GTX 1060 suddenly no longer recognized by computer

ms154502d8

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My MSI GTX 1060 6GT OCV1 suddenly stopped working. When I boot my PC, it beeps twice meaning it can't find a graphics card. I tried another graphics card (GTX 670) and that works fine so I know the PC isn't defective.

Odd thing is, when I put the GTX 1060 in another PC of mine, I see the PC's logo appear, then after a while I even see the Windows boot screen (with the spinner) appear but as soon as it tries to load the Windows desktop, the screen goes blank (and monitor displays "No signal"). Windows is running in the background because I can start a remote desktop session from another computer.

If I start that same PC in Linux console mode, the card works (but is in text mode).

At first I thought perhaps its VBios got corrupted so I downloaded NVFlash (for linux). When I ran NVFlash to read the card info, the card actually identifies itself as another model. Instead of identifying itself as a GTX 1060 6GT OVC1 (GPU Device Id: 0x10DE 0x1C06), it identifies itself as an MSI 1060 iGamer OC (GPU Device Id: 0x10DE 0x1C03). So there's something strange going on there.

I reflashed the VBios using the same version that was already installed on the card, but that did not help.

What else could be the cause of this problem?
 

flyingv2815b702e7

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Details on monitor? Same monitor both pcs?
If your using displayport it could just be a cable gone bad (happens)

Generally, suddenly stopped working (without a software reason)
means thats its time to start shopping for new hardware.
 

ms154502d8

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Tried different cables, different monitors, all outputs. Nothing helped.

I know chances are high I'm SOL and this card is shot. But I bought this card 2 years ago for serious cash and it's just out of warranty. I can't believe that an expensive card like this one would only last a bit over 2 years. And I can't afford a new card really. Heck, I can't even afford a used card now.
 

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A vbios will not be corrupted all of a sudden unless you performed a faulty flash. Anything else will not harm vbios. Loooks more like the card is simply bad.
 

ms154502d8

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Ok, so perhaps not the VBios. VRAM maybe?

I mean, could hardware failure cause these symptoms? That the card "works" at standard resolutions, but as soon as it switches to higher resolutions it's no longer recognized?

It's like it's not identifying itself properly anymore. Maybe its EDID InfoROM got corrupted somehow? Maybe I can find a program that can read the EDID InfoROM. See what it says.

EDIT: I don't mean EDID since that's for monitors. But I mean the card's capabilities (forgot what that's called).
EDIT2: Found it. I meant InfoROM.
 
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