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post #11 of 19
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Ok it was throttling, I had to reconnect my video card for some reason because the frequencies were locked at their lower values. Everything's working fine! Guess I won't change the voltage again.
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The problem you had was most likely that you attempted clocks that were too higher for the voltage you were giving it and it was therefore unstable. You can still try to overclock but just do it one step at a time, if your cards stock clocks are at 880 then try a core clock of 900, with a small bump in voltage then if that's stable try 915 and so on instead of just jumping up to what is a very high maximum overclock with only a small bump in voltage. Your voltage and core clock increase will have to go hand in hand. Also you should not use Furmark as a stability test for two reasons, first it doesn't accurately simulate the load a real game does and second on most 500 series cards Nvidia have an over current protection that throttles your cards clocks specifically in Furmark and OCCT GPU test. Test your stability with a program that more accurately simulate a real game load like Unigine Heaven, 3DMark11, or the crysis benchmark tool, all of which can be downloaded for free. Good luck.
Edited by juano - 4/2/11 at 10:12am
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post #13 of 19
Ya your card saved itself. I don't know why people like to run Furmark. It is pointless stress that games do not put on the cards. Like going in your garage and sitting there in your car revved up to red-line to test how fast it is.
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ur driver probably recovered itself from an unstability and ur card is locked in high 2D clocks.
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The 560 has the power limiter which kicked in and throttled the card. That's all
    
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Ya your card saved itself. I don't know why people like to run Furmark. It is pointless stress that games do not put on the cards. Like going in your garage and sitting there in your car revved up to red-line to test how fast it is.
then what software to test graphic card can i use? if not furmark
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To me it sounds like your drivers crashed from an unstable overclock. That happen to me when OC'ing my GTX 460, my frame rates dropped to half of what I was getting. A simple restart of your computer should fix it. And once you get into Windows, lower your clock.
That's most likely what happened. Seems to happen on the new Nvidia cards rather than the whole PC locking up.

Just restart and lower the overclock a bit.
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ur driver probably recovered itself from an unstability and ur card is locked in high 2D clocks.
Yup it reverted to 2d clocks. Give it a restart and a little more voltage and fan speed.
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then what software to test graphic card can i use? if not furmark
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The problem you had was most likely that you attempted clocks that were too higher for the voltage you were giving it and it was therefore unstable. You can still try to overclock but just do it one step at a time, if your cards stock clocks are at 880 then try a core clock of 900, with a small bump in voltage then if that's stable try 915 and so on instead of just jumping up to what is a very high maximum overclock with only a small bump in voltage. Your voltage and core clock increase will have to go hand in hand. Also you should not use Furmark as a stability test for two reasons, first it doesn't accurately simulate the load a real game does and second on most 500 series cards Nvidia have an over current protection that throttles your cards clocks specifically in Furmark and OCCT GPU test. Test your stability with a program that more accurately simulate a real game load like Unigine Heaven, 3DMark11, or the crysis benchmark tool, all of which can be downloaded for free. Good luck.
Whoops thought you were the OP asking that, these three are good but in general programs that better simulate actual games rather than just try to draw large amounts of power are best for stability testing the 500 series from Nvidia.
Edited by juano - 4/2/11 at 11:00am
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