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I'm glad I Held onto my 3 7970s. I just popped the 3 680s I got in today ahead of time before the 4th arrived, and I'm already having problems. Gameplay is fine, and the 3 680s perform nearly IDENTICAL to my 3 7970s. Even the 3dmark11 score (when the 680s would make it through the run) were only 400 points apart on my 3930k @ 4.7ghz.

The main problem I'm having is during 3dmark11 runs or even during BF3 (which never happened EVER with my 7970s), the PC will completely lose power. No BSOD. Nothing. Just poof, it's off. I'm running a 1200W PSU and there's NO way it's not enough power for the 680s when my 3 7970s ran just fine OC'd.

What I'm wondering is, have any of you running Tri-SLI setups or any of you with 680s for that matter been having this issue? Is it perhaps a driver issue?

I'm contemplating cancelling the 4th 680 and grabbing a cheap 7970 for Quadfire instead.

Let me know if any of you have experienced this problem.

I'm running the latest Nvidia driver as of today on their site btw.
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Try an older driver from nvidia and see if that changes anything. I had a problem drivers with my gtx 580's after using new drivers and my pc would shut off while gaming and benchmarking and I tested everything and couldn't find an answer for it but right when I tried new drivers the problem went away.
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Thanks. I'd hate to have to ditch these cards because of this stupid bug. If I can fix it up I'll be grabbing the 4th 680. If I can't, I'll be grabbing a 4th 7970. I guess it's good to have the option.
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You're welcome smile.gif I hope this helps and that your issue was something this simple to fix.
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I responded to your post in the 680 club thread, but wasn't sure you saw it so I'll repost it here just in case. Again, best of luck with everything.
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Just to be clear though, is it a full shutdown where you have to turn your computer back on? Or does it restart on its own?

Depending on which it is, if it is the former then there is a power/hardware issue somewhere. Since your current PSU ran three 7970's, which consumes more power, it isn't likely to be the culprit, but I would look to make sure all power connections are seated tightly anywyay. Unfortunately, this may be time consuming in diagnosing possibly one bad GPU, and can happen whether if it is an Nvidia or AMD GPU - the diagnosis is still the same to try one card at a time. If it is the latter though, I'm more inclined to believe it is either due to your overclock, or RAM becoming unstable - perhaps even heat related (not just the CPU, but also motherboard).

When I had GTX 580 Tri-SLI, I never had any random shutdowns or restarts, and I still don't with just my two-way SLI. Look at the bright side, at least your GPU's aren't under water, which would have been a MAJOR pain to disassemble and test. redface.gif

Best of luck in finding the root cause!
     
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