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New (used) ASUS GTX 580 MATRIX problem...

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May 30, 2012 5:22:35 PM

Just yesterday I purchased a slightly used ASUS GTX 580 MATRIX from a fellow on Craigslist. I don't suspect any foul play on his part, because he showed me around the workings of the card and showed me how to tweak it in GPU Tweak while we were there. Well, I get home and install it and each time I go to GPU Tweak to overclock (usually if I go over 890MHz) the screen flashes and then a message pops up saying "Display driver stopped working and has recovered." I downloaded the latest drivers and what have you to no avail. It's strange, because I am sure there's nothing wrong with the unit itself.

Here are my specs:


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COOLER MASTER HAF X Full Tower Computer Case ($190 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 (overclocked to 4.6GHz) ($310 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler ($115 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($140 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 DRAM (overclocked at 1866) ($ 120 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($135 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

ASUS MATRIX GTX580 Graphics card - 1.5 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM (R.O.G. special edition, 816MHz base clock, 4008 memory clock, DX11) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($200 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply, 1200 Watt ($230 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Windows 7 Ultimate ($190 on Newegg, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
May 30, 2012 5:29:44 PM

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i7... overkill.
2500k for gaming


Are you saying that's the cause of the problem? I also use this computer for rendering HD video and multimedia presentations.
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May 30, 2012 5:36:42 PM

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Oh now for your usages it is fine, and no i doubt the CPU is the issue.
You may beforcing too much voltage to the GPU, this happens on my 480's past 1136mv.


Yeah, I just wanted to be safer than sorry with the CPU when it came to my work. But, could very well be it. This thought just came to mind, is it perhaps because I'm using your standard "from-Wal-Mart" power strip to plug it in to? I've been thinking maybe I should have something with a bit more girth.
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May 30, 2012 5:39:54 PM

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I think it is more of a driver limit.. my Silverstone power supply is more than enough for my cards at insane clocks, but the drivers will report what you said.


I see. Well thanks very much! Seems like it's just an issue with drivers more or less.
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May 30, 2012 5:40:05 PM

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May 30, 2012 5:43:48 PM

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Cheers for the BA.

I hope you manage to break past the limitation and clock that thing to some nice crazy clocks ;) 


Same! It's capable of some nutso MHz just on its own, but it scares me because I'm looking to SLI in the future. I'll figure it out.
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May 30, 2012 8:07:02 PM

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