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How the heck did i damage my gigabyte g1 gaming gtx 1060 6gb?

Hi. I have had this card for a little over a year and 1 week ago i accidentaly pulled out the psu cable connected to the gpu while the pc was on. I shut down my pc and after rebooting and connecting the cable it worked fine. But then my pc made a weird sound. I thought it was coil whine so i diden't do much about it until today i turned on my pc and it booted up and showed windows 10logo. But when i got to the password screen it went black screen with a horizontal white line (non blinking) and i assumed my gpu was dead.

I then took an old gpu gtx 770 i think, and plugged it in. This one worked. I came to the conclusion that the gpu was dead. So today i went out and i bought a new psu and a new Msi 1080 8gb gpu. Just booted it up and so far it is working fine.

Questions:
That strange electrical noise that i thought was coil whine is still here and i think it might just be the hard drive. Can the hard drive have taken any damage and result in it making an electrical sound and then proceed to kill my gpu?. The sound is much lower now tho so might just be some good old coil whine.

What could have happend to my gpu which made it fail. Can unplugging the psu cable really make it die? plus it died a few days later after the incident.

Can it really be a coincidence that it just happend to fail a few days after the incident?


could it be the motherboard?

do you think something corrupted the gpu and might be corrupting this one too?


Spec:
GPU: Msi gtx 1080 8gb
PSU: Corsair RM750x
MOBO: B85M-G
CPU: I7 4790k


Thank you in advance for your help. I really appreciate it :)
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  1. Best answer
    Yes most likely unplugging it while it was on killed it ,I've come across this before.

    New one should be fine , what PSU are you running.
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  2. Pulling the power out of the graphics card is not a good idea, but it won't damage anything except in the wildest flukes of bad luck.
    There are numerous stories about this happening all over the internet. I've know someone who did it as well. Never any damage. It is (with rare exception) as dangerous as pulling the plug on some other device; or for example trying to boot without that plug in.

    I'm pretty sure something else is going on. Start unplugging things (not while running, but 1 item per boot) to sort out the noise. Or you can try to use a toilet paper roll to hear exactly where the sound is coming from.
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  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Yes most likely unplugging it while it was on killed it ,I've come across this before.

    New one should be fine , what PSU are you running.


    Corsair RM750x
    Reply to ludvigbuskthomasen
  4. Great PSU , I own the RM 850x. Have you tried to locate the noise by opening the case.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  5. bjornl said:
    Pulling the power out of the graphics card is not a good idea, but it won't damage anything except in the wildest flukes of bad luck.
    There are numerous stories about this happening all over the internet. I've know someone who did it as well. Never any damage. It is (with rare exception) as dangerous as pulling the plug on some other device; or for example trying to boot without that plug in.

    I'm pretty sure something else is going on. Start unplugging things (not while running, but 1 item per boot) to sort out the noise. Or you can try to use a toilet paper roll to hear exactly where the sound is coming from.


    the same day as it went out, the plug fell out on its own when i lifted the case because i wanted to move the pc.
    i tried to boot up without the plug (accidentaly) and it gave me a message stating. "Please turn off the power and connect the pci-e cable to the graphics card". So i did and then it was fucked
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  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Great PSU , I own the RM 850x. Have you tried to locate the noise by opening the case.


    yeah and it sounds like its comming from the gpu. To be honest i will have to wait for tommorow as it only happends when i am playing games that gets the fans going and i am not 100% sure it is still making that sound. I wen't in a game for 1 min and it sounded like it was still there. Might just be paranoia.
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  7. ludvigbuskthomasen said:
    bjornl said:
    Pulling the power out of the graphics card is not a good idea, but it won't damage anything except in the wildest flukes of bad luck.
    There are numerous stories about this happening all over the internet. I've know someone who did it as well. Never any damage. It is (with rare exception) as dangerous as pulling the plug on some other device; or for example trying to boot without that plug in.

    I'm pretty sure something else is going on. Start unplugging things (not while running, but 1 item per boot) to sort out the noise. Or you can try to use a toilet paper roll to hear exactly where the sound is coming from.


    the same day as it went out, the plug fell out on its own when i lifted the case because i wanted to move the pc.
    i tried to boot up without the plug (accidentaly) and it gave me a message stating. "Please turn off the power and connect the pci-e cable to the graphics card". So i did and then it was fucked


    Hmmm... Well a lose plug that was maybe giving intermittent power for a while would probably be more damaging than simply yanking it out.

    I know you said this above, but your two sequences sound a little at odds. Here the cord fell out while moving it, in the initial post you pulled the plug while it was running.
    What happened?
    Did you plug the power cord in while the PC was powered? If you did that, you probably killed the video card.
    Reply to bjornl
  8. bjornl said:
    ludvigbuskthomasen said:
    bjornl said:
    Pulling the power out of the graphics card is not a good idea, but it won't damage anything except in the wildest flukes of bad luck.
    There are numerous stories about this happening all over the internet. I've know someone who did it as well. Never any damage. It is (with rare exception) as dangerous as pulling the plug on some other device; or for example trying to boot without that plug in.

    I'm pretty sure something else is going on. Start unplugging things (not while running, but 1 item per boot) to sort out the noise. Or you can try to use a toilet paper roll to hear exactly where the sound is coming from.


    the same day as it went out, the plug fell out on its own when i lifted the case because i wanted to move the pc.
    i tried to boot up without the plug (accidentaly) and it gave me a message stating. "Please turn off the power and connect the pci-e cable to the graphics card". So i did and then it was fucked


    Hmmm... Well a lose plug that was maybe giving intermittent power for a while would probably be more damaging than simply yanking it out.

    I know you said this above, but your two sequences sound a little at odds. Here the cord fell out while moving it, in the initial post you pulled the plug while it was running.
    What happened?
    Did you plug the power cord in while the PC was powered? If you did that, you probably killed the video card.


    i pulled the plug about 4 days ago and the weird coil whine ish noise began. Yesterday it then fell out by itself while i was moving the pc and after i plugged it in again with the pc turned off, i tried to boot up and it failed.

    4 days ago i might have plugged it back in while it was running, but i really don't remember.
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  9. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Great PSU , I own the RM 850x. Have you tried to locate the noise by opening the case.


    I have played ac origins for 6 hours today and it seems like the noise is still there. I have been seaching and found this video of the exact same noise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZukywN0nOA&feature=youtu.be
    not at all that loud tho. My sound is lower than my case fans. i think it is coil whine and when i look up in the sky in a game it increases in frequency.

    When i changed the gpu i notticed the clipping thing in the gpu slot on my mobo had broken. So i glued it together and when i changed the gpu it both clicked and the clip when up and everything looked normal.

    Important questions for my paranoia:
    Can the fact that the clip was broken have caused my other gpu to fall in and out of the slot as it vibrates and thus killing it? it was screwed in tho.

    From all i have heard this noise should not be harmful and is just a luck of the draw. But still i think its too much of a coincidense that right after i had my incident with the psu cable and the other gpu, it started.
    Do you think it is something i should look more into?

    Do you think the glued on clip will hold?

    And last but not least. I get to a gpu temp around 60-70 under load and the exact same with my cpu. Is that safe numbers?

    Thank you very much for your patience :)
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  10. ludvigbuskthomasen said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Great PSU , I own the RM 850x. Have you tried to locate the noise by opening the case.


    I have played ac origins for 6 hours today and it seems like the noise is still there. I have been seaching and found this video of the exact same noise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZukywN0nOA&feature=youtu.be
    not at all that loud tho. My sound is lower than my case fans. i think it is coil whine and when i look up in the sky in a game it increases in frequency.

    When i changed the gpu i notticed the clipping thing in the gpu slot on my mobo had broken. So i glued it together and when i changed the gpu it both clicked and the clip when up and everything looked normal.

    Important questions for my paranoia:
    Can the fact that the clip was broken have caused my other gpu to fall in and out of the slot as it vibrates and thus killing it? it was screwed in tho.

    From all i have heard this noise should not be harmful and is just a luck of the draw. But still i think its too much of a coincidense that right after i had my incident with the psu cable and the other gpu, it started.
    Do you think it is something i should look more into?

    Do you think the glued on clip will hold?

    And last but not least. I get to a gpu temp around 60-70 under load and the exact same with my cpu. Is that safe numbers?

    Thank you very much for your patience :)


    The clip being broken likely did not cause your motherboard to vibrate in and out as you would have been crashing like crazy if this occurred. It is essentially a binary situation: If it works, it is likely good enough, if it wasn't good enough the failure will be quick and obvious.

    Your temps are ok.

    The sound in the clip was fan noise. Fan noise when the fan is at 100% is normal. You can try to blow out the fan and see if that helps.
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  11. ludvigbuskthomasen said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Great PSU , I own the RM 850x. Have you tried to locate the noise by opening the case.


    I have played ac origins for 6 hours today and it seems like the noise is still there. I have been seaching and found this video of the exact same noise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZukywN0nOA&feature=youtu.be
    not at all that loud tho. My sound is lower than my case fans. i think it is coil whine and when i look up in the sky in a game it increases in frequency.

    When i changed the gpu i notticed the clipping thing in the gpu slot on my mobo had broken. So i glued it together and when i changed the gpu it both clicked and the clip when up and everything looked normal.

    Important questions for my paranoia:
    Can the fact that the clip was broken have caused my other gpu to fall in and out of the slot as it vibrates and thus killing it? it was screwed in tho.

    From all i have heard this noise should not be harmful and is just a luck of the draw. But still i think its too much of a coincidense that right after i had my incident with the psu cable and the other gpu, it started.
    Do you think it is something i should look more into?

    Do you think the glued on clip will hold?

    And last but not least. I get to a gpu temp around 60-70 under load and the exact same with my cpu. Is that safe numbers?

    Thank you very much for your patience :)


    You are correct that noise is usually not harmful.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
  12. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    ludvigbuskthomasen said:
    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Great PSU , I own the RM 850x. Have you tried to locate the noise by opening the case.


    I have played ac origins for 6 hours today and it seems like the noise is still there. I have been seaching and found this video of the exact same noise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZukywN0nOA&feature=youtu.be
    not at all that loud tho. My sound is lower than my case fans. i think it is coil whine and when i look up in the sky in a game it increases in frequency.

    When i changed the gpu i notticed the clipping thing in the gpu slot on my mobo had broken. So i glued it together and when i changed the gpu it both clicked and the clip when up and everything looked normal.

    Important questions for my paranoia:
    Can the fact that the clip was broken have caused my other gpu to fall in and out of the slot as it vibrates and thus killing it? it was screwed in tho.

    From all i have heard this noise should not be harmful and is just a luck of the draw. But still i think its too much of a coincidense that right after i had my incident with the psu cable and the other gpu, it started.
    Do you think it is something i should look more into?

    Do you think the glued on clip will hold?

    And last but not least. I get to a gpu temp around 60-70 under load and the exact same with my cpu. Is that safe numbers?

    Thank you very much for your patience :)


    You are correct that noise is usually not harmful.


    if you where in my shoes. Would you worry about anything that i stated that sounds weird or would you just relax?

    btw i got a dvd with drivers on with my gpu, which i can't run because i don't have a dvd player installed to my pc and there is not enough room in my case to have it. Since i have geforce experience installed and i am on windows 10, do i then need to run that dvd to install drivers?
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  13. No need to install DVD drivers.
    Reply to SR-71 Blackbird
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