Friday, March 25, 2011

PSA: Old drivers could cause your GeForce GTX 590 to explode

Nvidia’s recently released GeForce GTX 590 3GB - a card that costs around £580 inc VAT - can overheat and even blow up if overclocked with an old driver. The problem was captured on video by the guys at SweClockers, and is apparently a result of the card drawing more power when overclocked or overvolted than its power circuitry can handle. However, the problem can only occur if you overclock or overvolt the card, and only if you use an older driver. The GeForce 267.52 driver that was originally given out to the press, and which might be available from some websites, does not activate a safety mechanism that prevents damage to the card’s power components. However, Nvidia's latest driver does feature overcurrent protection.

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via Bit-Tech

TUJ Notes: You were warned.

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