Originally Posted by Shogon
Originally Posted by Freelancer852
Any ideas on this guys? Card is still giving me artifacts while going through POST and while Windows is loading with the stock BIOS. Once past the Windows logo I get a BSOD.
I'm going to try it on a system we have at work to see if it's actually the GPU or something wonky with my system. Good thing I work where I bought the damn thing.
It could be something in your system (only thing I could think is your Power Supply), but from the sounds of it the card may be inherently bad and need an RMA. I'd first flash it to the stock bios, and test it somehow on a system with fresh drivers. Then get a conclusion from there, hopefully no need to RMA but you'll get a better card hopefully if it does come to that. I had tons of issues recently and determined it to be driver related, after a reformat everything appears better so far. Specifically Shogun 2.
Yeah I finally got is working again on the stock BIOS, benched it for 24 hours without any issues this time...
What I did was boot to safe mode, uninstall the Nvidia drivers, then Windows let me boot normally. I then proceeded to rip the drivers out by their teeth, deleting all files and registry stuff for Nvidia manually and doing a clean install. One thing I haven't tested again yet is seeing how far I can OC, and I won't be doing that for awhile since ambient temps are currently 35 degrees in my room and I don't have my water cooling components yet.
I was also using the "force-enable-gen3.exe" that Nvidia released to enable PCI-E 3.0 on X79 boards when my issues happened. I haven't tried re-enabling that again yet either, but after a week of stability I'll give it a shot again.