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Yesterday evening i installed my PNY GTX 580 In the second slot of my R3E Motherboard.

Paired with a EVGA Black Ops edition 580. That was currently overclocked to 900mhz Core and 2100 memory @ 1.088 voltage.

Both were Watercooled and temps were idling at 30c and loading @ 35c when gaming.

So I ran 3Dmark11 benchmark with no issues. And during a brief time of playing CSS I noticed some green artifacting about 15 mins into the game.

So i exit out of the game and the desktop flickers a couple times and goes to a black screen. So i reset the system and boot back into windows. The windows splash screen loads up, and immediately goes to a black screen.

So i power down the system, and started back up and this time i was able to get into windows. But the resolution was low and i had to re'install the drivers for the 580's.

So after installing i restart windows. And it loads back up fine no black screens or low res.

So i go into nvidia control panel to enable sli. But it was only detecting one card. So i go to check Device Manager and noticed both cards are being detected but the second 580 has a next to the second gtx 580. And gave the error 43 code.

So i try resetting the overclock back to stock settings and Nothing different.

I tried uninstalling all the nvidia drivers and booting into safe mode using driver sweeper. Re'installed all the necessary drivers from Nvidia Web Site. Still nothing.

So i turned off the power to the first PCIEx16 lane. And left the second one enabled. So i switch the hdmi cable to the second card and boot up the system. And immediately notice the strange blue horizontal artifacting.

I haven't reseated the cards yet. For the simple reason of having to empty my whole water cooling system. So I would like to get some feedback from a knowledgeable community first before doing something foolish. LOL

I would really appreciate some input from you guys on this graphic card issue that i'm suffering from.

Thanks in Advance!
Edited by Zaxis01 - 6/10/11 at 7:22pm
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Did you ever try the pny 580 without the evga one? Sounds like rma time unfortunately.
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Yeah I used it by itself and it ran fine.

But once i installed it in SLI I get the graphic issue.
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Sounds like it could be a power supply issue. I was getting black screens with my SLI setup as well because something was causing a short
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But how do you explain the artifacting?
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Hey Karsa do they return cards that have been watercooled?
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Hey Karsa do they return cards that have been watercooled?
been wondering about this aswell..i have a pny 580 underwater
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I contacted PNY about my GPU And apparently you have to obtain a copy of your receipt.

I don't understand the purpose of this.

As long as you have it registered and have the upc and serial numbers that shouldn't matter. Should it?
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