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GTX 580 - low temperature crash

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September 3, 2012 8:52:19 PM

Hello!

I bought a video card about 5 months ago. At the start the GPU worked flawlessly. I played games like Diablo 3, Crysis 2 and Skyrim without any problems.

After about 1 month ago the graphic card started to behave strangely. After about 5-10 minutes in different games, the computer crashed due to "high" temperature. One thing I noticed was that in a few games nothing happened with the temps, it was completely normal.

In BF3, Skyrim, WoW and Diablo 3, the graphic card ran normal around 50 degrees.

In Saints row 3 and Age of empires it flew up to about 70 degrees and the computer died instantly.

I run MSI Afterburner. Never overclocked card.

However, I fixed the problem when I increased the voltage on the GPU from 1025 to 1063, games ran on 50-55 degrees.

Today I got the same problem again, but only in certain games. In Skyrim it flies up into 70 degrees, and the computer dies. In Diablo 3 and WoW the GPU works fine, 50-52 degrees.

Another thing that is odd, is that the fans on the card never goes over 50-55% on MSI Afterburner (Auto), even though the card is at 68-70 degrees. Tested raise the volt to about 1075, but unfortunately it does nothing.

Tried installing different video card drivers but it does not help.

Running FurMark at 100% GPU usage puts it at 65 degrees, no crash.

It says that the card can run up to like 80-85, but it dies instantly at 70-71.

Gigabyte Windforce GTX 580
CoreV - 1063
Core clock - 795
Shader Clock - 1590
Memory clock - 2004

Win 7 x64
i7 2600k 4.5Ghz
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
8GB Corsair Vengeance
a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2012 10:49:45 PM

Increasing voltage = more heating.
September 3, 2012 10:53:49 PM

I already know that. Also that's not my issue :) 

I can change the value to 1100 or lower it to 1020. It doesn't matter, it still crashes when reaching 70-71 degrees, which shouldn't be happening seeing as the card should be able to run without problems til 80-85 degrees.
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