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So I just got a F@H core11 has stopped working error in Windows 7 while folding on my GPU. The GPU is OCed.

After the error I restarted and F@H says 17 mins TPF instead of the usual 4 mins. To double check this problem I opened up JC2 to find me getting 15 FPS instead of the usual 50.

Does this mean the GPU is fried? I mean I can still boot windows, my display drivers are fine, movies play back great, but F@H and gaming has been reduced to a rubble on the GPU side.

I've removed the OC and checked F@H and gaming, still the same TPF and FPS. The OC is still currently running as well.

Thanks for your time!
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post #2 of 11
If you are using the computer the TPF will go up, if you leave it for about 30 mins it will go back down again
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If you are using the computer the TPF will go up, if you leave it for about 30 mins it will go back down again
Yes, I know this. However I noticed the increased TPF after leaving the computer to fold overnight.

On top of that, what is wrong with the low FPS in games then?
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You were right about the TPF, but my games still have much lower than normal FPS 20ish frames, making them all unplayable... Any suggestions anyone?
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Try unplugging your system from the wall and flipping the switch on your power supply, and let it sit for five minutes. Then turn the Power Supply back on, plug it into the outlet and see if performance is back to normal.

Sometimes my video card would get into a hitch EXACTLY like this where I get quite literally 5fps in games and doing that always fixed it.
Edited by Talon95 - 5/19/11 at 8:17pm
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post #6 of 11
How far did you overclock your card?

What was the core temp?
VRM temp?
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Originally Posted by Talon95 View Post
Try unplugging your system from the wall and flipping the switch on your power supply, and let it sit for five minutes. Then turn the Power Supply back on, plug it into the outlet and see if performance is back to normal.

Sometimes my video card would get into a hitch EXACTLY like this where I get quite literally 5fps in games and doing that always fixed it.
I've done this 4 times, and no such luck.

As for the OC: (See attached image)

About a month ago I noticed when folding the temp had dropped a full 10*C, and then I got this error and now while folding it's at 35 - 40*C. Where it used to be at 55 - 60*C on the GPU Diode.

I've never monitored the VRM Temp, but atm the GMCH is sitting at 35*C idle with just FF open.
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post #8 of 11
Have you tried reinstalling drivers?

If that doesn't work, I would think about returning the card to stock values and send it in for an RMA unless the warranty is out of date.

If your warranty is gone you can try the oven trick, that might work.

Your temperatures seem to be at very safe levels. Have you tried the GPU in another computer yet? It could be some other component causing the low framerates.

Good luck!
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Talon95 View Post
Have you tried reinstalling drivers?

If that doesn't work, I would think about returning the card to stock values and send it in for an RMA unless the warranty is out of date.

If your warranty is gone you can try the oven trick, that might work.

Your temperatures seem to be at very safe levels. Have you tried the GPU in another computer yet? It could be some other component causing the low framerates.

Good luck!
It was the drivers, not sure how they got imporperly installed. Oh well, thanks for the idea ! It worked!
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I'm bumping this thread because the problem has resurfaced. Here's a long description of the issue:

I have not PC gamed in a very long time, in fact a week ago when I said it was fixed with the new drivers it was, but I did not actually play the game. Since then, I have purchased Dirt 3 and am fully enjoying it with my card OCed. However, there seems to be an issue with the OC or the game or something to reproduce the problem.

I played Dirt 3 for the first time for a hour or so and exited the game to desktop to get some work done. I re-launch the game and my frames have dropped from 35-40 to 15-20. I was thinking, "oh great, again..." So I first restart my computer - doesn't work. Then I shut down my computer and leave it off for about an hour and a half - this works; the frames are restored to 35-40. I then exit the game to desktop again and re-launch it after a break. The relaunch reproduces the the problem: the frames are back to 15-20. So I decide to reinstall the card's drivers and restart after installation is complete - problem fixed again. I then quit to desktop again, and the next day I come to play and the problem is reproduced again... which brings me to this post.

This is very frustrating, not only because it affects Dirt 3, but all my games. A ubiquitous effect leads me to believe that it is a GPU issue that I have no idea about or where to begin to diagnose the problem. I was hoping OCN could help me with this

So, humbly I ask, can anyone help me out here?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Mike
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