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Anyone know how much underclock i can do to a GTX260? its BFG tech GTX260 OC 55mm card. I'm brand new to all this underclock, so not sure what's to do.
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can be also a power supply issue. Never heard of a gpu going out like that. It does sound like either an overheating or too much overclocking.
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well, i had it for about a year now. The powersupply is Corsair HX520.
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Originally Posted by Viviox;11981591 
No overclock. I don't know how to do that. As for overheating, it happens after 2 hours of playing The Godfather. But then I let it rest for several hours before trying to play civilization v. So I don't think it was overheating. I just took my card out and clean it with compressed air. Will let it rest till tomorrow morning and see if it still do that. (currently 3 am)

Btw, what is artifact? Can it be fix?

I find the bolded part of this post ironic given you're on Overclock.net

@OT: Make sure it's not artifacting in 2D mode too as that would mean your card is likely cooked.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8ight;12001526 
I find the bolded part of this post ironic given you're on Overclock.net

@OT: Make sure it's not artifacting in 2D mode too as that would mean your card is likely cooked.

No, its fine in 2D mode. Only when i start 3D applications (like most new games) that's when the artifacts start showing up. I can play 2D games or Flash games just fine (but rather not risk making it worst).

I joined overclock.net because i needed help on lots of computer issues when i first start building a desktop. This forum is the best!!! I'm afraid of overclocking because I don't have the budget to replace it...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoshi864;11988688 
Uninstall old ATI drivers, restart the computer, and install the very latest ones.

Latest ATI drivers caused artifacts on my computer. I would try 10.1.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarec;12001993 
Latest ATI drivers caused artifacts on my computer. I would try 10.1.

headscratch.gif He's running a GTX 260, 10.1 won't do him much good...
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Originally Posted by C.Jackson;11994185 
I don't think he meant to sell the card as working, but rather as a dying card. Someone might use it for parts, try to coax it back to life, or for a wall ornament. It's better to get a few bucks out of it rather than let it collect dust.
4670 < 8800GT. The best card you're going to find is an 8800GT. It's a step down from your GTX 260, but it's not that bad of a card. It may be a little old, but it can still kick some ass. Other than that you might be able to find an 8800GTS/9800GTX/GTS 250 used.

Ooh nice find. I didn't think you'd be able to get a new 8800/9800 for under 60. Then again I've never ordered from ascend tech.
Quote:
Originally Posted by xXwhygodwhyXx;12001195 
can be also a power supply issue. Never heard of a gpu going out like that. It does sound like either an overheating or too much overclocking.

Actually both of my old 9800 GTs went out exactly like that before I upgraded to a 460.
post #49 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viviox;12001175 
Anyone know how much underclock i can do to a GTX260? its BFG tech GTX260 OC 55mm card. I'm brand new to all this underclock, so not sure what's to do.

The reason I recommend trying to underclock the memory is because electronics have a tendancy to breakdown over time, underclocking the memory will reduce heat and could possibly increase stability enough to render the card usable once again. Think of the card as if it already has an overclock, if you started receiving artifacts your first response would be to start reducing the clocks, add more voltage, or increase cooling until you stop seeing artifacts.
Just to make sure this is a last ditch effort. Have you tried driver sweeper and a fresh install of your video drivers? Have you tried manually setting your fan to a higher duty cycle (ie:100%) and then tried stressing the card? If you've done both then read the next section.
I assume it's no different for your card or mine, except the clocks of course. Start by downloading MSI Afterburner. After you've installed it go ahead and open it up. You should see core voltage, core clock, shader clock, memory clock, and fan speed. Your memory speed should currently read 999. I'd start by reducing it to 900 then stressing the memory like you were before. Just drag the slider until the memory clock reads 900MHz and then click apply at the bottem. If it still artifacts you can continue reducing it in 25MHz increments and stressing it. Other than that I don't know what else to recommend. If you decide you want to try it you could always replace the thermal pads and paste. It's not that hard, but you should be as careful as possible.
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bake it as some1 already said, its very likely they it ll fix the artifacts, did the trick for me a few times, someone posted a video of how to bake the card some posts before. check that out.
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