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[WCCF]Nvidia’s GTX 680 Red Screen Of Death Issue Arises

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Nvidia’s GTX 680 is currently the fastest graphics card on the planet that annihilates all the competition it has been put against but then again there’s a problem. Some have said of a problem arising better described as the “Red screen of death” that has caused much uproar among the community on a wide number of forums online.

Some have blamed it on the GPU-Z, AIDA64 and other third party testing as well as benchmarking tools as the root of the problem. However, AIDA64 has denied all such allegations and also yet diagnosed the source of the problem and come up with an adequate solution.

As per details, AIDA developers had explained over at the official forum, when their own tool tries to read the GTX 680’s BIOS, it leads to an error that causes a red screen to show up on your respective screens.

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Some had quoted this screen leads to permanent GPU damage but rest assured it does nothing that should worry you, even when the red screen comes up, your machine will not stop functioning, just that your graphics driver would need a restart.

So it's just a program bug causing the drivers to crash. Restart and don't use the program.

I was expecting a much bigger problem, so i'm relieved.
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So it's just a program bug causing the drivers to crash. Restart and don't use the program.
I was expecting a much bigger problem, so i'm relieved.

Me too tongue.gif
Guess they needed to attract some viewers.
    
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post #4 of 51
Pretty much just legacy software screwing with the new drivers, and goes away if you disable that program from running on startup (and likely fixed with the next driver push I'd imagine). Looks like somebody just found out about it and wanted to get some hits ^^

[edit] erp beaten
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post #5 of 51
Wow, at least it can be fixed. biggrin.gif
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I wouldn't say this is all AIDA's fault,since Nvidia decided to move the gpu detail register to ROM. You can expect more problems with other programs unless Nvidia includes provisions in their next drivers to prevent this.
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post #7 of 51
Well hey, it could be worse...it could be an actual design flaw that leads to a catastrophic failure somewhere in the GPU..something to do with 28nm and the architecture... Good thing that's not the problem!
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

So it's just a program bug causing the drivers to crash. Restart and don't use the program.
I was expecting a much bigger problem, so i'm relieved.

How's the overclocking coming? I know you were having issues early on...
post #9 of 51
hmm it looks like a cool red color tongue.gif

I had no issues, but then again, im not that nerdy, that i nerd around in the bios and cpu-z etc etc smile.gif

my 680 works nicely
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funny how its an AMD red.
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