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Having trouble with my gtx 580

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September 8, 2011 3:39:02 PM

I've played two games with my new system and in both I encounter similar problems. After some time playing they start to show graphics glitches, white dots flashing, edge of textures white and grainy before the whole thing minimises. I can't maximise it again. With one of the games I can partially solve the problem, in arma 2 I can bring up some invisible menu type in "flush" and it works fine again. It was suggested it had something to do with the vram being full, "flushing" seems to help.

The gtx 580 is evga "superclocked" with 1.5 gb of memory. I use a 1920x1200 resolution and this is at very high settings. I tried turning off AA with deus ex but it didn't seem to help the problem. Is it possible that I'm running out of vram already? my psu is a corsair with 1000v or whatever so I wouldn't think it was that, is there a way of increasing the voltage manually? I tried a short test to look for overheating but it only got to the mid 60's I might try a longer test later.

Really confused, any help is appreciated.

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September 8, 2011 3:41:33 PM

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I wanted to add that my drivers are up to date.
September 8, 2011 3:57:03 PM

It sounds like you are getting artifacts. this could be caused by an unstable overclock or to much heat. can you manually set you video card fan to 100% and see if this resolves the issue. if not try changing the clock settings back to stock. i know that you card came OC from factory but i have heard of some of these GTX 580OC not being entirely stable.
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September 8, 2011 4:08:00 PM

Talk with Evga. There warranty's are very good.
September 8, 2011 4:21:55 PM

JP88 said:
Talk with Evga. There warranty's are very good.



this is a good way to go as well.
September 8, 2011 5:12:25 PM

ok, thanks. whats the best way of lowering the overclock? I'm a little unsure. can I just load up evga precision and lower the processor and memory clock?

also, I just found out that the fan is load as **** when turned up fully.
September 8, 2011 10:51:42 PM

ok, it was a little more stable when I underclocked it below the normal specs, but still has some problems. No temperature problems either. I suppose this means I'll be sending it back.

a b Î Nvidia
September 8, 2011 11:35:03 PM

Whats the rest of your system ? Mobo, Ram and all.
September 9, 2011 11:22:41 AM

Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard

Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor

Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366LGA1156LGA1155LGA775AM2AM2)

Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB

Samsung SpinPoint F4 EcoGreen 2TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD204UI)

Corsair Professional Series HX1050 Professional Series 1050W Modular Power Supply (CMPSU-1050HXUK)

Cooler Master HAF 922 Case

a b Î Nvidia
September 9, 2011 12:15:06 PM

Well, there shouldn't be a problem there then. No other card you can borrow and try from a friend ? Or trying this one in an other sysytem ?
Maybe try to increase the GPU core voltage just a litlle bit maybe ?
September 9, 2011 12:19:20 PM

If you download evga oc scanner and let it run for a bit it will tell you if the card is having artifacts and how many.
September 9, 2011 12:20:19 PM

I suspect because I've tried underclocking it even increasing the voltage wouldn't help but I'll try. I suppose I'll break out my 8800 gtx as well.
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