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GTX 470 SLI Artifacts, Kernel Crashing. Help?

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So I've been getting artifacts and glitches only on the desktop when I have my SLI setup running, my display locks up after the glitching and it will go back to normal and give me a message saying the Nvidia Driver Kernel has stopped working and recovered.

I've taken both cards out, and ran them separately for a period of time (4 hours).
Took their overclocks off and ran them stock.
Had a 750mhz overclock on the core.
Now running a 625 mhz (stock).

Switch the top card with the bottom card.

I installed old drivers. (Running 306.23 Nvidia Drivers now) (Had 306.97)

Not sure what it is.
The kernel doesn't crash while gaming, usually when I'm browsing the internet or listening to music. Basically only on the desktop.

It would be much appreciated if someone could shed some light on this problem. I have no clue what it is.

Thanks in advance thumb.gif

Solved, Card's may need replacing


Here's a picture of the artifacts.


This is happening as I'm writing this post.


Message after kernel crashes.
Edited by vinzor5000 - 10/18/12 at 5:36pm
post #2 of 8
Display crashes usually due to driver issues or card(s) getting hot. Install MSI Afterburner and monitor the temps.

Test each card separately also. Just plug one in at a time and try to replicate the problem. Maybe one of the cards is defective.

It may also be due to a bad sli bridge.
 
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Your graphics card is failing. Time to replace it.  Or see if you can get the thing cooler by using customer fan profiles iwth MSI afterburner or something. 

 
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

Display crashes usually due to driver issues or card(s) getting hot. Install MSI Afterburner and monitor the temps.
Test each card separately also. Just plug one in at a time and try to replicate the problem. Maybe one of the cards is defective.
It may also be due to a bad sli bridge.

I do have MSI installed. Top card is running at 49C, and my bottom is running at 72C. I had a custom fan setup running but took that off in the mean time. I have tested them both separately. And I there was no problem. I'm having suspicion it's my bridge.
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+1 replacing the card would be a good idea mate. thumb.gif
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Your graphics card is failing. Time to replace it.  Or see if you can get the thing cooler by using customer fan profiles iwth MSI afterburner or something. 

Didn't want to hear that. redface.gif.
Already have a custom fan setup. Time to buy a new one?
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Yeah the graphics card is starting to fail. You can probably try and increase the fan speeds but that isn't going to help for much longer. I would get warranty replacement if possible.
    
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Thank you guys for everything smile.gif. Seems that one of them need's replacing. (probably going to pick up a 680 over at newegg.) tongue.gif
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