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My Fps for my GTX 770 dropped after overclocking my GPU. any solutions? I tried reverting back to its stock speed but I still

I overclocked my GPU to get a better performing PC gaming machine. I was steadily increasing my core clock by 30 MHz and running a benchmark via Arma 2 where I got average 92 fps. As I kept overclocking once I got to about 120 MHz, my frames dropped 60 fps and I reverted the Overclock to my stock speed and im still receiving 60 fps. I lost 30 frames! Performance in other games significantly degraded as well. Any way to fix this or possible reasons why my performance degraded? Max temp my card reached while overclocking was 82C.

Specs :
GPU: GTX 770 2GB Reference Card
CPU: i7 - 4770k
MOBO : BIOSTAR Hi Fi Z87X 3D
RAM : Patriot Viper 3 8Gb (2x 4gb) DDR3 2133
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    What were you using to overclock (Afterburner, PrecisionX, etc)?

    Most of these utilities have an button to return the card to defaults which should revert everything back to the values stored in the video card BIOS.

    Also as a next resort, you could completely uninstall and re-install your video card drivers and see if that helps.
  2. I was using MSI afterburner. And I did revert back to my old settings. Ill uninstall and reinstall my drivers.
  3. Afterburner is pretty good. I prefer it to PrecisionX.

    Anyway when you say you revert back to your old settings, did you use the sliders or did you use the Reset button?

    The reason I ask it may not reverting using the sliders. Or you could have accidently changed something else and not know it. It should however revert all changes (intentional and unintentional) if you use the Reset button followed by Apply.

    The other option is to removed Afterburner and see if that fixes it. I've seen weird stuff just like your explaining.

    I was overclocking my daughters graphics card and it became unstable while benchmarking. I revert the setting which didn't fix it. The settings looked like they reverted, but it was still crashing. I can't remember if re-installing the drivers or Afterburner fixed it though. It was certainly one of the two.
  4. Hey man! That really helped! I averaged 96 fps now. That's really weird that the OC degraded the performance like it did by like 30% I guess I just wont overclock and leave it as is hah.
  5. erimiz687 said:
    Hey man! That really helped! I averaged 96 fps now. That's really weird that the OC degraded the performance like it did by like 30% I guess I just wont overclock and leave it as is hah.


    Weird things can happen when overclocking. You are taking your hardware past the recommended settings. It can cause settings to get stuck, stuff in the OS to change. It's just one thing you have to live with if you're going to overclock. The biggest thing is to keep an eye on your temps. If it becomes unstable or behaves oddly after you make a change, as long as your temps didn't spike to 120C or something like that, it's unlikely you'll damage your hardware. Hardware is pretty resilient as long as you don't overheat it for extended periods of time.

    With your overclock you know something isn't right at 120MHz and you said you were jumping it 30MHz at a time, so your last stable was 90MHZ. You could try 100MHz. However from what I read, nVidia cards throttle at 80C, so you were loosing performance because the GPU hit it's thermal limit and lowered it's clock rate. I think the thermal limit can be changed to allow it to go above 80C. The other option if you can stand some additional noise is to change the fan profile to spin the fan up quicker before it hits 80C.

    That or just be happy with it at default.
  6. Thanks as it turns out uninstalling MSI afterburner did work for me, but I'm wondering if reinstalling the software and getting a more stable clock would works
  7. I would say that you'd be safe to re-install Afterburner. When you uninstalled did you tell it to remove everything including settings? This is an important step. In fact even if I am just upgrading, I do this. It's more work, but its guaranteeing that nothing is left behind that can screw up the new install.

    I've had it happen before when overclocking that it took a full removal of the software to return the system back to the way it should be.

    I would give it a try, just be conservative with stepping up your clocks and run stress tests at each step to verify you are stable.

    Hope it works out, let us know how you make out.
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