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Old 06-30-11, 11:30 PM   #1
ArrowMk84
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Default Have I fried my 580?

Ok, I'm getting the "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered" error. I've gotten this with several driver versions in two different machines (I'm using the same two 580s in my new machine that were in my old one). Now, in my old computer, the GPUs routinely hit 97c. In the new machine, the GPUs hit up to 79c and 85c, and I think it's the one that's hitting 86c is the problem. Also, before the driver goes and kicks the bucket, I usually see some sort of artifacting, usually quick flashes of geometry that's rendered completely black/textureless (ranging from a small part of the screen to a significant part of the screen).

Some days it better than others (but tonight has been particularly bad - four times software, with two hard reboots). I doubt its any of the other hardware causing this, as I ran memtest86 for 12 hours, hit my CPU with various Intel Burn and Prime 95 tests all last weekend for 2 to 8 hours at a time, and stress tested my PSU using OCCT for half hour with no issues, while tonight the video driver dies after maybe five minutes.

Edit: BTW, it seems that DX11 is worse on the cards than DX9 (duh...), since I was trying to play Crysis 2 with the DX11 patch and ultra textures, and then used Uniengine Heaven for some GPU stress testing. BFBC2 and ME2 will occasionally show artifacts, but rarely go far enough the driver to stop.
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