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My 580 will be getting wet today. Ordered a Danger den black chrome block, 120 rad, and some blue tubing to add to my loop. UPS delivering today. Should be interesting.
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Based on experience and I like to get more if anybody can provide me:

example (dont use my advices, but lets make something useful together)


Complete computer crash and reboot
  • Memory freq. not compatible, Try to raise or lower memory freq.
  • Memory overheated. Get better cooling on memory chips.
  • You went far above what your GPU can handle. Reduce clock, and raise again in smaller steps.


Driver crash and recover
  • Add more voltage


Blank screen, solid colour, can be all colours.
  • Reduce voltage [ftw420]
  • Eventually reduce CPU clock, to see if its a PSU issue. [error-id10t]

Artifacts, blinking light, that doesnt look right.
  • Add voltage
  • Reduce GPU OC

Blinking (purple) arrows - all over.
  • Add memory voltage [ftw420]
  • Reduce memory OC. [ftw420]

Blank screen, even after reboot/no post
  • Try investigating problems related to anything else than OC. Reset bios, clr bios, remove battery for 30 min., re-install the card in the pci-e slot etc.
  • RMA and start over.


Low scores - when it should be high
  • Too much heat. Get better cooling, or lower voltage
  • Memory failures. Try to reduce memory freq.

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Khalam, getting it colder should do the trick.

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Originally Posted by qwwwizx View Post
I am not really sure about this and have similar questions. Now that we can't read out the BSODs we could put our brains together and make a simple GFX OC trouble list. We should base it on experience:

example (dont use my advices, but lets make something useful together)


Complete computer crash and reboot
  • Memory freq. not compatible, Try to raise or lower memory freq.
  • Memory overheated. Get better cooling on memory chips.
  • ...


Driver crash and recover
  • Add more GPU voltage
  • ...
  • ...

Blank screen, can be all colours.
  • Add or reduce GPU voltage
  • ...
  • ...

Low scores - when it should be high
  • Too much heat. Get better cooling, or lower GPU voltage
  • Memory failures. Try to reduce memory freq.
  • ...
The solid color screen usually means too much voltage for me.
also,
flashing colored lights = more gpuv or reduce OC
^^^^ all over screen, more memory voltage or reduce mem OC
black screen when voltage drops to nothing = OCP. I've never hit OCP with a fermi yet though.
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post
Khalam, getting it colder should do the trick.



The solid color screen usually means too much voltage for me.
also,
flashing colored lights = more gpuv or reduce OC
^^^^ all over screen, more memory voltage or reduce mem OC
black screen when voltage drops to nothing = OCP. I've never hit OCP with a fermi yet though.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1049...l#post14855988

I tried to update your experience. Can you see if I got it right?
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pretty close, for memory I have gotten little purple arrows ^^^ all over the screen when pushing too hard (& plain old triangle artifacts).
With OCP black screen you have to have a meter to see if it is actually OCP, the volts will drop to nothing at the same time but be OK after a reboot. Black screen after booting is still a bad sign if you can't see the POST...
    
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OP has been updated.


First and Second Post were used in total.

1.)We crutially need Gaming section data!!!
2.)The Member Picture Gallery will only contain the pics showing until the poll has been conducted, up until then only the links will be showing.
I know that I didn´t implement all pictures at this point, but I couldn´t find any other in the 130+ pages.
Please post more data for the photo section or repost them cause I am sure I couldn´t catch them all.

3.)I have reestablished the club ranking a little and attached a little authentic "story line" to every rank to make it more personal^^
Hope you like it if not we can get it back to strictly after results.

4.)All result updates and entries will be updated during this week.
I am having my next exam at friday so I will have to study a little hope you understand.

5.)I have been in contact with Nvidia to integrate an employee to OCN as correspondant.
But I requested he would be attached to this thread only^^ in order to keep us in the middle

The OP is not finished yet, I have a couple of more modifications in mind that will also be done during the week.

Stay tuned
Edited by Kung Pow - 9/7/11 at 4:36pm
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My rigs aren't pretty, usually looks like a pile of fans or a pile of foggy ice covered pots.

4 way sli gtx580s, gpus simultaneously air, water & ln2 cooled. had to mix it up to make things fit & clock similarly.


well frozen card
    
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Thanks for starting the troubleshooting guide there (I was getting a grey screen with no errors).

I dropped the CPU clocks and raised the GPU clocks and it passed.. though the overall score went down a fair amount, the GPU score went up. I guess the only solution to combine all of this is to buy a bigger PSU.

[error-id10t][GTX580 CU II / Lightning][960/2100@1.15V][ID=31c/LD=71c]

Graphics score: 14623 (previous 14535).


Edited by error-id10t - 9/7/11 at 8:21pm
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You mean that your PCIe slot on the mobo doesn't align with the case's pci opening in the back?

That's weird. I don't know that case but it sounds like your mobo and case are not compatible (ATX? mini ATX?).

Please fill your system specs on the userCP so that we can have a better idea of how to help you.

The crazy artifacts at windows launch are probably due to your card not being properly seated on the PCIe slot and its bad. If you try gaming like that you risk "burning" your card (especially if it moves on the slot during gaming).

My advice to you is threefold:

1) verify if you mobo and case are of the same standard (ATX, mini ATX, etc);

2) depending on 1, you might: get a new case; or have to properly mount your mobo so that your pci slots align with the case openings in the back;

3) after that is solved and as a result, your card is properly seated and FIRMLY attached to the case, you might wanna install MSI Afterburner and configure a less aggressive fan profile for your card. I have similar cards and they come with a noisy fan profile, which you don't need unless they're highly OCed and you're benching. The fan speed of my two Lightnings never goes above 55% and so they are very silent. Temps go to 82C (top card) and 77C (bottom card) at load (ambient 28-31C, damn summer) and that's just fine for gaming. With only one card is even easier to trade of some cooling performance (by lowering the fan speed profile) for a more silent pc.

About removing the card's cooler I can't help you as I've never done that. You could try searching here at OCN or on google, I'm sure that is easy to do

Post back and let us know how it is going, man

And again, DO NOT turn on your pc until that card is well seated on the PCIe slot! You're risking damaging it and even your mobo.

P.S.: your voltages have probably nothing to do with it, and until you are able to test the card in the correct position you can assume that the card itself is good and is not to blame for the artifacts and crazy screens.
Aerocool xpredator are designed to fit all mobo size according to the spec, i already contact MSI and they suggested I RMA back my card. Thanks for the reply =)
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Aerocool xpredator are designed to fit all mobo size according to the spec, i already contact MSI and they suggested I RMA back my card. Thanks for the reply =)
Oh, good then!
So, the card was bent or something?
Anyways, good to know you've figured it out
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