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MSI N660 TFIII OC SLI - All games crash

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November 7, 2013 5:49:45 PM

I have a couple MSI N660 TFIII OC cards installed in my system in SLI which have been running great for a couple months, until today. Now whenever I open any game it crashes within minutes of starting the gameplay. I've also noticed very prolonged loading periods. In MSI's Afterburner software it shows the second gpu almost flatlining when in SLI mode playing minecraft (the only game I have that doesn't crash). The temperatures have never been out of hand always 65 or lower.

I'm thinking I've lost one of my cards as booting up with one gives me a driverless display (800x600) and the other displays nothing at all.

Specs are as followed:
Core i7 4770k @ 4.5ghz
2x MSI n660 TFIII OC
16GB Corsair Vengeance @ 2400mhz

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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November 7, 2013 5:58:57 PM

try one card at a time, then try uninstalling/reinstalling drivers (use driversweeper in safe mode to uninstall drivers to remove all reg entries and files that arent removed through normal uninstall). What PSU do you have? maybe the power draw is too much for it. Also remove any overclocks on your cpu/ram and gpu's, OC's can become unstable over time and you need to re-tweak them.
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November 7, 2013 6:06:53 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
try one card at a time, then try uninstalling/reinstalling drivers (use driversweeper in safe mode to uninstall drivers to remove all reg entries and files that arent removed through normal uninstall). What PSU do you have? maybe the power draw is too much for it. Also remove any overclocks on your cpu/ram and gpu's, OC's can become unstable over time and you need to re-tweak them.


I've tried them both by themselves one card would produce an image the other would not. However I'm still getting freezing with one card installed. I did remove the over clocks on the cards with no improvement either. I have a Thermaltake 750watt 80 Plus Bronze PSU.

Overclocking has not been an issue even considering power consumption. Everything's been running smoothly and stable since I built it several months ago.
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November 7, 2013 6:12:00 PM

i would still remove overclocks on the cpu and ram, just to make sure. like i said, it can seem stable for a while, then become unstable. I had an issue with a couple games (cyrsis 2 and 3 ) crashing, i found forcing constant clock with nvidia inspector (google it) fixed that, it disables the boost clock "feature" and keeps the clock speeds and voltage rock stable.
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November 7, 2013 6:13:05 PM

Have you done a clean install of the newest drivers? Including using driver cleaning utility? That is where I would start, with individual tests of say 3DMARK-> tell us what the outcome is. this is just the first step, if one of the cards is still a no go then RMA might be needed. Hopefully we can help troubleshoot it for you
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November 7, 2013 6:18:22 PM

TheGoat Eater said:
Have you done a clean install of the newest drivers? Including using driver cleaning utility? That is where I would start, with individual tests of say 3DMARK-> tell us what the outcome is. this is just the first step, if one of the cards is still a no go then RMA might be needed. Hopefully we can help troubleshoot it for you


Unfortunately I'm not in a position to be able to access any online resources via my desktop at this time. I've concluded the cards are good as my other just booted up fine. I do believe it may be a driver issue at this point. I'll see if I can't work up a way to get the driver sweeper and a new set of drivers. The best I xan do right now is reinstall the drivers which came with the cards (320.xx)

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November 7, 2013 6:25:12 PM

are you able to DL via your mobile and then pull them onto the desktop?
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November 7, 2013 6:30:28 PM

Working as fast as I can lol. I'll keep you posted. Thank you all for your prompt responses
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November 7, 2013 6:43:58 PM

Well the system does not take kindly to either having a graphics card in any PCI e slot other than the top slot, nor does it like to have to render through Intel HD graphics. They crashed on every attempt to boot up, even after declocking the processor and memory.
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November 7, 2013 6:54:30 PM

did you check the bios settings relating to integrated graphics?
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November 7, 2013 7:02:38 PM

Seems after doing a system restore to an entry point a few days ago solved the problem. Not sure what threw the angry wrench into the equation but all is well now. Games no longer crash and Nvidia SLI is working fine.

Oddly enough I've not installed any software on it all week as I've not had internet. Wonder if something modified or corrupted the driver files during the week.

Thank you very much for your help.
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November 7, 2013 7:06:39 PM

probably a windows update screwing things up for ya.
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