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Hi All,

I have a Galaxy Titan and it overclocked very well. I was able run it at 1,200 mhz without any issues when benchmarking. However, I then purchased another Titan, an EVGA this time, and now I can't even load up MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision without getting BSOD (even if its not being overclocked). Once the software starts, within a few minutes, I'll see (from Task Manager) that the software is pulling 8-12% of CPU load, and then the machine hangs, and BSOD follows)

The BSOD errors I get are DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER or KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED.

Driver is 314.22.

I've flashed both bios to the Galaxy one, both to the EVGA one, and both to another one that was created by a member of the forum (to bring the card up to 299W). Have also uninstall and re-install the driver multiple times. Issue remains.

I've now uninstalled both Precision and Afterburner and they run fine in SLI.

Anyone having the same issue? Any ideas appreciated!

My setup:
i7-3930k
Asus Rampage Extreme IV
2x Nivida Titan


Thanks!
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test the evga card by itself
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You have to do it this way. After you unistall all the drivers from Nvidia and your MSI software. Unplug and remove the GPU's from the Board. Let it sit for a few minstues untill all the current is out of the Board. Abt 5 mins. Then plug the GPU's in and restart. You should see found new hardware WZ come up. Then reinstall everything. That should work. Set your Voltage back to Defualts also in Bios. Then after the reinstall start your Benchmarks then OC. Let me know how it went
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What PSU do you have it might be a power problem or a problem with the PSU
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Ill try to explain why. All your software and hardware that you use for your Games and benchmarking were used with one GPU. When you install another GPU alot of REG Keys change causing conflicts also with drivers. Blue Screen of death sometimes says MEM error. Reg key that was once had a Vaul of 0 now has a Value of 1. Its a big difference when all the Drivers depend on it. I hope that helps alittle. Well if that does not work then start process of elimination. PSU have enouph POWer? IM me anytime i can walk you threw this and gett it working:)
post #6 of 12
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Thanks you all for your help thus far! For PSU, I am using a Corsair AX1200i.

Carbonite, I will try your idea tonight (I'm in Hong Kong), but as the cards are water cooled, all I think I can manage is wiggle the cards out of the slots for now. Will see how that goes! If not, my TJ11 should arrive next month and I will need to disassemble everything then anyway.
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Try doing a complete fresh install of your drivers (completely remove them, then reinstall) after that, try again. One of my cards will do 1300/1800.. .while the other does 1254/1700... :/
 
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Update: I've followed Carbonite's suggestion and did a clean reinstall of the driver.

Once re-booted post driver installation, launched Afterburner. Ran 3DMark Advance with no OC. No issues.

Then OC under stock BIOS with power set to 106%. Ran 3DMark Advance. No issues. smile.gif

Then flashed both BIOS (one by one) using the PCIe on/off switch on the mobo. Reinstall driver just in case. OC to 1100GHz. No issues. biggrin.gif

As I was typing in this thread on the news.... BSOD with error DRRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL mad.gif

I subsequently did another clean reinstall of the driver.

Load up Afterburner. Ran 3DMark Advance with no OC. Raise the core clocks a few times and re-ran Firestrike each time. No issues. Tried Firestrike Extreme as well. No issues.

Finished re-typing this post. So far, so good!! thumb.gif

Firestrike @ 1163MHz (max)



Firestrike Extreme @ 1163MHz (max)


Will do a few gaming sessions and run some more benchmarks this weekend before I declare this fixed. Once stable, then I got to up the PCIe lane speed to 3.0 (currently @ PCIe 2.0 as that seems to be standard for X79 boards?)


+REP to all helping out!! Thank again! cheers.gif
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Good job biggrin.gif
 
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Had the weekend to mess around with the system a bit more to ensure stability. Everything works and have set the PCIe lanes to run at 3.0. Not too much I can see from benchmark scores though.

Have tweaked the OC adjustments slightly and now achieved a score of 17057 in Firestrike.

Again, thanks guys for all your help. Wouldn't have known what to do without your help!
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