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Hi guys..

So I had my PC running for about a week while I wasn't home (for folding). When I got back home, I noticed that the GPU had crashed and rebooted the system. it crashed relatively short after and displayed "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered".
I turned off F@H and rebooted, no crash.. but as soon as I started using the GPU it would crash,black screen for a few sec, lowering core clock and showing the message.
Even playing a movie would make it crash 4-6 sec in. frown.gif
I did a driver reinstall, didnt work. windows format, didnt work frown.gif
The GPU is under water and has never seen degrees above 70 (normal 50-55 load)

Im now running on my old gtx275 in same slot as my 680 and it runs normally.
fairly obvious that the GPU has gone, right? did F@H kill my card or?

I have a homemade backplate on the card.. it basicly just covers up the backside.. no cooling or structural benefits.. could this kill a card? :S
 
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and the 680 might be sold out :/ so might have to change direction..

680 paied: 500dollar

770: 500dollar
780: 600dollar
290X: 750dollar
780ti: 900dollar
Titan:1000dollar

The kicker is, I have to pay around 200dollar for a new full cover water block since 680 wont fit the others.

Any suggestions?
 
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reference 680 blocks will mount on reference 770's. Hope this helps!
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Thanks smile.gif Are you sure about this?
I investigated this too, and found that the holes for screws probably follows same reference, but im fairly sure the VRMs is not located in same position, and therefore is not the same full plate block. frown.gif
 
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post #5 of 10
you can use ek's cooling configurator with your block and pick a card that will fit for sure.thumb.gif
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my block is XSPC Razor and cant seam to find it on ek cool config (go figure:P)
but lets see how it goes.. if 680 is out of stock, I think im gonna go for 770 or 780 (maybe ti) and see if block fits.. if not, I will try to flip it for one that does, or sell it and just buy a new..
 
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post #7 of 10
definitely won't fit on a 780 ,but just find the ek equivalent of your block and go from there.
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post #8 of 10
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680


770

As you can see, the holes seams to match. so the block MIGHT fit for the core, but some of the other components doesn't line up and therefore wont get contact to the block.
but I guess the thermal pads would still make contact to the block, just not where it was meant to make contact..

*Edit
No.. wont work.. as you can see on the 770 block. down left corner has material for component cooling, the 680 is cut off from that lower left corner.. frown.gif

Oh well.. Im just gonna have to wait and see what I will be getting smile.gif
Just have to do a few more tests to be 100% sure it will also fail when it gets RMAed. nothing worse than getting back a bad piece of hardware and a note "we couldnt find any faults with the card - Here is a bill for the hours" -_-
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 1/9/14 at 2:15am
 
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post #9 of 10
That's a 770 model with a 780/titan pcb. They had others that had identical pcbs to the 680. Maybe they were just using the rest of their stock and these are the standard now?
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post #10 of 10
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Just gonna finish this thread.. totally forgot about it -_-

I tested the card in another rig, same crash tongue.gif
I contacted my retailer via Live Chat for RMA A BAD RMA story! (Click to show)
and chose just to be honest and told them that I had a water cooler on the card but that the problem had NOTHING to do with the cooler, it ran with the cooler on for over 6 months and temps has never been over 65 degrees.
"Sorry, we dont RMA cards that has been altered."
I then asked for a link to that rule, course EVGA rule states that changing the cooler is allowed.
I then waited 10-15 min he then quoted 2-3 lines from the same EVGA warranty that I had just read -_- and said
"If the card is in the same condition as when you bought it, we can RMA it for you."
Duuh? thank you? :S

So RMAed the card and waited 3 weeks before I contacted them
"yea, I can see here that the card was cleared for replacement 2 days ago, but we are no longer able to obtain 680's. I will ask the hardware department (or something like that) to see what graphic cards we can offer as replacement"
I then waited another 2 days while I browsed their store to see witch of their GPUs was reference
and then contacted them again, only THIS time I was connected with a really cool dude.
He cut right to the chaise and understood what I mend when I said "reference PCB", he even saved my skin by informing me that another, cheaper brand I was considering did not cover water cooling in their warranty. tongue.gif
He even made sure that the card was shipped later that day,
and the card was here the day after ^_^

Instead of the 770, I replaced my dead 680 with 780 for 100 dollars smile.gif
the 770 would have been free (compared to old 680 prices) but only 100 for 780 instead? had to take it tongue.gif
I dont have any definitive answer for the 680 / 770 compatibility, but the 780 will definitely not take my 680 cooler.
So got a new water block for it, and back up and running again smile.gif



the 780 is reference, and doesnt match the reference 770 I linked earlier.. so I dont think that any of the 3 cards shares the same cooler.
All's well that ends well wink.gif
 
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