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Bump.

Can anyone confirm if this is a defect or not?
post #13 of 20
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i wanna bump this 'coz perhaps it is related

Recently, when playing heavy game for a while (one hour or so), my computer suddenly reboots *without* BSODs.

After running separate stress tests for CPU and VGA without any problem and good temps, I decided to run both Prime95 and Furmark and voila, it reboots *without* BSODs exactly like with playing game (with normal temps).

I wonder if this can be blamed on the PSU or my VGA? Is this anyway related to the throttling I mentioned in the original post?
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<SNIP> can I ask for RMA, then? It's an EVGA after all (not the EE version).

<SNIP>
Did the original owner register the card? If so, he/she is the only one who can do an RMA.

Otherwise, I am not sure, but you may need the original retail receipt.
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Did the original owner register the card? If so, he/she is the only one who can do an RMA.

Otherwise, I am not sure, but you may need the original retail receipt.
Well, the original owner did not register it and provide invoice so I registered it myself. No idea if I can RMA then.
Edited by 9635741 - 2/10/11 at 8:33am
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Well, the original owner did not register it and provide invoice so I registered it myself. No idea if I can RMA then.
If eVGA accepted the registration, you are entitled to the full warranty.

Call them up.
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Unlikely to be a defect, Nvidia and ATi both hate furmark/kombuster, they've started adding code into drivers that lowers performance when those applications start up.
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I would suggest going to nvidia control panel and there is an option of prefer maximum performance also make sure you have no screen server enabled. Try that but you experience reboots and I would blame PSU FOR THAT
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Unlikely to be a defect, Nvidia and ATi both hate furmark/kombuster, they've started adding code into drivers that lowers performance when those applications start up.
Which driver might that be?

Running Kombustor with 266.58 installed, my GTX460 goes to 97%-98%.
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post #20 of 20
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I replaced the psu and the reboot error seems to be solved. The "throttling" however is not.

The sudden drop of gpu usage is as below. See the white circles?



Is this anyway normal?
Edited by 9635741 - 2/11/11 at 7:33am
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