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Anyone else with the GTX 770 having BSOD issues?

#1NicodimusPosted 8/28/2013 1:09:07 AM(edited)
Got the Gigabyte 770 4gb yesterday, and the performance is nice! However, I'm also getting BSOD about once an hour. It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing when it happens. I originally ran it on the 320.49 drivers, but after several crashes, I updated to the newest beta drivers to see if that would help anything, but no luck.

I am currently wading through 300+ pages of 770 forums on another site, but haven't found anything helpful so far. I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit. Running the 770 at stock speeds. CPU is a 4670k. Mobo is an ASUS Z87 PRO with the newest BIOS update.

Anyone have similar experiences? If so, how did you solve it? I love the card's performance, but crashing every hour is going to get old quickly. :/
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#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/28/2013 1:17:57 AM
Full specs?
BSOD from GPU is pretty uncommon.
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#3Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 1:25:34 AM
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Full specs?


Gigabyte GTX 770 4gb (stock speed, no overclock)
ASUS Z87 PRO motherboard (1205 BIOS, the newest version)
Haswell 4760k CPU @ 4.4 gHz
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with SP1 (just did a new install less than 2 weeks ago)
8gb Corsair RAM @1600 (stock speed)
480gb Corsair Force SSD (boot)
1tb 7200 rpm Seagate HDD (storage)
Corsair CX750M PSU

DarkZV2Beta posted...
BSOD from GPU is pretty uncommon.


Well, they only started after installing the 770, so it seems like the only factor that has changed.
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#4GreenMage7Posted 8/28/2013 2:04:50 AM
Anytime you blue screen with a processor overclock, try resetting to stock and see if it still happens. It's really hard to tell off the bat but it wouldn't hurt to find out if it still happens then.
#5Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 2:32:52 AM
GreenMage7 posted...
Anytime you blue screen with a processor overclock, try resetting to stock and see if it still happens. It's really hard to tell off the bat but it wouldn't hurt to find out if it still happens then.


I've been running at that CPU speed for a couple of weeks without a single BSOD, but maybe the new card doesn't like the CPU speed that the 760 was fine with? Is that even a possibility?
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#6GreenMage7Posted 8/28/2013 2:35:47 AM
Nicodimus posted...
GreenMage7 posted...
Anytime you blue screen with a processor overclock, try resetting to stock and see if it still happens. It's really hard to tell off the bat but it wouldn't hurt to find out if it still happens then.


I've been running at that CPU speed for a couple of weeks without a single BSOD, but maybe the new card doesn't like the CPU speed that the 760 was fine with? Is that even a possibility?


It's more of a control test than an actual solution to the problem. It usually helps just to make sure so you can rule it out as a possibility.
#7Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 2:39:09 AM
GreenMage7 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
GreenMage7 posted...
Anytime you blue screen with a processor overclock, try resetting to stock and see if it still happens. It's really hard to tell off the bat but it wouldn't hurt to find out if it still happens then.


I've been running at that CPU speed for a couple of weeks without a single BSOD, but maybe the new card doesn't like the CPU speed that the 760 was fine with? Is that even a possibility?


It's more of a control test than an actual solution to the problem. It usually helps just to make sure so you can rule it out as a possibility.


Makes sense. Ruling out one factor at a time. I'll go back to stock CPU speed and see if the crashes continue.
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#8Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 3:50:12 AM(edited)
So, I was looking around in GPU-Z and I found this:

http://i.imgur.com/4gvXIek.jpg

So it seems that the card is running at the wrong speed? I went into BIOS and poked around the PCIe settings, but I didn't see a way to set the speed to x16. The options under PCIe speed were Gen 1/Gen/Gen3/Auto (Auto is the current setting.)

Edit: I chose Gen3 instead of Auto, but I still get the same message in GPU-Z about being at x4 instead of x16.

I also referred to the manual for my mobo, and the slot the card is in supports x16.

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#9Nicodimus(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2013 5:27:12 AM
Happy to report that after almost 3 hours, I've had no BSOD after reducing the CPU clock to stock. If that is what was causing the issue, I'll have to systematically test to see how high it will go with the 770. Weird that it didn't cause the issue with the 760, but oh well. Just happy that it seems to be a fix.

However, I am still concerned that my card is reporting it can run at PCIe 3.0 x 16, but is only running in 3.0 x4. I have tried changing every PCIe setting in the BIOS, I've consulted the motherboard's manual to make sure it was in a x16 slot, and 3.0 x4 is still as high as I can get it. Is this setting going to cripple my gaming? Any ideas how to get it to x16? Thanks.
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