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2018/06/06 10:20:31 (permalink)
Hi, I got a pretty old GPU as you can see. I was gaming the other night, suddenly it throws me off a game, black screen, couple short beeps(5-6), then PC goes for restart. I was running two screens, "Maximize 3D performance" is ON (multi gpu ). After restart on a login screen/desctop I see artifacts on both screens, freezing for second or two, screen blinks, seconds later screen goes BSOD saying "Video Scheduler Internal Error". I disconnected my other screen.(there are 2 DVI and mini display on top, and 1 DVI at the bottom. Screens were connected middle top DVI and bottom DVI(same gpu called gpu "a" in Nvidia panel )).So now I have 1 screen connected to DVI-D(middle top) - same thing happens. I then disabled Multi GPU, restarted. I tried each port while SLI is disabled and found out that I do not get artifacts only when I have 1 screen connected to the left upper DVI port port on my card, it happens to be second GPU port(GPU "B" in Nvidia control panel). So I am unable to run multi GPU or 2 screens at a time, because the other 2 DVI ports seem do not work properly, hence my GPU "A" is bad?
 
Any thought on this? 

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    Sajin
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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 11:34:39 (permalink)
    Yep, sounds like the card is done. Test the card in another machine to confirm.


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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 14:17:49 (permalink)
    Solder cracking somewhere on the PCB has probably occurred and is causing the problem..Not uncommon for those cards and other cards of that era.

    Completely disassemble the thing and bake the PCB (aka 'the oven trick') like this which should reflow any solder cracking, and hope for the best.

    If you bake it, do it with the GPUs side up..200C for 10 minutes.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 14:44:42 (permalink)
    Do Not use an Oven that you put Food into.
     

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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 14:49:46 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Do Not use an Oven that you put Food into.
     


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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 14:53:14 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    Do Not use an Oven that you put Food into.
     

    I got no other oven 

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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 16:11:22 (permalink)
    buzzik
    Cool GTX
    Do Not use an Oven that you put Food into.
     

    I got no other oven 


    Guess you'll have to make a decision to either purchase a cheap toaster oven to attempt to repair your card, or just put the funds that you would be spending on the cheap toaster over towards a new card.


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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 20:02:47 (permalink)
    Strangely enough, it works. I did absolutely nothing besides the fact I reinstalled my driver yesterday.Now, I ran GPU burner for 10 minutes on a single screen and chip with high temps 88C for 10 minutes. Then switched back to SLI with 2 screens and ran afterburners again for 20 minutes with the same temps - it works! 
     
    What is going on here, not a single blink.

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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/06 20:12:46 (permalink)



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    Re: Is my GTX 690 dying? 2018/06/07 21:18:11 (permalink)
    Tested it on another PC - GPU "a" is actin up the same way it was on my setup, oh well. I guess I'll just keep using one monitor till the second GPU goes bad, then I fry it. A least recently I have successfully RMIed my 850W PSU on its 7th year of life. Does anyone know where each GPU is located on the board?
    post edited by buzzik - 2018/06/07 21:27:44

    CPU: i7-980 Gulftown 3.33 --> 4.2Ghz
    Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5
    GPU: EVGA GTX690
    Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850
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