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Well, I have 2 GTX 570's, and most of the time I have them at stock speeds. They are reference. (Got reference because of my case design) I have an overclock profile on MSI afterburner, and a stock one. Well, the problem is, World of Warcraft doesn't like my overclocked profile, but runs fine on my stock one. If I run the overclock on them and play other games (BFBC2 for example) It plays fine. With wow it artifacts green $ signs and just crashes.

I think its just with wow though. I wouldn't have a problem with this if I didn't have to open MSI every time and switch profiles every time I want to play a different game.

Heres my overclock on the cards if anybody wants to know.

Voltage -1063
Core clock - 850MHz
Shader clock - 1700
Memory clock - 2105

Don't come in here saying "WOW DOESN'T NEED OVERCLOCKED SLI CARDS, OR YOUR RIG IS FINE BLAH BLAH"

I know my rig is powerful for wow, and can run on a single core cpu and a crap gpu from 2003 (I would know lol)

Anybody else have this problem?
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What are your gpu temps while playing WOW? You could back down your overclock. try it at 800/832 with your vgpu.
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Well, I have 2 GTX 570's, and most of the time I have them at stock speeds. They are reference. (Got reference because of my case design) I have an overclock profile on MSI afterburner, and a stock one. Well, the problem is, World of Warcraft doesn't like my overclocked profile, but runs fine on my stock one. If I run the overclock on them and play other games (BFBC2 for example) It plays fine. With wow it artifacts green $ signs and just crashes.

I think its just with wow though. I wouldn't have a problem with this if I didn't have to open MSI every time and switch profiles every time I want to play a different game.

Heres my overclock on the cards if anybody wants to know.

Voltage -1063
Core clock - 850MHz
Shader clock - 1700
Memory clock - 2105

Don't come in here saying "WOW DOESN'T NEED OVERCLOCKED SLI CARDS, OR YOUR RIG IS FINE BLAH BLAH"

I know my rig is powerful for wow, and can run on a single core cpu and a crap gpu from 2003 (I would know lol)

Anybody else have this problem?
I'm going to guess and say that every game will push your GPU in different ways..with your overclock on a reference design the game is probably pushing the overclock to the max and the gpu can't take it, so it crashes..
    
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Simple answer - it's an unstable overclock; drop them or go back to stock.
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Do some real stress testing/error checking before you settle on an OC and you won't have these issues.
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Yep all the answers so far seem correct, either lower OC or up the voltage because you aren't stable.

I like Unigine Heaven for testing stability on 500 series cards with OCP such as yours. Another thing I would strongly recommend is to lower your memory back down to stock until you get the core OC that you want stable first, then slowly work your memory clock up. You only want to have one potential variable for instability at a time. Another thing to keep in mind about your memory OC is that your card usus GRRD5 with error correcting code (ECC) that will actually decrease in performance long before it will show any more typical signs of instability like artifacts or crashing, so for that you will have to run a collection of benchmarks to get a baseline for performance at stock memory speeds (and the core OC that you are positive is stable) and then run those same benchmarks after each incremental increase in the memory OC to verify an increase in performance. Now the scores/FPS increasing is the goal obviously but if they stay the same that is likely just margin of error, but any decrease in performance will be a sign that your memory OC is too high and you'll have to lower it.

If you've found this information helpful please consider folding on your 570, it is a really strong folder.
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