GTX 560 Ti: Having issues or not? Narrowing down the cause of reported issues...
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Hello everyone,

In the interest of helping those who are having issues with their shiny new GTX 560 Ti graphics cards, please list the following things, it doesn't matter if you've had issues or not, those with working cards can help to rule out certain factors:

*PROBLEM*, *NO PROBLEM* or *PROBLEM SOLVED*
1) The manufacturer of your card i.e. Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI etc.
2) The model, is an overclock, super overclock or stock card.
3) Which version of the NVIDIA drivers are you using.
4) Are you running multiple monitors.
5) Your PSU make, wattage and 12 volt rail amperage.
6) Your OS.
7) When does the crash/problem occur? Please list specific games or pieces of software (or on startup etc.)

Include other PC specs if you think they are relevant.

If you've had any luck with a fix or word from a manufacturer please include it to help others!

I'll start.

*NO PROBLEM*
1) Inno3D
2) Stock GTX 560 Ti
3) 266.66
4) Single 24" monitor
5) Corsair TX 650, 650w, 52a on a single 12 volt rail
6) Windows 7 Ultimate x64
7) No issues across all titles (except CoD:BO which is a buggy piece of junk anyhow), excellent performance (max v-sync frames in New Vegas, Dragon Age, The Witcher all on maxed settings)

Running a Phenom ii x2 555 @ 3.4ghz, 4gig Kingston DDR3 1033hmz, Gigabyte MA74GMT-S2 motherboard.

If we try to keep things clear with other users, those who are having issues may be able to better identify the culprit of their problem. Many seem to be having issues with the Gigabyte OC cards but I'd like to see if there are other manufacturer issues as well.
Hello everyone,



In the interest of helping those who are having issues with their shiny new GTX 560 Ti graphics cards, please list the following things, it doesn't matter if you've had issues or not, those with working cards can help to rule out certain factors:



*PROBLEM*, *NO PROBLEM* or *PROBLEM SOLVED*

1) The manufacturer of your card i.e. Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI etc.

2) The model, is an overclock, super overclock or stock card.

3) Which version of the NVIDIA drivers are you using.

4) Are you running multiple monitors.

5) Your PSU make, wattage and 12 volt rail amperage.

6) Your OS.

7) When does the crash/problem occur? Please list specific games or pieces of software (or on startup etc.)



Include other PC specs if you think they are relevant.



If you've had any luck with a fix or word from a manufacturer please include it to help others!



I'll start.



*NO PROBLEM*

1) Inno3D

2) Stock GTX 560 Ti

3) 266.66

4) Single 24" monitor

5) Corsair TX 650, 650w, 52a on a single 12 volt rail

6) Windows 7 Ultimate x64

7) No issues across all titles (except CoD:BO which is a buggy piece of junk anyhow), excellent performance (max v-sync frames in New Vegas, Dragon Age, The Witcher all on maxed settings)



Running a Phenom ii x2 555 @ 3.4ghz, 4gig Kingston DDR3 1033hmz, Gigabyte MA74GMT-S2 motherboard.



If we try to keep things clear with other users, those who are having issues may be able to better identify the culprit of their problem. Many seem to be having issues with the Gigabyte OC cards but I'd like to see if there are other manufacturer issues as well.

#1
Posted 02/13/2011 11:50 AM   
1) Gigabyte
2) OC (900mhz)
3) Tried both 266.44 and 266.66
4) I have multiple monitors, a 32" Samsung TV @ 1080p HDMI and a 24" BenQ at 120hz 1080p D-DVI (note that I play games with my TV disabled).
5) Corsair HX520W 18A on 3 12v rails for a total of 40A
6) Windows 7 x64
7) Black screen flicker crashes occur in Crysis/L4D2/Mafia 2/GTA IV/BFBC2/COD:BO. I play CSS a lot and that has never crashed. The problem is much less when I clock it down to 822mhz on the core but still there in Bad Company 2. Games will crash after about 30 minutes of gameplay. Furmark does not seem to crash, I can stress the system with Prime95 on 8 thread (i7 920 @ stock) and with furmark at the same time and it does not crash.
1) Gigabyte

2) OC (900mhz)

3) Tried both 266.44 and 266.66

4) I have multiple monitors, a 32" Samsung TV @ 1080p HDMI and a 24" BenQ at 120hz 1080p D-DVI (note that I play games with my TV disabled).

5) Corsair HX520W 18A on 3 12v rails for a total of 40A

6) Windows 7 x64

7) Black screen flicker crashes occur in Crysis/L4D2/Mafia 2/GTA IV/BFBC2/COD:BO. I play CSS a lot and that has never crashed. The problem is much less when I clock it down to 822mhz on the core but still there in Bad Company 2. Games will crash after about 30 minutes of gameplay. Furmark does not seem to crash, I can stress the system with Prime95 on 8 thread (i7 920 @ stock) and with furmark at the same time and it does not crash.

#2
Posted 02/13/2011 03:42 PM   
1) Gainward
2) 900mhz (Golden Sample)
3) 266.66
4) Multiple monitors. 22" / 19"
5) Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W PSU ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin.
6) Windows 7 x64
7) Black screen flicker during Just Cause 2. "Snow" around white text on 22" monitor when going 58+ Celsius on gpu.
([b][size="1"]None Cuda/GPU support on Badaboom, MediaEspresson & Sony Vegas[/size][/b])
1) Gainward

2) 900mhz (Golden Sample)

3) 266.66

4) Multiple monitors. 22" / 19"

5) Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W PSU ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin.

6) Windows 7 x64

7) Black screen flicker during Just Cause 2. "Snow" around white text on 22" monitor when going 58+ Celsius on gpu.

(None Cuda/GPU support on Badaboom, MediaEspresson & Sony Vegas)

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 AM3 Quad Core, 2,8Ghz

GPU: Gainward GTX 560Ti Golden Sample

PSU: Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W

RAM: Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 8GB

MB: MSI 770-C45, Socket-AM3, DDR3

Chassis: CM Storm Scout Midi Tower

OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

#3
Posted 02/13/2011 05:07 PM   
1) MSI
2) OC
3) 266.66
4) yes 2, both at @ 1600x1050
5) Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W
+3,3V 28 A
+5Vsb 2,5 A
+5V 25 A
+12V total 50 A
-12V 0,5 A

6) Windows 7
7) straight at boot, thread is here : http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=192838
1) MSI

2) OC

3) 266.66

4) yes 2, both at @ 1600x1050

5) Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W

+3,3V 28 A

+5Vsb 2,5 A

+5V 25 A

+12V total 50 A

-12V 0,5 A



6) Windows 7

7) straight at boot, thread is here : http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=192838

#4
Posted 02/13/2011 05:09 PM   
[quote name='bulfen' date='13 February 2011 - 10:07 AM' timestamp='1297616858' post='1193008']
1) Gainward
2) 900mhz (Golden Sample)
3) 266.66
4) Multiple monitors. 22" / 19"
5) Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W PSU ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin.
6) Windows 7 x64
7) Black screen flicker during Just Cause 2. "Snow" around white text on 22" monitor when going 58+ Celsius on gpu.
([b][size="1"]None Cuda/GPU support on Badaboom, MediaEspresson & Sony Vegas[/size][/b])
[/quote]

I'm not familiar with Silver Power as a brand, but I can tell you you are SERIOUSLY skating the line of mimimum PSU requirement, see this, straight from NVidia's main website:

[IMG]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/MynxNess84/560TiPowerRequirements.png[/IMG]

See here if you don't think that's legit, go to the Specs tab: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-560ti-us.html

I'd recommend you get a better PSU just to be safe and not risk frying your brand new card mate. Running a Pre-OCed cards only heightens the power draw, which in turn would put you over a 500W recommendation /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
[quote name='bulfen' date='13 February 2011 - 10:07 AM' timestamp='1297616858' post='1193008']

1) Gainward

2) 900mhz (Golden Sample)

3) 266.66

4) Multiple monitors. 22" / 19"

5) Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W PSU ATX 12V V2.2, 80 Plus, Standard, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin.

6) Windows 7 x64

7) Black screen flicker during Just Cause 2. "Snow" around white text on 22" monitor when going 58+ Celsius on gpu.

(None Cuda/GPU support on Badaboom, MediaEspresson & Sony Vegas)





I'm not familiar with Silver Power as a brand, but I can tell you you are SERIOUSLY skating the line of mimimum PSU requirement, see this, straight from NVidia's main website:



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See here if you don't think that's legit, go to the Specs tab: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-560ti-us.html



I'd recommend you get a better PSU just to be safe and not risk frying your brand new card mate. Running a Pre-OCed cards only heightens the power draw, which in turn would put you over a 500W recommendation /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />



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#5
Posted 02/13/2011 05:20 PM   
[quote name='Goddess84' date='13 February 2011 - 06:20 PM' timestamp='1297617632' post='1193013']
I'm not familiar with Silver Power as a brand, but I can tell you you are SERIOUSLY skating the line of mimimum PSU requirement, see this, straight from NVidia's main website:

[IMG]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/MynxNess84/560TiPowerRequirements.png[/IMG]

See here if you don't think that's legit, go to the Specs tab: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-560ti-us.html

I'd recommend you get a better PSU just to be safe and not risk frying your brand new card mate. Running a Pre-OCed cards only heightens the power draw, which in turn would put you over a 500W recommendation /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
[/quote]

Thank you Goddess84 for the info. I took a look yesterday on a new PSU so I guess I'll just have to order a new one befor it's to late. :) Meanwhile I'm just running it "Safe Mode" at 822MHz

[b]SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT GAINWARD FOR THE 560Ti Golden Sample.[/b] (Hopefully they did think about the 900MHz /tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />

[code]SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
• Intel Core2Duo series, AMD Athlon 64 X2 series or above CPU
• Minimum of 2GB system memory
• Minimum 500W system power supply with two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
• DVD-ROM drive
• Requires a PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard
• Requires a dual-width x16 graphics slot
• Windows 7/Vista/XP[/code]
[quote name='Goddess84' date='13 February 2011 - 06:20 PM' timestamp='1297617632' post='1193013']

I'm not familiar with Silver Power as a brand, but I can tell you you are SERIOUSLY skating the line of mimimum PSU requirement, see this, straight from NVidia's main website:



Image



See here if you don't think that's legit, go to the Specs tab: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-560ti-us.html



I'd recommend you get a better PSU just to be safe and not risk frying your brand new card mate. Running a Pre-OCed cards only heightens the power draw, which in turn would put you over a 500W recommendation /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />





Thank you Goddess84 for the info. I took a look yesterday on a new PSU so I guess I'll just have to order a new one befor it's to late. :) Meanwhile I'm just running it "Safe Mode" at 822MHz



SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS LISTED AT GAINWARD FOR THE 560Ti Golden Sample. (Hopefully they did think about the 900MHz /tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />



SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

• Intel Core2Duo series, AMD Athlon 64 X2 series or above CPU

• Minimum of 2GB system memory

• Minimum 500W system power supply with two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors

• DVD-ROM drive

• Requires a PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard

• Requires a dual-width x16 graphics slot

• Windows 7/Vista/XP

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 AM3 Quad Core, 2,8Ghz

GPU: Gainward GTX 560Ti Golden Sample

PSU: Silver Power SP-SS500, 500W

RAM: Kingston ValueR. DDR3 1333MHz 8GB

MB: MSI 770-C45, Socket-AM3, DDR3

Chassis: CM Storm Scout Midi Tower

OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

#6
Posted 02/13/2011 05:33 PM   
A lot of this info is in my sig, but I'll happily follow the prescribed format.

NO PROBLEM

1. MSI Twin Frozr II
2. Factory OC (880MHz core)
3. 266.66
4. Single 24" monitor
5. Antec 650w, combined 57a on +12v
6. Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit & Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I play mostly shooters, including Crysis and Crysis Warhead, BC2, FC2 - stuff like that. As stated above, I've had no problems yet. For those of you who are, hang in there; I'm inclined to think that most of these issues are kinks in the drivers that will be straightened out before too long.
A lot of this info is in my sig, but I'll happily follow the prescribed format.



NO PROBLEM



1. MSI Twin Frozr II

2. Factory OC (880MHz core)

3. 266.66

4. Single 24" monitor

5. Antec 650w, combined 57a on +12v

6. Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit & Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit



I play mostly shooters, including Crysis and Crysis Warhead, BC2, FC2 - stuff like that. As stated above, I've had no problems yet. For those of you who are, hang in there; I'm inclined to think that most of these issues are kinks in the drivers that will be straightened out before too long.

Core i7-3820 @ 4.5GHz
ASRock x79 Extreme6
4x4GB Corsair Vengence LP DDR3-1600
EVGA GTX 670
Mushkin Chronos 120GB SSD boot
Windows 7 64 bit
Samsung F3 1TB HDD storage
Samsung 24x DVD
Corsair HX850
Silverstone TJ-07BW-USB3.0
ABS M1 Mechanical Keyboard
SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse
Asus ML248H 1920x1080 LED-LCD primary
NEC 70GX2 1280x1024 extended desktop

#7
Posted 02/13/2011 09:25 PM   
"PROBLEM"

1. Gigabyte
2. Factory OC (900MHz core)
3. 266.66
4. Single 20" monitor (1660x1050)
5. Antec TruePower 2.0 550w (26 A @ 3.3 V; 22.8 A @ 5 V; two times 14.5 A @ 12 V; 20 W @ -5/-12 V, 5 V standby)
6. Fresh Windows 7 64 bit install

Biggest issue is each cold boot NVidia drivers crashes - screen turns black few times and PC just reboots. After reboot all is good, I can play games.

Have been playing Bad Company 2 all weekend, no problems. Also installed old S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Shadow of Chernobyl with Complete 2009 mod, graphics on full, no CTD etc.

Would send few beers if someone can solve my boot problem, very annoying. :(
"PROBLEM"



1. Gigabyte

2. Factory OC (900MHz core)

3. 266.66

4. Single 20" monitor (1660x1050)

5. Antec TruePower 2.0 550w (26 A @ 3.3 V; 22.8 A @ 5 V; two times 14.5 A @ 12 V; 20 W @ -5/-12 V, 5 V standby)

6. Fresh Windows 7 64 bit install



Biggest issue is each cold boot NVidia drivers crashes - screen turns black few times and PC just reboots. After reboot all is good, I can play games.



Have been playing Bad Company 2 all weekend, no problems. Also installed old S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Shadow of Chernobyl with Complete 2009 mod, graphics on full, no CTD etc.



Would send few beers if someone can solve my boot problem, very annoying. :(

#8
Posted 02/13/2011 10:35 PM   
*PROBLEM*
1) EVGA
2) FPB (850)
3) 266.66
4) No
5) Antec 650, 3 12V rails, 69A
6) Win 7 64
7) No crashing, but fps will randomly drop (from 80+ to <10) in games for a few seconds, then pick back up again. Card isn't overheating, no voltage drops either. Also noticing fps stuttering (freezes for a split second every 5-10 seconds). Play mostly fps, noticed issues with MW2, BF:BC2, TF2.
*PROBLEM*

1) EVGA

2) FPB (850)

3) 266.66

4) No

5) Antec 650, 3 12V rails, 69A

6) Win 7 64

7) No crashing, but fps will randomly drop (from 80+ to <10) in games for a few seconds, then pick back up again. Card isn't overheating, no voltage drops either. Also noticing fps stuttering (freezes for a split second every 5-10 seconds). Play mostly fps, noticed issues with MW2, BF:BC2, TF2.

#9
Posted 02/14/2011 03:44 AM   
[b]*PROBLEM*[/b]
1) Gigabyte
2) GTX 560 Ti OC (GV-N560OC-1GI) - Factory over-clocked (900MHz GPU, 1800MHz Shader, 1002MHz Mem)
3) 266.66
4) Single Asus 22" monitor @ 1920x1080P 60Hz
5) Hiper Type-R II 680W PSU 72amp over 4x 12 volt rails
6) Windows 7 Ultimate x64
7) Nvidia driver crash with Crysis + Crysis Warhead only so far with max in-game + max quality on Nvidia control panel. All other apps and GTA IV + COD WAW run fine on same settings.

[b]Notes[/b]: I have kept the above straight forward, as I think was intended by the thread starter, to provide more of a statistical report. I have added a more detailed report in another thread 'GTX 560 Driver crashes' on what I have tried and my results. I believe it is a driver issue or a memory controller issue in my case.

[b]System Specs[/b]
AMD Phenom II 940 BE (Standard - no OC)
Asus M3A79-T Deluxe Mobo (using on-board sound)
Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC (GV-N560OC-1GI) - Factory over-clocked
Corsair Dominator 2x2GB (4GB Total) DDR2 RAM - Clocked at recommended settings 5-5-5-15 2.1V 1066MHz Ganged
Hiper Type-R II 680W PSU
Asus VH226H 22" Monitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
*PROBLEM*

1) Gigabyte

2) GTX 560 Ti OC (GV-N560OC-1GI) - Factory over-clocked (900MHz GPU, 1800MHz Shader, 1002MHz Mem)

3) 266.66

4) Single Asus 22" monitor @ 1920x1080P 60Hz

5) Hiper Type-R II 680W PSU 72amp over 4x 12 volt rails

6) Windows 7 Ultimate x64

7) Nvidia driver crash with Crysis + Crysis Warhead only so far with max in-game + max quality on Nvidia control panel. All other apps and GTA IV + COD WAW run fine on same settings.



Notes: I have kept the above straight forward, as I think was intended by the thread starter, to provide more of a statistical report. I have added a more detailed report in another thread 'GTX 560 Driver crashes' on what I have tried and my results. I believe it is a driver issue or a memory controller issue in my case.



System Specs

AMD Phenom II 940 BE (Standard - no OC)

Asus M3A79-T Deluxe Mobo (using on-board sound)

Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC (GV-N560OC-1GI) - Factory over-clocked

Corsair Dominator 2x2GB (4GB Total) DDR2 RAM - Clocked at recommended settings 5-5-5-15 2.1V 1066MHz Ganged

Hiper Type-R II 680W PSU

Asus VH226H 22" Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

#10
Posted 02/14/2011 04:20 AM   
[quote name='ernisj' date='13 February 2011 - 03:35 PM' timestamp='1297636523' post='1193120']

5. Antec TruePower 2.0 550w (26 A @ 3.3 V; 22.8 A @ 5 V; two times 14.5 A @ 12 V; 20 W @ -5/-12 V, 5 V standby)

Biggest issue is each cold boot NVidia drivers crashes - screen turns black few times and PC just reboots. After reboot all is good, I can play games.

[/quote]
Id look at PSU first...cold boot issues or sudden reboots are indications that it could be a PSU issue

GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 31A 12v rail and a 500W PSU minimum

you have a 29Amp rail
[quote name='ernisj' date='13 February 2011 - 03:35 PM' timestamp='1297636523' post='1193120']



5. Antec TruePower 2.0 550w (26 A @ 3.3 V; 22.8 A @ 5 V; two times 14.5 A @ 12 V; 20 W @ -5/-12 V, 5 V standby)



Biggest issue is each cold boot NVidia drivers crashes - screen turns black few times and PC just reboots. After reboot all is good, I can play games.





Id look at PSU first...cold boot issues or sudden reboots are indications that it could be a PSU issue



GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 31A 12v rail and a 500W PSU minimum



you have a 29Amp rail



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#11
Posted 02/14/2011 04:45 AM   
*PROBLEM*

1) Gigabyte
2) 900
3) 266.66
4) 1
5) SilverStone Strider ST85F 850w, Dual +12V with continuous 64A combined output
6) Windows 7 64bit
7) Driver recovery in most games.

Mostly fixed by downclocking.
*PROBLEM*



1) Gigabyte

2) 900

3) 266.66

4) 1

5) SilverStone Strider ST85F 850w, Dual +12V with continuous 64A combined output

6) Windows 7 64bit

7) Driver recovery in most games.



Mostly fixed by downclocking.

i5 2500k
Corsair H100
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
8GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600
Asus GeForce GTX 680
2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Silverstone 850w
NZXT Phantom White

#12
Posted 02/14/2011 04:45 AM   
No problems, latest drivers, see sig,
stock factory oc 850 core
my oc 915 core-no voltage change, its solid
No problems, latest drivers, see sig,

stock factory oc 850 core

my oc 915 core-no voltage change, its solid
#13
Posted 02/14/2011 04:50 AM   
Well, looking at the above a few things are popping out...

First thing anyone should be doing is checking out their PSU, a single high quality rail I think would be better than several smaller rails. I've read about numerous problems with multiple rail setups, things aren't quite as simple as adding rails together to the best of my understanding. Some have even told me that a PSU with three 18amp rails can't safely run a single 20amp device as an example, not sure of the truth to that. Anyone with a solid knowledge of electronics or engineering able to help with that? Alas I'm a biologist, these things are beyond me.

It does seem as though factory overclocked models are somewhat to blame, perhaps poor testing on the part of the manufacturers? Downclocking as a fix seems to be evidence of this. The Gigabyte 900s seem especially problematic, I saw it mentioned in other forums as well. Perhaps advise others to avoid this model for now.

We will have to wait to see if new drivers solve anything, but I doubt they will as the older drivers still seem to cause issues.

I'm still not convinced that the drivers aren't responsible for multi screen user issues however.

The user with sudden fps drops... Not sure on that one, perhaps driver updates in future will address it. Failing that what is your CPU?
Well, looking at the above a few things are popping out...



First thing anyone should be doing is checking out their PSU, a single high quality rail I think would be better than several smaller rails. I've read about numerous problems with multiple rail setups, things aren't quite as simple as adding rails together to the best of my understanding. Some have even told me that a PSU with three 18amp rails can't safely run a single 20amp device as an example, not sure of the truth to that. Anyone with a solid knowledge of electronics or engineering able to help with that? Alas I'm a biologist, these things are beyond me.



It does seem as though factory overclocked models are somewhat to blame, perhaps poor testing on the part of the manufacturers? Downclocking as a fix seems to be evidence of this. The Gigabyte 900s seem especially problematic, I saw it mentioned in other forums as well. Perhaps advise others to avoid this model for now.



We will have to wait to see if new drivers solve anything, but I doubt they will as the older drivers still seem to cause issues.



I'm still not convinced that the drivers aren't responsible for multi screen user issues however.



The user with sudden fps drops... Not sure on that one, perhaps driver updates in future will address it. Failing that what is your CPU?

#14
Posted 02/14/2011 05:25 AM   
I posted this in another thread... might be worth looking into.. Worked for me..

[b][i]"Ok I have found a solution which maybe what the problem was with all the gigabyte cards... basically a bad overclock. I have now got an overclock with mine. Pics are attached...
As you can see I have bypassed the gigabyte overclock and everything is stable. Apps and games that would not run (3dmark11, bc2) now run perfectly fine and the card reaches a top temp of 78 degrees after half hour of stress testing with bc2 which slams the core at 99% and never drops.

I suggest cranking up the voltage because I honestly think that is the reason why the overclock that comes with the card is unstable. You can also see I have dropped the memory after cranking up the core..
Let me know how you get on...

Forgot to mention that Heaven still crashes but not because of a driver restart which indicates it is not the voltages or card but the actual driver..."[/i][/b]

I then answered the reply with this..

[b][i]"Which makes sense mate. What I mean by this is that Gigabyte have done a bad overclock. The core/memory is not a problem but I honestly think they didn't crank up the voltage enough. Now I knew the card could do more than 900 on the core but it wasn't until I upped the voltage that at 900 I stopped having crashes. Of course I have now taken my card to the sweet spot.

If you can get into windows then install MSI Afterburner and firstly down clock the card to 822 (core) and 1900 (memory) then apply for bootup. If you are still getting crashes then its maybe time to RMA the card OR change your PSU to check if it is that. But if it doesn't then start cracking up the voltages and raising the the core. This card EASILY overclocks to a gig so if your card is still having problems at the 560's stock (822/1900) then its something else.
Being a keen builder and overclocker I just assumed that seeing it was a factory overclock there would be no major issues and that when apps/games crashed that it was due to the driver. BUT, it wasn't till I actually thought about past experiences when it comes to overclocking that 9 times out of 10 when you see the driver stopping/restarting then (within overclocking) it was usually it did not have enough juice to keep up or an overclock where you have overshot the sweet spot so to speak. You've seen the pics... you've seen the overclock.. Everything works BAR Heaven.. but with Heaven the driver doesn't stop it actually comes up with a dx11 driver problem (within Heaven) and not an Nvidia driver stop/restart..
Oh and to end my PSU is a Antec Truepower 650. Nothing major then."[/i][/b]


So to end.. I honestly think its a bad overclock with gigabyte. I cannot talk about the other cards but I got a funny feeling it might be the same issue with them. Try it.. Firstly drop all clocks down to FACTORY stock (822 (core) and 1900 (memory) and not the FACTORY overclock (which is 900/2004 for the gigabyte) See if there are any crashes.. DO NOT try heaven. Try your games that previously did not work.. If they do then you're onto something. If it does work then just up the voltage slightly. If everything starts working (i.e. no driver stop/restart) then just out of interested try Heaven. If I am right you will get a DX11 error which means its an issue with the driver at the moment but lets face it they are in their infancy for the 560. After that over-clocking is up to you but for me believe it or not there is no difference in frame rates whether it be 822 or the core up at 1000. The reason? The card has surpassed the CPU. Even though I have an i5 760 (4ghz) this must now be the bottleneck. I dare say with a tasty new sandybridge/ivybridge I would get ridiculous FPS but when I'm playing BC2 at over 100 FPS at 1080 I have no reason to overclock or update at the mo.

Before anybody jumps on my back I have to say there must be something in this because as consumers we all assume that when something is factory overclocked then it will be stable. I honestly think this is not the case with the gigabyte. Mine is stable as a rock. Can play bc2 for hours on end. Never crashes.
Hope this helps all..
I posted this in another thread... might be worth looking into.. Worked for me..



"Ok I have found a solution which maybe what the problem was with all the gigabyte cards... basically a bad overclock. I have now got an overclock with mine. Pics are attached...

As you can see I have bypassed the gigabyte overclock and everything is stable. Apps and games that would not run (3dmark11, bc2) now run perfectly fine and the card reaches a top temp of 78 degrees after half hour of stress testing with bc2 which slams the core at 99% and never drops.



I suggest cranking up the voltage because I honestly think that is the reason why the overclock that comes with the card is unstable. You can also see I have dropped the memory after cranking up the core..

Let me know how you get on...



Forgot to mention that Heaven still crashes but not because of a driver restart which indicates it is not the voltages or card but the actual driver..."




I then answered the reply with this..



"Which makes sense mate. What I mean by this is that Gigabyte have done a bad overclock. The core/memory is not a problem but I honestly think they didn't crank up the voltage enough. Now I knew the card could do more than 900 on the core but it wasn't until I upped the voltage that at 900 I stopped having crashes. Of course I have now taken my card to the sweet spot.



If you can get into windows then install MSI Afterburner and firstly down clock the card to 822 (core) and 1900 (memory) then apply for bootup. If you are still getting crashes then its maybe time to RMA the card OR change your PSU to check if it is that. But if it doesn't then start cracking up the voltages and raising the the core. This card EASILY overclocks to a gig so if your card is still having problems at the 560's stock (822/1900) then its something else.

Being a keen builder and overclocker I just assumed that seeing it was a factory overclock there would be no major issues and that when apps/games crashed that it was due to the driver. BUT, it wasn't till I actually thought about past experiences when it comes to overclocking that 9 times out of 10 when you see the driver stopping/restarting then (within overclocking) it was usually it did not have enough juice to keep up or an overclock where you have overshot the sweet spot so to speak. You've seen the pics... you've seen the overclock.. Everything works BAR Heaven.. but with Heaven the driver doesn't stop it actually comes up with a dx11 driver problem (within Heaven) and not an Nvidia driver stop/restart..

Oh and to end my PSU is a Antec Truepower 650. Nothing major then."






So to end.. I honestly think its a bad overclock with gigabyte. I cannot talk about the other cards but I got a funny feeling it might be the same issue with them. Try it.. Firstly drop all clocks down to FACTORY stock (822 (core) and 1900 (memory) and not the FACTORY overclock (which is 900/2004 for the gigabyte) See if there are any crashes.. DO NOT try heaven. Try your games that previously did not work.. If they do then you're onto something. If it does work then just up the voltage slightly. If everything starts working (i.e. no driver stop/restart) then just out of interested try Heaven. If I am right you will get a DX11 error which means its an issue with the driver at the moment but lets face it they are in their infancy for the 560. After that over-clocking is up to you but for me believe it or not there is no difference in frame rates whether it be 822 or the core up at 1000. The reason? The card has surpassed the CPU. Even though I have an i5 760 (4ghz) this must now be the bottleneck. I dare say with a tasty new sandybridge/ivybridge I would get ridiculous FPS but when I'm playing BC2 at over 100 FPS at 1080 I have no reason to overclock or update at the mo.



Before anybody jumps on my back I have to say there must be something in this because as consumers we all assume that when something is factory overclocked then it will be stable. I honestly think this is not the case with the gigabyte. Mine is stable as a rock. Can play bc2 for hours on end. Never crashes.

Hope this helps all..

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