Hey guys. I just bought a second Nvidia GTX 670 FTW for SLI. But when i run Skyrim, the game starts lagging, or blacking out, or totally freezing up my system so bad you have to force restart. Sometimes there's discolor in the game and i have tried just about whatever i can think of. I see people on Youtube running SLI with these cards and have no problems with theirs. Also, when you sometimes turn SLI on, the screen goes black, and stays black, and monitor goes to sleep. Sometimes when you turn it OFF, that's even worse. The second card starts going INSANE with it's fan RPM super duper high and doesn't stop. I bought this card here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/190773965396?ssPageName=STRK:ME...
They said it's a Liquadation Sale. I'm in no mood to process this through the company if that's the case. I will just return the card back to him. I've done way more than enough returns through companies due to defects. I'm sick and tired of it and enough is enough. Everytime i buy something, new used or whatever, it's almost ALWAYS a problem.
Two things come to mind, first it could be that your Power Supply is acting up by not being able to power the two cards in SLI. And the other thing that I would try is swap the the cards around and use the new as your main or the old as your main depending on what the difference would be from how you have it set up as of right now.
Swap Slots? Oooo, good idea friend. I'll try that. I actually removed the card last night cause i was starting to get worried this thing was gonna damage my system. Oh yeah, i was told 1050 was enough for 2 cards though?
I just saw that you have a very hight watt power supply which should run it no problem, but I would still try the second option that I mentioned, and or maybe see if you have two other 4 or 6 pin connectors to hook to one of the cards. It really sounds like a power supply issue to me. Cause when I overclocked my gpu's I would get that issue with games going black and or causing lag.
Well the first one is actually more brand new since i bought that one Factory Sealed. It's served me very nicely for the last....4-5 months with no problems. This one i bought from that Ebay Bin but it was opened. Supposely like new. I just couldn't resist the price. lol. But i'll try that and see what happens and get back to you.
Actually, i had just ran out of the 6 pin connectors. One of them is actually a 6 pin to 8 pin connector which the (Not freezing) card was using. I'm actually overclocking my processor using Easytune6. I pushed the big red button. Any chance that has to do with anything?
Oh another thing which may be way off, but hook up just the 670 and make hundred percent sure its at Stock speeds. Cause if it is any higher oc'ed than your other card will try to match the speed and it could cause problems.
Guessing your PSU is in tier 5 http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
never heard of ULTRA and that could easily be your problem.
Regardless you have an EVGA card so if you have any problems with it your gonna be working with a company that is known for having EXCELLENT support.
I have a 670 FTW as well btw and I love the thing
Back, i have done as instructed. Now to test Skyrim or...turn SLI on and Off to see if any problems continue. Trumeter, thanks for your input. Dang if it really is my PSU that's gonna be 200 dollars flushed down the river...
Yeah, i just got done removing the other card and am now running the 'newer purchased' card right now. Everything appears to be ok at the moment so i'll run some games and see if anything happens. Oh, you want me to uninstall and reinstall the drivers?
Okay, so i did as you (bamanec) told me to do by doing the clean install. I sat here and played Skyrim for 5 minutes or so. And guess what? The game was laggy, started to give temporary freezing and like a minute ago, the screen went black. X__X This is the recently purchased card by itself.
So it's worth just sending it in to them for repair? Or would you return it to the seller on Ebay? This stinks... But hey you know what? I'm used to it. I had returned a Samsung Monitor to the company atleast 3 times only to get it back in the same condition... Finally they just refunded me. LOL.