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#1\2012-09-09 03:13

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Hello, I've been having bad problems with my graphics card. I first off had a Gigabyte GTX550Ti 1Gb Overclocked edition graphics card, and some how the memory and possibly the shader clock halved. I had no idea what caused it and I assumed it was either the motherboard or graphics card. I had a Gigabyte MA770-UD3 motherboard but now I bought a new one a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5, I replaced my DDR2 ram with 16Gb of DDR3 G.Skill ram, just incase that was the problem. Then I replaced my graphics card to a Winfast GTX550Ti 2Gb version and still the same problem. So I thought perhaps it could be the 301.42 drivers, so I updated to beta drivers version 306.XX and still no change. So I thought well perhaps I'll go and try out SLI with two 8800's. And still same issue. Everything is brand new except my CPU which is an AMD Phenom II X4 840, and that has shown no signs of failure or anything and runs like a dream. So the other day I bought a new graphics card and computer case, I switched to a Zotac GTX560SE 1Gb and changed the chassis to a Coolermaster CM690II Advanced edition. So I was hoping all the problems would be fixed. So I checked CPU-Z, MSI Afterburner and they are also stating that my clocks are down to 2000MHz instead of the 3890 or so MHz. I've tried boosting them up but they won't go high enough, even the standard Zotac clock boosting software called Firestorm reads that my clocks are down by a lot. I've ran MSI Afterburner in game display to show real time clocks and they aren't any where near what the factory clocks are, I even tried to do a render in 3D Studio Max 10, and rendered with a plugin called RatGPU which uses my Cuda Cores to render, and it's only coming up with 6 Cuda cores compared to the factory 288 cuda cores. So can someone PLEASE help me, this problem is continuous with a number of graphics cards most of which brand new.
Now the GTX560SE the clocks are suppose to be;
Core Clock: 746MHz
Shader: 1492MHz
Memory: 3828MHz

Only my memory clock seems to get affected by what ever this issue is. Thankyou.
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PC Specs: Mobo: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 | Graphics Card: Sapphire HD7870 OC 2Gb GHz Edition | HDD: TOTAL 7.5Tb | CPU: AMD FX-8350 OC'd -> 5.1GHz | RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 16Gb 2x8GB DDR3 | Mouse: Razer Death Adder 2013 3.5G | Chassis: Coolermaster CM690 II | OS: Windows 7 ultimate | CPU Cooler: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 (Modified) | PSU: Corsair RM-1000 80 Plus Gold Power Supply | Keyboard: Logitech G510 | Mousepad: Razer Goliathus
#2\2012-09-09 09:44

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sometimes, the compatibility between the motherboard, gfx, and processor isnt oh so good... It may say it is compatible, and it may work, but to get the max out of all, it needs to be 100% compatible... for instance, I had an old MB with my dual core, and I could barely run SLRR in 800x600 with mid settings... I changed only the motherboard, and now I play with max settings, 1024x768... only hi poly cars lag a bit... try adjusting the clocks in bios, maybe some driver adjusting...
hope it helps a bit.... if not, if the parts are under a warranty, go to the store with the bill and tell them the issue... maybe theyll know a bit more
#3\2012-09-09 11:41

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did u check what de temperatures are under full load?
i experienced almost the same problem, but in my case i discoverd when under full load, the temperature went up to high and the mb restricted the max speed to save from overheating.
#4\2012-09-10 02:47

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Yeah they hit a max of 60. I've tried this with 5 different graphics cards, a Gigabyte GTX550Ti 1Gb, Winfast GTX550Ti 2Gb, Zotac GTX560SE 1Gb (currently installed), ECS Elitegroup 8800GTS 3xxMb and a Asus 8800GS 380Mb. Happened to all of them. If it is a overheat problem, any way to fix it? I have a total of 8 or so fans in my case and everything runs at nice temps, the max is 35C and thats my GPU, the rest is 30C and under. What ever this issue is it seems to be decreasing my memory clock and cuda cores. Also it seemed to have decreased my ram as well, I'm not sure though. This is the Mhz on the ram.
In the memory tab it says;
NB Frequency 2013.4 MHz
DRAM Frequency 671.2 MHz

In the SPD Tab it tells me each memory modules statistics;
Max bandwidth 667 MHz
JEDEC #4 609 MHz
JEDEC #5 685 MHz
JEDEC #6 761 MHz
XMP-1600 800 MHz

All the voltages for the timings are at 1.50 V

This ram is suppose to have a frequency of 1600 MHz.
Could this be a CPU bottlenecking issue? My processor is an AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2 GHz, it did the same when I overclocked it to 3.8 GHz, this motherboard though the Gigabyte GA990-FXAUD5 doesn't seem to like overclocking of the cpu or memory or voltages.
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PC Specs: Mobo: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 | Graphics Card: Sapphire HD7870 OC 2Gb GHz Edition | HDD: TOTAL 7.5Tb | CPU: AMD FX-8350 OC'd -> 5.1GHz | RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 16Gb 2x8GB DDR3 | Mouse: Razer Death Adder 2013 3.5G | Chassis: Coolermaster CM690 II | OS: Windows 7 ultimate | CPU Cooler: XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 (Modified) | PSU: Corsair RM-1000 80 Plus Gold Power Supply | Keyboard: Logitech G510 | Mousepad: Razer Goliathus