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Hey guys,

I recently upgraded my GPU from a MSI GTX285 to a Point of View GTX570 and I'm really enjoying it so far.

(This specific card: link)

I haven't tried to OC it yet, but after reading some topics about it, it would seem the reference GTX570 has bad VRM's, correct?

Now how do I make sure that my card is a reference GTX570? And since my new card is a recent version, wouldn't the problem with bad VRM's be fixed by now?

And last question, because I couldn't really find a clear answer. Do the VRM's die so quickly because of overheating? Or are they just 'poorly made'?

Thanks in advance
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I don't think the VRAM problem has been fixed, I would not recommend OC'ing it.
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You can goto 1.1v if you wish, just keep your card under 80'C at all times.

If you can get to 900core with less voltage though, just stop at that speed. A good clocker would 900core with 1.05v
    
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Thanks for the quick replies!

What would be a normal voltage at stock? Mine is currently at 0,975.
Has it been proven that 1.1v is safe?
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Normal voltage depends on the card and your voltage had a good VID for a 570. 1.1v is safe imo.

Like I said, don't have your card go over 80'C
    
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I'm just concerned about the reports I've read about killing a GTX570 even under the 1,1v, even when they were cooled.

So that's why I'm also asking, is my card a reference one or a non-reference one?

And is it known which specific VRM's are causing the problems? Like a certain model?
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I think all 570s that aren't the twinfrozr have a 4+1 phase design, and that's what can possibly cause the vrms to fry.
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