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So I figured I'd come to this forum, since no one else seems to understand.
I am a fairly big WoW players and the game is giving me some issues. I have a TOP model card. It has never show stability issues before, no matter what I threw at it. Now, however, with WoW, it wigs out at any settings above "fair." I see artificating in the game, and then eventually, the driver indicates "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered." WoW freezes momentarily, and then comes back and I can play again for a little while.
No other games give me this issue. I am not currently overclocking, but I previously had a nice and stable 1300 overclock. No temp problems that I can see. Any thoughts? I have already reinstalled driver and formatted.

Could it be that your game has corrupted files? Have you reinstalled / repaired the game? Are you seeing these artifacts anywhere else, like other games or benchmarks (such as Heaven 3.0)?

Could be your card itself is going bad or the stock boost is too high for it now. Have you tried lowering the core clock?
   
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So we would have to manually OC the non-top or downclock rhe TOP to do SLI?

I would just flash the Top bios to the non-Top card = problem solved! biggrin.gif

Here's my non-Top flashed to a Top:

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All SLI takes up the clocks of the slower card.
    
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Originally Posted by Axon14 View Post

So I figured I'd come to this forum, since no one else seems to understand.
I am a fairly big WoW players and the game is giving me some issues. I have a TOP model card. It has never show stability issues before, no matter what I threw at it. Now, however, with WoW, it wigs out at any settings above "fair." I see artificating in the game, and then eventually, the driver indicates "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered." WoW freezes momentarily, and then comes back and I can play again for a little while.
No other games give me this issue. I am not currently overclocking, but I previously had a nice and stable 1300 overclock. No temp problems that I can see. Any thoughts? I have already reinstalled driver and formatted.
Weird..I never had that issue.
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I would just flash the Top bios to the non-Top card = problem solved! biggrin.gif
Here's my non-Top flashed to a Top:
doh.gif Of course! Though I wont be SLIing for awhile and need a PSU with 4 6x2 pin connectors first smile.gif
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The non-TOP version is full capable of SLI with the TOP versions. For people with OCD like me, we'll just have to get over the fact we may have a top and non-TOP card in our system.

haha i have ocd-like symptoms and I know how you feel smile.gif

but they will run fine together, even if clocks speeds are ~350mhz different?

and the differing bios?
Edited by Fallacy - 10/29/12 at 10:51pm
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Also (excuse double post) Are these cards poor for sli? Some people ive contacted say that one card blows excessive hot air on the other due to design, which leads to cooling problems?

thoughts?
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Probably a silly question, but could anyone describe in some detail how the airflow through the heatsink on these cards goes? I would like to know whether the fans grab the air from the front of the card and let it out parallel to the surface of the PCB, out of the sides. Or perhaps the air is pushed more toward the back of the card where the PCI-E vents are? Would this heatsink benefit from air being pushed toward it (sideways into the cooler, between the heatsink and the PCB) or pulled out away from the card in the same perpendicular fashion? Getting a double-slot radiator and trying to decide how the fans on it are going to affect airflow in my small case.
   
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How does this card compare with other GTX 670's?
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Probably a silly question, but could anyone describe in some detail how the airflow through the heatsink on these cards goes? I would like to know whether the fans grab the air from the front of the card and let it out parallel to the surface of the PCB, out of the sides. Or perhaps the air is pushed more toward the back of the card where the PCI-E vents are? Would this heatsink benefit from air being pushed toward it (sideways into the cooler, between the heatsink and the PCB) or pulled out away from the card in the same perpendicular fashion? Getting a double-slot radiator and trying to decide how the fans on it are going to affect airflow in my small case.

The ASUS 670, MSI TF4, and the Galaxy GC Twin fan setup....they all exhaust hot air front and back....the side is where most of the cold air would enter, and its good to have a side panel fan to intake some cool fresh air to these GPU's. The Gigabyte Windforce 3 and also the "older" Asus DC2 triple slot coolers exhaust hot air out from the side, not front & back....and for those types of coolers, its recommended to put a fan either in the front or back, to intake cool fresh air....here is a video demo of the Windforce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V6BLcVWvYw
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The ASUS 670, MSI TF4, and the Galaxy GC Twin fan setup....they all exhaust hot air front and back....the side is where most of the cold air would enter, and its good to have a side panel fan to intake some cool fresh air to these GPU's. The Gigabyte Windforce 3 and also the "older" Asus DC2 triple slot coolers exhaust hot air out from the side, not front & back....and for those types of coolers, its recommended to put a fan either in the front or back, to intake cool fresh air....here is a video demo of the Windforce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V6BLcVWvYw

Interesting. But the video shows that a little bit of the intake air of the Windforce 3 is also exhausted in the front and back?

So for the Windforce 3, it's better to have a side exhaust fan instead of an intake?
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