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This all sounds super odd.
A random dud card can happen to anyone, but two?
Make sure you have drivers fully uninstalled and then install the 266.58 ones.
With you going back and forth from a 580, to a 560 and then back to a 580 it would be easy to miss a clean sweep at some point or another.

As for EVGA, they are amazing. I have used nothing but EVGA products for years now and would never dream of going with another GPU manufacturer. I have had 2 580's for over a year now and just added a 3rd one into the mix and they have been nothing but pure bliss. One of them did bite the dust one me once before putting them under water, but EVGA had a new one out to me in about a week. What more can you ask for?thumb.gif

Now the real question is this, seeing how I have blown god knows how much money with you guys, when do I get my free 580 so I can run 4 of them? tongue.gif
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post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by 1nst1nct1ve View Post

This all sounds super odd.
A random dud card can happen to anyone, but two?
Make sure you have drivers fully uninstalled and then install the 266.58 ones.
With you going back and forth from a 580, to a 560 and then back to a 580 it would be easy to miss a clean sweep at some point or another.
As for EVGA, they are amazing. I have used nothing but EVGA products for years now and would never dream of going with another GPU manufacturer. I have had 2 580's for over a year now and just added a 3rd one into the mix and they have been nothing but pure bliss. One of them did bite the dust one me once before putting them under water, but EVGA had a new one out to me in about a week. What more can you ask for?thumb.gif
Now the real question is this, seeing how I have blown god knows how much money with you guys, when do I get my free 580 so I can run 4 of them? tongue.gif

lol i would like the same deal as you if you get it...
post #33 of 35
If the GPU is showing artifacts before windows loads that means it's permanently damaged.
post #34 of 35
Thread Starter 
UPDATE: I can say with no doubt, this thing is toast.

I tried to perform a clean install after Uninstall and Driver Sweeper and got a 'Cannot Continue Installation' message because of not finding compatible hardware...***? I reseated the card and all power connections to it...no dice.
Tried another x16 slot...no dice.

Luckily I grabbed the spare 560Ti from work.
Slapped that in the original slot, installed whatever driver version came on the disc and have NO issues.
Ran 3DMark11 and while the scores sucked compared to what I got once out of the 580, it worked just fine.
Even tried You Tube and FB videos, which oddly enough was where the driver was consistently crashing.
I even had 3 going at once with no issue.
(No this is not a thorough diagnostic test, but it is where the 580 was failing)

I feel that as rare as it might be, I have received 2 POS 580's in a row.
There is absolutely no other explanation considering a similar but lesser product functions just fine.
I guess I have no choice now but to spend my own money to ship back the 2nd card and wait for a third.
In the meantime, I'll brush up on my dice rolling skills. rolleyes.gif
post #35 of 35
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ANOTHER UPDATE:

I keep updating this only in the event someone else is experiencing the same type of issue so as to provide as much detail about my troubleshooting steps as possible.

At this point it seems the card received via RMA has issue as well.

Not to fear! JacobF and Matthew at EVGA have jumped in to attend to the matter.

I haven't been able to experience the joys of my GTX580 yet, but can definitely say these guys are great representatives for their employer!
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I'll update again once the replacement is received and installed.

Thanks to all for the help and suggestions...not to mention putting up with my whining. biggrin.gif
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