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GTX470 wont go over 670 core even with 1.150v core, no artifacts, system just bsod's and reboots with EVGA OC Scanner. What gives?

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Here's the deal, I think my 470 might just be a really bad card. I can't figure it out.

My situation is my GTX470, at normal temps, can't get over 670 core, even after modding bios and maxing vcore to 1.150! I'm a bit stumped, but what exactly could be interfering aside from the GPU?
Could any of the various mobo voltages or my CPU OC be conflicting in any way?

If I boost the GPU Mem past 1880mhz I will see artifacts with error scanning in EVGA OC Scanner, and the Nvidia driver crashes, recovers and all works as it should. But if I try to go over 670 core, after about 20-40 seconds of artifact scanning, it produces no artifacts but the system just BSOD's and that's that.

It's really odd actually.

So does anyone have anything for me to try out?




Edited by porschedrifter - 3/30/13 at 7:03pm
    
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buuump. Does the 470 have some sort of hardware over-voltage protection that may be faulty or something, that even editing the voltage in bios wouldn't change?
    
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First try putting the memory at stock. 948 MHz (3792 MHz QDR) is a way too high memory clock for most GTX 470s. Try at first putting the memory at stock then find your max core OC once you are certain that your core is stable then go to the memory.
If you followed those steps but still can't get 670 MHz then nobody can help, probably you just didn't win the silicon lottery this time.
Also is your BIOS is unlocked? cuz 1.150mV is way too high for a 470 (VRMS area) for 24/7 operations, the card probably won't survive that voltage for prolonged periods.
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buuump. Does the 470 have some sort of hardware over-voltage protection that may be faulty or something, that even editing the voltage in bios wouldn't change?

If you never flashed your cards bios for extra v core then you will never hit OCP. OCP for my PNY card is 1150mV, and only with something like OCCT or Furmark. Still can go higher with volts on game and folding, but no need. As for Memory clocks 950 (1900) is pretty much Max for a GTX470 and even then not every one can handle it. Really the gain form overclocking the memory on these cards isnt great at all, put it at 900 (1800) and you will be fine.
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As for Memory clocks 950 (1900) is pretty much Max for a GTX470 and even then not every one can handle it. Really the gain form overclocking the memory on these cards isnt great at all, put it at 900 (1800) and you will be fine.

My previous GTX 470 wasn't even be able to do 1700 Mhz on memory for 24/7 operations. I just left that at stock biggrin.gif .
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I've had it at 1850, and it's stable but only with core at 660, but what i'm finding now, is it must be hitting some thermal wall, as soon as I do a stress run, once it hits 87-88c it BSOD's and shuts down.

Nevermind, it just did it at 84c as as well @ 754core and 1745mem 1.0mv... Pretty sure I have a weak card.
That's 10 minutes of EVGA OC Scanner error scan @ 10minutes with no artifacts found. I have it set to terminate on 1 artifact detected.

It seems to be happening whenever I start adjusting the voltage and go above 660. Anything above 1.0mv causes the BSOD.
Trying another run


TIME to get a new card biggrin.gif
Edited by porschedrifter - 3/31/13 at 1:36pm
    
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