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Faulty GTX 580?

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Thread Starter 
I'll make this short.

- 2 year old Gainward GTX 580
- Used to play BF3 on ultra smooth, not can't play on High without Windows bugging me with "You should turn off Aero due to graphics-something."
- 3Ds Max (3D-modeling software is laggy as **** at 500k polygons, when I know people with ****tier GPU can easily have 3mill polygons and decent framerate.


My hardware is:

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-I
CPU: Intel 2600k (not overclocked at the moment)
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator
GPU: Gainward GTX 580
PSU: 750W Corsair


Is it faulty? And is there any way to test it? I have warranty and everything, but if it isn't faulty I will have to pay a lot of money to get it back.
Edited by Soulbrandt - 4/19/13 at 9:11am
post #2 of 4
Do you have a way to test the card inside of another system and see how it performs? If it performs normally in another setup, that can pretty much confirm the card is fine and it's something else causing everything else to wig out.
Update your driver anytime recently? When did this start to happen? Can you think of anything that changed with the OS around the time this started happening?
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I don't have any other card or system to test it on. I have all the newest drivers, patches, etc for all the programs hardware. So that shouldn't be an issue. Can't think of any change in the OS that might have caused it. It has been like this for a long time. I don't really have control over how long it's been like this. I think aprox 6 months, but no idea. A long time.

I could try to install Windows again, but I don't really want to as I have a lot of stuff I need and I don't have time to do it due to school and exams.

EDIT:

I use two monitors. Could this have anything to do with it? I'd suspect this use more of the GPU, but it shouldn't be that drastic. Or?
Edited by Soulbrandt - 4/19/13 at 9:18am
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This has been going on for 6 months and you just now wanted to start figuring out what's going on? I would have been questioning the card right away, and contacting the manufacturer pronto to discuss maybe replacing it. You said you still have warranty left, contact them. They have a list of things they're going to want to ask and have you try, once they get through all of those checks if you tell them it's still not working they would then start an RMA for you.
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