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GTX 670 Freeze

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2012, 01:12:48 pm »
What's your chipset Stanky? Your motherboard chipset I mean

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2012, 11:56:20 pm »

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2012, 11:09:53 am »
Aaah yes, the dreaded Z77 chipset. Then yes, it's likely you have the same issue we all have here.

It's really unacceptable we still have no official comment from a community rep, even something generic like "we're investigating the issue". They treat us like they're just... ignoring the issue.

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #78 on: September 19, 2012, 02:24:10 pm »
I seem to be having issues as well, possibly due to the Z77 chipset. I have a Sabertooth Z77 which I bought alongside my Windforce for a new PC build in early August, and have had quite a few problems. First off, the computer crashed and the GPU fans went at 100% when it had to render any games that I had on high settings. That seemed to fix itself after I reseated the GPU again.

Now, I regularly (once a day normally) have the screen lose output and have to restart it. On occasion when I'm in the desktop I hear a notification sound just as the screen goes back but obviously can't read it. Normally I can restart and its fine, but there was at least one occasion when the computer wouldn't work for a week. Its happened again today and restarting isn't working anymore either.

Is this the same problem that others have been having? Considering how random this issue is it would be nice to at least know what is causing it. Contacted Gigabyte TS hoping that they are able to give me an answer, fingers crossed.

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #79 on: September 19, 2012, 05:13:45 pm »

I've bought a new PC with this video card half a week ago. It has been working fine for about 2 or 3 days, I also played games. But now with 50% possibility when I start my computer the display enters power safe mode and the only way out is a reset. It also happens when I'm playing something. Bytheway, my motherboard's socket isn't Z77. It is H77.
Here is my computer:
motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
video card: Gigabyte GV-N670WF2-2GD 2048mb ret
psu: Thermaltake TR2 Power 500W TR-500P
OS: Microsoft WIndows 7

I've tried to:
Install older NVidia drivers
Update motherboard's BIOS
, but nothing helps.

I haven't updated VBIOS because I haven't found any BIOS updates for my GTX670 with 2 coolers. There are only updates for GTX670 with 3 coolers.
I haven't switched PCIE slots to 2gen mode as I haven't found how to do it in BIOS.

Is there any use trying to solve the problem or my video card is broken?


I've just got a restart while playing. After that PC restarted and made 1 beep(as usual while starting up) and 8 beeps. As I understand, it was a Display memory R/W error.
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Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2012, 02:30:45 am »
I have the same vc GV-N670WF2-2GD with a x79 board(asus P9x79 deluxe) I have the reg patched for gen 3 pcie
I'm not having any freezing or card problems to speak of
I7-3930 c2
asus P9X79 Deluxe
Corsair H100
32gb ram corsir vengance 2133 4X8GB
Coolermaster silent pro1000 PS
Gigabyte GV-N670WF2-2GD  gtx670
viewsonic vx2835wm  monitor 
1 Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB ssd for OS
corsair 800D
XFI Titanium HD
Windows 7 x64 ultimate


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Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #81 on: October 08, 2012, 03:16:46 pm »
I have the same vc GV-N670WF2-2GD with a x79 board(asus P9x79 deluxe) I have the reg patched for gen 3 pcie
I'm not having any freezing or card problems to speak of

99% of the freezing issues only affects Z77 and Z68 chipsets. You don't have them so you don't have the freezing. We are still waiting for a word, a single word, from GB. Just let us know if this is going to be fixed. Just say "Guys, we can't figure out where the problem lies so if you want to use our card you have to replace your motherboard with a compatible one." or "Ok we know about the problem and we are working on a bios upgrade"
Instead, they just ignore their customers and act like we are all whiners, hallucinating about freezes and glitches. At this point, I surely won't be a returning customer.

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2012, 06:44:17 pm »
Has there been any new information on this issue? This is currently driving me nuts. Using 670 OC wf 3 / p8z77-v


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Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #83 on: January 31, 2013, 09:07:34 am »
I think it's shocking that this has never been officially recognised as an issue.

I had been running 2 of these in SLI format since June 2012.  When I decided to take one of the cards out and run my system single GPU, the problem reared it's ugly head (which makes sense as in SLI the PCIE lanes run at x8).

Changing the NB PCIE config in the BIOS to GEN2 (2.0) fixed the issue.

I'm currently in discussions with the retailer I bought the card from as, to put it bluntly, I want it replaced with a different brand of card and I won't by purchasing Gigabyte products in the future.

As no one has written up any information on this apart from in forums, I decided to write a short blog posts on the issue and frustration it posed to me.

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #84 on: May 26, 2013, 10:42:12 am »
I had this issue when I first purchased the card. Sent it back to dealer for RMA and after many arguments and two months they'd sent it to Gigabyte and it when it finally got to me it worked. However, almost a year later it has started doing the same thing again :(

I'd really like to know officially what the problem is!


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Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #85 on: June 26, 2013, 03:39:41 am »
Hello guys!!
Intel I7 3770
MOtherboard H77M-D3H
Video : GTX670 OC nvidia
Termaltake 630 watt 80+

i DON`T NOW WHY BUT WHEN I WHANT TO PLAY ANY GAME I CAN`T DO IT BECAUSE iTS FREEZING ALL THE SISTEM .I TASTED WITH furmark and it happen again....can somebody tell me why it happend this?

Re: GTX 670 Freeze
« Reply #86 on: February 17, 2014, 05:05:33 am »
Was this ever fixed?! I can't believe this was not yet replied with a solution until now. There is already an F5, F13, and F21 BIOS that was released for this card but did it fix the problem? I have a 2500K CPU now but will probably upgrade to an Ivy Bridge/Haswell in the future to enable the PCIe 3.0 mode of my P8Z68-V/GEN3 board but I'm worried that this issue might happen. I have two Gigabyte GTX 670's in SLI.