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I watched this video and he said: "If your GPU hangs, which it should when you hit the max Core Clock, go to the nVidia/ATI website and download and reinstall the lastest drivers for your graphics card."

I was overclocking by 10Mhz at a time and then my computer screen went black for a sec and windows said somthing about driver blah blah....

The video I was watching on youtube also went Green since then I dropped it like 5MHz.

Did I just experience a GPU hang?

Do I need to go download the latest drivers?


My MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC is at:
MSI AfterBurner

Core Voltage: haven't touched.

Core Clock: 975

Shader Clock: 1950

Memory Clock: 2100 (haven't touched yet)

Fan Speed %: Auto

Was using FurMark:

FPS 75 Average
65 degrees
Edited by VisitorQ - 4/29/11 at 6:51am
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post #2 of 22
Who the hell said that? tongue.gif

If you're increasing your core clock and or memory clock, and your display driver crashes (screen goes black, restores, and then tells you it crashed and successfully restored) then you've experienced instability, or your maximum overclock for that clock.

Say you brought your core clock all the way up to 850, no problems yet. However, once you bring it to 855, your display driver crashes. Bring it down 1 notch at a time until you do not crash.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VisitorQ;13318058 
I watched this video and he said: "If your GPU hangs, which it should when you hit the max Core Clock, go to the nVidia/ATI website and download and reinstall the lastest drivers for your graphics card."

I was overclocking by 10Mhz at a time and then my computer screen went black for a sec and windows said somthing about driver blah blah....

The video I was watching on youtube also went Green since then I dropped it like 5MHz.

Did I just experience a GPU hang?

Do I need to go download the latest drivers?

Nope. All you have to do is stabilize the overclock.

I mean, I've never heard of reinstalling the driver when overclocking; it doesn't make sense to me. Just stabilize and enjoy.

The guy who said what you heard does not know what he's talking about. Either that, or perhaps the context was different. Either way, reinstalling the driver or changing your driver is not necessary.
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post #4 of 22
My GTX 470s are pretty hung.

You don't need to reinstall the drivers, however sometimes the card will crash and downclock to low power states and not reach high power states, at which time you'll need to reboot before continuing.
    
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post #5 of 22
You can try increasing your core voltage (~10mv at a time) to see if you can stabilize it. Otherwise you'll have to lower your OC until it is stable again.

Reinstalling the drivers won't change anything.

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it means you have a very big.........gpu redface.gif jk.......that was a driver crash due to an unstable oc
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VisitorQ;13318058 
I watched this video and he said: "If your GPU hangs, which it should when you hit the max Core Clock, go to the nVidia/ATI website and download and reinstall the lastest drivers for your graphics card."

I was overclocking by 10Mhz at a time and then my computer screen went black for a sec and windows said somthing about driver blah blah....

The video I was watching on youtube also went Green since then I dropped it like 5MHz.

Did I just experience a GPU hang?

Do I need to go download the latest drivers?


My MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC is at:
MSI AfterBurner

Core Voltage: haven't touched.

Core Clock: 975

Shader Clock: 1950

Memory Clock: 2100 (haven't touched yet)

Fan Speed %: Auto

Was using FurMark:

FPS 75 Average
65 degrees
At this point, I recommend increasing the voltage. It may just be that you've reached the limit of the current voltage setting.
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post #8 of 22
Can you post a link to the video?

Maybe he's referring to something else...because you don't reinstall drivers to stabalize an overclock.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;13318173 
Can you post a link to the video?

Maybe he's referring to something else...because you don't reinstall drivers to stabalize an overclock.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbPW2XnBY5E[/ame]

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It's hard to watch that video because not only is he talking way too fast, but it almost sounds like he only thinks he knows what he's talking about.

I also kinda get distracted every time he pronounces RivaTuner incorrectly.
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