MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio crashing at factory overclock

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I would like to ask other owners of the new card if they have similar problems as me and a couple other Dutch owners. The card crashes when running out of the box, boosting to 2050Mhz+. When underclocking the card -50Mhz in Afterburner the crashing stops. I've checked it in two different systems and with 3 different PSU's, same issue. Did somebody contact MSI already with this problem? Cheers.
 

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That's a pretty crazy high boost. I overclocked my Trio by +60hz and i'm getting 2020Mhz max so there's something wrong with the boosting of yours. Anything above 2020 and my score doesnt change. Anything above 2035 and it crashes.

Oh and while I have a co-owner, does your Trio-X idle with 0% fan if you set a custom fan curve? Mine can do it with the auto fan curve, but when I set a custom fan curve it runs at 35% on idle and wont go 0%.
 
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Well yeah the boost is too high, especially when the card is still cold, that's the problem. My card can't reach the factory overclock at stock.
 

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Well yeah the boost is too high, especially when the card is still cold, that's the problem. My card can't reach the factory overclock at stock.
That's a very strange problem. To be fair it does because the factory overclock should just be boosting to 1965mhz. I wonder if the wrong bios is installed on it..
 

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It seems to be a common problem on many 3080 cards from all manufacturers and models that cards won't make the boost clockrates they apply and manually downclocking a bit is needed. Maybe nvidia can address that in the future with a driver or vbios update. Usual problems with new graphics card generations. Hopefully the RTX 30 cards will not die as often as the early RTX 20 did.
 

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Please don't hijack other threads but open your own regarding RTX 3090.
 

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I just want to report that I also have this problem. MSI Gaming X Trio 3080. I've narrowed it down and a -10MHz clock adjustment in Afterburner solves it for me. This only happens when the card boosts above about 2010MHz.

It's a brand new PC build, Corsair AX1000 Titanium PSU, 2x dedicated PCIE power cables with the second being single cable 2x 8. Configuration doesn't matter I also tried 3x dedicated.

Looks like this is a widespread (not just MSI) issue so I'm hoping MSI / Nvidia acknowledge this soon.

Regardless I wanted to provide my input here too.
 

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I just want to report that I also have this problem. MSI Gaming X Trio 3080. I've narrowed it down and a -10MHz clock adjustment in Afterburner solves it for me. This only happens when the card boosts above about 2010MHz.

It's a brand new PC build, Corsair AX1000 Titanium PSU, 2x dedicated PCIE power cables with the second being single cable 2x 8. Configuration doesn't matter I also tried 3x dedicated.

Looks like this is a widespread (not just MSI) issue so I'm hoping MSI / Nvidia acknowledge this soon.

Regardless I wanted to provide my input here too.
This seems accurate. Mine can still do 2025mhz but anything beyond that will crash. I assume my 2025mhz may not be 100% stable as i've not kept it at that for a while and just stayed at 2010mhz for peace of mind so I can confirm 2010mhz is a good place to be and it's still 100mhz above stock FE. Maybe it's a batch thing I got mine in Asia and it could be part of a different batch.
 

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I just wanted to clear this up. The MSI gaming x trio definitely comes with 5 SP caps
 
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I just wanted to clear this up. The MSI gaming x trio definitely comes with 5 post caps. View attachment 141398
The cards don't us POScaps! They use SP-caps...
POScaps is a Panasonic productline and those are not used in current grapichscards...
Check
on that subject.

Igor's Lab made a mistake on that one......
Makes me wonder if the guy is wrong on more stuff, if he already doesn't know what components are used in today's cards.....
 
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tkeno20814fd02dc

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Yeah my Ventus 3090 also has issues with the factory overclock as it continually crashes after a couple minutes under heavy load. The 3090 has 4 SP caps as well. The 50-100 Mhz underclock seems to stabilize it but obviously this isn't an ideal fix.
 

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Hi I have a 3080 ventus mine doesn't crash on stock settings as it doesn't boost above 2ghz hits 1995mhz max but if I over clock 10 mhz so it hits that 2ghz it crashes
 
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Depressing that most card manufacturers cheaped out on these cards. With MSI's record you would thought they would have been the exception. They usually make good products for cheaper competitive prices with deals. Glad I didn't rush into the 3000 or 6000 series cards. My Msi 5600 xt gaming mx seems to be running great. I don't overclock it tho but I do have their boosting tool. Obviously my card is much weaker than the 3000 series but it was also a bit cheaper $$$ because not everyone has over $700 to spend on a card.
 

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I think your card is boosting to high mine doesn't go above 2ghz hopefully they'll release a driver or bios update soon.

I don't think it's as bad as the internet is making out lol kinda like when you Google I have a headache and it tells you that you have cancer.

Will be a simple fix just sounds like some cards are boosting to high and crashing
 

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Yeah my Ventus 3090 also has issues with the factory overclock as it continually crashes after a couple minutes under heavy load. The 3090 has 4 SP caps as well. The 50-100 Mhz underclock seems to stabilize it but obviously this isn't an ideal fix.
yeah but you should get the same boost and performance than any other working card once you downclock a bit right? You can just check out your max boost if you're hitting 2k at least youre fine for now until they fix it. 👍🏻
 

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The cards don't us POScaps! They use SP-caps...
POScaps is a Panasonic productline and those are not used in current grapichscards...
Check
on that subject.

Igor's Lab made a mistake on that one......
Makes me wonder if the guy is wrong on more stuff, if he already doesn't know what components are used in today's cards.....
Thank you for this info this is new to me!
 

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Igor's Lab made a mistake on that one......
Makes me wonder if the guy is wrong on more stuff, if he already doesn't know what components are used in today's cards.....
Igor is fully aware of what componants are used.... this man is no rookie and with little compitition (at least among tech-youtubers) when it comes to knowdledge in this particular field. As is the way in social media, tiny events often get blown up way out of proportion. On his follow-up article Igor briefly touches on the subject of his so called "mistake"....
 

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Does anyone know what the stock settings are pulled up in afterburner? Was it +15 Mhz to core and +25 to memory?
 
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