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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 05:46 AM
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That's not a BIOS problem, the vBIOS is the the internal perimeters of the card, there is other firmware onboard AFAIK...it's the driver that communicates the software to the card and none of those cause what you're explaining. Could be wrong, but it doesn't sound right at all.

The pic you posted (please use a screenshot next time lol) shows a game that's not using HT, only your real cores are being loaded up.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 06:21 PM
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I think Nvidia driver fails

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I have a 2080Ti and things are not what I expected.

I think I need to track back to before I got the card. So I previously had a gtx1080, overclocked the snot out of it and was happy for a couple of years but then as always I was itching for more frames so I came at it again to overclock it further. Ended up doing a shunt mod on it and 2 weeks later it was dead. Not completely dead but lots of flickering and black screens and hangs. Dropped in my old gtx680 classified and problem solved, I haven't teared down the 1080 yet to see exactly what happened, I wanted to get back into gaming again so I needed a new card.

Looking at all the insane prices of the 20 series card, I decided if I'm going to be over paying for a new card then I may aswell go all out and find the best card I could. I landed on the evga ftw3 ultra. This is where all the problems started. Firstly precision x1 is only supported by windows 8 & 10. I have been using windows 7 and very content with it, the idea of upgrading os was utterly repulsive. So I tried using the only other software I was aware of that supported the RTX cards, which was afterburner. I've had problems with afterburner in the past and this time was no different, clocks weren't applying and I didn't have access to all 3 of my fans on it.

I decided I didn't pay all this money for this card to run it at stock so I decided to move to win10 and grabbed x1, worked like a charm. However the issues I have been having are low frame rates, only marginally above my 1080, a LOT of stutters and after about 5 minutes in game I am getting complete system crashes.

I have a 6850k at 4.3 (recently pushed 2 core to 4.4) 32GB DDR4 @3200 with tightened timings, all this has held up to all my stress testing, however I ran defaults to see if it improved my situation and it hasn't. So my question is, is it my cpu just holding back my gpu or is there something else possibly causing this? While I know 4.4/4.3 isn't much, I didn't think it was weak enough to really slow everything down to a crawl and cause crashes.
Wow I know its a little bit of an old thread but your situation was similar to mine and thought I'd share: New drivers 430.39 made all my OC and crashes stop crashing! I was suspicious this whole time until I read this thread that read my mind. I have a 6850k oc to 4.4 all cores been running 4.5 on 3 cores and 4.4 on 3, recently started crashing . not from heat system just starting all out crashing like someone yanked the plug out of the wall . Mis Game Mid browser search mid minor work load crashes galore ! so I figure the cpu is wearing out ... or Power supply or ... this kinda stuff drives me crazy, a new 2080ti ftw ultra and OC's were great hitting 2100 -2080- 2055- 2044 ... I automatically thought old hardware! or new games new hardware faulty... then I read this and it all clicked Nvidia has been updating the driver every 2 weeks it seems. Now there's new driver 430.39 and all is working great so on with the bottleneck thoery !
https://www.3dmark.com/spy/5964822 scoring 6136 in Time spy extreme I was pretty happy with. I compared to a 9900k with the same GPU even tho the number is most games and work loads seem like minimal improvement https://www.3dmark.com/spy/6976008 to me scoring 7978 and if I scroll down the 1st 50 its still at 7599 tells me there's a bottleneck in the old architecture a 1500 - 2000 score increase in 3dMARKs seems pretty impressive from a cpu upgrade. I'm a little bit on the fence cause of all the additional heat reports but have found a few saying it stays mid 50's for normal use only above 60 for long sessions or stress testing.
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