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Screen Corruption - Zotac GTX 980 AMP Extreme Edition

post #1 of 19
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OK guys,
I will get some photos - but let me lay this out for you.

I got a 2nd Hand Zotac GeForce GTX 980 AMP Extreme Edition - had a few hickups at first (wouldn't overclock - etc)
but left it at stock (was only overclocking to see where I can get)

Currently I'm in windows 10 - but these issues are 100% repeatable with windows 8.1

benchmarks Firestrike - and Valley - for at least 3 loops without ANY issue or getting hot (according to AB)
randomly the screen "shuts off" and comes back - as if I unplugged the screen (DP connection)



Fired up GTA-V - first time - decided to play a bit to see what the fuss is about while drooling over W3 upcoming.
after 20 min in - I get colored blocks and screen lockups. have to hard reset the PC.
sometimes after the hard reset I get the same type of lockup, on the desktop.


what I am asking from you guys - is how to test if it's the memory or the core?
post #2 of 19
If it was the core there would be stretching and graphical glitches, memory would be missing objects, coloured blocks on the screen or freezes. It could be the memory from what you're saying, but if the card still has warranty I would be attempting an RMA.

To be safe, to a fresh install of Nvidia drivers.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm guessing it's memory as well,
I was too slow getting my camera out for this last crash - but did write down the BSOD error :

video_tdr_failure (nvlddmkm.sys) -

EDIT : during this time the core temp (from AB OSD) was mid 40s.
Edited by drdrache - 5/17/15 at 6:45pm
post #4 of 19
I would try my best to get an RMA on the card.
post #5 of 19
What are the highest temps (use HW monitor or GPU-z) are you're hitting?

Have you tried Firestorm vs AB? Are you using the OC+ usb hook up? Fire Storm isn't as bad as some might have you believe.

What are you're system specs?

I know the 350 drivers are out to "fix" GTA V issues although is doesn't explain the others.

BSOD aren't usually a card issue..... 40c is nothing temp wise.

SS
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
I would have to double check with a GPU-Z/HWmon again - but the highest during benching was mid 70s.

system specs :

I7-4770K @ 4.8ghz cooled by Nzxt X61 AIO
32GB Gskill 1866 DDR3
AMD R7 SSD's Raid-0 via Intel 8-Series
Asrock Z87 Extreme 6
Soundblaster Zx
3x 3TB Seagate for storage
OCZ ZX Series 850W PSU
Dell Ultrasharp U3415W


and now this GTX 980 (the above was powering a G10/Z41 cooled Reference 290X)

OC+ is hooked up, and I am only using AB for the OSD - everything is stock based on the newest NOV bios for this card.
this is the FIRST BSOD I've seen - the other lockups had no BSOD.

EDIT :
Attached is the GPU-Z log of the last attempt to play some GTA-V
GPU-ZSensorLog.txt 379k .txt file
Edited by drdrache - 5/17/15 at 7:56pm
post #7 of 19
Is the memory supposed to go up to 2000MHz (8000MHz effective)? Seems like that could be what is causing your memory issues if that is not stable.
    
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kokin View Post

Is the memory supposed to go up to 2000MHz (8000MHz effective)? Seems like that could be what is causing your memory issues if that is not stable.

you know, I was thinking about that - unless the stock bios I am using is modified, it's whatever is "stock". I need to find another source for the Nov Bios.
post #9 of 19
I would drop the memory clock to 7800 (1900) and build a custom fan curve to get more air over 60c.

SS
post #10 of 19
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I would drop the memory clock to 7800 (1900) and build a custom fan curve to get more air over 60c.

SS

I will build one for tonight and see what happens - can anyone direct me in the right direction for the Maxwell Bios Editor fan options? I want to know what the boxes actually "MEAN" before I have too much fun.
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