My R9 390 just kicked the bucket the other day and I want to know if there is anything I can do to fix it before I shell out cash to buy another gpu of similar performance (these inflated prices suck).
I was playing a game and walked out of my room for a few minutes and when I came back my monitor was black. I tried rebooting my PC, the monitor would turn on normally then a green bar would appear on the left side of the screen, then it would either go black or ask me to launch windows in safe mode. Even if I booted windows in safe mode it would go black again.
I figured that the thermal compound dripped onto the resistors and other components surrounding the gpu die, and that's what happened. This happened a year before and I was able to clean it up and get it working again, however, after I cleaned it, it still wouldn't work.
I've only had this card for about 1.5 years, and I was wondering if the thermal compound (arctic silver 5) might have killed it, or if it just died for seemingly no reason. My computer works just fine without the card.