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GTX 470 Problems :/

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May 28, 2011 1:30:41 PM

Hello Toms Hardware Community, first off just wanted to say hello everyone and im glad to be apart of this great community, you guys are awesome! Now for the topic at hand, I recently purchased a Palit GTX 470 and wow it is just an amazing card. But after about 1-2 days of usage, I was playing Bad Company 2 and I noticed the screen started to fuzz and get even worse. It would do that for a max of 30 seconds then stop for about an hour or two. I updated the drivers after install and I was wondering how do I fix this? Is it my monitor, does vsync need to be on, or is it the video drivers? Thanks a lot, P.S. here is my rig

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor 2.81GHz
Mainboard: Asus M4A78T-E
Power Supply: 800WATT Corsair
Memory: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 8GB
Storage: Seagate 1TB HDD
GPU: Palit GTX 470, backup is my 9800GTX

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May 28, 2011 2:41:55 PM

What temperature was the GTX 470 running at? It may be that you are overheating the GPU and getting this issue.

Are you overclocking it?

Do you hase MSI Afetrburner? Even if you choose not to overclock it is great monitoring software for this card.

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May 28, 2011 6:08:41 PM

Uhh it barely gets over 65C under heavy gaming and not at the time it wasn't overclocked. I have EVGA Precision and it monitors my card temp,fan speed,etc.
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May 28, 2011 6:44:59 PM

Vsync shouldn't affect that, though there's no reason not to have it on.
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May 28, 2011 8:02:01 PM

It isn't the heat; this card is rated to do 95 C easy and shuts down at 110 C.

My current settings are voltage 1.050, Core clock 800, Shader Clock 1600 & memory 1600 and I am having no problems. But then again I am not playing BC2. Does your GPU act up with other games?

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May 28, 2011 8:06:36 PM

Does it have this problem in any other game, or application?
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May 28, 2011 8:39:42 PM

It sounds like a driver issue. I would download the latest 3 nvidia drivers and play the game on each for 30 minutes or so. Time consuming, yes, but that's one way to find out. I had a similar problem with BC2 and my 470 several months ago.
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June 4, 2011 9:52:21 PM

kajabla said:
Vsync shouldn't affect that, though there's no reason not to have it on.


thanks, i had a feeling that wasn't an issue
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June 4, 2011 9:54:46 PM

chesteracorgi said:
It isn't the heat; this card is rated to do 95 C easy and shuts down at 110 C.

My current settings are voltage 1.050, Core clock 800, Shader Clock 1600 & memory 1600 and I am having no problems. But then again I am not playing BC2. Does your GPU act up with other games?


Really? Dang man thats awesome, I did over clock at about the same rate but it will barely get over 75 C and then BC2, Medal of Honor, and a lot of others games will get a screen tear then freeze up, forcing me to restart my computer. I have an Antec 900 case, it is a pretty good case and keeps cool but idk why it keeps freezing and forcing em to restart. Ohh to answer your question yes it does.
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June 4, 2011 9:57:10 PM

Helltech said:
Does it have this problem in any other game, or application?

Yeah, but only when i overclock the card. When its at stock clock it is fine. But idk why it freeze's, it doesn't even get over 75 c when overclocked, any other issue you might think of? Thanks
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