ASUS ROG STRIX NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 White OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 10GB GDDR6X, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, White color scheme, Axial-tech Fan Design, 2.9-slot, Super Alloy Power
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This is the initial state of the LED at power-up. See the table below for Blinking Amber pattern diagnostic suggestions and possible failures. Our Axial-tech fan design is optimized for a new, larger heatsink that features more fins and surface area than last gen. The blade count is increased on all three fans, with 13 on the center fan and 11 on the auxiliary fans. The barrier ring on the side fans is slimmed down to allow for more lateral intake and to provide better airflow through the cooling array. The center fan’s extra blades and full-height ring provide boosted static pressure to blast air directly onto the GPU heat spreader. slot design expands cooling surface area compared to last gen for more thermal headroom than ever before.
Power off the computer, leaving the computer plugged in. Press and hold the power supply test button on the rear of the power supply unit. If the LED next to the switch illuminates, the problem may be with your system board. When two or more memory modules are installed, remove all the modules. (see your service manual)Reinstall one module (see your service manual and restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, continue to install additional memory modules. (one at a time) Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error. COOLING/AIRFLOW DESIGN. The RTX 3080 Founders Edition uses a unique new over/under airflow design with a fan on either side of the card. You'll note that the third-party cards do not emulate this, all using three-fan designs, with all fans on one side of the card. In short: In a reversal, these are traditional GPU-cooling schemes, with Nvidia being the one taking the radical new approach on its own card. That's not necessarily a plus or a minus; a case with better airflow above or below the card might benefit from one design over the over. The presence of three fans, though, generally correlates to card length...our next, bigger concern.
The third-party cards do not follow Nvidia's pattern, going with a variety of conventional dual- and three-connector designs. (See the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio 10G, pictured below, for one of the extreme examples: three eight-pin connectors.) If you can identify the card that failed, replace thatcard. If none of the cards failed, replace the motherboard. If you can troubleshoot, narrow down the issue by removing the memory modules one by one on to determine which module failed. You can alsocombineconfigurations to validate the appropriate combination.
In my early career, I worked as an editor of scholarly science books, and as an editor of "Dummies"-style computer guidebooks for Brady Books (now, BradyGames). I'm a lifetime New Yorker, a graduate of New York University's journalism program, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.Unplug the computer. Allow one minute for the power to drain. Plug the computer into a working electrical outlet and press the power button. Repeat this process for each expansion card installed. If the computer normally starts, troubleshoot the last card that youremoved from the computer for resource conflicts.