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post #2711 of 6751
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Originally Posted by k0passus View Post

No, I'm not using stock BIOS. and I think it should still be under warranty. It's and MSI card, bought it a few months after it came out, so around late 2012.

It's a very strange thing. My temperatures (at least according to the sensors of NvidiaIsnpector, GPU-Z, Corsair Link, and FanSpeed) never reaches 60Celcius. Voltage is at 1.212, fan level is also around 30%. It's just that the GPU seems to constantly crash once the GPU usage hits 100%. It can run at 99% for a very long time, but it will spike up to 100% and then driver will crash. Another thing I find very annoying is when I downclock my card with NvidiaInspector, or MSI Afterburner, is when I -235MHz on the base clock offset, my GPU's max clock speed should be 1019. If I turn it to -236MHz (difference of 1MHz) the max GPU clock speed is at 954Mhz. I don't understand why this is happening, perhaps I can send you my current bios file and see if there is anyway the clock settings can be set so that I can actually get the 1018Mhz, the speeds seem to jump in large increments, which is rather annoying.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is what I mean (Pay attention to the Current Clock speeds on the left side of window):

-235MHz






-236MHz



The estimated maximum, does show the correct change in MHz, but the Current Clock, drops down very far.

Well this doesnt help. GPU-Z sensor's tab screenshot while benching would help more. Also i can guess its a VRM overheating issue, which you can check it as told you.

BUT since card its under warranty, RMA it to relax smile.gif
post #2712 of 6751
Ugh, RMA is the last thing I want to do now... Any practical things I could try first beforehand? VRM coolers worth a try?
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post #2713 of 6751
VRM is overheating? Have you checked it?

Touching (i mean remove the screws, the cooler and re install them) msi coolers void the warranty, so you have to be very careful.
Edited by melodystyle2003 - 7/31/13 at 7:47am
post #2714 of 6751
It feels hot to the touch. I can still put my finger on it, so I assume it's still in the safe zone. This is screenshot I took of GPU-Z while running Heaven 4.0 on High, with AAx2, and Tesselation Normal, 1080, Windowed



I just ran BF3 at 1019, and it does exactly like usual. It plays for about 20 minutes, then shuts down with a driver crash error. Took a screenshot of GPU-Z at the point of crash, which is at the point where Power Consumption and GPU load drops. So strange, cause now that I compare the two, BF3 is not as straining on the GPU as when I was running Heaven 4.0. Still Heaven is much more stable. Could this simply be a software issue then?




And the second pitcure you've indicated; thats where I tried to touch, I can still put my finger on it.
Edited by k0passus - 7/31/13 at 8:04am
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post #2715 of 6751
There is where you have to touch to check, but cant be done without removing the heatsink/cooler.


Try from the back side to this area:


GPU-Z despite the low core clocks looks ok (perhaps power consumption TDP is bit high).

Have to ask it excuse me: With stock bios you have same problems?
post #2716 of 6751
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Have to ask it excuse me: With stock bios you have same problems?

Yup, I've had this issue pretty much ever since I bought the card. I modified the BIOS in order to be able to increase the Voltage, and turn off the factory OC. Not really sure if it was a successful mod, but perhaps you're willing to help me with that?


What really annoys me, is like I said before, I cannot set my core clock speed to 1018. If I drop it 1MHz below 1019, it goes straight to 954MHz. Dont know how to fix this.

This is a screenshot of me running Heaven 4.0 (exactly the same test as before), but this time instead of -235MHz, its at -236MHZ (on NvidiaInspector).




See how big the difference is, despite the fact that I only turn the clock speed down by 1MHz.
Edited by k0passus - 7/31/13 at 8:13am
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post #2717 of 6751
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Yup, I've had this issue pretty much ever since I bought the card. I modified the BIOS in order to be able to increase the Voltage, and turn off the factory OC. Not really sure if it was a successful mod, but perhaps you're willing to help me with that?


What really annoys me, is like I said before, I cannot set my core clock speed to 1018. If I drop it 1MHz below 1019, it goes straight to 954MHz. Dont know how to fix this.

This is a screenshot of me running Heaven 4.0 (exactly the same test as before), but this time instead of -235MHz, its at -236MHZ (on NvidiaInspector).
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


See how big the difference is, despite the fact that I only turn the clock speed down by 1MHz.
Well upload your bios to try.
post #2718 of 6751
hi friends, i am leaving the club, just sold my 660ftw and am running a gb 780oc wf now smile.gif

wish you all best
revro
Edited by revro - 7/31/13 at 9:10am
post #2719 of 6751
Couldn't upload a .rom file on here, so had to do it through this, let me know if it works, file name should be GK106.rom
pastelink.me/dl/d812ed#sthash.6Zqc7Hoe.dpuf
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post #2720 of 6751
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Couldn't upload a .rom file on here, so had to do it through this, let me know if it works, file name should be GK106.rom
pastelink.me/dl/d812ed#sthash.6Zqc7Hoe.dpuf

Try this to see.
GK106_k0passus_mod1.zip 57k .zip file
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