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This happened after running the unigine heaven benchmark for about 10 minutes, I then quit to desktop after a successful run. As I'm sitting there looking over the GPU-Z graphs from the benchmark I get a driver crash/recovery. About 30 seconds later I get a second. When I look back at the graphs that is what I saw. Did I get a bad card or is this a software issue? The results there in GPU-Z are from the Heaven run and after the spike. Before the driver crashes the max TDP reported from GPU-Z was around 101%, since I'm not overclocked. Then it spiked up to 369% after the driver crashes.
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Just a guess, but it could just be a reporting error due to the driver crash. Perhaps try a different driver? Go up to the beta version or down the stable, do a clean reinstall, etc.
Try running a couple different monitoring programs as well.

Can't view imgur(and most other imagehosts) stuff at work, so not sure what your graph actually shows redface.gif but that's the stuff I would do to try and narrow it down to whether its hardware or not.
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Just a guess, but it could just be a reporting error due to the driver crash. Perhaps try a different driver? Go up to the beta version or down the stable, do a clean reinstall, etc.
Try running a couple different monitoring programs as well.
Can't view imgur(and most other imagehosts) stuff at work, so not sure what your graph actually shows redface.gif but that's the stuff I would do to try and narrow it down to whether its hardware or not.
I'm on the official .34 drivers which are the release drivers for the 670. I've reinstalled once using a clean install yesterday. I'll keep that in mind though, thanks.
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I'm on the official .34 drivers which are the release drivers for the 670. I've reinstalled once using a clean install yesterday. I'll keep that in mind though, thanks.

.34 are the beta drivers from what I understand. .25 are the release drivers, as they are what come on the cd.
 
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.34 are the beta drivers from what I understand. .25 are the release drivers, as they are what come on the cd.
Hmm interesting, I never installed from the cd, just went straight to their website. It is listed under their website as release drivers though, the 670 currently has no beta drivers. I might try installing .25 and seeing if that helps but I have a feeling it's not that.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-301.34-driver.html

from Anandtech:

"The official launch drivers for the GTX 670 are 301.34, which are also the official launch drivers for the GTX 690. These drivers do not support any other cards but are otherwise virtually identical to the 301.33 press drivers used for the GTX 690 launch. For all other NVIDIA cards we’re using 301.24."
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Probably bad reading. No way you can get that much power Spike. It would cause damage to the card and not possible to pull that much.
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I'm getting the same problem, not sure whether to consider it stable or not as it's odd possibly driver related.
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mine goes up to 305%...didn't overclock..and never crashed...did we get a defective batch?
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mine goes up to 305%...didn't overclock..and never crashed...did we get a defective batch?

Nah it is bad reading, your GPU would have automatically shut down to protect itself or exploded if that were the actual power draw.
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mine goes up to 305%...didn't overclock..and never crashed...did we get a defective batch?
no this is common. It happens for me to when drivers crash, that's all it is no need to worry thumb.gif
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