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AMC_Duke 06-17-08 06:13 AM

Overheating and similar issues with GeForce GTX 280
 
Hey guys i Just got my gtx 280 and as soon as I start a Game like Crysis or Lost PLanet it starts to lag but te fps seems normal, and after a while the screen goes blank and crashes the System :thumbdwn:

Temperature is going about 86 under load Driver version 177,26

I got a

E6600
Asus P5W DH Deluxe
650 watt be Quiet Dark Power

Any ideas ?

nekrosoft13 06-17-08 06:21 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
temp could be an issue

Goran 06-17-08 06:43 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Temp should be ok as long it's under 110C. However, check so that the card is getting power from 2 separate 12v lines. Each 12v line is limited to 20 amps and this cards needs 40amps. You must use a 6-pin from line 1 and 8 pin from line 2 (example) and make sure the card does not share 12v from the motherboard!

AMC_Duke 06-17-08 07:05 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Goran (Post 1684123)
Temp should be ok as long it's under 110C. However, check so that the card is getting power from 2 separate 12v lines. Each 12v line is limited to 20 amps and this cards needs 40amps. You must use a 6-pin from line 1 and 8 pin from line 2 (example) and make sure the card does not share 12v from the motherboard!

That is somthing i will look into after work ! thanks =)

spajdr 06-17-08 09:12 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Make sure you have good cooling inside case, i never got more then 76C when playing crysis or something other with AA, still it should not crash.

Lfctony 06-17-08 09:35 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Goran (Post 1684123)
Temp should be ok as long it's under 110C. However, check so that the card is getting power from 2 separate 12v lines. Each 12v line is limited to 20 amps and this cards needs 40amps. You must use a 6-pin from line 1 and 8 pin from line 2 (example) and make sure the card does not share 12v from the motherboard!

The 40A RECOMMENDED is for TOTAL system power usage. The GTX280 doesn't need 40A on it's own, that would be 480W for one card only! AFAIK, the power draw for this card is 30amps higher than a 8800GTX. I used to run my 8800GTX on a 480W PSU with 28A on the 12V... So a 30A total 12V+ PSU should be fine, depending on the rest of the hardware...

AMC_Duke 06-17-08 10:23 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spajdr (Post 1684249)
Make sure you have good cooling inside case, i never got more then 76C when playing crysis or something other with AA, still it should not crash.

I have 2 big fans blowing on the card the temp just goes from 40 idle to 84 when i start a game =/

pizzaguy 06-17-08 10:28 AM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Goran (Post 1684123)
make sure the card does not share 12v from the motherboard!

I am willing to bet its his PSU causing the problem because of what you just mentioned. This is why I prefer a strong single 12v rail PSU as it takes out all the guess work of a multiple rail PSU.

He is most likely overloading one of the rails hence when he games the card needs power and its not getting it=shut down.

AMC_Duke 06-17-08 01:53 PM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pizzaguy (Post 1684369)
I am willing to bet its his PSU causing the problem because of what you just mentioned. This is why I prefer a strong single 12v rail PSU as it takes out all the guess work of a multiple rail PSU.

He is most likely overloading one of the rails hence when he games the card needs power and its not getting it=shut down.

I tryed it again with case open and a big fan in front but as soon as i launch a game the fan speeds up on full speed and reached up to 104 i think thats not normal :(

do you guys think overheating can hapen due to less power from the PSU too ?

-=DVS=- 06-17-08 03:24 PM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
There might be lack of contact between cooler and GPU , maybe it was assembled poorly.

K007 06-17-08 04:10 PM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
104C...defiantly get a screw driver and try to tighten it....but gently...like give it a pat to see if its loose...104C is defiantly screwed up. 110C is dead zone.

G-Man 06-17-08 04:26 PM

Re: Just got my GTX 280 and some Problems
 
water cool that bitch!


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