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I put my card through fluidmark and AMD stress test, it passed both of those but as soon as i turn on TF2 i artifact and need to power cycle. Why come?
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Should i up voltage?
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Because clearly XFX's aftermarket PCB design on your GTX580 is crap, just like they've always been since the HD4890 series. Duh!

Seriously though, yes its unstable (clearly). Up the voltage, or drop the clocks.

I've found that after stress testing an overclock on my GPU's, its best to run them through a few hours of gaming after to make sure. I've passed stability tests before, but crashed while gaming. Just means you weren't QUITE stable for that game. Most noteably for me has been GRiD and L4D2.
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post #4 of 12
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Because clearly XFX's aftermarket PCB design on your GTX580 is crap, just like they've always been since the HD4890 series. Duh!

Seriously though, yes its unstable (clearly). Up the voltage, or drop the clocks.

I've found that after stress testing an overclock on my GPU's, its best to run them through a few hours of gaming after to make sure. I've passed stability tests before, but crashed while gaming. Just means you weren't QUITE stable for that game. Most noteably for me has been GRiD and L4D2.
Alright thanks, im currently at 1.2v with 900 core and 1200 mem on my non-reference HD5850.
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post #6 of 12
what ur sig rig says gtx 580 and u r telling problem about hd5850
please make it clear :S
pioneerisloud thought u had xfx gtx 580.....
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Originally Posted by ghost_z View Post
what ur sig rig says gtx 580 and u r telling problem about hd5850
please make it clear :S
pioneerisloud thought u had xfx gtx 580.....
XFX doesn't make a GTX580 as they quit producing Nvidia cards . At least here in the States. I haven't heard of a 5xx series card by XFX at all though.
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i was just making it clear...his sig says gtx 580 by xfx and he has not mentioned in op that his prob is on hd5850....
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i was just making it clear...his sig says gtx 580 by xfx and he has not mentioned in op that his prob is on hd5850....
Look at my sig, note the REAL RIG

Also why dont benchmarks crash my comp but games do? that doesnt make sense.

Just ran unigine, everything is white. Is that normal? here are no colors its all just white and grey.
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Look at my sig, note the REAL RIG

Also why dont benchmarks crash my comp but games do? that doesnt make sense.
Because games put a DIFFERENT kind of stress on a GPU than a stress test does.

Try giving OCCT GPU test a try out. Pass at LEAST 20 minutes, using 8 complexity and error correcting. If you can pass that, then it SHOULD pass gaming too (with no errors obviously).
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