Nvidia Releases Geforce V267.85/ V267.84 Drivers to Prevent Geforce GTX 590 from Blowing up.
It's been a day since Nvidia Launched their Dual GPU Flagship card "Geforce GTX 590" and reviews are already up. But there's one huge problem which has plagued the card on its launch day. The card's blows up which overclocking and around 8 reviews have ended with their GTX 590 blowing up after the overclocking part.
The problem lies within the supplied 267.52 Geforce Driver which doesn't offer Current Regulation and Protection when voltage is increased. The Default GPU Vcore of the card is 0.93V (+/- 0.04V) and Nvidia has already recommend not overvoltage the GPU (for example Vcore=1.200V) during overclocking and that's exactly what the older driver is causing. It's making it go past 1.2V without providing and current protection. But don't you worry 590 owners as Nvidia has launched its new Geforce V267.85/ V267.84 Drivers which offer regulated voltage protection and prevent the card from blowing up by making it run on lower voltages while oerclocking. Here's what Nvidia has to say about it:
In the web release driver of GeForce GTX 590, we have added some important enhancements to our overcurrent protection for overclocking. We recommend anyone doing overclocking or running stress apps to always use the latest web driver to get the fullest protection for your hardware. Please note that overcurrent protection does not eliminate the risks of overclocking, and hardware damage is possible, particularly when overvoltaging. We recommend anyone using the GTX 590 board with the reference aircooler stick with the default voltage while overclocking, and avoid working around overcurrent protection mechanisms for stress applications. This will help maintain GTX 590′s great combination of acoustics, performance, and reliability. NVIDIA has worked with several watercooling companies to develop waterblocks for GTX 590, and these solutions will help provide additional margin for overclocking, but even in this case we recommend enthusiasts stay within 12.5-25mV of the default voltage in order to minimize risk.
These are guidelines only – any overclocking/overvoltaging can void your manufacturer’s product warranty.
“Rest assured that the GTX 590 operates reliably at default voltages, and our 267.84 launch drivers provide additional levels of protection.”
You can download those drivers from the links below:
If you want to check out the reviews of Geforce GTX 590, Go here.