A-L-E-X wrote:PS what killed your card exactly? I heard keeping GPU usage in the 50% or less range keeps GPU in good working condition for a decade or more- is that true?
N0B0DY wrote:WT*? This shouldn't have happened! Software should be incapable of causing hardware damage imo. It must have been another reason.
vlad01 wrote:I had 3 cards die within 6 months of purchase, evga 9800 GTX they were and 2 I know died due to a driver bug which stopped the fans at 0% even though the software reported something like 40%. they spiked at 113ºC and died lol. But truth be told they were bumpgate effected parts so they were likely going to die anyway. 3rd one did just like that without overheating.
I also have a 6800 Ultra with the same issue here.
As for new cards, the RX 570 is the best bang for buck out of any card on the market new atm.
N0B0DY wrote:Salvo wrote:Source of the post It's probably my fault because I downloaded Quake Champions and I couldn't stand the low textures it suggested me, so I tried full-res. The game didn't even load before it all became full black and I couldn't see anything else.
WT*? This shouldn't have happened! Software should be incapable of causing hardware damage imo. It must have been another reason.A-L-E-X wrote:Source of the post I heard keeping GPU usage in the 50% or less range keeps GPU in good working condition for a decade or more- is that true?
Again WT*? My gpu is constantly running at >99% when playing SE or Elite. Again software should NOT be capable of damaging the hardware. As a precaution though I have reduced its temperature target thermal throttling cap from 82 Co to 76Co, its max energy/power usage from 100% to 90% and finally its max GPU boost clock from 1618MHz to 1582MHz (the default NVIDIA's factory value for the GTX1080ti chip). So my card is slightly underclocked now. I'd expect all the above to be more than enough to extend my GPUs life to at least ~10y even if running 99%@~76Co during gaming. If that is not the case the H*ll with NVIDIA & AMD - I want my money baaacckkkk
A-L-E-X wrote:how does one measure heat cycles? is that basically how many times the temperature of the SC rises and falls?
vlad01 wrote:Just ordered an LG 32GK650 monitor. Can't wait for it to arrive . Going to be so much better than my 19" 900p AOC monitor from 2008 haha. All my other larger monitors have long since died and only this cheapo AOC has stood the test of time.
vlad01 wrote:They can die in various ways. My viewsonic 28" died in 2 years, its was the PSU, replaced that and got another 3 months and then the main board died, was a big waste of $1k that one. They wouldn't honor the warranty when it first died, first and last time I'll touch a viewsonic.
my Samsung one, 20" lasted about 8 year and then got the LCD cancer as I call it, starts from a single pixel and over a few hours to days the black spreads out over the LCD, its physically visible even when off so its some weird chemical breakdown.
My AOC from 2008 is still going well and I do have a Dell 4:3 17" from 2001 that works fine as well.
Most screens will slowly degrade over time but in may take years to even notice anything if nothing at all. My Dell one seems overly bright and the blacks have faded as well as uniformity has degraded but it took over 10 years for that to be noticeable. Newer panels I would imagine should fare well, the panel itself. That said I have seen benQ monitors go completely blue after a few months. At work we had about 4 of them do this. The white LEDs in the back light went blue. I guess the yellow phosphor failed in the LEDs ?