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And by stock, I mean SuperClocked Edition's stock clocks (797/1950). Do you think I should flash my BIOS?
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And by stock, I mean SuperClocked Edition's stock clocks (797/1950). Do you think I should flash my BIOS?
No, do not flash your BIOS. If it ain't running at the SC stock speeds that you paid for, then its not stable regardless of how high the manufacturer sets the stock speeds.

As i said, your best bet is too send EVGA an email. Alternatively, you can try posting on their forums.
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No, do not flash your BIOS. If it ain't running at the SC stock speeds that you paid for, then its not stable regardless of how high the manufacturer sets the stock speeds.

As i said, your best bet is too send EVGA an email. Alternatively, you can try posting on their forums.
I ended up calling EVGA. He pretty much confirmed it was a faulty card. He had me do some configuration and testing with my RAM, but that didn't help. But I think I'm just going to exchange it at my local PC shop next weekend. Thanks for your help.
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Don't flash BIOS. Should your card take a dump and you can't flash it back you've voided your warranty. EVGA dosent mind over clocking, in fact they encourage it. They don't mind putting a water block as long as if you RMA you restore it back to original condition. What they don't want is for us to mess with the BIOS it's at our own risk.

Let's keep this in perspective, if your achieving clock @890Mhz or anything above you've hit stock 580 clocks. A 15% OC, anything over is gravy.

Now if you call them and say that your not stable at stock clocks but a simple voltage bump stabilizes it, there's no RMA needed.

One thing any vendor wont do is RMA a card because it's a poor over clocker because for any cards that luck of the draw. Another thing any vendor won't do is RMA a unapproved BIOS. Heck some vendors won't RMA if it's not at stock clocks when returned. Just word to the wise.

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So I installed Fanspeed Unlocker. I don't know if it's a BIOS update, but it's an official EVGA release, so it doesn't void the warranty.

Anyways, after installing that, I was able to unlock my fan speed to 100%, and I noticed that my stock voltage is now at 1038mV, as opposed to 1013mV when I first got this card. Also, games don't crash anymore on stock clocks and am able to achieve 875/2000 overclock. Is that a decent overclock?

I'm still under the 30-day exchange/return warranty for the store, do you guys think I should return/exchange my card for a "hopefully better" card or no? I'm eventually going to SLI it within a few weeks, but I was thinking I could get a good card and have a good start on SLI? What do you guys think?
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So I installed Fanspeed Unlocker. I don't know if it's a BIOS update, but it's an official EVGA release, so it doesn't void the warranty.

Anyways, after installing that, I was able to unlock my fan speed to 100%, and I noticed that my stock voltage is now at 1038mV, as opposed to 1013mV when I first got this card. Also, games don't crash anymore on stock clocks and am able to achieve 875/2000 overclock. Is that a decent overclock?

I'm still under the 30-day exchange/return warranty for the store, do you guys think I should return/exchange my card for a "hopefully better" card or no? I'm eventually going to SLI it within a few weeks, but I was thinking I could get a good card and have a good start on SLI? What do you guys think?
About the clocks, I've not fiddled with a 570 enough to comment.

As for the update you got from EVGA. That's an approved BIOS written by EVGA for EVGA cards and does NOT void your warranty. The fact it raised your voltage actually corrected the card from when you originally purchased it after being tested by EVGA. Your good to go and sounds like the BIOS flash worked for you.

Glad to hear your issue was resolved and your 570 in fact dosen't suck....case closed for your thread. Glad to hear your stable now. That alone speaks volumes.

There's a 570 over clock club in the Nvidia section, I bet you'll find a treasure of info about your over clocking there.
     
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Well I've been saying all along most people that have a 900mhz overclock on there GTX570 on air, haven't played Crysis 2 on max settings. I had a big overclock on my cards and played alot of games on it fine. Then it came to card breaking games like Crysis 2, and they just fail big time. Your Overclock compared to my cards is fine/perfect. People don't know when playing these games, the VRM's on these things get too hot for it anyway. I'm at the max overclock on my cards atm, being realistic that playing crysis 2 all night long is fine
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