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    Mar 2020

    Is my Z-97 A bad?


    I have an Asus Z97A motherboard and I'm trying to ascertain if it's the cause of my GPU issues.

    Over the past five years or so I've had three graphics cards die while plugged in to this motherboard. 2 x EVGA 980ti's and, most recently, an ASUS 1660ti. After the most recent I've been unable to get any of my backup cards to behave properly. To be precise: when the GPU fans spin up the system crashes. Not EVERY time but often enough to be consistent. At this point I fear to install the 1660's replacement.

    - The OS is as up to date as it's going to get (Win7 64-bit)
    - The drivers for all cards were installed only AFTER the previous drivers and control software were completely uninstalled.
    - I've replaced and upgraded the Power Supply twice and am, at this point, fairly certain that it was never the issue.

    So right now I'm thinking that I've had either a remarkable streak of bad luck with graphics cards or the motherboard is flawed.

    Are there utilities to test motherboard?
    What other steps can I perform?

    Thanks for your time and attention.
    Cheers and carry on.

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