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GPU Issues
« on: April 23, 2021, 10:06:10 AM »
Has anyone heard of widespread GPU issues across the industry due in part to the pandemic and silicon shortages, or any other cause. I keep having problems with my new GPU and although CLX keeps sending me replacements, they claim the issue has to do with GPU and QA issues at the manufacturing level and that they are seeing record numbers of RMAs. I've briefly looked online for this, but nothing jumped out at me. 
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 11:20:43 AM »
I've not heard of issues due to the pandemic (besides shortages) but there are other widespread GPU problems.  Just in case it might be helpful :


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/nvidia-staff-suggests-rolling-back-windows-10-update-to-fix-game-issues/

An NVIDIA staff member has suggested users roll back to an earlier version of Windows 10 to resolve gameplay issues on devices using NVIDIA GPUs.

Since Microsoft released the April 2021 cumulative updates, gamers have complained about frame rate drops and stuttering while playing games.

"If you are seeing lower performance in games, check if rolling back Windows 10 Update KB5000842 solves the issue," an NVIDIA staff member commented in the NVIDIA forums.

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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 11:34:59 AM »
Thanks. My card is an AMD and the nature of my problem is much more severe than reduced frame rates. I wish that is all it was.
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 12:30:28 PM »
What kind of problems?
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 01:54:15 PM »
What kind of problems?

Dude...its so upsetting. It starts with a green screen of death usually followed by artifacting or a hard reboot. Upon reboot, the computer will frequently have no signal going to any of the monitors. On occasion, I can recover and boot normally or get into safe mode. But eventually, I'll get that green screen again and lose signal to the monitors. Most recently, uninstalling the Radeon drivers with DDU and re-installing worked for awhile, but since yesterday, when I had to remove the GPU to install that damn SSD, the problem started again and I've tried that DDU flush twice and now I can't even get it to boot with a monitor signal.

They are sending me ANOTHER 6900XT (this will be no. 3). I just find it so hard to believe that two brand new top of the line GPUs have gone bad. They are convinced that the GPUs are the issue, I just can't help from feeling that something else might be screwing them up. ie. PSU, MOBO, RAM...I don't know...something else. 
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 02:09:13 PM »
Do you have a spare GPU to swap in to see if the problem persists?
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 02:18:50 PM »
Do you have a spare GPU to swap in to see if the problem persists?

Negative...but, like I said, this is the second one that has shit the bed.
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 02:36:45 PM »
If your MB has a 2nd GPU slot, try moving it.  Also, maybe try a different video cable?
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2021, 02:43:26 PM »
That blows. The really crappy part is the amount of combos/variables. I empathize.
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2021, 03:06:14 PM »
If your MB has a 2nd GPU slot, try moving it.  Also, maybe try a different video cable?

Honestly, I'm sick of troubleshooting their shit and knocking my brain to solve this problem. I can't tell you how much time I've spent unreasonably trying to make this work. It is a tremendous pain in my ass every time I need to unplug this thing and take it apart. You spend $3,200 on a new top of the line system and it should just fucking work.

I'm not directing this at you, Steve, just venting. I mean seriously though...if the new card comes in and I still have the problem. Let them test the second GPU slot and if the MOBO is the problem, let them figure it out and replace it. Both slots should fucking work!  :pullhair:
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2021, 03:31:01 PM »
no worries.  I'd be p*ssed too!
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2021, 03:33:35 PM »
Sounds like you eventually got things to work.  Glad to hear that GPU wasn't dead on arrival.  Had that happen to me with BFG Nvidia card just before they went bankrupt years ago ($500 down the drain...).  $500 graphics cards - those were the days!
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2021, 04:15:38 PM »
Couldn't find anything about the bad GPU's issue on Tom's Hardware.  But it sounds possible.
https://forums.tomshardware.com/forums/graphics-cards.9/

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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2021, 10:00:37 PM »
fwiw when I built my current pc I had 3 cpus in a row that were shit. 
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Re: GPU Issues
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2021, 01:23:18 PM »
I'm not breaking out any cigars by a long shot, but I did a manual install of the AMD drivers through the device manager and so far the system seems to be running stable. I've watched some youtube, loaded steam and downloaded a file. Otherwise, just let the thing idle on desktop and so far so good. I still only have one monitor plugged in. Next I'm going to plug in my VR headset and see if anything changes. Then, I'll run one of my sims and see what happens.

Why would installing the driver directly from the device manager, rather than through the radeon install program, which gives me the option to just install the driver make a difference?
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