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GTX 560 TI sudden core reduction

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 9, 2012 3:02:21 AM

This issue happened to me twice already out of the one month that i had this card. The GPU would suddenly drop its core clocks from 822mhz to 66mhz!!! i have no idea why it did that twice to me already. I thought this would probably be because of the temperature, but the GPU never really reaches 70c under load. It usually remains somewhere between 60-70c under heavy load. I'm getting very very close of doing an RMA for this card and i just want to get a second opinion before i do it.
a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 3:38:09 AM

While gaming? Might be a driver issue, if it is, but that's a strange problem if that's happening when not at idle.
June 9, 2012 5:09:26 AM

One what basis do you think that this is a driver issue though? i've never heard of anyone actually getting this problem besides me.
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2012 5:12:04 AM

I haven't seen it myself either, but I trust recon on this one. Try any of the 29x.xx drivers. A lot better and easier than a RMA.
a c 179 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 2:09:22 AM

For some reason the 550's have big issues with drivers. When I got my 550's at the time the driver was the 280.26 and I am still using that driver. I tried to update my drivers many many times.

Each time I would update my system would freak out and do weird stuff. It seems that what ever driver you started with is the one you will end with. I know a few other people who have the same problem.

It is not fact it is my opinion only that is a possibility that is the reason. If your driver is not the problem then don't take any chances and RMA it and don't get the same card get a GTX 460 or a 560 non Ti.

The 550's are the last generation cards and the worst gaming card that nVidia ever came out with. Well I hope you get it figured out, it sucks when you can't play good luck to you.