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MSI 670 feels like is under performing

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January 8, 2013 1:46:26 PM

Hey,

I have a reletively new GTX MSI 670 and it feels like recently that the card isn't quite performing the way it used to. If you could point me at what tests I need to run and what I need to do to make sure it works as it should. I've posted my specs below.

i5 3570k @ 3.4ghz
4gb vengence ram
msi 670
W7 pro, 64 bit.

None of the above are overclocked.
January 8, 2013 1:52:09 PM

Well the easiest test is probably to go grab the free version of 3dmark11, run that, and report here what your P score is...
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January 8, 2013 1:54:15 PM

You can always do a benchmark comparison, like:
http://www.3dmark.com/

The only problem is you have to have something to compare to! Do you have any benchmarks from when you feel your card was performing correctly?

There is also the WEI for graphics..you could see if there is any change there..

Good Luck!
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January 8, 2013 1:54:31 PM

It could be an overheat issue. I doubt it but it could be. How are temps?
Have you update to the latest geforce driver?
January 8, 2013 1:57:50 PM

I am running the latest drivers,

My temps never go above 80c. I've watched the temps from time to time and they're always below 80c so thats never changed.

I will run a 3d mark and report back.

January 8, 2013 2:11:20 PM

That looks fairly normal for your system to me... I guess you could be having a driver issue if there's a game that the 670 isn't doing well in.
January 8, 2013 2:13:53 PM

I'm only really playing Bf3 these days but I could of sworn it ran abit better than it does now. I should also say that I was running another 4gb stick of vengence ram which recently broke (not sure how). Could that maybe be why?
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January 8, 2013 6:08:35 PM

Running low on ram can slow a computer down as it has to use virtual memory(Swap file,HDD).
January 8, 2013 6:19:12 PM

Those numbers seem just a little low to me, and I'm running a similar system. My guess would be the ram that broke. I would get the system back to 8 Gb, as that is a good amount to have anyway, and see if the numbers change after that.

Also, if you previously had two sticks, you are no longer running dual channel. That could make a large difference.
January 8, 2013 6:23:00 PM

What is the model of your card?Is it a OC gtx 670?Download gpuz then click on that question mark icon then click on sensor tab to see it boost speed.Let it run for 1 min before it reaches maximum boost.
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January 8, 2013 6:32:02 PM

4GB of RAM is low for BF3. I typically use >4GB while playing BF3.
Get another 4GB stick and u should be good in BF3 again.
January 8, 2013 9:42:47 PM

Its the MSI version of the card. Yeah I felt like the game ran much better when I had an extra stick of ram in, although people insist that it makes no difference with bf3.
January 8, 2013 9:46:20 PM

pangdabest said:
Its the MSI version of the card. Yeah I felt like the game ran much better when I had an extra stick of ram in, although people insist that it makes no difference with bf3.

MSI has lots of version.PE,TWIN FROZER,NORMAL OC and then reference.Which one is yours?Do what i said so that we can get an idea of your boost clock.
January 8, 2013 9:54:52 PM

How do I find out?
January 8, 2013 9:55:40 PM

After looking at the box it said 'OC Edition'
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