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4 blown GPUs

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after changing my motherboard to an Asus Crosshair Hero VI with Ryzen 1800x (1701 Bios) I have had 2 Radeon Fury X cards fail and now two NVidia 1080 TI also fail. All cards were used as standalone ie no Crossfire or SLI. All work for about a month or so and then have no video output. All the GPUs have failed under a load ie. Witcher 3 played at 4K on maximum settings.

System also includes:
Corsair AX 1500i
AE-5 Soundcard
Samsung SSD
32GB RAM

Apart from a factory overclock (Rog Strix 1080Ti OC) , I have no overclocked components.
thanks.
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  1. That would limit things down to either the power supply or motherboard. And since you just changed motherboards before this happened im leaning towards that. Maybe see about a replacement. Is it in warranty still?
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  2. The common denominator here seems to be the PSU. Heat could also be a factor. Are you using these GPUs to mine crypto-currency?

    Also, why haven't you used the GPUs in CF or SLI mode?
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  3. Kevern_11 said:
    That would limit things down to either the power supply or motherboard. And since you just changed motherboards before this happened im leaning towards that. Maybe see about a replacement. Is it in warranty still?
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  4. for what its worth, I lean towards the Motherboard being faulty. After the fury x failure, installation of the 1080ti created all kinds of problems in the Asus bios. Typically, the bios kept stalling with the code b2 (or 62?). Eventually by constant restarting of the bios, I got it to boot normally. I only use my PC for office work and Witcher 3 gaming. Nothing else. curently, I have installed a 1050Ti - which is running as expected.
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  5. Are you running the most up to date BIOS version for the motherboard (I have the same mobo and CPU in my main gaming rig)?
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  6. COLGeek said:
    The common denominator here seems to be the PSU. Heat could also be a factor. Are you using these GPUs to mine crypto-currency?

    Also, why haven't you used the GPUs in CF or SLI mode?


    no mining. no cross fire/sli since I've only owned one card at a time.
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  7. pderlacki said:
    COLGeek said:
    The common denominator here seems to be the PSU. Heat could also be a factor. Are you using these GPUs to mine crypto-currency?

    Also, why haven't you used the GPUs in CF or SLI mode?


    no mining. no cross fire/sli since I've only owned one card at a time.

    Understood. So you went through 2 Furys and then 2 1080tis. Was this all with the same motherboard?
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  8. I'm guessing that the issue is either your power supply, or the household power itself. Is it possible that the power at the socket is dirty, under-volted or over volted? Would you happen to have a meter laying around?
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  9. rcald2000 said:
    I'm guessing that the issue is either your power supply, or the household power itself. Is it possible that the power at the socket is dirty, under-volted or over volted? Would you happen to have a meter laying around?


    the two furys and two 1080 ti weere all with the same motherboard. Im not into electronics and wouldnt know how to use a meter - that said it might be useful for me to purchase one and test the PSU.
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  10. pderlacki When you say that all four GPUs failed, what precisely were you seeing or not seeing? What were the symptoms that lead you to believe that the GPU's failed?

    Which type of cable are you using to connect from the graphics card, to the display? Could the source of the problem be the cable itself? Could you do me a favor and please take at least two pictures of the inside of your build, upload the images to imgur and share the links here. I want to make sure that all the motherboard sockets are powered and view the airflow.
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  11. rcald2000 said:
    pderlacki When you say that all four GPUs failed, what precisely were you seeing or not seeing? What were the symptoms that lead you to believe that the GPU's failed?

    Which type of cable are you using to connect from the graphics card, to the display? Could the source of the problem be the cable itself? Could you do me a favor and please take at least two pictures of the inside of your build, upload the images to imgur and share the links here. I want to make sure that all the motherboard sockets are powered and view the airflow.
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  12. cable to the GPU were the two 8 pin leads that came with the PSU. GPU to monitor is display port. The DP cable is certified to meet all the required crtiteria for DP.
    I have taken several pictiures of my set up - but since its night time here (UK) the pics are not of great quality. My case is a Thermaltake core P9 - which is open on 4 sides with a tempered glass side.

    Symptoms. loss of video - but full sound. The monitor scree would just blank. PC would boot fully - I know this because my connected scanner made a bleeping noise on boot up. All four cards failed when playing Witcher 3. there was a loss of picture and the monitor would say "no video".

    I do some monitoring of the GPU and other parameters using Corsair Link - none of the NVidia GPU temperatures rose above 45C.
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    Do you have a spare video cable to try? Either DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI? Even brand new cables can sometimes arrive damaged. Personally, I just had an issue with trying to display HBO now on my 1080p TV. I was running a HDMI 1.0 cable from my GPU to my television and the image would blank out. Turns out that it was a poor quality cable. I replaced it with an Amazon recommended HDMI, which was much thicker, and the issue was completely resolved.

    At the same time, I recommend also reaching out to Corsair. You have a $450 power supply, with a ten year warranty. Talk to them about your problem and see what they say.
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  14. rcald2000 said:
    Do you have a spare video cable to try? Either DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI? Even brand new cables can sometimes arrive damaged. Personally, I just had an issue with trying to display HBO now on my 1080p TV. I was running a HDMI 1.0 cable from my GPU to my television and the image would blank out. Turns out that it was a poor quality cable. I replaced it with an Amazon recommended HDMI, which was much thicker, and the issue was completely resolved.

    At the same time, I recommend also reaching out to Corsair. You have a $450 power supply, with a ten year warranty. Talk to them about your problem and see what they say.



    I have changed the DPO cable - very recently. However, I will purchase another one and give it a try.

    On each occasion when I have returned the GPU - all have been confirmed as not working.
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  15. If the OEM's confirmed that they were indeed not working, not just initiating the RMA process, but confirming that the GPU's were dead..... AND you've already swapped the motherboard, then it's got to be power. Contact Corsair ASAP.
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  16. Im beginning to think that you are right in the diagnosis - PSU problem. I will take your advice and contact Corsair.

    Many thanks for help and support - very much appreciated.
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