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News Old driver blows up GeForce GTX 590 cards

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 25 Mar 2011.

  1. jimmyjj

    jimmyjj Member

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    Take a piece of electrical equipment and run more electricity through it then it was designed to take, and it will probably blow up. This is pretty self evident.
     
  2. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    That's funny, I don't recall any review sites mentioning their HD6990's "blowing up" despite testing the over clocking mode....

    That would be because it has working OCP which seems to be lacking / not working properly on the GTX590.

    My GT335m and GTX460 awaits your typical "AMD Fanboi" reply.....
     
  3. Xyllian

    Xyllian New Member

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    The card was running at 1.025V and GTX580 stock clocks when it went kaput. Nvidia is lying to try and hide that they have a poorly designed power delivery which simply cant keep up with the GF110s.

    All i can say is stay the fudge away from this card, it just doesen't work.
     
  4. TWeaK

    TWeaK Member

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    Oh noes! They let the magic blue smoke out!!
     
  5. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby New Member

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    Well....thats what happens when you've got one of Guy Fawkes' relations working on the design team.
     
  6. balatro2005

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    Gutting. At least they got it on film. Wish I had a spare £600 to put up in smoke but it did make me laugh.
     
  7. 2bdetermine

    2bdetermine New Member

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    Now who would be in their right mind OC new/unreleased card with an old/uncertified driver?
     
  8. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Old/uncertified ? That was the driver delivered on the CD.
     
  9. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about it before the reviews :D . But,as I'm sure most of us would agree, Quad SLI/Crossfire just seems to be a bad idea in general.

    On another note, it has to be said that the 590 is SO much more quiet than a 6990 - look around on youtube for the comparison. I can see why BT rate it compared to a 6990.
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    From the article.

    "Nvidia claims that the damage was caused by a user overvolting the card's GPUs by as much as 1.2V; a huge increase over the default voltage of 0.91 to 0.96V."

    From me.
    So I'm guessing this is not a driver issue & just a bad move of loading too many volts into it or was this result tested over many 590's & on different drivers?.
     
  11. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    the video says 1.025v they probably typo
     
  12. Goty

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    W1zzard over at Techpowerup evidently blew his up using the newer drivers, sooooo... yeah. Doesn't sound like a driver issue to me, just a weak VRM.
     
  13. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    And Goty, still no one explained me how could a driver affect the card durring the POST, because as you can see on the video the computer stopped, then turned on and the VRM blew up at that point.
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I was hoping for a huge explosion, I was left somewhat disappointed. :)
     
  15. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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  16. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    For me it would matter little if it was a driver or not, thats a really expensive gfx card to be burning out like that.
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I think the lesson to be learnt here is don't be silly with volts unless you can easily afford replacing expensive parts :thumb:.
     
  18. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Or you really really really REALLY really like blue smoke and the smell of burning silicon.
     
  19. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Follow the guidelines and you don't end up with a paperweight
     
  20. bobwya

    bobwya Custom PC Migrant

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    I think 'blows up' is a bit of a euphemism. I was expecting a proper explosion/lab fire - not a little phht noise!
     
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