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Hi guys,

I recently built a new gaming rig (rig information is not up-to-date). For that, I bought the Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 videocard. For cooling I'm using a custom loop, with good results. It rarely goes over 40C while playing games like Witcher 3.
Yesterday I tried overclocking the card (using MSI Afterburner). Both while playing Witcher 3 and running Heaven Benchmark 4.0, it seemed to be stable at 110+ core, 550+ memory and the power limit slider set to 111%. No artifacts or crashes.

Today, I booted my PC, only to be greeted by a screen looking like this:


This screen shows directly after the UEFI screen (where you press DEL to enter it) and doesn't fix itself while Windows boots. I was kinda shocked and thought my GPU was broken. After resetting my PC, it didn't happen though. It booted just fine and games worked also fine. So I fully turned off my PC and tried again. This time, it showed me the same screen again (as above). After some experimenting, it seems like it only happens when it is a cold boot. Warm boot works fine.

I figured it could be related to my overclock. I didn't think it would apply this early in the booting process, but it seems I was wrong about that. After removing my overclock, it didn't happen anymore. I'm guessing it is related to the memory overclock, but why would it be stable in-game and not during boot? Seems kinda weird to me.

Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Is this even normal? What could be the cause?
I'm curious to see what you guys think.
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Sounds like it's your overclock to me. Personally I find it easy to think I have a stable gpu overclock but really the game or benchmark I'm using just doesn't stress the GPU in the right way. I would try a boatload of different benchmarks to check for stability... like I've noticed that I can go like +50mhz gpu / +100 mhz mem higher when benching in Firestrike but those same settings will hardlock TimeSpy or 3dmark11. Fallout4 also didnt tolerate my higher overclocks well.
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Sorry for the late reply, been a busy week. I was messing with my card some more today, and it seemed that dropping my memory OC from 550 to 400 fixes the weird glitchy bootup screen. It's really a bummer I had to drop my OC, since the 550+ overclock looked nice tongue.gif I suppose I'll try some extra benchmarks like you suggested, to be sure it is fully stable now.

I did read some other forums where people mentioned that artifacts can occur during boot because of the PSU. Could it be possible that during boot the GPU isn't provided with sufficient power, causing the strange behaviour?
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Sorry for the late reply, been a busy week. I was messing with my card some more today, and it seemed that dropping my memory OC from 550 to 400 fixes the weird glitchy bootup screen. It's really a bummer I had to drop my OC, since the 550+ overclock looked nice tongue.gif I suppose I'll try some extra benchmarks like you suggested, to be sure it is fully stable now.

I did read some other forums where people mentioned that artifacts can occur during boot because of the PSU. Could it be possible that during boot the GPU isn't provided with sufficient power, causing the strange behaviour?

My guess would be that during a warm bootup the videocard retains the previous GPU/Memory overclock settings, which might make it require more power than typical at startup.
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Hm yeah, your guess is probably accurate. Maybe I'll mess with it some more later, since it is fast enough as it is anyway.
Thanks for helping out! REP+ biggrin.gif
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