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i was just playing crysis 2 demo and after like 5 minutes the screen went black and the game crashes but no drivers crashed warning it also does this in resident evil 5. im running 266.58 drivers temps were around 70C (no higher than 70C).

it only seems to happen when there is heavy load on the GPU's (over 90% on each GPU)

is it driver related or gpu death related?
Edited by philhalo66 - 3/9/11 at 12:51pm
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That sounds a lot like an unstable overclock (was just experiencing the same while pushing my 570). How long have you been clocked at your current speeds?
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That sounds a lot like an unstable overclock (was just experiencing the same while pushing my 570). How long have you been clocked at your current speeds?
running stock clocks right now have been for a few weeks
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Interesting. Is it possible that when you reverted back to "stock" clocks, your overclocking software put you at too low of a voltage?
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Interesting. Is it possible that when you reverted back to "stock" clocks, your overclocking software put you at too low of a voltage?
9800GX2 has no voltage control
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Quote:
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9800GX2 has no voltage control
Ok, fair enough. Your card might be failing then.

I'd do a clean reinstall of drivers, see if that helps, or roll back the drivers to older ones to see if it persists.
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Ok, fair enough. Your card might be failing then.

I'd do a clean reinstall of drivers, see if that helps, or roll back the drivers to older ones to see if it persists.
it died now im running 8800GT
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You're in the US, so it should have a lifetime warranty on it. Just call up XFX and see what they want you to do. Just don't mention that you OC'd it, and you should have a replacement in the mail soon. If I had to guess, they're going to replace it with a 6850, might try to push for a 6870.

You did register the card, right?
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You're in the US, so it should have a lifetime warranty on it. Just call up XFX and see what they want you to do. Just don't mention that you OC'd it, and you should have a replacement in the mail soon. If I had to guess, they're going to replace it with a 6850, might try to push for a 6870.

You did register the card, right?
the guy who sold it to me conveniently left out the fact he replaced half the card with EVGA parts so XFX wont do anything for me.
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My overclocks pass in every game and app i use...except crysis 2...
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