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it is not overclocked, once i found out i was not suppose to drag everything to the max, i dragged everything to mini, the temp seems to be 40c on load 29c on idle
So is everything at the minimum or at stock clocks? If you dragged all the sliders all the way to the left, that's not stock clocks. Hit "rest" at the bottom of the Afterburner screen and that'll get you back to stock clocks.
Edited by AyeYo - 1/15/11 at 5:49pm
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no no, im asking, if i have damaged my card and caused artifact, because in the past i dragged everything to the max, i was wondering if that will damage the card by giving it too much voltage, back then i just know if my card is not at a high temp im ok, because im under water there is nothing to worry about, but maybe i was wrong, and cuz my card to malfunction or something.

so does giving the card max voltage damage the card? if so how do i fix it? bake?
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post #13 of 23
Odds are max voltage is not going to kill your card. The cards are designed to withstand voltages within the range of MSI afterburner. You may get GPU degradation over time, the only way to fix this is to lower the volts to a more acceptable level.

I guess I'm a little confused. Are you saying your card is ok now, but was getting artifacts at max voltage? Or that its now getting artifacts at stock clocks and speed?
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post #14 of 23
Just to add, the max voltage allowed in afterburner will not damage your card and is considered to be inside the safe zone. I can run all three of my GTX470s at that voltage no problem. If you are artifacting, something in your OC isn't balanced. Usually artifacting is caused by the memory.

Go into afterburner and clock "reset" to go back to stock and see if you still get artifacts.

But I can assure you that your card isn't damaged by the 1087 voltage.

If it was damaged, it was damaged by heat.
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yes, once the card was underwater, i dragged everything to the max and went on with that for a few days, then i started getting artifacts, i put everything back to stock, now i am at stock, computer boots and sometimes viewing pictures will give me driver not responding, playing games will have a chance of freezing computer, once i get a driver not responding message, i can freely play any games with no issue. but if i get a frozen computer i need to restart and hope to get a driver not responding message o.o
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yes, once the card was underwater, i dragged everything to the max and went on with that for a few days, then i started getting artifacts, i put everything back to stock, now i am at stock, computer boots and sometimes viewing pictures will give me driver not responding, playing games will have a chance of freezing computer, once i gete a driver not responding message, i can freely play any games with no issue. but if i get a frozen computer i need to restart and hope to get a driver not responding message o.o
Well, unfortunately, dragging everything to max isn't smart you go in incremental, proportional steps when OCing.

But hey, you live and learn. Try exchanging for a new card via the warranty. Who is the manufacturer of your card? If EVGA, you shouldn't have any problems
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its gigabyte, and i thought by the time i take the heatsink off the warrenty was void...
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Have you tried re-installing the drivers? How long were you running it at "max" settings?

Edit: saw you said a few days, could you please post what your current settings are?
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its gigabyte, and i thought by the time i take the heatsink off the warrenty was void...
I have been able to put it back on and exchange cards before. At least with PNY and EVGA. I want to say that only mods void the warranty O_o but don't quote me on that.
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i wouldnt dare to uninstall drivers, because i heard that if i uninstall it and the driver wouldnt be able to install back, everytime you try will result in artifact, so thats why im afraid.

as for the warranty, i do hope to repair this card, i like this card because there are so many times i thought it died and it still comes back to me, and i also hope this is one of those times too.
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