EngnsnHello again,Following your suggestions and watching a couple of videos on YouTube, I decided to go ahead and replace the thermal paste. I took some photos before cleaning it: I was surprised to see that there is almost no paste on the right half. I cleaned both the GPU and the heatsink side: Then I applied new thermal paste, though I forgot to take a photo after applying it. I put the card back together, and to be honest the results are much better than I expected. At 100% power target in Precision and with debug mode disabled, I ran both TimeSpy and FireStrike without any problems. I tried some games as well and the GPU temp at full load never goes above 73C with the default fan curves. I think it now runs better than when I first bought it. I will also order some thermal pads just in case. I might replace them in the future. I will test it for a few days more but so far I'm very happy with it. Thank you all for the help!
IjazvedoHey guys, Hope you're all good.I have a bit similar issue to what @Engnsn described. It does not matter what type of game I try to start, or whether I start it in full screen or borderless,the loading screens go through but when it would start the "proper" 3D, every game crashes to black screen or gets frozen on the first frame and goes back to desktop. The only occasion when I was able to observe some "3D action" on the screen is when I fired up Unigine Heaven. There the first few frames run (barely 1 second) and then they break up to colors.Im worried that my PSU could be to blame but Im more worried that my GPU died.Why suspect the PSU first? Because its the oldest part of my build, because I hope that to be the culprit considering the cheaper option to be afraid of,plus, suspect because on desktop, HWinfo shows GPU input power SUM as 8-10 W but in proper games the consumption is 250-ish W.So I believe as of yet that I might be lucky by changing the PSU, thought I ask You before even spending more. Note before the build details:I tried switching GPU bios, tried XOC KBOOST on/off, tried overclocked/default, tried individually adjusting power target, voltage in XOC, GPU and MEM clocks, etc.Important note: when running OC scan on either XOC or X1 to let the card find its best OC for itself, both froze my PC that I had to restart it since the day of purchase.First I thought, oh well, I might not won the bin lottery but now Im suspicious.Temperatures never been an issue, considering on water.My card still has 400+ days in warranty but if we get to the point where we can resolve with a "simple" PSU exchange its better than sending my card back for who knows how long. What I have onboard: 8700K2x 8GB HyperX Fury 2133 DDR4Maximus Hero XRM 750 PSU4 SSDs1 M.2.EVGA 1080Ti assembled with EVGA Hydro Copper Waterblock which I have purchased separately from EVGA direct, Thank You for any inputs in advance. Anything could help me at this point. UPDATE: Bad news I guess:Unigine Heaven runs for a while, never finishes, on either 4K full screen (where I use whis card at) or 1440p or 1080p window or full screen,but it only runs lets say 1-2 minutes long if I adjust all the following in XOC (even then it crashes, even without starting the benchmark.within the 1-2 minutes it runs, constant artifacting occurs, smaller or larger blocks flash in and out): - Power Target down to 75% (from either 120 or 127)- GPU clock target: -200 Mhz (from 0)- Mem clock target: -489 Mhz (from 0)- Voltage : +0% GPU Temps. Max 45°C - No change to when it was normally operatingGPU Board temps (MEMs and PWRs), PWR4 "hottest" with 40°C Boy I feel bad...