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Killed my GPU. Can I recover it?

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So this just happened. First some backstory

R9 fury got scratched pcb shorting the fan-control, making the fans go 100 percent all the time. Bought a gpu pwm to motherboard pwm converter and ran the fans using speedfan, regulated by gpu temp

Insert little brother who plays with headset and doesn't notice when things go wrong (eg artifacts and the like).

Insert Asus game booster

Maybe you've already guessed what happened, the game booster disabled speedfan while my bro was playing pubg and according to him the pc suddenly went to sleep mode, but I recon the card just stopped giving output since the pc was still on when I came to take a look (was downstairs studying)


What are the chances I can recover the card? I read that I could use a heatgun / oven to melt the solder, possibly re-seating the chip on the pcb


Extra info:
The heat exhaust at the top of the case was a lot higher than usual when I shut the pc down after gpu failure
Card did not show aging symptoms prior to failure
According to him he only played one and a half rounds, it should be noted that pubg keeps the gpu pinned at 100 percent even in the menu
Led for bios toggle on card works
Pc starts with the card installed but gives no display output
Power supply is a Corsair 650 watt 80 plus gold, pc works fine on the integrated graphics
Device manager detects an unknown pci-e device but can't detect what drivers it uses nor any info about it


Any input is welcome, with the gpu prices I can't afford to buy a new one right now. Thank you

Edited by Wolfrider

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I would start saving up for a new card, prices will start going down in July,.. till then I would pull card and run on your Intel HD Graphics 4600 chip.

 

Before baking or heating with heat gun,.. try updating GPU Firmware, check if your motherboard supports UEFI, if so flash card with latest R9 Fury UEFI Firmware,.. see if that resolves fan control, and gpu pinned at 100 % issues.  https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2016/04/05/radeon-r9-fury-nano-uefi-firmware

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The fan issue is a physical one, a visible scratch merged two lanes on the pcb, and makes it impossible to control the fans via the card. That's an issue I solved, problem was the program responsible for regulating the fans got shut off by a performance enhancing program and the card slowly cooked itself to death. Also this is my brother's system, it has my old 2600k. Enough for youtube vids at 720p... I'm at fault since I recommended the asus game booster to him without considering the dangers.

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I'v never tried the baking fix, but seems like it would be an option worth trying before tossing card in the trash,..

 

It's a long shot, but there is a fuse (B200) on R9 Fury PCB that you could test.  https://community.amd.com/thread/227690

 

Good luck.  :cheers:

Edited by Braegnok

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Thanks for the replies, I asked my electronic professor and he's allowing me access to the lab (and the adjustable heatgun inside). Fingers crossed

 

Any idea if its possible to fix shorted copper lanes inside the plastic? My fix worked but its definitively not the most reliable.

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