Everything was running fine on my system, my benchmarks were on par with the rest of the community and my gpu temps were 65-70 degress full load. Thus far i've been using the EVGA precision tool to overclock my card, however I wanted to use afterburner to up the voltage a bit. When i tried opening Kombuster ( Afterburner Benchmark) i got a error message about a missing DLL file. I googled the error and was told it was due to outdated directx files. So i proceeded to to update Directx and now I can use Kombuster, BUT, now my benchmark scores/fps have gone down by 80%. Also my GPU tempuratures won't climb over 36 degrees full load, its as if my gpu isn't doing anything.
The DirectX version i updated to is 9.29.1962 published on: 6/8/2010
Any help would be appreciated greatly, if you need more info just let me know