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Dual GTX 480's in SLI Computer restarting

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January 28, 2013 1:41:04 AM

I've got two GTX 480's in an SLI setup, and when I play games with higher end requirements they sometimes restart my computer. It just goes straight to a black screen, no warning or anything.

Here's my system:

i5-3570K @4.5Ghz with H80i
Dual GTX 480's stock speeds, EVGA
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
PC Power and Cooling 950w 80-PLUS silver

480's are hitting 96c which is normal, cpu stays at about 60c with the liquid cooling system.

I'm using Nvidia drivers 310.90, I've tried a few previous versions with no results, I've also tried the SLI patcher to no avail.

Any help or a point in the right direction would be appreciated

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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 2:52:51 AM

Try testing the cards individually, testing the slots individually. But if you are getting 96C always, that might be one of the problems.
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2013 10:31:57 AM

That is very reasonable advise and you know it. 96C is very hot for a card. If you want someone to continue hurting their card because you have a personal beef with me, you can go ahead
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January 30, 2013 1:19:24 PM


I did isolate both cards using software called video card stability test located here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/Video-Ca...

One was faulty.

FYI 90-100c is "normal" for gtx 480's.

I ended up dumping the 480's getting a 660 ti and a 560 ti for physx, because.... half the heat etc
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a c 274 U Graphics card
January 30, 2013 1:22:45 PM

zabusnorran said:
A little edgy there aren't you guy ? :o 


I definitely *didn't* have a problem with you, just a job and a life that demands attention. I appreciate your attempt to help. Here's what happened (if anyone else is interested)

That's a response to a post that has since been deleted, it was not directed at you.
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January 30, 2013 1:23:49 PM

Ah thank you.
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