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[Help] Is my NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti card going bad?

post #1 of 10
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Hello,
Pretty sure this is the right place to post, but I'm so desperate at this point I don't know what to do.

I used to be able to play World of Tanks, Warthunder, on max settings, and some other games like Crysis on med with my single GTX 560Ti but now this past month it seems to be dieing! frown.gif
1.It overheats and will either instantly shutdown, freeze the screen black and make a weird sound on the speakers, or just screen freeze until I manually reset the PC.
2.Even when NOT gaming, the screen will occasionally hang for a few seconds then come back to life.. I get messages like "Graphics driver failed and was recovered" etc.

Another weird thing is sometimes when #2 happens, my network driver magically disappears and the network card (built into the mobo) isn't even recognized in device manager.. In the system logs it also shows things like: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"The description for Event ID 14 from source nvlddmkm cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

\Device\Video5
!06d7(2640)
"
I have the latest drivers, I've reinstalled Windows 7 clean, rolled back drivers, etc.
This all started happening when my card ran at higher temps for an unknown reason (to my knowledge)

Also sometimes when the usage of the GPU spikes to 99% it will also freeze...


Sorry if I'm being a noob here but I have no idea why this stuff is happening as I haven't changed anything hardware related and I have always used the same settings on those games. If it makes a difference, I have the GTX 560 Ti made by "Galaxy", Its got two fans and built-in copper pipes for liquid cooling I assume. (Like I said, I'm a noob).

PS, After the random screen freezes, my mouse pointer won';t update correctly, like when I'm typing, then move to a different window, it still shows the line as if I'm typing.. and the Windows7 loading circle will show, etc. In weird colors like green and red pixels..
post #2 of 10
How hot is it getting? You can always try reapplying some TIM. In the past, I've seen some horrible factory TIM spreads.

Also, are you using the latest drivers?
post #3 of 10
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In games it tops off and shuts down at 98c
at idle its 40-45c

I have the latest drivers 320.18 <- Checked for updates and thats the newest
And as for the TIM what kind should I be using??
post #4 of 10
CPU TIM should work just fine. 98C is way too hot to be running your card at. Do you have good airflow to the card as well?
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by 100cotton View Post

CPU TIM should work just fine. 98C is way too hot to be running your card at. Do you have good airflow to the card as well?

Well my case is rather small from what I can tell because the Card pushes on the SATA cables on my harddrives which has always bugged me. It has a 120mm fan in the front pullng air in and a side fan (90mm) pulling air aswell. The rear 120mm fan is without a doubt going bad, according to speedfan I never see it go above 400RPM.. even at idle all the other case fans are at around ~1500rpm but the rear..
Just for reference this is the case I have

Also a little update.. I was duped by Fry's electronics since It clearly said on the box GTX 560 Ti, however I learned its only a regular 560 from Galaxy: link

So is the one rear fan making all these problems?
post #6 of 10
Try roling back to the previous driver and check the temps.
Also download msi afterburner or evga precision and increase fan speed and check temps. Change tim as said before, mx4 will do the trick.
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I know that you said the problem has been going on for about a month, but I'd still avoid the 320.18 drivers:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1399104/mc-nvidia-320-18-whql-display-driver-is-damaging-gpus/50



Other than that, I'm going to agree with everyone else and say change the TIM on the GPU, and make sure that the heat sink is nice and clean and doesn't have any dust clogged in it.
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post #8 of 10
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I know that you said the problem has been going on for about a month, but I'd still avoid the 320.18 drivers:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1399104/mc-nvidia-320-18-whql-display-driver-is-damaging-gpus/50



Other than that, I'm going to agree with everyone else and say change the TIM on the GPU, and make sure that the heat sink is nice and clean and doesn't have any dust clogged in it.

I just cleaned out the card from virtually all dust and applied new thermal paste. When I opened the card up the old thermal paste was hardened and dried out, and there were tons of pockets where there weren't any paste at all!

So after that I put it back together and I get about 2-3c cooler temps, however it didn't stop the freezing issue.. As a matter of fact it froze about 10 seconds after I logged in. Is there a program that can help find out the cause and record when the event takes place?
post #9 of 10
I had this with my old 6970. May it rest in peace.

Make sure the heatsink has proper contact to all VRM and Ram chips. I add a Little small dot of TIM to ever pad to make sure proper contact.
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I feel the damage is done. I had the same symptoms with the 6970. (Sold it off on Ebay for cheap and got scammed) still the card was toast.
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