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Quit simple.. but I just need outside opinions.

I have an XFX 285 GTX OC'ed to 702/1600/1323 Mhz and its stable by the means of being able to run Furmark for an hour and 15 min's without f'in up; could run longer but I got bored of waiting.. But well I am away and the computer is left on for a few hours to fold, the green LED on the back of the PCB board turns red and it sits on but dead untill it is completely powered off and turned back on. The light means 2 different things; One: PCI-E data bus not connected, which they obviously are other wise the computer wouldn't even get into windows.. Or two: inadequate power.

I have an Ultra x3 850 watt power supply with all the specs in my sig. This power supply should be fine to run my setup. My first thought was maybe I had a bad rail in the PSU.. But wouldn't it fail in Furmark if it did, and not on a game such as Black Ops or Folding? Even if it was due to a stability issue, I lowered my OC to stock and this problem still occurs.

Another problem that I have that makes me think it is the GPU and not the PSU is that well gaming BC2 or Black Ops, OC'ed or even at stock, the screen will flash black then the picture will re-appear fine other then getting around 23 FPS and the GPU core clock jumping down to 400MHz.

The problem(s) are becoming more and more frequent as time progresses and It's really starting to piss me off.. Now even occurring well simply browsing the internet (ie. Facebook, Forums, etc.) I need to be certain of the problem before I go out and buy a new PSU because about a year ago when I bought my x3 I forgot to register it and I can not simply RMA it. My family is also having some hard times now (father cut 20% x2 different times in the same year) and I really can not afford to blow money. I am going to pull my 285 and run it on my sisters computer to see if the problems carry over to her PC. If they do, this should tell me that it is the card rather then the PSU.

But in the mean time, I want some outside opinions from the people who have been doing this stuff since I was a little thing lol..


Thanks guys once again, WD
Edited by |WD-40| - 1/20/11 at 7:29pm
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How are your temps? I'm not talking about 5-10 minutes of something, try getting a reading after several hours of heavy usage.

Aside from that, it could be a barely unstable OC. F@H is a little pickier about errors than something like Furmark or a game. If your temps check out after extended heavy use, try bumping your OC back a few Mhz at a time and see if you can nail down a 100% stable peak.
 
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
How are your temps? I'm not talking about 5-10 minutes of something, try getting a reading after several hours of heavy usage.

Aside from that, it could be a barely unstable OC. F@H is a little pickier about errors than something like Furmark or a game. If your temps check out after extended heavy use, try bumping your OC back a few Mhz at a time and see if you can nail down a 100% stable peak.


To avoid all of this, I went to stock like I said above:

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Originally Posted by |WD-40| View Post
Even if it was due to a stability issue, I lowered my OC to stock and this problem still occurs.
..and I still get these problems. The GPU temps well folding never get above 72c and on Furmark they reached a high of 85c.
Edited by |WD-40| - 1/20/11 at 8:36pm
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post #4 of 4
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I tested the 285GTX on my sisters i7 rig and it works flawless even with the OC.

It much be the PSU, I can't RMA it thought because I forgot to register it a year ago when I bought it. I also herd that it might even be a problem with the PCI slot on my motherboard but I highly doubt it considering it is only 6 moths old.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250GB WD Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 Bit Proview 22" widescreen LCD Razer Lycosa - Mirror Special Edition 
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Ultra x3 850 Watt - Fully modular CoolerMaster CM-690 Razor Deathadder 
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