kittendoggieHi guys, I just saw this thread looking for answers myself, but I think I might have a temporary solution for those (like me) who cannot RMA their cards. I personally have got a different brand GTX 1080 FE (NOT EVGA). I cannot RMA it for reasons I won't explain now. So, I am stuck with it. The -POTENTIAL- solution is here: Download the .zip file, extract it, then extract the 'disable.zip'. Run the disable.exe. This disable.exe is a program that run in your background and disables the OverVoltage and OverCurrent protection. It worked with my old GTX 780 ti and it seems to work with my GTX 1080. Please try it and tell me if it works for you. I am not the coder of this program and do not take any credit OF COURSE. I only found it a while ago when I was trying to fix my gtx 780 ti which I could also not RMA for reasons I won't present here. As a more permanent solution, perhaps someone can release a BIOS with the OV/OC protection disabled by default?? Please take the above with a grain of salt and I by no means am responsible if you break your card as a result of using any if the aforementioned software. You do it at your own risk! Regards. EDIT: I just realised I cannot post a link with the download link of the file I am referring to. Please PM me, or instruct me how to publish the link as I am new to this forum and its rules.
EVGA_JacobFWe have identified this and can confirm that this occurs on a small number of 1080 FTW cards. We have found the root cause and have corrected it. If you are experiencing this problem please contact us directly.
kamikazeedriverJust had this problem to me too. Emailed them.
rcfrench99Just had this issue (black screen + fan running @100%) with the NEW GTX1080 FTW2 (ICX version). Had the card for almost a month with no issues. Anyone else? is this a driver issue now?
ExtroseI am also having the issue, I recently bought my card about a month ago, it has only started happening in the past week or so.
EVGATech_RayHExtroseI am also having the issue, I recently bought my card about a month ago, it has only started happening in the past week or so. Hello your card was shipped from EVGA on 3/8/17, so we are confident that the card does not have the issue described in this forum thread. The most common cause of black screening on any graphics card has to do with loose PCIe power connectors. If the card is being powered with the dual 6 to 8 pin power adapters, then we recommend connecting with dual 6+2 PCIe connectors from the PSU and not using the included adapters as they can be loose on some cards.
tiazgriffHappening for me as well, 1080 fTW. Strangely only after the windows creators update, never had it doing this back in the older os version (was running fine for 1 month). Could be Nvidia driver related or WDDM 2.2 related. Playing peacefully then randomly BAMM. blackscreen + fans. Happened in Overwatch once and in Mas Effect Andromeda 10+ times. Checked power cables in the vga seems stable and tight, reinstalled windows fresh drivers etc same problem. My bet is on Nvidia+Win10 creators..