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GTX 570 Black Screen and Fans Kick up to 100%

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August 30, 2011 4:18:51 AM

Recently built my system. I have been doing some overclocking to 900/1800/2000 at 1025V and it was running stable for 3 weeks. Now it black screens and the fans go to 100% after a random amount of time playing shogun II. I must restart in order for the PC to work.

Specs:
Antec 1200 with side fan and all fans at 100%
2500k w/ Antec h20 620 No OC
8gb G.Skill
MSi P67A-G43
Gigabyte GTX 570 1280mb
900w Enermax modu87+ gold certified
Hard Drive
DVD

The card maxes out at 60C at full load during games. No idea what's going on.

Thank in advance,
Matt
August 30, 2011 4:36:49 AM

Could using a 10+ year old power strip thats powering many other devices have anything to do with it? Would that cause it?
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2011 5:26:24 AM

What are your temps at when it crashes? I know posted 60c while running but what are the temps at when the fans ramp up and the crash occurs?
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August 30, 2011 2:42:58 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
What are your temps at when it crashes? I know posted 60c while running but what are the temps at when the fans ramp up and the crash occurs?


I've never been able to see them because it goes unresponsive and I have to restart.
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August 30, 2011 3:06:34 PM

Have you put the cards clocks back to stock ? do you still get the problem at stock settings?
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August 30, 2011 4:19:25 PM

weezys_advocate said:
Have you put the cards clocks back to stock ? do you still get the problem at stock settings?

I'll try that when I get home today. That would make sense too.
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2011 4:26:14 PM

when that happens your card is overheating
back it all down
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2011 4:38:00 PM

+1, your temp monitoring software may not be giving you accurate readings, but pretty much it's the settings are clocked too high to be stable, and its usually the memory speed that causes this first, it is more touchy than the core speed, or the card is simply overheating. Being able to run for a period of time suggests that the card is getting hot. Unstable overclock settings crash pretty quickly from the setting just being too high, but heat tends to build and start causing a problem over a longer span of time.
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August 30, 2011 5:45:23 PM

+1 on all, it might be the clock speeds, try running in windowed mode and watch your hardware monitor and see what it is doing while you are gaming. Im assuming if your temp is at 60c and you arent watching it while you are gaming to see where the temp is when you are crashing, is that a possible idle temp? if so thats too high, and might be the reason you are crashing is the temps getting too high while gaming
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August 30, 2011 7:50:47 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
+1 on all, it might be the clock speeds, try running in windowed mode and watch your hardware monitor and see what it is doing while you are gaming. Im assuming if your temp is at 60c and you arent watching it while you are gaming to see where the temp is when you are crashing, is that a possible idle temp? if so thats too high, and might be the reason you are crashing is the temps getting too high while gaming


No, it hits maybe max 65c at load. I'll watch it and see what I'm getting while I play. This is the first time I've been using 99% gpu for a long period of time since I've been doing massive custom battles lately.
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August 30, 2011 8:13:45 PM

definitely do as others suggested as well in lowering your clock speeds and seeing if you are stable. my 570 is at 786/1572 and 1.0v if that helps at all
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September 1, 2011 1:09:33 AM

it turned out I was actually at 925/18XX/2000 so I backed it down to 900/1800/2000 and it works flawlessly. Thanks for the help.
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a b U Graphics card
September 1, 2011 1:24:12 AM

np, sometimes all we need is a little moderation, G'luck
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