Originally Posted by KBcobra
I keep getting BSOD code 116 on my primary GTX 460. I keep lowering my overclock which doesn't seem to help. I beat Crysis 2 already at 800mhz at 1.05v before I went to water. Now it will bsod at 900mhz 1.1v (thought that was stable), even at 800mhz at 1.05v. Ive tried 2 sets of drivers with no luck. I cant see to get to happen on stock settings. BSOD happen on folding and in Crysis 2. This all of sudden happened. The other GTX 460 is fine. What should I do? Btw this is ASUS ENGTX 460 Directcu.
1.1v exceeds the afterburner's built-in 1.087v... Going beyond that, even under water, is a mixed bag IMO (but not unheard of). Most models, especially the DirectCU models, should be able to do 900Mhz+ @ 1.062v-1.087v (excluding the EE models, which are poorer overclockers from my experience).
Since the MCW is not a full-cover block, I'm sure the other components (such as the VRMs) are overheating and causing instability, hence why adding the fan (as you posted later) has helped
Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3
I don't overclock 400 new fermi cards cuz they require voltages compared to overclocking older cards but however.. i'd check volt settings. You might have a problem. Otherwise you'd probably have to water cool it.
Post fps results too in crysis 2.
Overclocking any card (beyond pedestrian increases) requires an increase in voltage. GTX400 series cards are overclocking monsters. Water-cooling is not required to overclock them.