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Graphics Dead 390?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Greentrident, 10 Jun 2017.

  1. Greentrident

    Greentrident Member

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    My beloved MSI 390 8GB Gaming gradually begin exhibiting artifacts and freezing in game and then stopped being able to boot into windows completely. It goes into the BIOS fine and brings up the windows logo then the fans stop spinning and a number of rectangular artifacts appear on screen and that's as far as it gets.

    I've tried a new PSU and I'm currently running on a backup card in the PCI slot. There's no obvious signs of damage to the card. I'm assuming it's FUBAR'd - unless anyone on here has any ideas.
     
  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Sounds like solder failure. You can usually operate a knackered GPU in bios and safe mode but as soon as you load the drivers it tanks.

    Is it under warranty? it should be? if not you can try baking it.
     
  3. Greentrident

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    That's what I thought - some cracks in the solder letting me down somewhere! No warranty as it was bought second hand. Think I might see if I can get something for the heatsink and fan on ebay rather than try baking it.
     
  4. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Is this the one you bought from me Greentrident? If so, PM me the serial number and I'll double check its warranty if you want
     
  5. Greentrident

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    It was and I can do but I did remove the heatsink to see if there was any obvious damage to the card which I think will have voided any warranty (I assumed it had none as I've had it a while now).
     
  6. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I would guess it had a little warranty stick on one of the 4 heatsink screws but I'm quite happy to check anyway :) In any eventuality, do you have a spare card to keep you going?
     
  7. Greentrident

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    Yes - running on a Geforce 210!!! Not quite in the same league. Thinking a 1060 3GB might be a good choice for a replacement (especially as AMD cards are like rocking horse droppings right now).
     
  8. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I think I have a Gigabyte R9 380 somewhere that you can have assuming I haven't lost it
     
  9. Greentrident

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    Is it under a mountain of other gfx cards? What sort of money do you want for it?
     
  10. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    :lol: No it isn't, I think it's in a box. And I meant you could have it, since it's the card I sold you that went for a burton
     
  11. Greentrident

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    That's really generous and would dig me out of a hole. Don't feel you have to though since you sold me that card a year ago so there's no blame. Like I tell the kids "sometimes computers parts just die" (actually pets in that instance). Let me know if you are feeling generous though as it would give me some breathing room!
     
  12. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    I'll see if i can find it tomorrow mate
     
  13. Greentrident

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    Nice one - thanks!
     
  14. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Wow, nice one, Noiz.

    Respect.
     
  15. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Found it! Just need to test it :)
     
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    Great news! Let me know how you get on and we can talk postage etc.
     
  17. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Sorry I've been mega busy this lass week :( the card does work though so let me know if you still want it.
     
  18. Greentrident

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    Absolutely! Been looking round at other options but it is the worst time to be trying to source a graphics card. I'll PM you.
     
  19. Mr Meltdown

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    Stick your duff card on here instead of in the bin unless it's going back under possible warranty of course.
     
  20. Greentrident

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    I watched a dead 290 on ebay go for a stupid amount of money - I don't know if it's because people think it can be salvaged completely or whether the heatsink and fan is of interest!
     

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