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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 issue.

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by Electrohead, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Electrohead New Member

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    Hello people :),

    i have some kind of problem with my GPU i noticed recently.
    I downloaded furmark to run benchmark on my pc and check temp, fps, etc.
    While performing test i noticed something weird, when GPU temp reaches (exactly) 73°C my fps are dropping and benchmark starts to run very choppy.

    I get constant good FPS value during the benchmark but at 73°C it feels like my GPU is slowing down to prevent going over 73°C.
    I've read on nvidia forum that gtx 280 cards can go way over 73°C and work fine so i guess temp is not the issue right ?:wtf:

    My PC specs:

    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
    Nvidia GeForce Gigabyte GTX 280
    AMD Phenom 9500 X4 2.2 GHz
    3GB Samsung RAM memory (dual channel)
    Motherboard: NVIDIA MCP61
    PSU: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=29n6vjs&s=6

    If there is any additional info i can provide just let me know.
     
  2. Crap Daddy

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    PSU problem. Recommended 40A on the 12V rails while you have 32.
     
  3. Electrohead New Member

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    Thank You very much. Could You please give me some hint about what PSU should i look for ?
     
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    First, Furmark is putting your card under a stress that no other application will do so I wouldn't use it even for stability tests. If you have no problems in games and are on a tight budget you can still use that PSU but, since overall I don't think it's what you call a reliable PSU (I personally never heard of that brand and I bet it was cheap) and therefore might get you in trouble some time look for a Corsair TX650, SeaSonic S12II 620 or more budget friendly Corsair CX600.
     

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