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Possibly Dead 670? any input or thoughts welcome

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Ok so I've upgraded to haswell recently and ever since I've done that it seems like my card ran a bit hotter, like 10-15 or so when idling and idk how much exactly underload. So i've changed the thermal compound on and it still have the same result. It does however have my radiator sitting below it now though which was on the top of my case before i upgraded.

Anyways ever since like a few days ago when i starting really trying to OC my 4770k my 670 FTW has been acting strange. At first I thought well perhaps its the CPU locking up and not the GPU, Yet i still have gotten lockups even with the cpu at stock. I've memtested my ram to verify its running fine and it passed as well. I usually just get a graphics card driver crash( screen locks flashes off then reboots the drivers and everything comes back up and I am notified in my task bar tray).
So i figured ok its a driver issue and i rolled back to 314.07 from 314.22 and still i was getting the same problems. I've tried performing a clean install and removing the drivers myself prior to running the installer but to no avail.
My final turn of action was to pull the thing out and grab my old 460. When i popped in the 460 and installed the same 314 drivers everything seemed fine. The card was not being OCed other than factory clocks when things like this happened. I've checked my event log and gotten errors such as this

The NVIDIA OpenGL driver detected a problem with the display
driver and is unable to continue. The application must close.

Error code: 3


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:

And of course the Recovery

Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.


So can any of you guys PLEASE give me some input below as to what you think the problem may be. I'm tempted to just give EVGA a call and RMA the thing but I don't want to if I don't have to. I really love this card.

On a side note as well right around the time this happened I noticed that occasionally when I shut down the computer just before all the fans and lights and everything go off the blower on the card would jump to what sounded like full speed for a split second then stop with everything, this caught me by surprise before I started getting issues.


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Haswell
(18 items)
 
P43 Wallbreaker
(16 items)
 
Lenovo Y580
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 670 FTW 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840  Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM XSPC Raystorm 750 240mm XSPC Rad 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" LG Flatron W2243T 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Original Logitech G15 XFX Pro 650W Corsair C70 Vengeance Gunmetal Black Logitech g9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries 4HD Creative Fatal1ty Soundblaster Recon3D professi... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad q9300 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack 8GB G.Skill DDR2 1066mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB CoolerMaster V8 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG Flatron W2243t 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" Original Logitech G15 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill R114 Logitech G9x Steelseries 4HD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3610QM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10  
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Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD Seagate 1TB 5400rpm  Windows 7 x64 Home Premium 
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Haswell
(18 items)
 
P43 Wallbreaker
(16 items)
 
Lenovo Y580
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 670 FTW 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840  Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM XSPC Raystorm 750 240mm XSPC Rad 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" LG Flatron W2243T 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Original Logitech G15 XFX Pro 650W Corsair C70 Vengeance Gunmetal Black Logitech g9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries 4HD Creative Fatal1ty Soundblaster Recon3D professi... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad q9300 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack 8GB G.Skill DDR2 1066mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB CoolerMaster V8 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG Flatron W2243t 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" Original Logitech G15 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill R114 Logitech G9x Steelseries 4HD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3610QM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD Seagate 1TB 5400rpm  Windows 7 x64 Home Premium 
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post #2 of 4
Monitoring GPU temps is something I always do, and I highly recommend it. You should check how hot it gets under load. Also, are you sure the fan is working on it as well? Perhaps it isn't working at all or doesn't spin at full speed.

Otherwise, I'd say just RMA the card. Not too much else you can do.
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Thread Starter 
I monitor them but sometimes I just don't have he software running. I've never seen the card get ridicuously hot and in the case of long and intensive gaming sessions i'll usually have precision or something running on a second monitor.
I know the fan works as I've felt it running and can hear it sometimes. I don't think I've ever seen this card hit 90C and usaully under load doesn't even hit like 80.
Does anybody know how long an EVGA RMA would take? I've never had to send anything other than my LG monitor in and I shouldn't have to pay for shipping should I?
Haswell
(18 items)
 
P43 Wallbreaker
(16 items)
 
Lenovo Y580
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 670 FTW 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840  Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM XSPC Raystorm 750 240mm XSPC Rad 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" LG Flatron W2243T 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Original Logitech G15 XFX Pro 650W Corsair C70 Vengeance Gunmetal Black Logitech g9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries 4HD Creative Fatal1ty Soundblaster Recon3D professi... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad q9300 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack 8GB G.Skill DDR2 1066mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB CoolerMaster V8 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG Flatron W2243t 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" Original Logitech G15 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill R114 Logitech G9x Steelseries 4HD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3610QM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD Seagate 1TB 5400rpm  Windows 7 x64 Home Premium 
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Haswell
(18 items)
 
P43 Wallbreaker
(16 items)
 
Lenovo Y580
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87x-UD4H EVGA GTX 670 FTW 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840  Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM XSPC Raystorm 750 240mm XSPC Rad 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" LG Flatron W2243T 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Original Logitech G15 XFX Pro 650W Corsair C70 Vengeance Gunmetal Black Logitech g9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries 4HD Creative Fatal1ty Soundblaster Recon3D professi... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad q9300 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MSI GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack 8GB G.Skill DDR2 1066mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB CoolerMaster V8 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Asus VE258Q 25" 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG Flatron W2243t 22" Viewsonic VX2233wm 22" Original Logitech G15 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill R114 Logitech G9x Steelseries 4HD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3610QM Intel HD Graphics 4000 Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL10  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 256GB mSATA SSD Seagate 1TB 5400rpm  Windows 7 x64 Home Premium 
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When I RMA'ed my Asus 670, it unfortunately took about a month. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif However, EVGA is known to have amazing service so I highly doubt it would be that long. As for shipping, you'll have to pay to send it there, they cover it on the way back, at least for Asus. Shipping for my card with $400 insurance was I think $15.
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