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If you have a lifetime warranty, why dont you just RMA the card?
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If you have a lifetime warranty, why dont you just RMA the card?

cuz the crapy sticker they decided to put directly under the hottest part of the card fell off, and its my my college storage, so I cant get it RMA'd till then.

I swear they do that crap with the stickers on purpose.
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Have you tried overvolting the card at stock clocks instead of underclocking? Also the SC runs the memory at 1701 MHz. Try setting it to 1674 MHz and core to 607 MHz just like the reference clocks. see if it stabilize.
I don't know but I feel the problem is from the memory. Fermi had a terrible memory controller. My old EVGA GTX 470 had a trash memory, it wasn't stable at anything higher than 1674 MHz.
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So if the sticker fell off and the warranty is no good anyways, then why are you afraid to void it?
There really is no way for them to tell if the bios has been flashed or not anyways. unless you flash some goofy bios onto it
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So if the sticker fell off and the warranty is no good anyways, then why are you afraid to void it?
There really is no way for them to tell if the bios has been flashed or not anyways. unless you flash some goofy bios onto it

I am going to get some spray adhesive and put it back on then rma it, but sticker is far away

BUUUT i HAVE MORE NEEW INFO THIS MORNING

I GOT THE CARD STABLE AT NORMAL CLOCKS!!!!

I went ahead and threw the card in an intel rig last night that id been building.
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here are the two different things I did differently:

I cleaned off the contacts on the card before installing, and I didnt plug in my second monitor. I played about 3 hours of skyrim no problem.

also it should be noted that one of the DVI ports only displays purple when a DVI to VGA adapter is in use.

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Have you tried overvolting the card at stock clocks instead of underclocking? Also the SC runs the memory at 1701 MHz. Try setting it to 1674 MHz and core to 607 MHz just like the reference clocks. see if it stabilize.
I don't know but I feel the problem is from the memory. Fermi had a terrible memory controller. My old EVGA GTX 470 had a trash memory, it wasn't stable at anything higher than 1674 MHz.

I did try this, overvolting made it worse =( but im starting to think theres a short on a dvi port causing this.
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I found a solution smile.gif

im giving my dad an amd HD 7470 to run his dual 1080p monitors for work, and getting my second GTX 470 AXP back.
one of his hard drives died last night on his 8 year old 2x500GB seagate array.

I replaced it with 4x 250GB laptop hitachi drives smile.gif Raid 0+1

the next thing Im going to try is to put the cards back in SLI with the fully functional card pushing all the monitors, the faulty one doesnt seem to have any issues with one monitor, so im hoping there wont be any errors if its only used for calculations.

ill report back my results!!!








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