1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Old driver blows up GeForce GTX 590 cards

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

  1. Marvin-HHGTTG

    Marvin-HHGTTG CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

    Joined:
    10 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    58
    I like how calm the guys in the video were...

    *sparks*

    "Oh."

    *Walks over*

    I'd have thought there would be a little more verbal...

    I don't really know why either AMD or Nvidia bothered with multi GPU cards this gen, they can both be beaten comprehensively by cheaper crossfire or SLI set-ups, and both have quite frankly embarrassing features (warrenty voiding OC switch - although some vendors have said they'll honour the warrenty, high power consumption, much downclocking, loud, hot, break...)
     
  2. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

    Joined:
    28 May 2004
    Posts:
    1,700
    Likes Received:
    24
    Soooooo, and engineering sample goes phut when it's overvolted and using old drivers. I guess that's why overvolting voids your warranty then.

    The way the computer seems to reset just before it burns looks to me like it just takes a second or so for the power circuitry to burn through the chip pakage.

    Unless you're a green/red fanboi in which case the video clearly shows a stitch up from a pro AMD site or that nVidia can't build a graphics card. Take your pick fanbois :)
     
  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

    Joined:
    20 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    5,712
    Likes Received:
    211
    Very true :lol:, I've had a psu blow up on me & it scared the sheet out of me with a massive flash bang, I wouldn't have even noticed anything happen from the gpu explosion other than it being knackered & maybe a whiff of the smoke lol :D.
     
  4. jadawgis732

    jadawgis732 New Member

    Joined:
    31 Dec 2009
    Posts:
    55
    Likes Received:
    1
    k I've been googling and youtubing my a$$ off for the last 15 minutes. Are you talking about the Toms Hardware vid where they remove the heatsink while running quake 3? more info please.

    EDIT:
    did anyone besides catch themselves staring at the word "daft" for 20 seconds and then realize they had no idea who or what a daft is?

    //test if this is :lol: then what is :rofl: "Hey guyyys, you missed a spot"
     
    Last edited: 27 Mar 2011
  5. Goty

    Goty New Member

    Joined:
    13 Dec 2005
    Posts:
    411
    Likes Received:
    4
    You do realize that I said I DIDN'T think it was a driver issue, right?
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

    Joined:
    25 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    14,194
    Likes Received:
    1,696
    I love the smell of burning silicon in the morning. ;)
     
    Teelzebub likes this.
  7. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2003
    Posts:
    470
    Likes Received:
    21
    Nvidias claim that the card was running at 1.2 volts is an absolute lie. The Card was running at 1.025 volts and nothing else.
     
  8. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Member

    Joined:
    3 May 2004
    Posts:
    391
    Likes Received:
    1
    this is really bad rep for nvidia, seeing the cards has only been released too early then this.lol
     
  9. ObeyTheCreed

    ObeyTheCreed New Member

    Joined:
    28 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

    Joined:
    24 Jun 2007
    Posts:
    825
    Likes Received:
    12
    Websites selling the 590 clearly state not to use the supplied driver, this would indicate it is not solely related to 'pebcak'. I certainly wouldn't try running furmark on any of these cards if i'd just spent £600 on one.
     
  11. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

    Joined:
    27 May 2004
    Posts:
    340
    Likes Received:
    4
    From what i've understood, the newer driver has OCP on all executables, its always on.
    The older driver only had OCP enabled for Furmark and maybe another couple of EXEs.

    Basically, the 590 is not a very stable card, and another 'driver mishap' like the one with fan problems, would kill the card. You're relying on the driver to save the card from thermal/electric death.
    Watercooled cards should be pretty safe from any of this, and I think highly recommended for any purchasers of this card.
     
  12. EvoDOOM

    EvoDOOM New Member

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    111
    Likes Received:
    2
  13. Whindog

    Whindog New Member

    Joined:
    16 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    351
    Likes Received:
    4
    Wow all the AMD fanboys jump all over this. LMAO. Old driver + Huge overclock.....asking for trouble.

    But ppl wana see what they wana see.......Oh look an Nvidia card blowing up...herpdurp....

    GO AMD!!!!!!!

    LMAO.

    If you havnt seen enough proof that Nvidia cards are just flat out faster......then your a closed minded fool.
     
  14. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    6,873
    Likes Received:
    248
    You realize i didn't contradict you, but supported your statement ? I meant exactly that this cannot be a driver issue. The VRM did blow up at subsequent restart, and still no one explained it to me how can any driver play role before Windows is loaded.
     
  15. slothy89

    slothy89 MicroModder

    Joined:
    17 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    145
    Likes Received:
    5
    The video clearly states it was at 1.025v... not 1.2..

    but still, this is what happens when cards are over spec for PCIe2. I'm sure you could get the same result with the 6990 if you raised the voltage a similar amount.
     
  16. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

    Joined:
    19 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    5,780
    Likes Received:
    174
    that could be true.. they are pulling way over spec

    the 6990 doesn't have the same stories though- nvidia probably needs a revision
     
  17. Harlequin_uk

    Harlequin_uk Banned

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
  18. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2010
    Posts:
    1,940
    Likes Received:
    66
  19. Harlequin_uk

    Harlequin_uk Banned

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2011
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
  20. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

    Joined:
    27 May 2004
    Posts:
    340
    Likes Received:
    4
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page