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post #31 of 242
Same thing that happened with the 570's, including mine.

See this: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html
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post #32 of 242
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Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx View Post
Same thing that happened with the 570's, including mine.

See this: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html


No surprise there. Nvidia deliberately hindering overclockability thru less power phases?

And this is why I buy non-reference models.



Eg. Gainward GTX 570 Phantom. 6+2 phase I believe?
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It used to be that reference designs could take a beating. It seems that they're getting more and more fragile. Anyone expecting to do any significant overclocking might have to tend toward the Lightning/Direct CU II type cards with more, higher quality VRMs now.

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lol......did the vrms go?
    
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Um can't you do this with any card? The odd part was the Post seen with both Fans stopping first, then Boom, after Post.

Looks like they screwed up and killed their card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghoxt View Post
Um can't you do this with any card? The odd part was the Post seen with both Fans stopping first, then Boom, after Post.

Looks like they screwed up and killed their card.
With most cards you'll kill the GPU long before the VRMs go.

While it would take ~1.7V at room temperature to outright kill the GPU on the spot, the phases give way much before that. With older cards, you could easily give them ~1.6V+ on stock VRMs.
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I called it...
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Lets not forget these are CHERRY picked cores here. The overclock should be limited only by the power delivery system..



Your fanboy is showing
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Cherry picked or not, cooling should always be the limitation!
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It died on POST. Notice their LED heatsink spin off and spin on again at the same time.

Not sure what that has to do with drivers.

VRM issue, much?
Kinda what I was thinking. Maybe a power supply issue?
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