bcavnaughI do hope you have a least reported this problem on NVIDIA's Support Site as well.
bcavnaughWhat are the Card Owners recovery options if they brick their card?
flexy123bcavnaughWhat are the Card Owners recovery options if they brick their card?Boot up with another card or your internal IGPU (if you have an i7 or so CPU). With bricked card in one slot of your board.Use NVflash (Nvidia's flashing tool) and flash the bricked card back to original BIOS. There are other ways, like "blind flashing" from a bootable CD or USB. You would have to read up on the options for NVFlash , say, how to specify the correct slot to flash etc. or how to make a bootable USB stick that "auto flashes" a bricked card if you don't have a second, working card.
bcavnaughJust saying you should cover yourself is all.You need to post some kind of warning and also let users know that this is not an approved firmware.
flexy123 Nvidia is making the GPUs, those are fine. In fact, the chips itself clock very well.The black screens (IMHO) are a problem of particular card manufacturers and "poor" components pushed to the edge and sometimes even at stock. We have a theory that the black screens are actually over-current protection of the voltage regulators kicking in. So this is solely an issue that concerns some card makers, not Nvidia. My $0.02.
tonydeezJust curious, why didn't you bother over clocking the memory as well?
wickedwayne"Not many aware of that" is kind of understatement. It's the first time i have heard anything about Afterburner making problems for overclocking. Actually its pretty much recommended for it everywhere there is discussion about OC. Overclocking/Guru3d/HardOCP
flexy123The instability is at the LOWER clocks, not the max boost. This is why this is not so obvious for many. Just for giggles I double-checked this again yesterday. It's a HUGE difference in stability. At least for those cards.