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My graphics card over heats for no reason

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January 7, 2013 3:24:34 AM

Hey, My cards are 2 560 ti in sli and they are both overheating for no reason. So my graphics card will idle at 30c, then for no reason at all the card will heat up to 60c and at about that time the card crashes and i get a "display driver failed" pop up.

Idk whats going on....there is definitely enough circulation. I took both cards out and ran them one at a time and their still overheating and then crashing.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 3:36:54 AM

roll back drivers to older versions?
January 7, 2013 3:43:12 AM

haider95 said:
roll back drivers to older versions?


Thats the first thing i did and it didn't work. So afterwards i brought the drivers back up to date, still had problems then today i downloaded the newest nvidia drivers and im still having the same problem. SO that makes the same problem happening on 3 different drivers. So I dont think that the drivers are the problem.

Thanks for the reply though Haider
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January 7, 2013 3:48:17 AM

560 ti's as in Fermi's... right?
Fermi's are god awful cooling, housefires in a GPU.
Anyway, its just the cards, nothing else.
January 7, 2013 3:50:07 AM

Kiowa789 said:
560 ti's as in Fermi's... right?
Fermi's are god awful cooling, housefires in a GPU.
Anyway, its just the cards, nothing else.



But both cards??
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 3:50:14 AM

I don`t think that is your problem, could you please tell us what power supply you are running, its brand name and its total wattage it can output. I suspect the Psu is the cause of the problem because its overloaded and becoming unstable. The power is fluctuating from the psu by the look of it. An could you also tell us how many 12v power rails you have and the amp rating of each rail. 60c is quiet cool anyway, 90c to 100c would be high.

a c 216 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 3:57:51 AM

You should monitor the clocks, I bet the cards are up clocking, possibly due to some form or hardware acceleration, such as flash.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 4:06:10 AM

+1 at what weasel said. If you've rolled back the drivers what id suggest you do is (If you have the time that is) test them out individually or are they both heating up at the same time? by standers right btw 60c isnt really that high of a temperature even for idle. I'd be worried if it was 100c or something. You can always underclock them if you like?
January 7, 2013 4:15:47 AM

haider95 said:
+1 at what weasel said. If you've rolled back the drivers what id suggest you do is (If you have the time that is) test them out individually or are they both heating up at the same time? by standers right btw 60c isnt really that high of a temperature even for idle. I'd be worried if it was 100c or something. You can always underclock them if you like?



when both cards were installed, they would both heat up, but the first card would be 5-10c hotter. I guess 60c isnt that hot but when its usually at 30c it seems like 60c is hot. If 60c isnt hot, then my cards arn't overheating....SO then why do my display drivers keep crashing at 60c
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 4:38:20 AM

software issues? re-installing windows might help

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a c 216 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 5:29:53 AM
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Is there a slot or 2 between the cards? If not, the top card will be hotter.

Do you have multiple monitors hooked up? If so, the primary card will be about 10C hotter.

You mentioned they'd be at 30C, then shoot up. That makes me think that you have a browser open with a flash video on the page. Even if it is not running, if flash has hardware acceleration on, it will clock your cards to full.
January 7, 2013 7:00:45 PM

bystander said:
Is there a slot or 2 between the cards? If not, the top card will be hotter.

Do you have multiple monitors hooked up? If so, the primary card will be about 10C hotter.

You mentioned they'd be at 30C, then shoot up. That makes me think that you have a browser open with a flash video on the page. Even if it is not running, if flash has hardware acceleration on, it will clock your cards to full.


I disabled hardware acceleration for adobe flash and the problem is still there. Are their any other programs that use hardware acceleration??
January 7, 2013 7:02:18 PM

haider95 said:
software issues? re-installing windows might help


Id rather wait and do that as a last resort.
a c 216 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 7:03:14 PM

There are a lot of software that does, but before you assume this is it, you should monitor the clocks when you see heat spikes. If the clocks aren't going up, then you may have another problem, perhaps a fan on the card is intermittently stopping.
January 7, 2013 8:05:31 PM

bystander said:
There are a lot of software that does, but before you assume this is it, you should monitor the clocks when you see heat spikes. If the clocks aren't going up, then you may have another problem, perhaps a fan on the card is intermittently stopping.


The clocks go from resting at about 405mhz to the full 900. Once the card is going at full blast for a while the card crashes. Ive been monitoring it with evga precision X.

Good news, I went into processess and ended all the google chrome processes that start automatically and i haven't had any problems. So im thinking something in google chrome is causing the problem...

Thanks for the help bystander, do you have anymore advice??
a c 216 U Graphics card
January 7, 2013 10:00:30 PM

Look in Chrome to see if there is any hardware acceleration options. I don't personally use it, but there may be an option to turn off hardware acceleration.

The reason I use Firefox, was due to the same issue with Internet Explorer and didn't realize it was flash causing the issue at the time.
January 8, 2013 2:57:24 AM

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