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9800GX2 worries

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by sir-les-mp, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. sir-les-mp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Rothesay

    Ok as some of you here know i sent off my 9800 GX2 at the beginning of January to be repaired/replaced and finally received it back approxmeatly 4 weeks ago.
    I now have a problem with it again earlier today it would not boot into windows properly with the nvidia drivers running but would when running safemode.
    It seems their is an issue with one of the GPU cores and device managment is reporting a problem
    I have tried three different versions of the nvidia driver and get the same responce.
    Also as some of you also know i run [email protected] 24/7 and monitor temps etc very closley and since receiving back the 9800GX2 i have yet to see its temps go above 85c for this card is extremley good.

    Does it sound like ive killed the card again or has leadteks repair just not been good enough.
     
  2. MikeTimbers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,813

    Location: New Eltham, London

    Bad repair. Get it back off to them and demand a replacement rather than a repair.
     
  3. straxusii

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 May 2003

    Posts: 4,884

    So they took almost 3 months to return it? That is awful, what company?
     
  4. matthab

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Apr 2009

    Posts: 3,158

    BFG took a week with my card.
     
  5. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 77,974

    Tho it shouldn't die in 4 weeks - retail video cards really aren't designed for 24x7 GPGPU tasks. Some of the parts will on average fail after 5000 hours of running continuously at full load.
     
  6. MikeTimbers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,813

    Location: New Eltham, London

    How do the cards know?
     
  7. sir-les-mp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Rothesay

    as for a life span of 5000 hrs adding it up i have used only a fraction of that at 672 hrs so it should not be failing.

    #as for not designed for tasks that run 24/7 @100% i remember using a bit of software called Bryce 3d that allowed me to create a whole 3D world and when it came to rendering it it took 3-4 days at 100% to render.
     
  8. FragnaticDeath

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Apr 2010

    Posts: 363

    Location: Kent, Canterbury

    I had the same problem with my XFX 9800GX2. 1 of the GPU's stop responding. So I turned off the multi-gpu usage to single and placed the DVI plug at the one that works. That made me login into windows with no problem but only had 1 gpu working correctly for a while, and after 2 months of using it that way I bought a 5870 and took it back to be replaced
     
  9. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 77,974

    No it should not be failing already. In actual fact 5000 hours would be under worst possible conditions with little to no airflow, 24x7 GPGPU at high load levels the mosfets, etc. should still last 8500-10000 hours. Just dropping the temps by 10C can double that. But it is something to bare in mind.
     
  10. sir-les-mp

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 1,700

    Location: Rothesay

    As for Air flow i should be fine as i have 2 x Scythe Kaze Juni 1900 Slipstream Fans in the 5 1/4" drive bays directly across from my video cards
    1 of them as a rear exhaust attacthed to a Black ice Rad
    i also have a Lian Li 140mm fan above the pci slots as an exhaust as well

    All my fans are running at 100% including thoose on the video cards so im rulling out lack of air flow.
    i can also rule out my PSU as ive got a Tagan TG1100-U95 (TURBOJET) 1100watt psu.
    as for reducing temps by 10c i wish i could but the only way i can see that be possible is to add it to my WC loop but thats a cost of at least £100 if i can find a store with a block in stock.
    Which is a lot of cash to spend on a card that could be dead and not repairable a second time round.