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well. in the past i have had issues with this card. Although it seems to chew through what i throw at it. these little issues that randomly arise are beginning to become annoying.

This time. I get completely random drops in FPS. and i mean drastic drops to where the game becomes unplayable for 2-5 seconds.

Here is what I have done so far.

-Initially i thought it might be a bad seating in the PCI slot. As i recently switched cases.Re-seated and no results.

-Played around with drivers. 275 were no good. 273...no good. 266.58, better but still no good. Along with changing drivers I went through and tried re-installing each driver once as well. (Uninstalled, reboot into safe mode, driver sweeper, reboot and install again) This brought no results.

This happens in everygame I play. Older and newer.

Day Of Defeat, fps hovers near 200, then randomly drops into the low 20's and teens. then goes up to 70's and 80's and back up.

Guild wars, with vsync, fps is at a constant 60-62. then randomly drops to low 20's

Dirt 3, all settings on high, fps stays 70-90fps and drops to low 20's.

Now I have also tried lowering settings on the games. and I still got these lag spikes. Although looking at the numbers, it might not seem that bad because 20 fps is still playable. when It drops I literally get frozen screens in 1 seconds intervals. Which makes the game unplayable for that period.


Is my gpu dyeing? I dont get any artifacting. Or other abnormalities other than the spikes. Could someone help me out?

I am considering RMA'ing the card to EVGA. But I don't want to send them my card. Only to find out they didnt find anything in their testing.

EDIT: The highest temps I am seeing via gpu-z and evga presicion are 60-62C while playing dirt 3. Everything else keeps it at 50C and below. And it passes OCCT gpu-memtest and occt spu testing with flying colors. However temps get a bit up there
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post #2 of 10
easy fix RMA the card and you be good EVGA Honor they name
Edited by skyn3t - 8/7/11 at 2:33pm
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post #3 of 10
RMA The card
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Mine were acting up a week or two ago, mine really don't like current drivers I rolled back to 266.XX and that cured all my GPU problems. If that isn't it then yes, RMA it who doesn't like shiny new toys ?
    
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Yep, RMA is the way to go.
    
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alright, I went through and ran OCCT again. It still passes the gpu-occt beautifully. However, I got mixed results with occt gpu memtest. I ran the test 3 times with 20 passes each. twice it passed fine. But one of the times it came back with close to 400 errors. For some reason I am unable to recreate the errors though... whats up with that?

I also installed the Direct X user runtime.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=35

The test with errors was before the install. But after Is when i am unable to recreate the errors.

Could that have been the problem?
Edited by mwl5apv - 8/7/11 at 2:52pm
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I had similar problems that could not be conclusively nailed down. I ended up RMAing my 460 to eVGA and they sent me back a new card. I've been using the new one since without trouble.
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ok, I will begin filling out an RMA request

One more thing. In OCCT, looking at the temp monitoring it has. It shows me a tempurate called TEMPIN2. what is it? It reads 128C constant. doesnt fluctuate what so ever. Is it a glitched sensor? no sensor? Or should I be worried?
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post #9 of 10
Sounds like it's probing the wrong or nonexistent sensor and is just translating whatever voltage it sees into a temperature. Ignore it.
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Will do.

Now the only thing i am hoping is that when i send the card in. They don;t reply with " we found nothing wrong with the card, you have to pay $xxx.xx for the replacement"
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