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post #521 of 3566
Hello,

I got a problem with my new ASUS DIRECTCU TOP GTX 670 , in gaming and benchmarking in boosts itself up to 1215mhz (even though it should only be 1137mhz according to the product specs), and it is not stable at that clock, so drivers crash and recover.

It is not a temperature problem, with load it runs in the low 70's (celcius), and my PSU is a 1200W. - And it's confirmed by underclocking the card 20mhz through Afterburner, then I have no problem.

What would you do? I have the options of:

1) RMA
2) Use my 14 day right of return.
3) Live with it but have to run with software always so the card can be underclocked

Or do someone have some kind of fix for this?
post #522 of 3566
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Originally Posted by chronaden View Post

Hello,
I got a problem with my new ASUS DIRECTCU TOP GTX 670 , in gaming and benchmarking in boosts itself up to 1215mhz (even though it should only be 1137mhz according to the product specs), and it is not stable at that clock, so drivers crash and recover.
It is not a temperature problem, with load it runs in the low 70's (celcius), and my PSU is a 1200W. - And it's confirmed by underclocking the card 20mhz through Afterburner, then I have no problem.
What would you do? I have the options of:
1) RMA
2) Use my 14 day right of return.
3) Live with it but have to run with software always so the card can be underclocked
Or do someone have some kind of fix for this?

If at stock (dont open software as gpu tweek caused red screens in some cases) and it crashes I would rma it. If you ever sell the card it will hurt you big time. My gtx670 ftw was doing 1215mhz stock (more than evga spec) but its stable, can max at 1235mhz actually but even though 1215mhz is more than asus advertised, fact is the card is trying to do 1215mhz on its own and crashes= defective.
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Hey Guys good news My 670's will be home today and also i ordered my backplates from EVGA and it will be here next Tuesday and my Kolance Block's VID-NX680 will be here on Wednesday. at least i will be play with my card this weekend. I will be posting pic's when its get here biggrin.gif
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I installed the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo II on my GTX 670. Temps are a bit better than the WindForce model and it's a bit quieter, too. I'll post temperatures in the future once I get my case airflow where it needs to be.
EVGA GTX 670 FTW: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
Heatsink w/o shroud
450
PCB: It uses a reference GTX 680 PCB and does not have the additional power phase and VRMs enabled, unlike the Gigabyte WindForce model.
450 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Puny heatsink meets substantial heatsink:
450
GPU Close-Up:
450
Twin Turbo II base:
450
Heatsinks installed using 3M thermal tape, not the included thermal glue:
450
Heatsink installed:
450
Fan/Shroud assembly added:
450
Installed in case (ignore the cabling, I'm playing with many different fans right now tongue.gif):
450

BOO is that whats missing? Man them advertising gtx680 board now almost seems misleading....But its ok because I love my ftw. Clocks better than the asus dcii 670 I had did, that thing didnt have a chance of over 1100mhz 24/7.

Is there a specific version of the 3m tape you used, searched 3m thermal tape and found it on amazon but dont wanna get the wrong one.
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Hey guys,
What do you think is the best option for an external exhaust cooler for the EVGA GTX 670 FTW? Is there a better option than the default cooler?
(this is for SLI, so external is preferable)

Some people are using the mod brackets to run a corsair h60 or antec 620 on theirs, I just got the bracket for mine but havent added it yet, deciding on a full water block before I open the loop again

This guy makes them, what I would do if you have a FTW is to get the bracket for cooler only, no fan. That way you just need to remove the 6 screws on the side of the cooler (not bottom screws). DOing this will keep the heatsink on the card so the memory and other components stay cooler. That or get the bracket with the fan and buy heatsinks to attach to the memory and other components.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1235902/antec-kuhler-620-on-my-gtx-680-pictures-and-temps-inside

As far as the vrms the 680 also has them disabled. I think he was referring to the fact that some people were saying that evga enabled them on the 670 FTW model. So don't feel slighted it is the same as the 680.
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If at stock (dont open software as gpu tweek caused red screens in some cases) and it crashes I would rma it.

Agreed 100%.
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post #526 of 3566
Anyone else using 301.42 drivers, and after coming out of a game or benchmark, the driver crashes, then a message appears from the taskbar, saying something about the kernel crashed and has been recovered? I'm getting is constantly thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #527 of 3566
Anyone here that could help me with this problem i have ?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1266208/weird-colors-after-switching-graphic-cards-from-amd-to-nvidia

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post #528 of 3566
My EVGA FTW just came in here where I work. Just sitting here looking at the box and I cant even concentrate on my work. The part that sucks is that after work I have to go straight to my Dad's new house and help him fix install new cabinets and a bath tub. When thats done Im gonna go watch the Miami Heat hopefully get knocked out (not that I like Boston). So in the end I wont even have a chance to play with this thing until tomorrow D8
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My EVGA FTW just came in here where I work. Just sitting here looking at the box and I cant even concentrate on my work. -- snip --

Dude ... torture redface.gif
    
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