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Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :(

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2019/01/07 17:07:10 (permalink)
A flame shot out of my graphics card last night and then smoke. Had this card for 3.5 years. Out of warranty. I'm just glad the PC shut down by itself and didn't take out the rest of my components because then I would have been really pissed. No overclocking done. I got my money's worth out the card but still for it to burn out like that is scary. Took the shroud off and it started by the last bottom power regular correct me if I'm wrong. I just bought the new evga rtx 280 at Newegg for $699 with Battlefield V & Anthem, which is a great deal. I just hope this doesn't happen again. Where's the QA on some of these cards? I have a large case that runs nice and cool with a quality power supply.
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    the_Scarlet_one
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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/07 17:21:45 (permalink)
    This would not be a QA issue through EVGA more than likely. I would suspect the component that burnt out came from a separate manufacturer, which may have had a few bad components out of millions produced.

    Glad your PC is ok, and hopefully you enjoy the new 2080!
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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/08 09:14:35 (permalink)
    Dang! That would have scared the crap out of me Super glad no other components were damaged! Were you mid game or just idle? I can imagine the horror as you noticed what was happening/happened. Hope your new 2080 serves you well!!

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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/08 15:07:09 (permalink)
    That would be like Toyota saying I'm sorry your car caught on fire because of a leaky gas line but we don't manufacturer those lines so we are not technically responsible. So as consumers we should accept it and say it is what it is because it's a power hungry gpu and it's components can't handle the stress and will eventually burn out in the end? And thank god my house didn't burn down because I was playing a computer game?
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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/08 15:13:24 (permalink)
    Mid game. Again no overclocking. My case runs nice and cool with a quality ps. I saw a flame shoot out from the side. The PC shut off by self. And the ensuing smoke literally engulfed my whole room. No joke. Is water-cooling necessary on all these
    high performance cards?
    post edited by amaury1 - 2019/01/08 15:30:37
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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/08 16:47:22 (permalink)
    amaury1
    Is water-cooling necessary on all these high performance cards?

    No.


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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/10 04:49:47 (permalink)
    It happens. Sorry for your loss. These sorts of failures have been happening for decades. On the 980 Ti video cards though, the problem has really been peaking the last half year.

    Of all the hundreds of reports I have seen in the last decade, not one has ever started a fire. Please don't let things get blown out of proportion.
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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/10 13:56:51 (permalink)
    Hoping with all the recent forum posts regarding 900 series failure isn't a sign that a shorter life expectancy then what we have seen in past years. I am not one for conspiracy's, and also realize PC gaming really seems to have gotten more popular in recent years which means more general exposure. But man there has been SOOO many posts of fire breathing 900 series cards in the last year or so, it does make a guy become a little skeptical. Shoot I still have 4 900 series cards in machines at home, all of which are now out of warranty and have been in use for sometime......hopefully it's just coincidence.

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    Re: Gtx 980 ti burned out last night :( 2019/01/12 16:23:20 (permalink)
    Same thing happened with mine 7 months ago. I got it RMA'd then the new one died right before Thanksgiving. I'm patiently waiting for the 2080Ti to be in stock while using an old gpu.
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