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Is my GTX 680 dying?

I can't seem to overclock either core or memory past 30 without it crashing. I have a 1050w Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid, so insufficient power isn't the case.

I just starting seeing odd lines covering textures in Skyrim and weird shadow striping/lines in pretty much all my games (BF3, Skyrim, CS:S, and more)

I already rolled back my drivers to 301.10 and driver swept multiple times. Please do not tell me to reinstall or roll back my drivers. It is not the issue.

I requested an RMA from my computer manufacturer to get a replacement card. Smart move? I have a EVGA Superclocked GTX 680.
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  1. Maybe just clock it back down to stock specs...
  2. Deemo13 said:
    Maybe just clock it back down to stock specs...


    I did. In fact, I even reduced the clocks below defaults as well.
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    Yea, artifacting at stock settings is either a GPU issue or a power supply issue. The card is probably going bad, but there's an off chance it's not getting the voltage it needs from the PSU.

    I would RMA the card and see if the replacement card gives you problems too.

    If it does, I would investigate your PSU.
  4. blade061188 said:
    Yea, artifacting at stock settings is either a GPU issue or a power supply issue. The card is probably going bad, but there's an off chance it's not getting the voltage it needs from the PSU.

    I would RMA the card and see if the replacement card gives you problems too.

    If it does, I would investigate your PSU.

    Is there anything I can do to check if my PSU is giving my card enough power before I send the card back?
  5. lomboy13 said:
    Is there anything I can do to check if my PSU is giving my card enough power before I send the card back?


    There really isnt a way to test the PSU. In theory it should be more than enough to power the card. You may have just gotten a bad card, sometimes that happens. You'll get a fresh one in the mail.
  6. Yeah, it's got to be the card. I knew something had to be wrong when I got continuous crashing after barely overclocking the card in the first place. I can't wait to see the ACTUAL potential of this card when I'm overclocking it for real!
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