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Ruined memory on GTX 670

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December 30, 2012 12:45:43 AM

Recently I have been steadily overclocking my MSI OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB. Raised the settings more than I should have and I did a test run on Battlefield 3, the game froze and the screen went black and I had to do a cold boot. Everything loads up fine and dandy, I lower settings down and upon reentering BF3 I have horrible FPS where before I was averaging around 60+ on ultra. Going into MSI Afterburner I take a look at my core clock and the clock is now stuck at 843MHz by default where it should be 1019Mhz by default. Clocking it higher makes programs unstable and causing my computer to lock up how can I fix this?

My system:

OS: Windows 7

Motherboard: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3.

Graphics card: MSI OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB.

Graphics Driver: 310.70

Power source: 750 Watt +12V.

RAM: 4x4gb Corsair Vengence.

CPU: Intel I5 2500K.

Running on Legacy BIOs

Note: my Graphics card Temperature has never gone 65°C+ and i'm not too tech savvy.

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December 30, 2012 1:34:31 AM

Yes it is.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 1:39:50 AM

I have two of those never had any issues My clocks/results on the 670 PE were:

Max OC
Core: 1316 MHz
Memory: 7406 MHz
Fps: 52.6

Standard OC
Core: 1290 MHz
Memory: 7204 Mhz
Fps: 51.5
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December 30, 2012 1:46:37 AM

Bad Overclocks can permanently reduce core clock/have other lasting effects, however 843MHz core also should not be causing bad FPS on low settings, something is wrong. Time to talk with tech support and think about an RMA.

EDIT: MSi's overvolt may have caused permanent damage to your chipset, get an RMA if that is confirmed to be the case

Overvolt information: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo...
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December 30, 2012 1:50:20 AM

darksparten said:
Bad Overclocks can permanently reduce core clock/have other lasting effects, however 843MHz core also should not be causing bad FPS on low settings, something is wrong. Time to talk with tech support and think about an RMA.


I figured something had gone horribly wrong with the overclock, unfortunately MSI support is unavailable on weekends and what is an RMA?

EDIT: I think the overvolt did my card in. :??: 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 1:56:06 AM

i'm going to take a guess.

the overclock may have brought about an issue with the drivers. try uninstalling and reinstalling them to see if there is a difference in your clock speed/performance. i'll admit, its a shot in the dark but it can't hurt anything but take 20 minutes of your time.

good luck.

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EDIT: I think the overvolt did my card in.


then you would have nothing . . you're ok.
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December 30, 2012 1:58:37 AM

Anonymous said:
i'm going to take a guess.

the overclock may have brought about an issue with the drivers. try uninstalling and reinstalling them to see if there is a difference in your clock speed/performance. i'll admit, its a shot in the dark but it can't hurt anything but take 20 minutes of your time.

good luck.

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EDIT: I think the overvolt did my card in.


then you would have nothing . . you're ok.



Okay, i'll try the drivers next! :D 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 2:01:01 AM

Anonymous said:
i'm going to take a guess.

the overclock may have brought about an issue with the drivers. try uninstalling and reinstalling them to see if there is a difference in your clock speed/performance. i'll admit, its a shot in the dark but it can't hurt anything but take 20 minutes of your time.

good luck.

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EDIT: I think the overvolt did my card in.


then you would have nothing . . you're ok.
+1 try this they won't replace the card for you overclocking badly that's your own fault so i doubt you be getting any help from MSI with that the overvolting TH never provided MSI with proof just hear say according to MSI so i don't know it's worth a try though. :) 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 2:23:14 AM

Wait... you mentioned in BF3 60+ on ultra that is about right i get the same with one card BF3 64 bitmap what are you expecting to get ?Lol!
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December 30, 2012 2:27:38 AM

Re-installing drivers worked perfectly and i'm back to running normal speeds. thankyou all for the great technical support!
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December 30, 2012 2:28:19 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Wait... you mentioned in BF3 60+ on ultra that is about right i get the same with one card BF3 64 bitmap what are you expecting to get ?Lol!



I like to push my boundaries. :sol: 
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December 30, 2012 2:28:52 AM

Best answer selected by ty5142.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 2:32:08 AM

ty5142 said:
I like to push my boundaries. :sol: 
:lol:  Glad it's fixed be careful next time. ;) 
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a c 117 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 3:02:07 AM

awesome!

sometimes a blind squirrel can find a nut. :lol: 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 9:16:19 AM

Anonymous said:
awesome!

sometimes a blind squirrel can find a nut. :lol: 

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