RTX 3080 cards are crashing at factory overclock speeds

Apparently, some RTX 3080 cards are crashing at beyond 2.0 GHz, a speed that is higher than the typical boost clock speed of the RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 Founders Edition has a 1.71 GHz boost clock. However, some AIB cards like the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC can factory overclock beyond this limit, which is causing issues. The reports have spread across ComputerBase, Overclockers UK, and LinusTechTips forums. People are also having issues with the ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity. The Issue centers on when these cards exceed 2.0 GHz, which results in a crash to desktop. Neither NVIDIA nor any AIBs have acknowledged the issue, so there is no fix at the time of writing. Drivers do not appear to be at fault here; neither are PSU issues. Keeping your card below 2.0 GHz may resolve the issue until it is formally acknowledged, but we cannot guarantee this either, unfortunately.

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