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GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-2GD REV2.0 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works when it worked.

Cons: Fails after 6 months

Other Thoughts: The 760 worked for 5 months until it started acting weird. Every time I restart, the card feels like its throttled differently. Using Diablo 3 framerates as measurement, sometimes I will get capped at 30fps, sometimes 60fps sometimes back to normal at 140fps in town.

The drop in performance is also visible on the desktop. Explorer Windows and Browsers will render slower and frame drops when moving around the desktop

The weirdest part is that I do not get any BSOD or game crashes, it simply just feels like the computer is being throttled differently everytime I restart the computer.

CPU Z and GPU Z all reads the computer and GPU to be running at normal factory frequency. So I can't even tell where the throttle is happening.

Things I have tried:
- re-install video drivers
- re-install Windows
- Reflash Bios
- RMA'd GPU (gigabyte sent back the SAME CARD and said no errors found)
- Set back to Stock speed, Overclocked and Underclocked CPU/GPU
- Set Windows power setting to High performance
- Set Nvidia drivers to high performance preferred
- disabled Speed Step/ Intel turbo boost
- blow out dust and re-seated the GPU
- Re-seated the rams
- Unpacked all cores

I am seriously out of ideas at this point.

My rig:
i7 4770K
Gigabyte z87x-d3h
Crucial 16gb @ 1600mhz
Corsair 750 PSU
Gigabyte Winforce 760 GTX OC 2gb
Dual monitors 27" and 23" vertical

OCZ Vertex Series 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: when it worked it works

Cons: ssd became unstable and BSODing after 1 year
RMA's with the same problem

Other Thoughts: For the first year I had no complaints about the drive. Once the 1 year mark hit, the drive became very slow and finally gave up and started to BSOD. Finally, the drive ceased to be detected by BIOS. This was fine since I understand things don't last forever. However, this is where things get bizarre.

RMA was painless and replys from customer support are quick. The first RMA was sent and arrived within 2 weeks. Upon installation, Windows 7 installed fine, but about 45 mins in to using Windows, I got the same BSOD. Obvious thing to do was to restart the computer, but the SSD then became undetected by bios.

I began to suspect perhaps its another component on my computer that is causing the problem. Changed Mobo, still doesn't work. However when the OS is installed on a HDD, the computer runs flawlessly, therefore making me think it can not be my computer. Second SSD was sent and arrived. Same exact issue


Kevin C.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin C.

Date Joined: 07/07/10

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 10/12/11
  • Last Review: 06/24/14
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