Originally Posted by Gero2013
what exactly happened after your card died? PC crash? sudden screen blackout?
could it be an issue to do not with OC or flash?
Just the typical black screen. Switched the PC off and on again, screen remained black until I connected one of the displays to the motherboard's HDMI. After that, the BIOS reports the pci-e lane as 0x and atiflash doesn't find compatible adapters. I don't think it would have happened if I hadn't been toying with the overclock+volts.
Originally Posted by ihaveworms
If I remember correctly, that voltage is around what mine runs stock.
Default actual voltage should be like 1.10v-1.14v on load (~1.25V VDDC minus vdroop of about 0.1v), depending on your ASIC.
Originally Posted by hotrod717
What were you using to overclock? Afterburner or GPU Tweak. If it was Afterburner, did you unlock voltage by command line, unofficial method, ect., ect.?
The MSI Afterburner command to enable/disable LLC and GPU Tweak. Could it be this combination that, for some reason, pulled a spike of volts through the card and took a VRM with it?
Originally Posted by SamEkinci
You are a brave man OCing this card that at 1200mhz with air cooling. Perhaps it was your VRM that gave up?
I am surprised you hit 1200mhz with default voltage..
Sorry mate.. I know it's not a good feeling.
Thanks... It wasn't the first time running at 1200mhz, though. Remember, it was not default voltage, it was 1.25V actual (default is 1.10v-1.14v). It could be the VRMs, yes, probably not rated at the amps. 1200mhz+1.25V the card was pulling? Temperature wise, the VRMs were in the 80 degrees, and the GPU at around 90 degrees.