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Well, I'm having grudge like symptoms.


While gaming or on the desktop

My screen will start flashing grey and bug out and my MSI Afterburner will crash and shortly my Nvidia drivers crash.
I doubt this has to do with heat (they don't go above 44*C @ 1.1v-1.212 /w a 1245MHz memory core clock - it goes this high because of boost 2.0 I believe, since I BIOS flashed the cards I see it boosting very high!)

My computer has always had terrible symptoms: Like not being able to post for three years, so I keep it on..because I know if I turn it off it won't boot (5% chance of it posting, probably less.. I haven't figured out the issue: a bad SATA port on the mobo? I doubt it)

Anyway, I keep buying new hardware... for the posting issue. But I'm sure the GPUs aren't the problem of the posting...let's continue to why:

Why does my game freeze (I mean my computer)? This has to be GPU related (to me, because my computer is at stock settings).

I don't have the original ROM to my GPUs, and in MSI afterburner I turned down the power limit to 100% (because I don't know what this feature does). Before it was at 170%, and i believe on a stock BIOS the max is 110%. I tried to go to stock settings on my MSI afterburner, added 2d/3d profile, and locked them in.

Any ideas? should I try new drivers? For now, the problem seems to happen when I boot CS:GO and my MMORPG.


Drivers: 320.49
MSI AfterBurner version: 2.2.5 Beta 1

Keep in mind, my motherboard is SLI hacked with Hyper SLI (though, I recall my GTX 470s never had these symptoms with the same hack)


Edited by xquisit - 9/1/13 at 9:04am
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Try setting a lower boost by using -100 as the clock in Afterburner see if that helps. Did you have these issues before BIOS flashing the 660's?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rubicsphere View Post

Try setting a lower boost by using -100 as the clock in Afterburner see if that helps. Did you have these issues before BIOS flashing the 660's?

Great question:

I'm not 100%, something inside of me says yes... but hey, I'd be willing to try frown.gif (I deleted my stock ROM).

I'll try what you suggested, and report back!


By the way, what does the power limit % do?
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almost makes me wonder if its not something to do with the motherboard. your psu should be more then stout enough to handle that quad and the 2 graphics cards.
     
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It's tough to say my issue, really.

The mobo could be giving me huge issues.


I cant afford to upgrade til HW-E (or IB-E around the corner)

Such a tough choice, let's take it step by step


I'll report back after gaming -100MHz

So far it crashed once, while desktop viewing youtube videos with -1000MHz... It recovered as soon as I put a fan on it.. but that could've been random.
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Took off one 4GB stick of Corsair memory, and removed my top GTX 660. Running -100 core clock MHz (from stock). 1.212v with 1149/1502 clocks constant @ 50*C (my top card usually runs at 45*C).

So far the game play is smooth, and makes me realize how bad Aion: Tower of Eternity (a Korean anime MMORPG) is optimized for SLI. I get just about the same frames with one card, and they usually run at full load.

I would like to keep the memory at 4GB, and try SLI... but I should first play Counter-Strike: GO and see how this goes as well.
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Instead of trying SLI.. I removed the bottom working GTX 660 and put on a different GTX 660i and put it in the top PCI slot.

I loaded up the game, and my computer froze... No cursor movement, I couldn't do anything.

So I took the same GPU, and put it in the bottom slot and it's working for now. I haven't gamed, yet (I better make sure this is the GPU that first didn't work in the top PCI slot).
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Instead of trying SLI.. I removed the bottom working GTX 660 and put on a different GTX 660i and put it in the top PCI slot.

I loaded up the game, and my computer froze... No cursor movement, I couldn't do anything.

So I took the same GPU, and put it in the bottom slot and it's working for now. I haven't gamed, yet (I better make sure this is the GPU that first didn't work in the top PCI slot).
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