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is this throttleing becuase of a VRM overheat?

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i will run a stress and every 10 min or so this happens when overclocked what is it?
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The blips in GPU usage are what i am talking about
post #2 of 25
I believe the 580 will throttle when it gets too hot. I think that was something Nvidia added the the 570 and 580 that wasn't there in the 470 and 480.

http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/Disable-GeForce-GTX-580-Power-Throttling-using-GPU-Z.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hednik View Post

I believe the 580 will throttle when it gets too hot. I think that was something Nvidia added the the 570 and 580 that wasn't there in the 470 and 480.
http://www.techpowerup.com/134460/Disable-GeForce-GTX-580-Power-Throttling-using-GPU-Z.html

if that is so isnt that protection's value on a little small side?
45-50C
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If it's happening at a specific time, I would be willing to bet it's the program that is testing it. Not sure how it's being tested but the program might have a timer or something that resets or something every so often (10 minutes in this case).
 
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post #5 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by runeazn View Post

if that is so isnt that protection's value on a little small side?
45-50C

Seems like it too me. Most instances see it only happening with really intensive stress tests like OCCT or Furmark, and I believe that's just when it knows toy are using certain software. Still looking to see because now that i think about it doesn't seem to fit that scenario. I can't see the VRM's getting that hot unless there is another issue.
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post #6 of 25
this happens to my 5870 and 5770 when im folding as well.... I wonder.....
post #7 of 25
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it is folding and i did happen before i switched to water cooling it is just happening still and i thought that it was overheating because i would run in the mid 70's with my GPU temp before water cooling, however the VRM's had better cooling than they do now...
post #8 of 25
does your computer make a weird noise when it happens? Mine does... Idk what it is.
post #9 of 25
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ummm depends, when under load i get some nasty capasitor squeal
post #10 of 25
yeah i was thinking it was from my psu. do you know if its bad for the psu?

i was also thinking my psu isnt large enough, but looking at your specs... you have a 1500w and still experiencing it under load.
Edited by Cloudpost - 3/7/12 at 6:28pm
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