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How to check if GPU is dead? (No signal from GPU)


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axl2468

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Hello!

 

So I have a GTX 1050 that suddenly stopped working after using it for a little more than a year. It was working fine a week ago, I was even able to play games properly on it with no noticeable problems (like screen artifacts). Then recently I've been getting a black screen when the monitor is connected to the video card (no POST screen, nothing). I don't think this is a problem with the motherboard or any other components though, because I can connect the monitor to the integrated graphics without any problems. In addition, the GPU fans work properly.

 

This is what I've tried so far:

1. Reseated the GPU (multiple times)

2. Tested the GPU in a different computer (had same symptoms)

3. Cleaned the GPU

4. Uninstalled drivers using DDU

5. Attempted to reinstall drivers (Nvidia's installer did not detect the GPU)

 

How do I check if my GPU is really dead? RMA isn't really an option for me since I couldn't find a way to do that in the country that I live in (Philippines) and the box for my GPU is missing. The only options that I have (both that I want to be a last resort) is to either use the "oven" method (or try to have it fixed in a local shop) and/or just buy a cheapo $10-20 used GPU to use temporarily (I'm strapped for cash, I'm a student).

 

Help would be appreciated.


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iammykyl

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Gday axl2468.

You have just about tried all the options a home user can use.

If no result trying the below, I would say the gpu is faulty

 

A different slot on the MB, if available.

All the GPU outlet ports.

Different cables, if the monitor supports them. 


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As  already stated you tested everything you could. The fact that you had the exact symptoms in another computer tells me it is the GPU card.


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