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jnelsoninjax

GPU making system shutdown?

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Yesterday I was playing crysis2 and left the game running while I left the room. When I came back, the monitor was in standby, and when I reset the system, as soon as I log in, the screen goes blank and no matter what mode (safe, etc) the same thing happens. My gpu is a GTX260 and I have pulled it out, blew it out as well as the motherboard. My friend who had the same card told me that he had the same issue and was only able to get it to run in windows he had to under clock it using ntune, however I can not get into windows long enough to do that. The card is an xfx, so it's got a lifetime warranty on it.

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Take a look at the card physically for any capacitor issues or visible surface problems. Although not directly the same, I got a RMA back from Gigabyte on a GTX 580 where it looks like they replaced a capacitor and the new capacitor is faulty. So the result was the same as you. The card would force the system to halt (shutdown) without any warning.

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I've looked it over with a flashlight and I don't see anything broken or burned.

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Use safe mode, install Afterburner or similar and see if a tiny decrease of speed helps.

Or RMA card

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Use safe mode, install Afterburner or similar and see if a tiny decrease of speed helps.

Or RMA card

read post again - screen goes black in safe mode.

jnelson - gonna have to send that back.

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You could remove the GPU and check it in another system. It could be your MOBO, PSU or any other component.

Check your BIOS settings and default them, restore your settings as you like.

Run a linux live CD and check if it boots up, it could be your drivers at fault.

RMA it if no choice.

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Can you boot into the OS fine via onboard graphics? If so, it's most likely the card. I unfortunately went through a lot of issues with Nvidia 8000/9000 series cards back in the day.

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