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0001988SpeedFanHardware supportpublic2012-05-20 12:022019-01-09 07:11
tcnuk 
alfredo 
normalmajorsometimes
acknowledgedopen 
i7 860, P55, 8GB DDR3 1333 MHzWindows 7Home Premium x64
4.40 
 
Gigabyte P55-UD3R (rev 1.0)
EVGA GTX 670 SC
0001988: "Red Screen of Death" with NVidia 600 series cards
Hello,

I have a new GTX 670 series graphics card. Unfortunately, when Speedfan is loaded it sometimes (random) causes both monitors on my GTX 670 card to turn full-screen bright red. I find I can get back out of this by putting my computer into sleep mode and then waking it up again. My third monitor, which is attached to an older GT 210, remains normal.

It seems that a few people have suffered this issue with these new GPUs with both Speedfan and other hardware monitoring programs. See, for example:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=229971 [^]
http://videocardz.com/31917/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-rsod-red-screen-of-death-issue [^]
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1512202 [^]

I don't know whether this is something that needs fixing with NVidia or whether you can workaround the problem by updating Speedfan. Admittedly I haven't tried the latest version yet, but I will do soon. Judging from the links above though and the changelog, it seems unlikely to have changed in newer versions.

Thanks for the great program. I've been using it for 5 years now and don't know how I'd cope with the fan noise of my system without it.

Load Speedfan with a GTX 600 series card installed in the system. Red screen occurs on some but not all occasions.
No components are overclocked above factory settings. System is stable and operates without crashes or issues (other than this red screen problem).
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txt speedfanreport.txt (132,354) 2012-05-23 00:09
http://bugtrack.almico.com/file_download.php?file_id=829&type=bug
Issue History
2012-05-20 12:02tcnukNew Issue
2012-05-20 12:02tcnukStatusnew => assigned
2012-05-20 12:02tcnukAssigned To => alfredo
2012-05-22 19:31alfredoNote Added: 0006968
2012-05-22 19:31alfredoStatusassigned => acknowledged
2012-05-23 00:09tcnukFile Added: speedfanreport.txt
2012-05-23 00:10tcnukNote Added: 0006973
2012-05-24 00:02tcnukNote Added: 0006983
2012-05-26 00:20tcnukNote Added: 0006988
2012-05-26 17:05alfredoNote Added: 0006989
2012-05-26 17:08alfredoNote Added: 0006990
2012-05-26 17:08tcnukNote Added: 0006991
2012-05-26 17:10tcnukNote Edited: 0006991bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=6991#r397
2012-10-21 11:09tcnukNote Added: 0007100
2019-01-09 07:11Himanshu0709Note Added: 0008769

Notes
(0006968)
alfredo   
2012-05-22 19:31   
The latest SpeedFan 4.46 works better than 4.40 and I suggest you to use it. Could you upload here the output of a SEND REPORT (SpeedFan's INFO tab)?
(0006973)
tcnuk   
2012-05-23 00:10   
Uploaded. Have moved onto SpeedFan 4.46. Haven't seen the issue here yet, though I think others have, based on the forum posts.
(0006983)
tcnuk   
2012-05-24 00:02   
Just to update, I had this issue with SpeedFan 4.46 this evening. I'd just logged in and Speedfan was just in the process of starting when everything went red again. Got my screen back by going into sleep mode and waking up again.
(0006988)
tcnuk   
2012-05-26 00:20   
Another update. I was having another issue with my computer since I installed my new GPU so I contacted the manufacturer. They tell me that there's a known problem with the particular version of the card that I purchased. It's now on its way back to Germany for replacement with a different model.

The suggestion from the links I gave above is that this problem isn't related to the issues that my card was recalled for, but I suppose that it could be, so I thought I should let you know. I expect that the replacement card will be here by the end of next week or the start of the next.
(0006989)
alfredo   
2012-05-26 17:05   
Thank you for the update, tcnuk.
(0006990)
alfredo   
2012-05-26 17:08   
I looked at your report again. I think that this issue can arise only on SpeedFan startup. Is this your experience?
(0006991)
tcnuk   
2012-05-26 17:08   
(edited on: 2012-05-26 17:10)
Yes. Sorry, I should have been clearer - when I said "when Speedfan is loaded", I meant "on startup". :-)

(0007100)
tcnuk   
2012-10-21 11:09   
I'm rather late to add this comment (apologies), but I thought I should report that this problem has gone away. I had a number of issues with my card and when I contacted EVGA, they told me that there was a known issue with the production of EVGA GTX 670 SC cards. They replaced the card with an EVGA GTX 670 FTW card and the problem with Speedfan showing the red screen (along with the other issues) went away entirely.

One note of caution: the 670 FTW card is built on a GTX 680 PCB with the GTX 680 fan and cooling assembly. If there is actually a problem with GTX 670s, this might be why I'm no longer getting them. However, I suspect that the problem was simply down to the faulty card.
(0008769)
Himanshu0709   
2019-01-09 07:11   
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