Originally Posted by Saizer
That's why you should not buy something that's not from evga, Asus or MSI (basically).
EVGA is overly overrated . My GTX 470 will do thousands of artifacts on stock volts. It also fails in Crysis miserably lol and end up with a driver crash. It was a terrible experiance with them. Unstable card, terrible overclocker & everything bad you can think off .
Just want to share my 2cents.
Back to OP. I had the same problem with my GTX 470. But I raised the voltage a notch and the card become stable again.
Here what I did/you should do :-
1- Download MSI Afterburner
2- Unlock voltage
3- Increase the voltage one notch.
4- Load OCCT 3.1.0 instead of OC Scanner, It is much more relliable and accurate at finding artifacts.
5- Try increasing the voltage. Until you reach the point that your card don't get errors on OCCT or OC Scanner.
6- As long as your card artifacts on your stock voltage. decreasing it doesn't seem a very wise choice. since you will make things much worse.
The card become hotter and louder? yes. but you have no other choice than to try increasing the voltage of the card or RMA it.Edited by HeadlessKnight - 9/17/11 at 6:58pm