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Graphics card is in the sig rig.

Have been tinkering with overclocks on it for over a week now, was unable to break 900mhz but found a nice stable OC at 850mhz with 1.01v roughly.
Been like that 24/7 infact.

But the other night after installing the new signed 280 drivers, and it started showing signs of instability. Crashing driver kernel and blacking out the monitor.

Down clocked it back to stock, then I had black checkered blocks all over my screens.
Reboot sorted that out and haven't seen it since.
But, being that this card is only a few weeks old, tops. I quickly got onto the retailer and inquired about RMA'ing it.
Still not reply yet, tho. But that isn't a worry. Only been a day.

I'm back on the 275.33 drivers, and just overclocked to 915mhz. Everything ran peachy and I kind of forgot about it and kept pushing on through games.
It all locks up, that's fine I thought, just reboot and underclock.

As I started typing this, I had nothing but Firefox open and I was hearing insanely loud coil whine, and my fans were increasing in speed, checked HWMonitor and at idle with downlocked core and voltages it was sitting at 60c...

The coil whine has stopped now tho, but temps are still not fantastic. Idle 41c (normally 30c) and fan speed is back to normal tho.

I have no back up cards either. So I'm hoping to hear back from the guys I bought it from soon.
Was actually thinking of replacing it with the Asus 570 DirectCUII. Any thoughts on that? Or stick with the Gigabyte OC edition?

Thanks for listening to my tail of wonder and heart-ache. I guess...
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Isn't this a known problem on older 570s? I thought they fixed that. I was looking for the "dead 570s due to voltage tweaking" thread to get you some more information, but can't seem to find it.
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If you can change it with the asus one .
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If this was an older 570 then the extra voltage is messing with it.. the VRMs are not the best on the reference models that's why I backed down the oc to something I can achieve with stock volts GL with the card and/or RMA though.

PS: Between Asus and Gigabyte I'd go ASUS

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Originally Posted by KittensMewMew View Post
Isn't this a known problem on older 570s? I thought they fixed that. I was looking for the "dead 570s due to voltage tweaking" thread to get you some more information, but can't seem to find it.
I have heard the same thing in regards to the 570's, too. But I also heard other people who had no problems. I was hoping to be the latter.
Maximum voltage I went to was 1.07v. Seems like a dud card to me if it cracks at that voltage.

Also, thank you for trying to find me info. It's appreciated. :]

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Originally Posted by CalaQuendiR View Post
If you can change it with the asus one .
Not sure about the return policy in other countries. But given its age, all I have to do is say "It failed, and I'm not happy with the product. I want that one instead." and by law, they have to do it. So no worries there.

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Originally Posted by CloudCR View Post
If this was an older 570 then the extra voltage is messing with it.. the VRMs are not the best on the reference models that's why I backed down the oc to something I can achieve with stock volts GL with the card and/or RMA though.

PS: Between Asus and Gigabyte I'd go ASUS

Edit: 400 Posts
I think I just got unlucky. Seems to be happening a lot with fermi's tho. Especially that whine. Uuuurghhh...

Definitely going to hit them up for the Asus card, tho.

And grats on 400.
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i think the thread is called "Have You Killed a 570?" or something like that.

that is a pretty big problem if you ask me, if they skimped so hard on the VRMs that they cant take a minor over volt like that.

maybe i should have gone with a non-vanilla version. that makes me nervous lol

edit: heres the link:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...no-recent.html
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