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[LR] NVIDIA Geforce GTX 590 Video Card Blows Up on Video - Forceware Drivers Blamed

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We got an e-mail from a reader that a GeForce GTX 590 BYHD (Burn Your House Down) Edition was released by SweClockers, so we did a little searching and found out what they were talking about. It appears that some of the first NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 video cards to ship come with Forceware 267.52 drivers and they don't prevent the card from overheating when overclocked. The folks over at SweClockers cranked up the clock frequency and video taped the carnage. We didn't have this problem with 267.71 drivers we used for testing or the new 267.84 drivers that came out today. It was one year ago to the month that NVIDIA had a fan issue with Forceware 196.75 drivers that killed a number of video cards! DéjÃ* vu!
    
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Hahahaha. Fail.
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How much was push or try to push? It smells/looks like something burning
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Me and my Fiance watched this with joy
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Lol that sucks
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hahahaha. Fail.
^^ no epic fail..
     
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lol that should teach you a thing or 2 on how to overclock properly.

1. Watch your temps
2. Make sure the fan is actually doing something to cool the GPU

It amazes me how reviewers will use the drivers on the CD, will overvolt the cards and yet not manually set the fan speed
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Always use your own fan profile.
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its a good job they had proof via video tbh otherwise that might have been the end of their relationship with NV haha
    
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