Everything runs at stock except the memory where i use the xmp profile.
CPU temp: 30-35c idle and stays below 50c in load.
GPU temp: 38-40 idle and 60-70c in load (depends what game)
Motherboard temp: 32-34c idle and about 35-38c load (depends also how hot it is in the room)
+12 volt rail shows 11.933 in bios.
There is no dust in the computer.
Polygons that stretches across the screen.
Textures becomes solid.
Pieces of the game world disapears and it's just grey.
Objects and textures flickering from visible to invisible.
Green and pink "cross looking splashes ontop of textures.
Some objects became green and black and acted like when there is nothing on tv (the grey white black pixels)
White flashing pixels over the screen.
Driver stopped working a couple times.
Screen flashing in blue quickly and it seemed to be some sorta red grid over the blue.
What i've done:
Tried different nvidia drivers (uninstalled and used driver sweeper when changed)
checked cables in the computer.
Changed the Pci-e power cable.
Updated bios (reset to default settings after)
updated all drivers to the newest version.
After i reinstalled windows the issue disapeard for a while but came back after a week or so, i didn't game to much that week.
I sent my card in for RMA but they said they didn't find any issues with it and sent it back.
I used my old 8800GTS 512mb in the same pcie slot as the gtx570 while the card was in for RMA and i didnt notice any issues with artifacts so far with it.
I ran memtest86+ v4.20 with single ram stick and with both.
memory1: 24 passes 0 errors.
memory2: 20 passes 0 errors.
both memory: 13 passes 0 errors.
Changed memory socked and ran dual memory again with 10 passes 0 errors.
I tested my mechanical hdd where i have my games on with HDTune without any errors or faults.
I have no issues with reboots or bluescreens and in windows it runs good.
So it seems the memory is fine, the GPU is fine..do you guys have any thoughts or ideas about this issue?
Do you leave your PC on 24/7? A lot of people experiencing artifacting on their 500 series GPU's seem to have good luck with simply shutting their PC down-not a restart, a complete shutdown. These cards seem to have some sort of issue that develops over time, and shutting down your PC seems to "reset" the card. It's a simple "fix."
The only thing I can guess is the PSU is sagging. While i'm not one to trust a manufacturer's "works when we tried it" diagnosis (i've sent ticking-of-death hard drives back to seagate that were found to be "good" before), i'd still try it with another power supply if possible, or get a volt meter and check your voltages under gaming/3D load and see what you're getting.
The first psu i got had some bad coilwhine so i had to sent it back. I got the replacement psu this friday and i plugged in the cables and had the psu outside the computer to test it before putting it in the case. It had the same whine so im thinking its a component or something that does it. I did try the tips on the corsair forum except testing it in another rig.
So i shut the computer down and was gonna turn it off on the switch behind and the switch is broken. It doesnt stay in the off state it just "flies back to the on state (like a spring) so im gonna rma this one too..darn bad luck.
I'm starting to think it's my motherboard thats causing issues for me, i put my graphic card in pcie slot 4 (runs at x8) and been gaming for about 3 days without any issues.
Im gonna give it some more time and see.