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Originally Posted by Grindhouse View Post
What have been said in this thread about the gtx 570 blowing up easily, does it apply to the GTX 580 also ?

Because i run my 580 @ 875mhz with 1.1v, and i don't want to blow it up !
No it does not, you'll be fine. The 580 has 2 more power phases.
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post #212 of 1259
hmm now that's mines under water, wondernig if i should try 1.15v.. i'm already at 935mhz 1.1v completey stable though, not sure how much further i can get even w/ extra voltage... or if its worth the extra heat/risk
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hmm now that's mines under water, wondernig if i should try 1.15v.. i'm already at 935mhz 1.1v completey stable though, not sure how much further i can get even w/ extra voltage... or if its worth the extra heat/risk
Personally, I wouldn't man. I feel 1.1v with OCP on is the safe limit. Anything beyond that is risky. Temp really isn't the issue here. Not to mention that's already a sold over clock.
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post #214 of 1259
I don't have any info to add but I do have one suggestion.

Yall might want to include Core/Shader/Memory clocks. I noticed many of you only provide 2 values.
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post #215 of 1259
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hmm now that's mines under water, wondernig if i should try 1.15v.. i'm already at 935mhz 1.1v completey stable though, not sure how much further i can get even w/ extra voltage... or if its worth the extra heat/risk
It's up to you if you want to try and get as much ppd as possible. Although 935 and the difference might not be much.

I've never ran my cards for extended periods of time under load. Usually just a few minutes to run vantage or some other bench, then make adjustments and try again.

Then again, others cards have died doing the same thing.
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My GTX 470 blew out a vrm with only a mild overclock and took out my Silencer 620w power supply with it!
Do tell lol. I'm getting the jitters reading this thread.
    
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post #217 of 1259
This reminds me of CPU degradation / death. In most cases nowadays, it's not the heat killing parts, it's the amount of electricity being fed through the parts that's killing them.

It's my understanding that a VRM is composed of capacitors, inductors, and MOSFETs. The module is controlled by a voltage regulation chip.

From the pictures in the first post, it looks like the MOSFETs are failing. Does anyone know what the specs on the MOSFETs are? That would help solve this mystery I think.

At some point, the VRM is being forced to deliver more current than it's designed to deliver, so even if it's kept cool, the current will kill it.
Edited by coelacanth - 2/10/11 at 4:01pm
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I don't have any info to add but I do have one suggestion.

Yall might want to include Core/Shader/Memory clocks. I noticed many of you only provide 2 values.
With GF1xx cards, shader is always 2x the core speed. This means it can just be inferred. They've done away with the different straps.
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Sure it wasn't your power supply that blew out that vrm?

No offense
The Power supply was a 2007 vintage seasonic based PC Power & Cooling silencer which I consider the best 600W supply of its time. I prefer it over your Earthwatts 650w.

No Offense!
Edited by Electroneng - 2/10/11 at 4:39pm
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Great Thread xxbassplayerxx! You use your experience to help others as usual!
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