NVIDIA Geforce GTX 590 Video Card Blows Up on Video - Forceware Drivers Blamed

flexcore

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But, but , but Nvidia makes the best drivers. Honest, I swear. This has to be AMD's fault, that's it. LOL.
 

sabregen

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eh.... I'll be getting the newest drivers tomorrow when my 590 shows up :rolleyes:
 

sabregen

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the overvolt protection is facilitated with Nvidia through the drivers... and the release drivers for the review samples... well... they're a bit "broken"
 

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CMD

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The second time their drivers killed cards? LOL wow! Now tell us how long will the RMA be when they sell out of the chips for these beasts.
 

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lol @ nVidia using the drivers excuse. So then whats wrong with the GTX 570s? I'm betting the 8 pwms dedicated to the two chips cant handle the peak wattage / current requirements.
 

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mafa

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obviously nvidia drivers are much more efficent......... in killing cards, amd has a long way to catch up.
 
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Mabe it was the 1.2volts they pumped into the card? stock voltage is .9875v . I want to know how they got afterburner to give the card 1.2v?
In this video it clearly shows you MAX for afterburner is 1.05v.

The guy got it to 815 core at 86c at MAX 1.05v, thats sounds like a good clean cool overclock. Faster than gtx580's in sli.

http://www.linustechtips.com/ltt-vi...-maximum-overclocking-results-linus-tech-tips
Yes it does say 1.2 volts. Why on earth would you pump 1.2 volts into a gtx590 gpu. The max for a regular gtx580 is 1.15 I believe?

Quote from review...............

"As a first step, I increased the voltage from 0.938 V default to 1.000 V, maximum stable clock was 815 MHz - faster than GTX 580! Moving on, I tried 1.2 V to see how much could be gained here, at default clocks and with NVIDIA's power limiter enabled. I went to heat up the card and then *boom*, a sound like popcorn cracking, the system turned off and a burnt electronics smell started to fill up the room."

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_590/26.html

Funny thing is he had another ASUS gtx590 and with the same drivers, finished the review with it, and overclocked it.

Sounds more like a moron trying to overvolt/overclock than a driver issue to me?
 
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You all missed the point. It wasn't the drivers it was the over clock. That's what you get. I bet stock there wouldn't have been a problem. Why push your software to do more than what's necessary to make it work right at spec ? I say too bad for the owner.
 

§kynet

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Even if you pump higher voltages though the thing, it should have over current protections to prevent a complete failure, or at least try. Smoke and melting solder is pretty bad, Nvidia needs to rethink their methods.
 
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§kynet;1037024012 said:
Even if you pump higher voltages though the thing, it should have over current protections to prevent a complete failure, or at least try. Smoke and melting solder is pretty bad, Nvidia needs to rethink their methods.
What moron puts 1.2v in a card with a .975 stock voltage card?
He went from stock to 1.1 v to 1.2v and boom. He had 815 core at 1.1v, wtf was he going higher for? Msi Afterburner sets a 1.05v limit.

I think ASUS smartdoctor lets you go over 1.2v with a gtx590, what the hell were the thinking? Even a normal gtx580 would probrobly blow up under thoses conditions.
 

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You all missed the point. It wasn't the drivers it was the over clock. That's what you get. I bet stock there wouldn't have been a problem. Why push your software to do more than what's necessary to make it work right at spec ? I say too bad for the owner.
should cards this day in age have thermal throttles and so on?

What moron puts 1.2v in a card with a .975 stock voltage card?
He went from stock to 1.1 v to 1.2v and boom. He had 815 core at 1.1v, wtf was he going higher for? Msi Afterburner sets a 1.05v limit.

I think ASUS smartdoctor lets you go over 1.2v with a gtx590, what the hell were the thinking? Even a normal gtx580 would probrobly blow up under thoses conditions.
didn't the review say 1.02 not 1.2....
 

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Who doesn't know how to volt mod a nvidia gpu by now. No driver in the world can stop it. Looks like trail and error to me.
 

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Way to go NVIDIA, you're so full of win that you fail. :p

No wonder Apple moved to AMD for graphics...
 

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It's not about the cooling SKYMTL, the PWM is too weak, just as it is on the GTX 570. Two GTX 590 died the same way here, one in our test lab and one in a demo system of a reseller, both not overclocked or overvolted; Nvidia says some faulty components not found on retail parts caused it, but both us and TPU had retail package GTX 590's.
Just like I suspected. Going with only 8 phase pwm for two 580 chips was a bad idea.
 

rUmX

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Lol at the damage control already in effect. Way to go NV. You get two big fat thumbs down.
 

CrayMan

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This is serious. I can just imagine plenty of novice mums and dads installing those drivers without second thought.

Anyway, my question is as follows; has there been any report of AMD cards also experiencing the same (since the 4000 series)? I ask cause I am interested. Personally, I have only bought ATI/AMD since the 5000 series so I wouldn't know. o_O
 
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