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DarkLogix
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Re: [BF3] EVGA card freezing? possible fix

Downgrade the video driver

I upgraded to 301 not long ago and suddenly the WEI test would stop responding, downgrading the the 297 (IIRC) that I had upgraded from fixed it.

Windows saw my EVGA GTX570 as being suddenly a differant GTX570 and wanted me to re-run the WEI so I figured I'd make sure that it still scored a 7.9, after the first not responding I figured maybe it was the slight OC so I droped it from 800/2000 back to stock and it still froze (btw I have the video card fan at 85% (the highest the evga software will let me set the minimum speed)

So I think theres some issue with the 301 driver



Krisnatharok
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My card is not OC'd at all. I will try down-grading and see if I can run BF3 and DE:HR at stock voltage--however the card behaves the exact same way under stock voltage *every time* (green artifacts and crashing) in BF3 (any settings) and DE:HR (DX11 only).

I may head over to EVGA's forums and let them know as they may need to come out with a BIOS update for the GTX 580.
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DarkLogix
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So Kris did reverting the driver help?



BonezX
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i had to do the same thing with my 460, that driver shits all over alot of cards for some reason.



Krisnatharok
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said by DarkLogix:

So Kris did reverting the driver help?

Yes it did, at least in BF3. I rolled back to the 296.xx drivers and can play BF3 without freezing at stock voltage (1.025v).

I haven't tried DE:HR yet, but will report back and let you know if it plays nice under DX11.

Right now it sounds like 301.42 doesn't play nice with my card.
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DarkLogix
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I wonder I mean its not like EVGA changes the GPU.
and I had the problems even if I went back to stock (or as shipped) setting and my GPU fan is set as fast as it can be (so heat shouldn't be an issue)

to add to heat not being an issue, the ambiant room temp was 64f, the case has positive pressure (from 3x 120's on the front blowing in) and I've looked and no dust.



Krisnatharok
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I know it's not heat because I can load the GPU under Furmark without a problem and have the usage and temps skyrocket past what any game uses.



DarkLogix
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Ya so I think nvidia is at fault not the card makers.

I wonder if they somehow enabled a feature that the GPU has locked out?



BonezX
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it was something funky with the driver in general, it would report 3d clock-rates, but would be running 2d, and not switching properly back and forth, mine would go to 2d clock rates and get stuck there no matter what i was doing.



DarkLogix
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I think tonight I'll upgrade from 280 to 296 and see if WoW5 is happier.



DarkLogix
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WOW5 DX11 is happier now with the firmware update from »www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=1···&mpage=1



Krisnatharok
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said by DarkLogix:

WOW5 DX11 is happier now with the firmware update from »www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=1···&mpage=1

I just did the same FW update. Running 306 beta drivers without issue.
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DarkLogix
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Well my WOW5 DX11 issue is gone but on going to diver 296 the WEI crash is there.

tonight I'll revert the driver to the one just before 296 and see how it does.



Krisnatharok
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Did you try the 306 drivers (beta)?

I'm not sure what a diver 296 WEI crash is...



DarkLogix
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296 the driver version from nvidia.

I'm weary to try a beta driver.

The 296 driver crashed on me just like the 301 did, when running the windows experience index.

But other than WEI the firmware update fixed actuall use crashes. (ie I can enable WOW's DX11 and it didn't crash even after hours, so its good)