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2021/02/26 17:43:13 (permalink)
Almost 3 years ago, I bought an EVGA GTX 980 FTW. A few days after, I started to notice that after doing something graphically intensive, like playing games, my monitor would randomly turn black. Turning down the clock speed made it happen less often. I was thinking of doing an RMA, but I bought this card sealed from a seller on Ebay and the warranty was non-transferable. Just recently, I found out that this wasn't an isolated occurrence and that many people have had problem with this same model. Is there something I could do or am I out of luck?
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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/02/27 09:15:05 (permalink)
    Does the issue occur on all the outputs on the card?

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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/02/27 12:19:41 (permalink)
    Yes, it happens both on mini displayport and hdmi. When I search "gtx 980 FTW black screen" on google, I see I'm not the only one, so I assume the cable is not to blame.
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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/02/27 13:37:20 (permalink)
    Open the nvidia control panel and set power management mode to prefer max performance. Reboot pc. Test for the issue.

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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/02/28 11:51:42 (permalink)
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    Open the nvidia control panel and set power management mode to prefer max performance. Reboot pc. Test for the issue.

    It will still show a black screen after a while.
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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/03/01 00:29:12 (permalink)
    Install a older graphics driver that gives you the option to use adaptive as a power management option. See if the older drivers work better for you.

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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/03/03 11:10:48 (permalink)
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    Install a older graphics driver that gives you the option to use adaptive as a power management option. See if the older drivers work better for you.

    I've tried using various driver versions, but the same thing happens.
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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/03/05 07:52:02 (permalink)
    Test the card in another system to see if the issue will follow it to a different rig.

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    Re: GTX 980 FTW Problems 2021/03/05 14:42:49 (permalink)
    I have an issue with my 780ti will randomly reselect the outport
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