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Thread: Fun while it lasted... gpu angst

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    Fun while it lasted... gpu angst

    I left the pc running, eagerly anticipating massive gpu crunchage.

    nope, pc keeps giving me bsod's. So, thinking maybe it was the drivers, I downgraded to the production drivers. Now I get errors on all GPU stuff in boinc. So I downgraded from beta, and it still hates me.

    I would think it was the power supply, if it wasn't already 750 watt... at least for the crashes. The gpu computation errors I don't know what the heck is going on.

    Any ideas?

    2600k 16gb ram
    7970 msi... nothing overclocked

    I did reload my OS, because I wanted it clean with none of my old nvidia stuff. That was saturday, the fun started today.
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    Turn off ALL power saving features on MB and OS and Graphics


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    yeah, that's been off.

    it's behaving today, I had virtu disabled yesterday during the bsod storm. I did end up shutting off the built in adapter last night. I tried playing with virtu sunday, because one of my games didn't support SLI/Crossfire and I was trying to find some sneaky way to squeeze more juice out of my single video card. It ended up giving me framerates of 6-10fps. I suspect there is more to it, but I'm going to leave that alone. I may play with it when I get a z77 board, just to understand it more.

    I've been watching the graphs on afterburner, and nothing is really jumping out. I see it can log to a file, hopefully it is something I can make use of.
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    If you're running Win7, disable Aero and see if that helps.



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    "Now I get errors on all GPU stuff in boinc."

    Don't really know what error's your getting but your problems sound very reminiscent of my first GB 7950, turned out to be a defective video card.
    Do you know anyone that would lend you a ATI Card to try on your system?

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    funny how running all the paces, it is stable now. Maybe I am cursed or something... oh wait, I am. Now I just need to figure out how to squeeze out more points so I can start making people's lists
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