Originally Posted by Roweyi7
I don't see why the issue is with the drivers? someone explain?
It's quite simple.
The GTX 500-series cards are known to allow or warrant extremely high voltages.
So, knowing that any idiot with Afterburner can over-volt their card, nVidia created a page in the drivers that limits power to the card when over-volted and then resets it.
However, it appears that it is tricky to implement (I have no idea why, seeing as CPUs are doing it well), because they code it for every program.
The problem with the current drivers is that they only limit the voltage on certain application and they don't for others.
So, you run >1.1v on those apps, and you just fried 750$.
So, on the one hand, I DO think there should be some kind of universal fix to this (not just better drivers). And I do think that GPUs should just die because of over-voltage, seeing as CPUs don't.
But on the other hand, everyone getting up in arms because W1zzard from TPU! ran 1.2v on one of the cards they sent him for free.. is kind of silly.
I mean, if you treat it right, it won't break. You watercool it, you can run 1.2v. You don't watercool, keep below 1.05v.Edited by Track - 3/24/11 at 3:34pm