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GTX 670 Heating up/Performing sub-par

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June 24, 2014 10:13:51 PM

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Attached above is a picture of my Unigine Valley benchmark scores (https://unigine.com/products/valley/) and a picture of my task manager with nothing but chrome/drivers/essentials/etc open.
Specs are in the Unigine Valley pic, but I'll list them here anyway:
CPU: i7 3770k (Don't think it's OC'd HT disabled)
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 (Didn't touch the OC settings but Unigine says it's at 1200mhz which seems a bit high?)
RAM: 16GB Gskill Sniper ram @ 1600
HDD: 750GB HDD, WD Blue or something
MOBO: ASRock z77 extreme4 lga1155
CPU cooler is STOCK
Pc is about a year old, maybe a month or two more.

Here's where it gets interesting: Why so bad?
I guess the FPS scores are okay (not positive), but my temp stayed right at 82 degrees celsius, and it seemed pretty laggy. I decided to test it after running Crysis 2. I ran C2 on Ultra/no Vsync/fullscreen/1080p, got 25-45 FPS. Shouldn't I be able to max it? Also recently I've been playing Rust, and there's plenty of drops down to 30-40fps in even that game. It just seems to be performing sub-par, and heats up like mad apparently. Could this have anything to do with it being clocked @ 1200?
General tips/what do's. I miss being able to play games without lag, I flat out can't now. No matter what the game at some point I'll dip or heat up. Temps when I launched UV were 50ish then skyrocketed in about ~ 2minutes up to 82 and stayed there.
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June 24, 2014 10:47:31 PM

I'm gonna download EVGA Precision X and see if anything is weird. Will report results.
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June 24, 2014 11:00:19 PM

That 1200Mhz might be the memory clock. If it is the memory clock, then it's normal.
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June 24, 2014 11:12:01 PM

Calnin said:
That 1200Mhz might be the memory clock. If it is the memory clock, then it's normal.

You're probably right.
Upon further inspection, it may be CPU related. 33% load on the cpu with nothing but chrome/ccleaner/evga px running.
Temps are high for idling, too.
I suspect dust/thermal paste? pics attached.
http://i.imgur.com/j8U5WYz.png
http://i.imgur.com/0ZMHhol.png
I'm also going to restart my pc and check if HT is on/if it's OC'd. I overclocked it a little when I first got it, pretty sure I turned it back down tho, gonna double check.
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June 24, 2014 11:28:38 PM

Restarted. CPU was @ 4.2 for some reason. Disabled that, turned on HT. Gonna re-run UV in the morning. If nothing has improved, I'm gonna try wiping my pc to rule out software issues. If THAT fails, I'm gonna buy a new cpu cooler and some nice thermal paste and dust out my pc.
Suggestions?
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June 25, 2014 12:12:16 AM

Update drivers if you haven't already. I'm sure you probably have already done that though.

What is your PSU? There's always that possibilty, I doubt it is the problem but it'd be good to know just in case.

The other thing is that Rust is still in early access if i'm not mistaken. But I'd check for CPU parking. I know my friend had a problem with the cpu's parked cores giving problems with performance.
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June 25, 2014 6:42:35 PM

Calnin said:
Update drivers if you haven't already. I'm sure you probably have already done that though.

What is your PSU? There's always that possibilty, I doubt it is the problem but it'd be good to know just in case.

The other thing is that Rust is still in early access if i'm not mistaken. But I'd check for CPU parking. I know my friend had a problem with the cpu's parked cores giving problems with performance.


I've got 0 info on parked cores, no idea how to check that.
PSU is a CX750M
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