Every game crashes after barely doing OC on the GPU

Hello there !

As the tittle says, every game I try after I've overclocked my GTX 1080 G1 Gaming is crashing to desktop after several minutes of playing. I've used the XTREME GAMING ENGINE to do the OC.

These are the settings I've used. It's a mild OC so there shouldn't be any problems, buuuut...



What can I do in this case ?
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  1. barely ? that about 7%
  2. rgd1101 said:
    barely ? that about 7%


    I've seen more agressive OCs. I've done this until benchmarking in Heaven Benchmark 4.0 was stable.
  3. Reference base clock for the 1080 is 1607 MHz.
    Reference boost clock for the 1080 is 1733 MHz.

    The GTX 1080 G1 Gaming has a base clock of 1695 or 1721 MHz (5.4 - 7% depending on mode).
    The GTX 1080 G1 Gaming has a boost clock of 1835 or 1860 MHz (5.9 - 7.3% depending on mode).

    Your graphics card is already overclocked. You are attempting to overclock it further. Success here will depend on the quality of the chip, which may already be at it's limits. There is no guarantee that you can gain anything over the overclock that Gigabyte has already applied to your graphics chip, especially if the chip was binned and is running at the top end of it's useful clocking capacity.

    Edit : I would call a boost from 1733 to 1955 MHz closer to a 13% overclock.
  4. Even if you have seen other OCs be more aggressive, that in no way guarantees you will have the same success or even close.
  5. George_Florian said:
    rgd1101 said:
    barely ? that about 7%


    I've seen more agressive OCs. I've done this until benchmarking in Heaven Benchmark 4.0 was stable.


    And you saw that on youtube?
  6. So, basically, what options do I have ?
  7. rgd1101 said:
    George_Florian said:
    rgd1101 said:
    barely ? that about 7%


    I've seen more agressive OCs. I've done this until benchmarking in Heaven Benchmark 4.0 was stable.


    And you saw that on youtube?


    I saw it here:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-g1-gaming-review,38.html
  8. George_Florian said:
    rgd1101 said:
    George_Florian said:
    rgd1101 said:
    barely ? that about 7%


    I've seen more agressive OCs. I've done this until benchmarking in Heaven Benchmark 4.0 was stable.


    And you saw that on youtube?


    I saw it here:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-g1-gaming-review,38.html



    So you base all you oc on what other done on their? you do know every cpu/gpu is different.
  9. And that's why I chose to ask here instead of ruining my GPU.
  10. The choices are, try different settings, live with the results, or get another card.

    I can't locate on the review you linked to whether the site was sent a review sample or if they purchased the card off the shelf. If the card was a review sample, it may have been cherry picked to perform better than average for the purposes of the review.
  11. bigpinkdragon286 said:
    The choices are, try different settings, live with the results, or get another card.

    I can't locate on the review you linked to whether the site was sent a review sample or if they purchased the card off the shelf. If the card was a review sample, it may have been cherry picked to perform better than average.


    What other card can I get ? I've chosen the G1 Gaming because it has lower temperatures than other 1080s.
  12. George_Florian said:
    bigpinkdragon286 said:
    The choices are, try different settings, live with the results, or get another card.

    I can't locate on the review you linked to whether the site was sent a review sample or if they purchased the card off the shelf. If the card was a review sample, it may have been cherry picked to perform better than average.


    What other card can I get ? I've chosen the G1 Gaming because it has lower temperatures than other 1080s.


    make and model of the power supply?


    also did you just max out voltage on the slider? XD
  13. What other card can you get? Any other card. The point being, each GPU die is made of unique silicon, and will have slightly different electrical characteristics. Just because a card has better cooling, doesn't mean the GPU will clock as generously. Also, there is no guarantee that a manufacturer will speed bin the chips they get. If they don't, it's possible to get better chips in lesser billed cards. It's clear that some companies bin, some of the time. If this is the case, you can be reasonably certain they are running the chips close to their practical limits; else there's little reason to bin.

    If you're not temperature limited, I wouldn't consider cooling to be the wall you've come up against, nor the obstacle you need to overcome. You just happen to have a GPU that won't clock as high, given the current settings. It may require higher voltage to do so, or may be unable to clock higher no matter what you do. There is a reason that NVIDIA set their chip frequencies where they did. They want the best yield for all of the chips, therefore they have to aim at the bottom of the spectrum for possible frequency yields. If they could have guaranteed higher speeds, they would have. They aren't being conservative to throw AMD a bone.

    You're already stably getting more than NVIDIA guarantees the chip to do.
  14. maxalge said:
    George_Florian said:
    bigpinkdragon286 said:
    The choices are, try different settings, live with the results, or get another card.

    I can't locate on the review you linked to whether the site was sent a review sample or if they purchased the card off the shelf. If the card was a review sample, it may have been cherry picked to perform better than average.

    What other card can I get ? I've chosen the G1 Gaming because it has lower temperatures than other 1080s.

    make and model of the power supply?
    also did you just max out voltage on the slider? XD



    PSU: Corsair RMx Series RM750x 750W, 80+ Gold

    And yes, I only used the slider.
  15. The whole system crash or just the game not responding?
  16. rgd1101 said:
    The whole system crash or just the game not responding?
    George_Florian said:
    every game ... crashing to desktop...
  17. rgd1101 said:
    The whole system crash or just the game not responding?


    Only the games were crashing. The Heaven Benchmark 4.0 was stable using that OC settings.
  18. If only the game is crashing, check the event viewer for any log/error message?
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