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gtx 680 300% power spike causing crashes

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April 4, 2013 2:37:03 PM

like the title says guys, no idea why my msi gtx 680 is power spiking all the way up to 300- 305%. but every time it does, i get a driver crash which is getting extremely annoying. im only using a mild oc of +80/ +300, however it crashes basically anywhere other than at stock settings..
April 4, 2013 2:55:36 PM

The crashing is your video card trying to tell you that the OC is too much.
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April 4, 2013 3:05:10 PM

+80 is too much? most ppl are at +150 to +200..
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April 4, 2013 3:08:39 PM

Your overclock isn't stable... Try different settings or stay stock (the 680 will run everything fine anyway)
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April 4, 2013 3:10:37 PM

drmcstroks said:
+80 is too much? most ppl are at +150 to +200..


With OC'ing YMMV which is why it should never be used as a reason to buy any particular piece of kit.
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April 4, 2013 3:14:36 PM

Mousemonkey said:
drmcstroks said:
+80 is too much? most ppl are at +150 to +200..


With OC'ing YMMV which is why it should never be used as a reason to buy any particular piece of kit.


+1 Oc isn't a good reference as every card is different, some will reach 1400, other will be stuck at 1100 orcan't even overclock...

PS: I've seen ASUS block OC on their low end by directly block the BIOS on the GPU (560ti OC= 940mhz max vs TOP 1000mhz+)... Maybe they all do this now...
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April 4, 2013 3:29:08 PM

at +80 it sits at 1215. so you suggest continue to lower the oc until it stops crashing?

im sorry i guess i just dont understand why it power spikes up to 300%? i ran run it at 1300mhz until that power spike comes...
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April 4, 2013 3:35:51 PM

maybe that'll work at higher and lower frequencies, did you touch the voltage ?? I'm at arround 1300 boost without any Vcore adjust...
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April 4, 2013 3:44:00 PM

ive messed with the voltage, but it never changes. its locked at 1.175 no matter if i have it stock or maxed out.
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April 4, 2013 3:51:27 PM

Thats because 1.175 is as high as the BIOS allows.
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April 4, 2013 4:18:03 PM

but what would cause it to spike to 300%?
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April 4, 2013 7:58:20 PM

instability, the card crash and the GPU maybe go to 50mhz before and the programs read 300% of 50mhz as it was at 1000+mhz before...
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