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GPU Acting Very Strangely - Is It In Trouble?

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Hello, tonight I was watching a YouTube video - so a very non GPU intensive task - and suddenly I heard the GPU fans spool up to full speed.  I had never heard the fans this loud before.  

After a few seconds of this I lost my video signal to my monitor, but the computer was still running.  I could hear my video continuing to play.

I hit the reset button, when the computer rebooted it made it to my desktop then I lost the video signal again.  I did a full power off and back on, this time I was able to stay at the desktop so I took advantage and updated my drivers.

So far so good, I haven't had a repeat now after about 10 minutes, fan volume seems normal.

Any idea what might have happened?  Something to worry about?  My RTX4080 isn't that old...had it just over a year.

Thanks,

Dave


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Might be a video card driver issue, did you recently change drivers?  It could be the video card failing.  My only experience with a failing video card was that it started with pixelated images after running for a while, then would go black after a short amount of use, then it completely died.


My computer: ABS Gladiator Gaming PC featuring an Intel 10700F CPU, EVGA CLC-240 AIO cooler (dead fans replaced with Noctua fans), Asus Tuf Gaming B460M Plus motherboard, 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, EVGA RTX3070 FTW3 video card, dead EVGA 750 watt power supply replaced with Antec 900 watt PSU.

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Thanks I hadn’t actually upgraded the drivers in a while.


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Current System (Running at 4k): ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-F, Ryzen 7800X3D, RTX 4080, 55" Samsung Q80T, 32GB DDR5 6000 RAM, EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Cooler, HP Reverb G2, Brunner CLS-E NG Yoke, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS & Stick, Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant & Add-on, VirtualFly Ruddo+, TQ6+ and Yoko+, GoFlight MCP-PRO and EFIS, Skalarki FCU and MCDU

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My question about video drivers was actually regarding any recent upgrades.  Also, what are the video card temperatures looking like?  If a video card gets too hot, it may throttle itself.  Is there dust inside the card's cooler?

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My computer: ABS Gladiator Gaming PC featuring an Intel 10700F CPU, EVGA CLC-240 AIO cooler (dead fans replaced with Noctua fans), Asus Tuf Gaming B460M Plus motherboard, 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, EVGA RTX3070 FTW3 video card, dead EVGA 750 watt power supply replaced with Antec 900 watt PSU.

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I’ll have to take a look and see if some dust has accumulated.  I did clean it all quite well a few months ago and my case is pretty good about keeping dust off the card but I’ll have a look.

I’m not sure about the temps, but it was doing pretty basic stuff (YouTube) and the ambient temperature in my basement is quite cool this time of year (around 19-21C) so I’d be surprised if it was overheating (unless for some very unusual reason).

So far there hasn’t been a recurrance but I will have a look inside more closely.

Thanks for the suggestions, I do appreciate it. 


Dave

Current System (Running at 4k): ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-F, Ryzen 7800X3D, RTX 4080, 55" Samsung Q80T, 32GB DDR5 6000 RAM, EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Cooler, HP Reverb G2, Brunner CLS-E NG Yoke, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS & Stick, Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant & Add-on, VirtualFly Ruddo+, TQ6+ and Yoko+, GoFlight MCP-PRO and EFIS, Skalarki FCU and MCDU

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Hello Dave,

I'm having exactly the same issue with my 4070 GPU: fans run up to full speed and the video display is lost forcing a hard restart. (Resetting the GPU with Ctrl + Shift + Start + B doesn't work.) No apparent pattern as to when it happens, sometimes when the card isn't under load, although on other occasions it will happen when running MSFS or other games. Anyway, as you'll have discovered, it's rather annoying! 

Mine is a Gigagbyte GeForce RTX 4070 GAMING OC 12GB which was purchased around 6 months ago. I'm curious if Gigabyte is the manufacturer in your case too?

For what it's worth, I've tried replugging/changing power cables, updating drivers, and most recently updating the GPU bios. Not sure yet if the latter will make any difference but we'll see.

Cheers,

Nick


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Hi Nick, yes mine is a Gigabyte card...that's interesting!  

Have you contacted support?  I haven't had a recurrence of the issue but I'm thinking maybe I should so they have a log of the issue in case it ends up requiring a warranty replacement or something down the line. 


Dave

Current System (Running at 4k): ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-F, Ryzen 7800X3D, RTX 4080, 55" Samsung Q80T, 32GB DDR5 6000 RAM, EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Cooler, HP Reverb G2, Brunner CLS-E NG Yoke, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS & Stick, Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant & Add-on, VirtualFly Ruddo+, TQ6+ and Yoko+, GoFlight MCP-PRO and EFIS, Skalarki FCU and MCDU

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Thanks for confirming Dave. Yes, I've found a few other discussion relating to this issue such as this one.

New RTX 4070 Ti will stop displaying and go full fan speed out of nowhere. HELP : r/gigabyte (reddit.com)

I haven't contacted support yet, but an RMA may be on the card. However, I am going to experiment with undervolting the card beforehand.

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Please let me know how you make out!  If I can avoid an RMA I’m all over it.


Dave

Current System (Running at 4k): ASUS ROG STRIX X670E-F, Ryzen 7800X3D, RTX 4080, 55" Samsung Q80T, 32GB DDR5 6000 RAM, EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Cooler, HP Reverb G2, Brunner CLS-E NG Yoke, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS & Stick, Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant & Add-on, VirtualFly Ruddo+, TQ6+ and Yoko+, GoFlight MCP-PRO and EFIS, Skalarki FCU and MCDU

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