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Hello guys,


I recently bought a GTX 670 OC from Gigabyte, but I have a big problem. Whenever the boost hits more than 1240 mhz the driver will EXACTLY crash in 5 mins ( when the boost is over 1240 mhz)


no artefacts, not anything


the power only goes up to 70%, my power target is on 111%

temperatures are at 60° when crashing


While benchmarking or playing BF3 the monitor turns black and then it says : The nvidia driver crashed and was restored


When I have a 1220 mhz boost ( with 1050 base clock) there are no problems, whenever I go to 1070 base clock and 1250 mhz boost it will crash after exactly 5 minutes

Memory is +200 ( 3200 mhz) there is no problem, just with the boost

Is this a driver related issue or is somethign wrong with my card? Why does the power only goes up to 70%? I just checked the power connectors, but they are good.


Thanks really for help, I am so frustrated right now


Sincerely

Max


btw: I reinstalled windows and it is still not working over 1240, driver crashing, but no artifects or anything like that!
Edited by GamingWiidesire - 5/31/12 at 11:42am
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post #2 of 44
means your card cant handle 1240, driver crashing like that is a sign of a bad overclock.
post #3 of 44
Sounds like it might be a power issue, whether it be voltage or amps. You could try underclocking your CPU & memory, & remove unnecessary components while leaving the 670 at the settings it crashes on, and see if it still crashes.
Edited by keiths - 5/31/12 at 11:57am
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^ To the person above me. It's not a power issue. Assuming the PSU in his current sig rig is up-to-date. 650w is enough. It's also not under clocking seeing as that the card is already OCed when it leaves the factory.

Just back the card down & try 1225. It's also rumored that setting min voltage may help stabilize the clock but that's a shot in the dark.

The power doesn't go over 70% because it doesn't need it. That's the amazing thing about these Keplar cards. Low energy, low temps, high performance. Backing it down 15 points to 25 will be like a 1-2 frame loss. No big deal. No real need to OC this card in the first place IMHO.
Edited by Victus - 5/31/12 at 11:56am
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my psu with 650w should be enough


could be something wrong with the pcie 6 and 8 pin adapters?


why does it only has 70 % power at load and not more?
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means your card cant handle 1240, driver crashing like that is a sign of a bad overclock.


can somebody approve this? I mean I thought you would see if the card cant handle it when artifects are coming, not from driver crashing?
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my psu with 650w should be enough
could be something wrong with the pcie 6 and 8 pin adapters?
why does it only has 70 % power at load and not more?

Because it doesn't NEED the other 30%. Just because it can hit 100% doesn't mean it will. You just have a card that doesn't have high OC headroom.
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can somebody approve this? I mean I thought you would see if the card cant handle it when artifects are coming, not from driver crashing?

Everytime I tried to overclock my gtx 460 and it couldn't handle, the driver would crash, same happens with the gtx 680, so it is fairly common to have the driver crash in failed overclocks.
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The driver crash is normal. It happens with mine when I go past 1320mhz. Just reboot and lower the clock.
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means your card cant handle 1240, driver crashing like that is a sign of a bad overclock.


can somebody approve this? I mean I thought you would see if the card cant handle it when artifects are coming, not from driver crashing?

You'll get plenty 3D crashes without artifacts. I don't see them until memory is boosted over 8GHz, while boosting the core just +120MHz means instant crash in Heaven.
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