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Problem with GTX285's

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 22, 2009 10:30:52 PM

I have two EVGA GTX 285's in SLI mode.

I've been using the stock fan for the i7 in my build, but today I upgraded to the Xigmatec Dark Knight cooler. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the GPU's, but I want to provide as much info as possible.

Before I upgraded, my gpu's were working perfectly. I could run Crysis no problem.

After I installed the fan, I pressed the power button on my case, and it didn't turn on. I tried to press the motherboard green button thing on the EVGA x58 mobo, but I might have pushed the clear cmos or something button. When I ran crysis the r_displayinfo showed the logos and menu going at 100fps+ but it looked like it was going at less than 10. I noticed that the gpu memory counter says 335MB instead of 1725MB, which I'm guessing means that there is a problem.

The device manager says I'm at driver version released on 7/14/2009.

I know the cards aren't dead because I'm using dual monitors and they're working fine albeit slower than before.

Sorry if any of this sounds strangely worded, typed it in a hurry.

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July 22, 2009 11:03:04 PM


*edit* it was a question. like... were you careful when poking around in your computer? ^^ ESD can have many many varying effects. really depends on what gets zapped and how functional it still is.
July 22, 2009 11:06:10 PM

Can you provide more info? How would that be the problem? I'm pretty sure I didn't fry it because my monitors are working.
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July 22, 2009 11:41:51 PM

I'm pretty sure I didn't shock my computer. I was nowhere near anything that can create static and I was touching unpainted metal.
July 23, 2009 4:11:57 AM

Not getting answers, I'm going to reformat, will update when done.
July 23, 2009 6:30:50 AM

Solved by reformatting. I'm lucky that this is a new build and I didn't have anything very important on yet. I think it was a problem with recognizing drivers.
July 23, 2009 8:35:07 PM

strange ... but happy for you !
July 27, 2009 12:52:02 AM

When in doubt, reinstall the hardware. If that doesn't work, reinstall the OS.