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Hey guys, since the 580 doesn't have any kind of vrm temperature sensors, I was wondering, is there a certain point where the vrm's will get too hot and the computer will just bsod or freeze? Or could I actually cause damage to them if I run the voltage too high?
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No BSOD or freeze involved if VRMs gets too hot, the only sign you'll get is the PC shut itself down due to VRMs blowing up. If you're lucky, you'll see sparks too.
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Originally Posted by Jcyle;13571312 
No BSOD or freeze involved if VRMs gets too hot, the only sign you'll get is the PC shut itself down due to VRMs blowing up. If you're lucky, you'll see sparks too.

I was just going to answer: You'll know when your card goes poof...

but its really a bummer than there is no way to really tell until its too late
    
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I reckon u will see artifacts in games before it actually blows up.
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Artifacts if you're really close but within a second you'll have a quick spark and then darkness.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackandDecker;13571378 
I reckon u will see artifacts in games before it actually blows up.

Usually... no. its just... poof.
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Artifacts if you're really close but within seconds you'll have a quick spark and then darkness.

ok ok... sometimes you might get those for a second or two.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sohryu76;13571327 
I was just going to answer: You'll know when your card goes poof...

but its really a bummer than there is no way to really tell until its too late

Sadly, this is how it happens for most people, the card works one moment then it doesn't the next.

Artifacting is a telltale sign, history of the card is good to pay attention to as well.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 5/20/11 at 1:35am
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