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How to fix a faulty Nvidia system

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The PC is a great gaming platform. Right now, top-end systems make console games look silly; they’re scalable, more open, and support modding – making your favourite games better and giving them near infinite longevity. the trouble with them is that sometimes things just don’t work properly, necessitating fiddling and tinkering. Here’s how you can fix a system running Nvidia-based GPU hardware.

Yup, the best way to do that would be to get AMD. That’s, obviously, the suggestion that AMD has for those of you who prefer your PC gaming a little more green.

Now, before you ardent Nvidia adherents form a mob, it’s obviously meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken entirely seriously – but it is worth noting that with all  of the next generation consoles running on AMD hardware, it’s a safe bet to assume that most of your games are going to be optimised for AMD’s instruction sets.

Last Updated: June 25, 2013

62 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 25, 2013 at 12:02

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 25, 2013 at 12:03

      You are loving this aren’t you? 😛

      Meh. I still stay with nVidia 🙂

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 25, 2013 at 12:06

        Look, I’m a loyal bastard I am, AMD has been really good to me over all these years, so yes, I’m true to them

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 25, 2013 at 12:07

          But one has to admit that AMD are entering next-gen with the upper hand. Don’t like admitting that but there you have it.

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          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 25, 2013 at 12:07

            VIC-TAUR-EEEE

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 25, 2013 at 12:08

            I used to like NVidia, then I took an AMD to the awesome-factor-10

          • Lord Chaos

            June 25, 2013 at 13:05

            Ditto, nothing like the pure power of awesomeness.

          • Trevor Davies

            June 25, 2013 at 12:16

            What I don’t understand is Nvidias response to that, which is basically, “meh.”

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 25, 2013 at 12:21

            nVidia really are aiming more towards virtualisation and cloud computing lately. So I don’t think they are too worried as they really do have the market in that area.

          • Trevor Davies

            June 25, 2013 at 12:24

            I just don’t want to see a situation where we suddenly only have one GFX card supplier, because they’ve decided it’s not worth it any more.

        • LordCaptainAwesomeness

          June 25, 2013 at 13:19

          Amen Brother…. Red for Life

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        • Kromas

          June 26, 2013 at 07:19

          Amen to that brother. AMD card last longer than the damn Duracell bunny and even though they usually lag slightly behind Nvidia in performance you won’t notice it cause most people don’t play Crysis 3 at ultra settings on two 72inch full HD screens. (yes I’m exaggerating here but my point is valid)

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          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 26, 2013 at 07:44

            Point is valid yes. You missed the “better for your wallet” part as well

          • Kromas

            June 26, 2013 at 08:00

            The list can go on.

            1. All of the above plus.
            2. Does not require daily driver updates.
            3. Does not require a backup of older drivers so you can play your old games.
            4. May not have PhysX but TressFX is quite innovative (and slightly buggy but meh … still new)
            5. Has quite a varied board manufacturer list (cause they ain’t dumping their manufacturers like old cake)
            6. The cake is a lie!
            7. Thats righ’t … a potato just called you fat.

            Yeah I ran out of steam …. oh wait.

            8. Valve Games (steam get it 😛 ) prefer AMD (well all source engine games)
            9. Frostbite 3 …. yeah even EA is jumping off the Nvidia ship.

            I must say that they are getting Advanced with their Micro Devices 😛

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 26, 2013 at 08:18

            Heh, have an upvote!

  2. Argentil

    June 25, 2013 at 12:02

    As a hardcore Nvidia fan, I will be switching sides next upgrade. Here’s hoping AMD improve their driver support. I remain doubtful, but price + platform monopoly are the deciding factor.

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  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 25, 2013 at 12:10

    I wonder if nVidia will respond in kind to this?

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  4. Happy Hamster

    June 25, 2013 at 12:10

    Fist Pump Hard Drop

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  5. Trevor Davies

    June 25, 2013 at 12:11

    A mob of Nvidia fans is about as terrifying as luke warm custard. trollol

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  6. Skyblue

    June 25, 2013 at 12:13

    Horrible. See this as my 660ti went all Dodo on me last night. Still under warranty and it gives me more time to get going on The Last of Us.

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 25, 2013 at 12:14

      What happened?

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      • Spathi

        June 25, 2013 at 12:21

        That damn Star Citizen trailer?

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      • Skyblue

        June 25, 2013 at 12:52

        Had to manually ramp fan speed for the last while as I was getting some choppiness at max res/detail which is bs for my sys spec (i7 3770k, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, SSD). Anyway, the card has been locking up my system the last few days so I was expecting it.

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      June 25, 2013 at 12:32

      I’ve had 3 Nvidia GPU’s go blank on me 🙁

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    • Skyblue

      June 25, 2013 at 12:42

      Had to manually ramp fan speed for the last while as I was getting some choppiness at max res/detail which is bs for my sys spec (i7 3770k, 16GB Corsair Vengeance, SSD). Anyway, the card has been locking up my system the last few days so I was expecting it.

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  7. Happy Hamster

    June 25, 2013 at 12:15

  8. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 25, 2013 at 12:18

    “Never Settle”<< This. Brilliant XD

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  9. Mark Treloar

    June 25, 2013 at 12:22

    Was his PC on cos it looked like he forgot to do that?

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  10. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 25, 2013 at 12:26

    Loving the music though!

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  11. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 25, 2013 at 12:31

    AMD are being rather smug about their next-gen power but little do they realize that they’ve lost the Desktop and Server market to Intel. They’ve gone and mocked nVidia’s mobile GPU which is ironic that AMD”S Jaguar based CPU’s are merely mobile CPU’s themsleves.

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  12. Warren Ross

    June 25, 2013 at 12:32

    Pffft…just sprung for 2×670 GTX cards last month in a new build, plus another for my wife. No AMD for me for a few years, unless I grab a PS4.

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 25, 2013 at 12:34

      #TooMuchMoney it seems

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      • Warren Ross

        June 25, 2013 at 12:40

        Not exactly, haven’t built a new desktop in years and years. :p

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  13. Slade Boender

    June 25, 2013 at 12:43

    Maybe its just me, but I’ve never really had issues with my green cards. Lots of folk saying theres bombed or RMA’d but honestly I’ve only been loyal to them because if a top tier card is purchased you can pretty much run full GFX on almost any game for 2 years. thats enough time to save for a new card. All that being said, I think the green ones will falter this next generation just for the pure point that they already have their physx engine in the next machines. So no need to go head to head with AMD.

    If they were really REALLY smart, they’d make a standalone physx m/pcie daughter card and move on from there. Would save them a lot of headache. Unless, you know, they come out with something ridiculously powerful for the GTX8** cards. It seems they have already lost the bout on the 7** cards, as they just rebranded 6**’s. Pity.

    Though if Voodoo Labs could make some ultra epic comeback….

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    • Skyblue

      June 25, 2013 at 12:46

      oooooh, I remember my first Voodoo card, Voodoo 2, pure epic!

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 25, 2013 at 12:56

        …man, how time flies 🙁

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  14. Uberutang

    June 25, 2013 at 14:03

    My super OC 670 running as a 680 disagrees with this.

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  15. Axon1988

    June 25, 2013 at 14:05

    I still run my GTX285, maybe it is time for an upgrade…

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  16. loftie

    June 25, 2013 at 16:21

    faaaaark! was that a working card!?

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