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What Is Wrong With My SLI GTX 560TI's?

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May 12, 2012 1:35:33 PM

So I recently upgraded a few components on my rig and I am trying to figure out what is wrong and why the fps in games is so low and why my 3Dmarks are so low compared to other people with similar rigs.

cpu: i7 920 @4.2
gfx: 2xMsi GTX 560 Ti frozen SLI
ram: mushkin redline 999000 (3x4GB) 12GB PC3-12800 7-8-7-24 1.65V
hdd: WDC WD3000GLFS
water cooled with a corsair H100

Never had performance problems with past builds so not sure what info I need to provide to figure this problem out. Just let me know.


I do not think it is a cpu bottleneck firstly because my cores never go high and on 3d mark people with similar systems are getting more than twice my score.

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance.


cpu-z (cpu)

cpu-z(memory)

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3Dmark Results
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3406268

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May 12, 2012 1:39:35 PM

Can't open the 3Dmark list.
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May 12, 2012 1:42:46 PM

Version: 1.0.3
SystemInfo Version: 4.9
5/12/12 1:05:39 PM
Id: 3406268
Score:
P4478 3DMarks
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti video card 3DMark 11 benchmark test score
Name

Description

User soulrain
Processor
ProcessorIntel Core i7-920 Processor
Processor clock4600 MHz
Physical / logical processors1 / 4
# of cores4
Graphics Card
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
VendorMicro-Star International Co ., Ltd.
# of cards2
SLI / CrossFire On
Memory1024 MB
Core clock880 MHz
Memory clock2100 MHz
Driver name
Driver version8.17.13.124
Driver statusNot FM Approved
General
Operating system64-bit Windows 7 (6.1.7601)
MotherboardASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T DELUXE
Memory12288 MB
Module 1
4096 MB Mushkin 9 @ 667 MHz
Module 2
4096 MB Mushkin 9 @ 667 MHz
Module 3
4096 MB Mushkin 9 @ 667 MHz
Hard drive model300GB WDC WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 ATA Device
Detailed scores
3DMark ScoreP4478
Graphics Score4074
Physics Score7644
Combined Score5104
GraphicsTest116.91 FPS
GraphicsTest217.8 FPS
GraphicsTest327.5 FPS
GraphicsTest413.49 FPS
PhysicsTest24.27 FPS
CombinedTest23.74 FPS
Settings
Default settings used Yes
EditionBasic
Screen Width1280
Screen Height720
Msaa Sample Count1
Texture Filtering ModeTrilinear
Max Af Anisotropy1
Tessellation Detail5
Max Tessellation Factor10
ShadowMapSize5
Shadow Cascade Count4
Surface Shadow Sample Count16
Volumetric Illumination Quality5
Ambient Occlusion Quality5
Depth Of Field Quality5
Enable Window ModeOff
Enable Vertical SyncOff
Enable Triple BufferingOff
Enable WireframeOff
Color Saturation100%
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May 12, 2012 3:07:07 PM

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Not a good idea to bump your thread :pfff: 


New here and lesson learned!
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May 12, 2012 3:08:47 PM

Have you tried 296.10 drivers?
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May 12, 2012 3:11:27 PM

Yes I have. That is what I upgraded from to try and fix the problem. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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May 12, 2012 3:16:15 PM

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What games are you trying to run?
What settings?


More concerned about my 3dmark scores. Performance in any game I play is off because there is an underlying problem which can be seen in my 3dmark scores which are around 4300-4500 where they should be 9000ish.

People with my set up are getting over twice the performance and I am just trying to figure out why.

I am reinstalling windows to see if there is anything wonky but this is weird.
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May 12, 2012 4:22:32 PM

Update: I just got done reinstalling windows on the rig in question and just ran 3Dmark and my scores jumpe to P7878 an increase of 3,341 from my previous test.

Anyone have any idea why this would be?

Thanks for all the help thus far feel great not trying to figure this out alone.
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May 12, 2012 4:49:02 PM

Were you using another graphics card model before the GeForce GTX 560 Ti?

If you were I can see remnants of old drivers causing such problems especially if you didn't completely uninstall the old drivers before installing the new graphics cards and drivers.
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May 12, 2012 5:44:14 PM

I had one gtx 560 and added another one and upgraded my 13000 ocz ram to the mushkin 1600.

I did update the driver to the beta 301 I believe but then switched back to the 296.

When you upgrade a gfx card driver, what is the correct process you recommend?

I guess it had to have been a past driver issue.

I just O'c my i7 920 back to 4.2 and my new 3dmark score is P8966 so this is a little better than P4537 ;0

I ran out of options and just reinstalled windows because I have no other idea what to do.
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May 12, 2012 6:04:44 PM

You need to install it cleanly I think, uninstall your old driver before proceeding. P8966 is cool :) 
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May 12, 2012 6:09:43 PM

soulrain said:
I had one gtx 560 and added another one and upgraded my 13000 ocz ram to the mushkin 1600.

I did update the driver to the beta 301 I believe but then switched back to the 296.

When you upgrade a gfx card driver, what is the correct process you recommend?

I guess it had to have been a past driver issue.

I just O'c my i7 920 back to 4.2 and my new 3dmark score is P8966 so this is a little better than P4537 ;0

I ran out of options and just reinstalled windows because I have no other idea what to do.

Before switching to the new graphics card I usually uninstall the current graphics card's driver so that the OS reverts back to using the default Microsoft graphics card driver.

I then restart the OS and run a driver cleaner to ensure that any remnants of the old graphics card drivers have been removed.

I then shut down and unplug the power and replace the graphics card with the new one and power up.

I then install the latest WHQL driver, restart and go into the NVIDIA Control Panel to make the desired changes to the settings.

OC'ing the CPU should increase your 3DMark score since the CPU is considered in the overall score.
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May 12, 2012 6:10:31 PM

Hahaha ya now just have to reinstall Guild Wars 2 and Tera :( 

So go to device manager and go to the cards property and do an uninstall driver before going to the nvidia site and downloading the new driver?
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May 12, 2012 6:12:43 PM

ko888 said:
Before switching to the new graphics card I usually uninstall the current graphics card's driver so that the OS reverts back to using the default Microsoft graphics card driver.

I then restart the OS and run a driver cleaner to ensure that any remnants of the old graphics card drivers have been removed.

I then shut down and unplug the power and replace the graphics card with the new one and power up.

I then install the latest WHQL driver, restart and go into the NVIDIA Control Panel to make the desired changes to the settings.

OC'ing the CPU should increase your 3DMark score since the CPU is considered in the overall score.


Thanks for the detailed reply. What driver cleaner would you recommend?

Ya I am just tweaking now trying to get the best scores possible.
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May 12, 2012 6:16:24 PM

soulrain said:
Hahaha ya now just have to reinstall Guild Wars 2 and Tera :( 

So go to device manager and go to the cards property and do an uninstall driver before going to the nvidia site and downloading the new driver?

How do I uninstall my NVIDIA display drivers?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_13955.html
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May 12, 2012 6:25:47 PM

soulrain said:
Thanks for the detailed reply. What driver cleaner would you recommend?

Ya I am just tweaking now trying to get the best scores possible.

I've used this freeware one successfully, but it requires that Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or higher be installed:

Driver Sweeper v3.2.0

http://phyxion.net/item/driver-sweeper.html
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May 12, 2012 6:27:59 PM

Great man definitely grabbing it!

I have one more question perhaps you can help me with:

I am trying to tell whether my i7 920 is a c0 or a d0 and I read that a program called Everest can tell you. I downloaded the program but I cannot find this information.

I probably will just make another thread but thought you may know.

Thanks so much again for your help.
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May 12, 2012 6:30:08 PM

soulrain said:
Great man definitely grabbing it!

I have one more question perhaps you can help me with:

I am trying to tell whether my i7 920 is a c0 or a d0 and I read that a program called Everest can tell you. I downloaded the program but I cannot find this information.

I probably will just make another thread but thought you may know.

Thanks so much again for your help.

You posted an image of CPU-Z in your original post that shows it is C0/C1.
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May 12, 2012 6:30:57 PM

ko888 said:
You posted an image of CPU-Z in your original post that shows it is C0/C1.



Ok cool thanks man!
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February 15, 2013 2:11:01 PM

Hi Soultrain,

Was the GTX560 Ti SLI worth the cost incurred?
Did you get major benefits?
Would you advise doing it?
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