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2021/04/01 01:56:49 (permalink)
So I have had the 1080Ti that I have had for years. I used it with the EVGA water block till last year when I upgraded my system to a newer card.
The card sat there for a while, then I decided to remove the water block and put the original cooler and fans back on.
I put the card back together and put it into my "test" mining rig that I have recently put together.
 
I have a 1080 in there now which is working fine. I added the 1080Ti to the rig and started to test out MSI afterburner software.
I underclocked the voltage to 70%. I changed the memory to clock by an additional 50MHz and all was sweet.
I then started to increase the memory clock by 10MHz. When I got to the stage of going from 90MHz to 100MHz, I accidently put in 1000MHz.
 
That is when things went weird after applying the overclock. the screen froze. mouse would not move. I had no choice to turn the system off.
When i tried to turn the system back on, all I got was a black screen. When I removed the 1080Ti card from the Test system, the 1080 would boot up fine.
When I put the 1080Ti back into the system, all I got was a black screens. I suspected it had something to do with the MSI profile.
 
So I grabbed the Test Mining Rig(which was a Msi z87-gd65 gaming motherboard) and used it for my Son's computer.
I have since grabbed an Asus motherboard with an I7 4770 cpu and setup windows on that.
This is what I get when I use GPUz to check the details of the EVGA 1080Ti

For some strange reason there is no bios version showing.
I have since used nvflash to flash this bios to the card.
https://www.techpowerup.c...gtx1080ti-11264-170406

The flash says that it is successful and that a restart is required. However after a restart, this is what I have showing in the

 
I try and install the Nvidia drivers and only have these settings. bare basic drivers.

When I click next and start to install the drivers, i get this

When windows tries to boot up after this, I get a black screen. nothing shows up. After about 3 reboots windows goes into recovery mode.
 
I really don't know what else to do. I honestly did not intend on clocking the memory to 1000MHz.
I somehow have a feeling that the MSI settings have saved to the BIOS somehow and I have no idea how to reset them back to default.
If I plug the DVI cable into the card, I get no output but a black screen. Only the bios screen shows at the beginning. After that it is all black.
 
Does anyone know if there is a way to recover from this?

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Re: EVGA 1080Ti SC2 - Overclock issue 2021/04/01 11:29:36 (permalink)
MSI Afterburner does not modify the BIOS of the GPU. If you have tested the GPU in an entirely different system, and you have the same failure mode, then the GPU has failed.
Not common, but overclocking the memory that high could have caused it's own separate PWM section (memory power) to fail. I've even seen several examples where installing a new driver has 'caused' a GPU to fail.

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Re: EVGA 1080Ti SC2 - Overclock issue 2021/04/01 15:46:06 (permalink)
I have tried a new driver and an older driver and the system blue screens once i put the card in the system. This has been my luck my whole life. I am jinxed.
:'(
 
I was hoping that there was something that could be done. Thanks for the reply.
With the bios screen showing for the mb when this card is plugged in and the turning off during the windows process had given me hope that something could have been done to recover it.
 
I have taken the card appart by removing the cooler to check the components on the card. Did not see anything burnt or damaged. No smell of any damage either.
 
I take it that this is not covered under warranty as well.
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Re: EVGA 1080Ti SC2 - Overclock issue 2021/04/01 18:42:21 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Masda74 2021/04/01 19:10:45
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I have tried a new driver and an older driver and the system blue screens once i put the card in the system. This has been my luck my whole life. I am jinxed.
:'(
 
I was hoping that there was something that could be done. Thanks for the reply.
With the bios screen showing for the mb when this card is plugged in and the turning off during the windows process had given me hope that something could have been done to recover it.
 
I have taken the card appart by removing the cooler to check the components on the card. Did not see anything burnt or damaged. No smell of any damage either.
 
I take it that this is not covered under warranty as well.


Taking the GPU apart does not void the warranty. If the GPU simply failed, that is covered by warranty. You can replace the TIM and thermal pads, put a water block on it etc... If you physically damage it in the process, that would void your warranty.  Its not unusual for a a GPU to show a BIOS display but fail when the system attempts to load the drivers. Different parts of the GPU are used running in the BIOS versus running with 3D acceleration on the desktop.
You can check to see if the GPU is still under warranty here https://www.evga.com/warranty/check.asp

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Re: EVGA 1080Ti SC2 - Overclock issue 2021/04/01 19:10:41 (permalink)
thanks for the link. I just checked warranty and it is out of warranty.
My luck as I mentioned. thanks for the assistance.
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Re: EVGA 1080Ti SC2 - Overclock issue 2021/04/07 18:05:29 (permalink)
Masda74
thanks for the link. I just checked warranty and it is out of warranty.
My luck as I mentioned. thanks for the assistance.


good news is people still buying busted cards for lots of money on EbaY 
post edited by XrayMan - 2021/04/10 01:40:57


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