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London
06-02-2012, 08:43 PM
I have two brand new Asus 670 TOPS in SLI and seem to be suffering from the RSOD people are complaining about. My temperatures seem normal and i only have the "stock" overclocks on the cards. I thought this was my new Phoebus causing the issue, but it seems to be a videocard problem.

Pretty much happens with every game after about 15min. :(

Any suggestions? Somehow I doubt "RMA" is the answer. Driver issues?

nadof1
06-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Go in to the bios and see if you can change your pcie lane speed.
Don't know if it will help but I read on anouther forum some guy got his to work by changeling from 8x to 4x.

London
06-03-2012, 12:59 AM
I've solved it! The problem seems to stem from hardware utility software like GPU-Z, Asus AI, GPU-Tweak, etc.

I've since uninstalled gpu-tweak and turned off Asus AI and I no longer have any issues. Some people were saying it has something to do with programs getting tripped up over the GTX 6xx bios... not sure.

Menthol
06-03-2012, 02:32 AM
AIDA has posted the problem, they fixed it in there software, the other programs are free and don't have the same support as AIDA but I assume it will be fixed either by them or drivers.

London
06-03-2012, 04:29 AM
Nevermind, I didn't fix it. It's back... I really don't know what to do anymore. :(

nadof1
06-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Deinstall gpu tweak, I never installed it still using msi afterburner for stats

London
06-03-2012, 04:10 PM
Okay, I installed MSI afterburner and it seems that lots of people are having this problem! (http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&msg_id=2513570&threadid=2513570&forum=101&product_id=71741&msgcount=18&overclockid=0#msg2513570) The cards seem to boost past 1280 core clock when they should only hit 1137! Yikes, is this normal???

London
06-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Also, I'm hitting 90+ degrees on both cards in SLI.. seems a tad high for something advertised as being vastly quieter and cooler :(

My case has good ventelation and I have a Corsair H80 blowing air through it.

My config:

PCIE: GPU1
PCIE: GPU1
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PCIE: EMPTY SLOT
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PCIE: GPU2
PCIE: GPU2
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PCIE: SOUNDCARD

kkn
06-03-2012, 07:00 PM
london, how menny fans do you have in the case?
does your cards fans spinn up?
hows your fan setup if so? front to back way or?

Menthol
06-03-2012, 07:11 PM
You should set up a fan profile to increase your fan speed and keep those cards cooler, they start throttling at 70c.
I was having some weird red shading while gaming last night, changed driver versions, uninstalled overclocking/monitoring programs to try and isolate what was happening, still the same thing, changed my ROG branded sli link to a different one I had laying around and all is normal now. These 680 DC2T cards make it hard to get a sli link on them and the tight bend required on the top card must have damaged on of the circuit trace's I guess. I liked my ROG branded link but the EVGA link I had seems to be just a tiny bit thicker or more heavy duty, any way fixed my problem. Just thought I'd pass that info along.

London
06-04-2012, 12:09 AM
Okay, not sure if it was the heat causing the red screens (as there were no signs of visual artefacts or crashes other than the entire system RSoD lockups), but I've since reversed the H80 to load the heat from out the back of the case instead of drawing cool air from there and dumping the heat into the case. Turns out it makes a massive difference for component temperatures while paying a tiny CPU temp penalty (who cares when the unit is already so damn efficient).

So far so good, and my temps haven't broken 80 yet let alone the 90s I was getting before. I've also made a custom fan curve since the stock settings never even hit 100% for some reason (these cards are whisper quiet anyways)

As for "throttling", highly doubt it as these puppies are easily pushing 1280 instead of the advertised 1137... I have yet to see a sign of lowered performance... these things are beasts :D

Deetseng
06-07-2012, 12:42 AM
Try downloading the 2.1.5 version of GPU Tweak, it is supposed to fix the red screen issue.

London
06-07-2012, 03:50 AM
Will do. I've since resolved the issue by previously uninstalling gpu-tweak and reversing my H80 configuration.