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Author Topic: Video Card Problems (Again)  (Read 2590 times)

Video Card Problems (Again)
« on: December 27, 2013, 08:42:06 PM »

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So I tried to turn on my computer Tuesday morning before leaving on my trip and I had a bunch of red lines across the screen as the PC booted, and it ended up being in really low resolution (like when you run off the motherboard graphics). I shut it down and left as I didn't have time to worry about it then. I get home today and boot it again, same problem.

So I pop the bad boy open, test it in my dad's computer, and it works fine. So I put it back in my computer, but in the second PCI-E x16 slot on my mobo instead of the first. It boots in low resolution again but there are no graphical glitches.

Is there a hardware reason why I shouldn't use my card in my second PCI-E x16 slot instead of the first one. Internet suggests my card will run x8 mode instead of x16 but that there isn't tangible performance difference in gaming.

For context I have a geforce 660gtx and an asus p8z77-v LK.

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Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 09:24:53 PM »

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Maybe your psu is crapping out on you? Also, try reinstalling your drivers.

Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 10:11:06 PM »

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So I tried to turn on my computer Tuesday morning before leaving on my trip and I had a bunch of red lines across the screen as the PC booted, and it ended up being in really low resolution (like when you run off the motherboard graphics). I shut it down and left as I didn't have time to worry about it then. I get home today and boot it again, same problem.

So I pop the bad boy open, test it in my dad's computer, and it works fine. So I put it back in my computer, but in the second PCI-E x16 slot on my mobo instead of the first. It boots in low resolution again but there are no graphical glitches.

Is there a hardware reason why I shouldn't use my card in my second PCI-E x16 slot instead of the first one. Internet suggests my card will run x8 mode instead of x16 but that there isn't tangible performance difference in gaming.

For context I have a geforce 660gtx and an asus p8z77-v LK.
No there isn't a real good reason not to use your second slot. Though you should put it back in your first slot again. It could have been a simple reseating issue but I doubt it. The low resolution sounds to me like it is in whatever they call the low resolution, no GPU 3D acceleration mode. The only time it usually does that is if it isn't getting enough power if I remember correctly.

Get something like MSI Afterburner (http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm) and post back the results, specifically before and after you start a DirectX game. You can set up logging for it. You can then compare what its clocks are versus what they should be as well as the voltages. How old is your PSU and what's the wattage and if you can see the side of it, what is the amperages listed for the different rails (if they list them)?

Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 10:53:39 PM »

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Everything in the computer was brand new from ~6 months ago except the HDD with my Windows install on it. I'm trying to see if I can get the computer running with good drivers on my old video card (gtx570) in the short term. It's too late for me to deal with this fucking computer bullshit.

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Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 04:41:59 PM »

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Long story short I put my old SSD back in, installed windows fresh on it, and am able to run the computer with my 570GTX totally fine, so I will be keeping that and adding back my new 2TB HDD as storage for games. I unfortunately have to re-download a bunch of games, but I'll do CSGO first so I can play again :D

The 660GTX appears to be FUBAR, at least with my system, there was no way I could find to make it work, so we're just going to RMA it and see what happens (even if they cant find the problem I had with it, the HDMI port is incorrectly set so its very difficult to connect to).

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Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 09:41:13 PM »

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Started having problems with the 570 again, on two separate fresh installs of Windows. Weirdly colored lines on booting, graphical artifacting in CSGO, crashes, video driver not responding, etc etc. Going to see if I can stabilize it by not playing CSGO anymore, likely going to send one or both cards in for RMA this week.

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Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 10:19:03 PM »

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Started having problems with the 570 again, on two separate fresh installs of Windows. Weirdly colored lines on booting, graphical artifacting in CSGO, crashes, video driver not responding, etc etc. Going to see if I can stabilize it by not playing CSGO anymore, likely going to send one or both cards in for RMA this week.
I still think it is the PSU.

Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 10:24:19 PM »

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I've had similar problems with two different systems though and the PSU is almost brand new. I'll look at the numbers on it later.

« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 10:30:45 PM by AnThRaX_ »

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Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 09:22:04 AM »

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New or not, 750W seems a little low for the system you're running. A 570 alone consumes 330W when loaded. Maybe you're just not pumping enough power to your system (or maybe your wall socket isn't pumping enough to the tower).

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 11:07:01 AM »

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From what I've read most of the power draw is from the video card and people only recommend 500 or 550 (but quality psu) so I'm pretty sure 750 is fine. Also I think the little numbers on the PSU show that the main rail (+12V) is rated 54A and that's plenty for a 500/600-series Geforce.

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2014, 12:58:25 PM »

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From what I've read most of the power draw is from the video card and people only recommend 500 or 550 (but quality psu) so I'm pretty sure 750 is fine. Also I think the little numbers on the PSU show that the main rail (+12V) is rated 54A and that's plenty for a 500/600-series Geforce.

You know your PC better than I do. I really hope you figure out what's wrong.

Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014, 02:38:16 PM »

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So my CSGO just crashed (crazy graphics artifacting and system lock-up; had to hit 'restart' on computer case) and I looked at my MSI Afterburner logs.

You can see that at 15:02:32 everything looks fine, and then at 15:02:33 the clocks drop down, and at 15:02:34 the GPU Usage goes down to 0.00 and that appears to be when the game crashed (I was idling so didn't go back upstairs until a few minutes later). I did a little research and the 405 appears to be the hybrid clock state between 3D and 2D "processing," whereas 778 is full 3D, and 50 is like idling the desktop.


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Re: Video Card Problems (Again)
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014, 02:47:10 PM »

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From what I've read, this "hybrid" clock state is designed to put less of a load on the video card to protect it from overheating, but looking at the MSI Afterburner logs I shouldn't have a problem with heating. It didn't go over 70 degrees when I was playing for 15 minutes earlier, and it crashed at only 56 degrees.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 08:43:09 PM »

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56°C is about 130°F which is fine. What's the voltage look like?

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 09:09:27 PM »

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56°C is about 130°F which is fine. What's the voltage look like?
Not sure, how do I test that? (I don't have any hardware for that)

Side Note: I seem to have stabilized my PC (no crashes in 2 days) by changing some power state setting on nvidia control panel (selected "prefer maximum performance"). My dad's computer is a whole other bag of rabid cats though, but I can make a separate thread for that later maybe.

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