty. He never registered it with BFG, and it's long past due with newegg.

 

So, at 10 A.M. I proceeded to power down my computer, remove the card.

took apart the heat sink assembly and whatnot.

 

11:10 Preheating the oven to about 375.

Preparing the cookie sheet.

 

11:17 The cookie sheet and video card go in the oven.

 

11:19 The smell of solder is in my kitchen.

 

11:25 The video card is removed, and set out to cool for a few hours.

 

1:37 I begin reassembly of the heat sink, metal bracket, ect..

 

1:49 I make a run for thermal paste because I'm out. (Dammit)

 

2:32 I get back to my house and the heat sink finally gets put on.

 

2:49 The card is back in my motherboard ready to go!

 

I hear 1 beep, and the BIOS screen flashes.

 

I install my drivers, reboot, check my temps with EVGA precision tool. They are looking good.

 

As of right now, I have been gaming non-stop for 3 hours without a crash!!

 

IT :filtered: WORKED! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

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So, the original owner got back to me this morning at about 9:00 - no warranty. He never registered it with BFG, and it's long past due with newegg.

 

So, at 10 A.M. I proceeded to power down my computer, remove the card.

took apart the heat sink assembly and whatnot.

 

11:10 Preheating the oven to about 375.

Preparing the cookie sheet.

 

11:17 The cookie sheet and video card go in the oven.

 

11:19 The smell of solder is in my kitchen.

 

11:25 The video card is removed, and set out to cool for a few hours.

 

1:37 I begin reassembly of the heat sink, metal bracket, ect..

 

1:49 I make a run for thermal paste because I'm out. (Dammit)

 

2:32 I get back to my house and the heat sink finally gets put on.

 

2:49 The card is back in my motherboard ready to go!

 

I hear 1 beep, and the BIOS screen flashes.

 

I install my drivers, reboot, check my temps with EVGA precision tool. They are looking good.

 

As of right now, I have been gaming non-stop for 3 hours without a crash!!

 

IT :filtered: WORKED! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

 

Sweeeeet :clap:

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So, the original owner got back to me this morning at about 9:00 - no warranty. He never registered it with BFG, and it's long past due with newegg.

 

So, at 10 A.M. I proceeded to power down my computer, remove the card.

took apart the heat sink assembly and whatnot.

 

11:10 Preheating the oven to about 375.

Preparing the cookie sheet.

 

11:17 The cookie sheet and video card go in the oven.

 

11:19 The smell of solder is in my kitchen.

 

11:25 The video card is removed, and set out to cool for a few hours.

 

1:37 I begin reassembly of the heat sink, metal bracket, ect..

 

1:49 I make a run for thermal paste because I'm out. (Dammit)

 

2:32 I get back to my house and the heat sink finally gets put on.

 

2:49 The card is back in my motherboard ready to go!

 

I hear 1 beep, and the BIOS screen flashes.

 

I install my drivers, reboot, check my temps with EVGA precision tool. They are looking good.

 

As of right now, I have been gaming non-stop for 3 hours without a crash!!

 

IT :filtered: WORKED! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

 

:clap::clap:

 

I bet that card now thinks it's hot :filtered:!

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You need an aftermarket cooler for that 285. Those things use a lot of power, and at 750Mhz, the stock cooler might be having a bit of trouble.

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Better make sure the boss doesn't mind you usin her oven to cook puter parts there CB.

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Hmmm, think I'm gonna try this on an X58 mobo I have lying here in a box. Got nothing to lose and everything to gain.........

:geezer:

 

Gee, I wish it would have worked........ :cr@sh::cr@sh::cr@sh:

 

 

:geezer:

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Bummer dude. The over "trick" re-flows the solder thus making good connections again on the components.

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