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GTX 670 Weird Problem

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November 26, 2012 12:49:11 AM

Hello All.

I just build my first gaming rig a couple of days ago and noticed a problem today.
I have a GTX 670 FTW GPU at 1006 MHZ Clock speed. But I noticed in my games it does not reach that speed. In GTA IV it reaches about 700, To make matters worse on another game it's 400 MHZ. Is it the driver? or a faulty card..
Temps do not seem to be an issus as it's about 25C at idle, At full load i'm not sure but when I run games it's around 50.
Thanks,
Rockmoon26

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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 12:58:49 AM

Have you updated all drivers ?
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November 26, 2012 1:00:29 AM

You mean up to date drivers? Yes I have the most updated one.
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November 26, 2012 1:16:04 AM

I would post a 3DMark11 results, But it keeps crashing on Physic's test
(cpu and gpu both not OC'd
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 1:27:41 AM

I think it's very possible your card is messed up does it do that in all the games you own
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a c 117 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 1:31:24 AM

both the downclocking and crashing in physX testing sounds like a driver issue.

make sure you have the latest drivers from nvidia

uninstall the driver(s)/software in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

then for added benefit reboot into safe mode and run driver fusion.

then reboot to install the latest drivers.

also temporarily turn off windows update. it will download and install it's nvidia driver after you uninstall what you have now and before you install the latest. turn it back on after you're done.


now this just maybe a start or it can be a final solution - but its best to make sure.
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November 26, 2012 1:31:25 AM

It does do it to all games. But another problem I have is that 3DMark11 crashes on the CPU test, I haven't even overclocked anything!
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a c 87 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 1:36:07 AM

What CPU do you have? It could very well be that it's bottlenecking.
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November 26, 2012 1:39:17 AM

Yes I have the lastest driver 306.97.

But when I first booted up my PC, My wireless adapter did not work on win7. So I installed the driver from the CD that came with the GPU. Then I plugged my PC in the basement and connected it wired, then downloaded the latest driver from the site. I have not deleted that yet. So do you want me to uninstall both drivers and then re install?
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November 26, 2012 1:39:58 AM

My cpu is the i5-3570k No OC
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 1:46:49 AM

Anonymous said:
both the downclocking and crashing in physX testing sounds like a driver issue.

make sure you have the latest drivers from nvidia

uninstall the driver(s)/software in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

then for added benefit reboot into safe mode and run driver fusion.

then reboot to install the latest drivers.

also temporarily turn off windows update. it will download and install it's nvidia driver after you uninstall what you have now and before you install the latest. turn it back on after you're done.


now this just maybe a start or it can be a final solution - but its best to make sure.
+1 try this if it does not work you have a faulty card. :( 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 1:50:37 AM

The good news is if you do have a faulty card evga will make things right.I would of bought my cards from them had they not used reference cooling that was a no go for me.
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November 26, 2012 3:04:44 PM

So I.
Turn off windows upate
Uninstall the drivers.
Download driver fusion
Reboot system in safe mode and run driver fusion.
Reboot again.
Re-downloaded drivers
Turn on windows updates?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 6:32:58 PM

Did you do what looniam mentioned ? If so and still nothing your card has issues.I would rma right away.
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November 26, 2012 6:43:50 PM

No not yet. I did try K-boost and it fixed the problem. But shoulden't the card run at 1006 by default?
EDIT: With K-boost it still crashes on 3DMark11
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 6:51:12 PM

I never was interested in that card so i might be wrong i believe it's suppose to be overclocked from reference 915MHz to 1006MHz, while the memory is up from reference 1502MHz to 1552MHz (6208MHz effectively).
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November 26, 2012 6:52:31 PM

Yes the EVGA FTW is OC'd 1006 HMz
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 7:02:32 PM

o.k. that is what i thought but was not sure.
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November 26, 2012 7:11:05 PM

To my eailr post do I do this in this order :

Turn off windows upate
Uninstall the drivers.
Download driver fusion
Reboot system in safe mode and run driver fusion.
Reboot again.
Re-downloaded drivers
Turn on windows updates?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 26, 2012 7:22:16 PM

Yes try it now i am not sure it's going to fix the issue but it's worth trying before rma
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a c 117 U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 8:55:35 AM

got virtuMVP?
that would have the igpu show up.
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