nVidia web release drivers fix GeForce GTX 590 OCP

"nVidia have released new GTX 590 drivers just a day after the cards release, addressing a potentially dangerous issue with the cards’ over current protection."

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It’s very early days for nVidia’s flagship GTX 590 but it has already had a serious fault with the over-current protection (OCP) built into the card, which controls how much current is allowed through the circuitry, important when overclocking or under heavy GPU loads.

nVidia recommend anyone using the GTX 590 with a reference cooler to stick to the default voltage when overclocking, and avoid working around overcurrent protection mechanisms for stress applications. They say this will help maintain the GTX 590's great combination of acoustics, performance, and reliability.

nVidia have worked with several watercooling companies to develop waterblocks for the GTX 590, and these will help provide additional margin for overclocking, but even with watercooling they recommend users stay within 12.5-25mV of the default voltage in order to minimize risk.

The current drivers can be found here: 64 bit and 32 bit.

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16-03-2011, 11:13:56

Hi all,

So I've read these reviews and it seems the Roccat Kave is better, but I want to have a headset with superb comfort, which is better?

Thank you in advance,


16-03-2011, 13:52:56

I have a mate who has the roccat kave, they are comfortable and have great sound too.

16-03-2011, 21:55:32

No one can really tell you which one is more comfortable because that is just a matter of opinion. but most people who were headphones for extended periods as i (audiophile) we prefer REAL leather or REALLY nice artificial leather. and foam that is not very dense. stay away from fabrics if you are going to do long session. they are comfortable but they absorb sweat and can cause a friction rash (light raspberry) along your ear.

unfortunately there are no gaming headphones that are of that criteria mentioned above, so you would have to do that yourself.

17-03-2011, 07:09:25

Maybe this is a better question: which is lighter?

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