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Hey guys,

I OC-ed my cards to 840mhz at 1.025 vcore and passed a bunch of stress tests awhile ago. This included Unigine Heaven, Crysis 1, Crysis 2, Kombuster, and OCCT GPU.

However, last few days I've been starting up WoW and I kept getting random freezes where it goes to a black screen and I can only see my mouse icon. Just now however, I got something like this ...

http://img546.imageshack.us/i/img0394k.jpg

Is this a sign of an unstable OC or is this more game related??
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That's the card. Retry OCCT with a shader complexity of 4, it's the best test for fermi cards. Shocking that it'd happen in WoW but not Crysis 1...
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Yep, I find that sometimes the best test for GPU is really to play all the games out there...I thought it was stable but I guess not. I think I'm going to revert to stock, since 2 580s rip anything I play, there was really no need to OC in the first place. I just wanted a second opinion! Are you 90+% sure its the card?
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post #4 of 8
Have you tried both cards individually on those clocks? One of the two might not be able to handle it.

The green dots is almost 100% the card. A black screen with a visible mouse is odd however, is it windows pointer or the WoW hand pointer?
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different games seem to stress different to me
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I find that with SLI off, it seems to run longer without a hard freeze. With it on it's faster. I'm guessing both cards have issues with stability, but the 2nd card is worse. The pointer is the WoW hand. The screen goes black, I can hear the music but can't do anything.
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See if you can get this to happen at stock. Also, when this happens, does the game register as non-responsive in the task manager?

If it's available, I might also see if WoW's repair function can find any problems.
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The stock card runs at 800 mhz, so i'll try that. When it turns to black screen / artifacting I cant do anything. The only thing I can do is force restart with the reset button =\\

EDIT: repaired wow as well
Edited by Rakhasa - 4/26/11 at 7:08pm
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