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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2017/04/12 12:14:46 (permalink)
From the original post... after 3 failed in the same way.. yeah... the card wouldn't be what I sent time looking into... most of the cards that fail like this may have a power issue due to a simple misaligned soldering point or lack of proper resistance but like many have speculated (and after initially saying it had already been 3 of the same cards ...oddly it took many posts before rla1999 said it might be another component which was my FIRST guess) it's best to START with the PSU when you have multiple failings that are likely power related.... the MB being the second item to test.
 
I know many people are "Plug and play" addicts but if you own a computer you should have a rudimentary idea of how it works and how the parts interact... if nothing else this will help to save you money at a tech shop if it comes to that.  

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2017/04/12 13:21:43 (permalink)
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From the original post... after 3 failed in the same way.. yeah... the card wouldn't be what I sent time looking into... most of the cards that fail like this may have a power issue due to a simple misaligned soldering point or lack of proper resistance but like many have speculated (and after initially saying it had already been 3 of the same cards ...oddly it took many posts before rla1999 said it might be another component which was my FIRST guess) it's best to START with the PSU when you have multiple failings that are likely power related.... the MB being the second item to test.
 
I know many people are "Plug and play" addicts but if you own a computer you should have a rudimentary idea of how it works and how the parts interact... if nothing else this will help to save you money at a tech shop if it comes to that.  




No offense -- and sorry for that (bad) experience -- but KULBaracudda has a point.
 
Edit: For example... "GPU set on fire! why?": http://www.tomshardware.c...4959/gpu-set-fire.html
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2017/10/29 09:52:09 (permalink)
It's funny that you mention that I've already been through two 980ti since I updated to the October NVIDIA drivers my temperatures was 75 cell under a load when the card fryed my system locked up did not restart and I smelt the smoke so I jumped over to hit the power but it was too late both times I don't think it's a power supply issue because I have my CPU overclocked with Asus software and it's not my motherboard or PCI slot because I put another video card in and it's running perfectly fine
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2017/10/29 09:58:52 (permalink)
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It's funny that you mention that I've already been through two 980ti since I updated to the October NVIDIA drivers my temperatures was 75 cell under a load when the card fryed my system locked up did not restart and I smelt the smoke so I jumped over to hit the power but it was too late both times I don't think it's a power supply issue because I have my CPU overclocked with Asus software and it's not my motherboard or PCI slot because I put another video card in and it's running perfectly fine



 
? What ---- this is your first post in this older thread --- did not see the post your are referencing to

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2017/11/01 11:38:44 (permalink)
I think he is talking about when he said he started up that 1 game after updating drivers, and when running the game both cards went on him.
 
I find it funny that people who supposedly 'know' computers, and say "I dont see why everyone runs PSU's way over what is needed, its not optimal". Its funny, because running a higher spec psu will prolong the life of not only the psu, but all of your components as well, because the more a psu runs at near total power, the faster it will go out on you. And, the faster it goes out on you, the more likely it is to not give the power it should be given, and will usually give less power the hotter it gets and the more the components in the psu degrade from the heat of running near full.
 
Me, personally, I used to do SLI and water cooling, so I would have mega psu's that could handle my rigs. I was going to do 3way Titan X (Maxwells), but only got the 1st one and the system, and then ended up getting laid off, but I bought the EVGA 1300 Gold for Tri-sli initially.
 
As for bad cards, it seems a handful of us (me included) have had multiple bad 900 series cards, even after countless rma's, but I bet that happens in every gpu series (600, 700, 800, 900, 1000). But, man, it sure seems these 900 series have some major issues sometimes.

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/01 07:17:58 (permalink)
talking about cards.....  1/1/18 my card caught fire yea for me
 
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/12 01:56:50 (permalink)
Mine also caught on fire last night. 980 ti ACX 2.0 SC Backplate. Had it on water, monitored temps core never went higher than 65c.
 
 

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/12 06:30:44 (permalink)
yup , a lot on that here in the last month or so   near another posted every 4 days
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/12 10:17:27 (permalink)
I'm super seriously worried about my gtx 980 ti SC + Acx 2.0 card.  I wish I could RMA it in advance before a fire starts in my new build. 

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/13 12:12:50 (permalink)
I'm sorry for the fire. I had two 980's , incl. a Ti, and no problems with it. Out of curiosity, did you guys use semi-  or permanent-cooling (with your own fan-curve)?

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/13 12:22:00 (permalink)
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I'm sorry for the fire. I had two 980's , incl. a Ti, and no problems with it. Out of curiosity, did you guys use semi-  or permanent-cooling (with your own fan-curve)?




I haven't in the past, but I'm going to set up my own fan profile.  I am using the GPU on a vertical riser, so the temps are about 5 degrees celcius hotter than standard horizontal mount.  The max temp with fans on auto has been 78 degrees celcius, so I'm going to set up a more aggressive profile to keep it cooler.
 
But BOY that backplate is hot to the touch after gaming.

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/13 12:25:45 (permalink)
The failure on the 1080 series was shown that it wasn't heat related, and these are probably the same situation.  I doubt the heat it causing the issue and it all stems from extremely sensitive components failing.
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/13 13:06:36 (permalink)
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I'm sorry for the fire. I had two 980's , incl. a Ti, and no problems with it. Out of curiosity, did you guys use semi-  or permanent-cooling (with your own fan-curve)?




I haven't in the past, but I'm going to set up my own fan profile.  I am using the GPU on a vertical riser, so the temps are about 5 degrees celcius hotter than standard horizontal mount.  The max temp with fans on auto has been 78 degrees celcius, so I'm going to set up a more aggressive profile to keep it cooler.
 
But BOY that backplate is hot to the touch after gaming.


Both of my cards never went over 70°C... And I never ever had a "hot" backplate! + There are pictures of my sys with my 980 Ti SC+ on Mods Rigs. I still got the precision-profiles from my 980 SC - if you want them, let me know. Besides, I recommend Afterburner.
 
Edit: Scarlet, I simply got a better feeling with active fans. That's the reason why I bought a FE...
post edited by Carbonshape - 2018/01/13 13:13:47

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/13 13:58:44 (permalink)
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Both of my cards never went over 70°C... And I never ever had a "hot" backplate! + There are pictures of my sys with my 980 Ti SC+ on Mods Rigs. I still got the precision-profiles from my 980 SC - if you want them, let me know. Besides, I recommend Afterburner.
 
Edit: Scarlet, I simply got a better feeling with active fans. That's the reason why I bought a FE...


I always run watercooling or hybrid style cooling because I like it as cool as possible as wel, but I was just saying that temp isn’t the main issue when people hat have hybrids or watercooling have experienced the same issue in the past.

Hopefully better components come up in time to keep them from failing, but I doubt it gets much better.
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/01/13 14:08:31 (permalink)
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Both of my cards never went over 70°C... And I never ever had a "hot" backplate! + There are pictures of my sys with my 980 Ti SC+ on Mods Rigs. I still got the precision-profiles from my 980 SC - if you want them, let me know. Besides, I recommend Afterburner.
 
Edit: Scarlet, I simply got a better feeling with active fans. That's the reason why I bought a FE...


I always run watercooling or hybrid style cooling because I like it as cool as possible as wel, but I was just saying that temp isn’t the main issue when people hat have hybrids or watercooling have experienced the same issue in the past.

Hopefully better components come up in time to keep them from failing, but I doubt it gets much better.

This post was edited.
 
I don't think so too, also the Titan V's have coil whine, I saw that in a video from Linus.
post edited by Carbonshape - 2018/01/14 02:52:53

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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/02/03 02:29:05 (permalink)
I have/had 980 ti sc+ ACX2.0 that started acting funny shutting down pc when I gamed. I thought it was psu at first untill it wouldn't power on. Took a look on booting saw stark and flame on card. Running a old 570 now. Sucks I saved up for that card a long time got it and that year they came out with 1080s that were better and cheaper. I will just keep checking rma status.
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/02/10 19:59:07 (permalink)
Change the PSU....I change the PSU of my PCs if they have a high tier GPU every 2 o 3 years....capacitors and other components take a beating and are the less monitored.
 
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/02/12 06:16:30 (permalink)
Bit of a serial starting here.
Last week my EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti ACX 2.0+ smoked, strangely the day after driver update (may be a coincidence).
PC just died but more worryingly the smell of burning plastic hung around for days.
Tried it in my second rig and fans would spin/stop 2 second cycles...
Currently using my EVGA GTX 670 FTW as backup in my main rig and watching those temps, but fine so far.
The GTX 980 Ti circuit board had several dark stains that weren't there a month ago when I upgraded and cleaned my rig.
Bit slow on the RMA at the moment as I purchased via the step-up program.....
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/02/12 09:54:55 (permalink)
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Change the PSU....I change the PSU of my PCs if they have a high tier GPU every 2 o 3 years....capacitors and other components take a beating and are the less monitored.
 
on mine I changed the psu went to a evga 1000 gold but after talking to support seems like the card has been bad from the start. Just voltage regulator went out after last update and poof.
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/04/18 01:25:40 (permalink)
oh man , so we are not alone. my gtx 980ti caught fire as well tonight.
 
if  the product information can help other people, it is EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC GAMING ACX 2.0+
 
post edited by evagsfa - 2018/04/18 01:51:53
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/04/18 02:59:23 (permalink)
I ran 3 way 980ti and one of them stopped working.  quickly shut down, maybe power supply prevented flames
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Re: GTX 980ti Catching FIRE & Sparking 2018/04/18 04:07:04 (permalink)
I had a Corsair 850 Pro PSU and a good surge protector, but my 980 Ti still smoked.
Great service from EVGA and it was quickly replaced with a GTX 1070 FTW GAMING but... I would really like to know the reason why.
Without my 5 year warranty I would be sitting with a very expensive door stop as it self destructed within weeks of the standard 3 years period.
Previously I had a EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature II 2GB fail within weeks of a 2 year warranty, which was RMA'd for a GTX 770 Superclocked.
My Fractal Design Define R6 cable free case is surrounded by 7 Noctua fans so lack of cooling is not the problem.
Maybe upgrading to the latest video cards can now be considered a risky practice.
So much so that I've just bit the bullet and purchased a 10 year warranty for my EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 HYBRID AIO Water cooled Graphics Card powered by an EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3,
80 Plus GOLD 750W, Fully Modular in Eco Mode.
Lets see how long the water cooled version lasts.
At least if it goes on fire the rad water should put the flames out quick.
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