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Possible bad GTX 580 Lightning(s)???

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Ok, so I installed BF3 like millions of other people last Tuesday and tried to play it. Got to the subway scene and my monitor goes black and my video card fans start going crazy. I hard-shutdown and restart, thinking nothing of it. Only the computer does it again. And again. Now I'm getting concerned so I update to the latest driver (285.62) and I still get the shut-down (monitor loses signal and light starts blinking, then computer restarts on its own).

At this point I'm thinking BF3 is fragged so I try Crysis 2 and it locks after a few minutes as well. Now I'm freaking out so I try a system restore. Still does it. I then use my backup disk and wipe the SSD to reinstall to my latest backup. Still locks. At this point I decide to do a full system erase and fresh install.

I've spent the last few days re-downloading and installing my programs and games (BF3). Everything has worked fine so far.......until now. I got home from work and started surfing the web. Suddenly the screen goes black and the computer reboots. Then it cuts off again at the "starting Windows" screen. I checked my reliability monitor and its saying I am getting Video Hardware errors. Not really sure what is the problem yet and I am hoping to get some of the legendary OCN advice on this issue.

Thanks guys and let me know if I can give you any more info...
post #2 of 12
have you tried the cards on their own? see if it is a bad card/ sli issue?
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That's the next step. I was really hoping it was software related and not hardware...
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Reseat the card/clean connector points. Safe mode driver sweep+clean driver install.Otherwise, its RMA time
 
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Just got done reseating and cleaning the connectors (also switched the card positions). Don't really see how that will fix it but so far so good. If it does it again I will try each card individually to determine which is bad...
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Back to the old "Try each card in each slot" plan. I would do that to see maybe a slot went faulty or something.
    
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If you've already tried each card seperately and/or putting each card in different slots, then it might be your SLI bridge.

If you have a spare one around try it out.
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post #8 of 12
Hmm.. What kind of clocks are you running? It could simply be an unstable core clock, which would require a slight voltage bump. Though it's kind of odd you're getting reboots instead of TDRs.

If you have Afterburner set to apply an OC at start up that may explain the crash at the windows splash screen.
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No OC's Booty. Running at stock clocks...
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running MSI AB? If so which one the beta?
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