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Strange Issues on Zotac GTX760


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#1 AutoJukebox

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:20 PM

So I picked up a Zotac GTX 760 2GB off of one of my Friends on a “you fix it, you keep it” agreement and usually I never pass up on free Graphics Card so I went and booted it up to see what the issue was and I was very confused. There were strange red coloring everywhere and then it crashed with video tdr failure nvlddmkm.sys. 

So I booted into safemode DDU’d it and installed the latest drivers then booted it up and no display. So I boot back into safemode with no Issue DDU’d it and installed an earlier driver version and what do you know….. No display. 

So I DDU’d it and booted up without installing drivers and I was able to boot into Windows on the Basic Display Adapter so I have windows open for a bit then when I clicked the windows home button it BSOD with Video TDR Failure ( nvlddmkm.sys ) again. 

Rebooted and then 4 minutes later BSOD same error. So I then I booted into safemode ran Afterburner and it showed some interesting Information. 

The baseclock was at 1500 and that’s very hard to believe as the Factory base clock is 993mhz. So I tried downclocking it but Afterburner doesn’t allow me too in Safemode and I can’t be in windows long enough for it do it there. 
So I ran Ubuntu and during the install the Ubuntu logo had a neon green outline then went to a White screen with a bunch of random Colors and did that about 2 more times.

So here’s my question: Is there a fix for this or is this 760 bricked.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

My first impression is that if there is a fix it will be more than the cost of a replacement

My second impression is that it might make an interesting paperweight

 

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:54 PM

It's a definite hardware problem, so any messing about with drivers is not going to help.  Some have fixed them by putting them in the oven.  I can't advise directly as I have never tried it myself (although I have a couple of old cards I could test it on, I guess).  DYOR and do it at your own risk, but here's a basic article about it - http://lifehacker.com/5823227/save-dying-video-cards-with-a-quick-bake-in-the-oven


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:53 PM

It's a definite hardware problem, so any messing about with drivers is not going to help.  Some have fixed them by putting them in the oven.  I can't advise directly as I have never tried it myself (although I have a couple of old cards I could test it on, I guess).  DYOR and do it at your own risk, but here's a basic article about it - http://lifehacker.com/5823227/save-dying-video-cards-with-a-quick-bake-in-the-oven

That fixed it, No joke. Thank you so much!



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

Excellent!  Good to hear it worked.  Enjoy your free graphics card!  I might even get around to trying it on the couple of old cards I mentioned, one of which failed with exactly the same on screen artefacts you described.


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