July 17, 2012, 10:59:13 pm
I still find the entire OCCT thing to be a bit biased.
It doesn't necessarily proof a card to be broken.
Nvidia cards are often pushed bordering on safe limits out of the box already.
With certain apps/games these settings can proof to be just a tad too much.
I had tons of issues with my GTX 580, it was a 'disaster GPU' for Lumion use at 1st.
If I had gone for the OCCT route, I would have needed a new GPU.
Underclocking the card by just 5% or so got rid of any issues I had.
My advice would be:
Install MSI Afterburner, take 5% of your Core/Shader and Memory clock and decrease.
Use 'apply overclocking at system startup' in a custom profile.http://screencast.com/t/KIPX6HBV
Also adjust the GPU cooling Fan cycle.
Push it up so it cools more agressively.
If this doesn't help at all, finally underclock 10%.
This really should make the GPU run smooth as silk.
If you still experience issues:
-Open your computer
-Take out your GPU
-Go out into your street
-Start killing people with your GPU
-When the GPU is saturated with blood, throw it away
-Buy new GPU