GTX 280 - Purple Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Tiger253, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Tiger253

    Tiger253 Master Guru

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    Hmm I dunno about that, our problem is complete lock-up at a pixelated purple/pink screen. Good luck with your 8800 though.

    Thanks, we're both at 4Ghz 'cept I'm on air XD
     
  2. DFox31

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    I have submitted my RMA, just waiting on them to accept it.
     
  3. LKHERO

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    I have the eVGA 780i motherboard.. so I don't think it's the motherboard and more or less the GTX280 card.
     
  4. b101uk

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    I had the same problem with a XFX GTX260 (212) at default clock speed.

    2d was ok no problems

    Run any 3d application apart from ArmA II and it would PSoD after >2min <7mins 100% of the time (ArmA II was an exception in that it never did it)

    After 1.5 months of debugging trying lots of drivers I figured out that the GPU fan would never go above 60% speed in auto mode so the GPU core would got strait to 85degC triggering the PSoD (ArmA II would only go to 83degC)

    Set the fan to 75% then magically all the 3d applications would work faultlessly with no PSoD

    RMA’ed the card due to it not being fit for purpose due to a manufacturing fault
     

  5. Tiger253

    Tiger253 Master Guru

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    For me, no matter what temp it was at, it would still lock up. I thought these things can handle over 100C anyway.

    ahhh the new 280 will arrive in 2 days... :paranoid:
     
  6. eagled1

    eagled1 Master Guru

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    agree
     
  7. DFox31

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    Any update on your RMA?
     
  8. Tiger253

    Tiger253 Master Guru

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    Yeah I just got it.
    It appears to be in good condition and I clocked it to FTW speeds right away with no problems and using 190.38 drivers. The card is stable after running Furmark stability test, then pushed it a little more and broke 20k in 3DMark06 like my last 280. So all seems well and I don't even need to use that OC for most games.

    Then I put this up together real fast before I put the 260 in my bro's comp as an upgrade. 280 as GPU and 260 as PPU as you can see. Tried some Mirror's Edge and my framerate was good- 50-60fps (Vsync ON), 1920x1080, Very High, 4x AA, 8x AF ...but I was expecting 60 frames all the way, must be input lag from the vsync.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. DFox31

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    I realize this probably isnt the right place but the rma customer support seems to be a bit slow (2-3 days for a response) But the card in an anti-static bag, surrounded by packing peanuts then in a box is proper packing right?
     
  10. Tiger253

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    DFox - yeah that'll work I guess but I would wrap it in a sheet of bubble wrap for extra.
     

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