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So I was overclocking my GTX560 ti and I got really good scores at 950 core then decided to up it. So I pushed to 1000 and got lower score. Then I lowered again and got lower score. Then I put back to 950 and got a lower score then when I started. Why is this?
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Reset, test again at stock, then up the card, test again. Then report what you find. Vantage means nothing for games. Seriously, why would you care? Go out and play a game you know will stress your card to hell and back. If it crashes, it's unstable.
     
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Cause it is a good way to test stability and bench.....i'm not sure everyone agrees with you there?
Edited by haza1981 - 4/27/11 at 10:50am
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Are you restarting the 3dmark every time you do the OC change?
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Are you restarting the 3dmark every time you do the OC change?
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Are you restarting the 3dmark every time you do the OC change?
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Reset, test again at stock, then up the card, test again. Then report what you find. Vantage means nothing for games. Seriously, why would you care? Go out and play a game you know will stress your card to hell and back. If it crashes, it's unstable.
He has a good point. I can understand wanting a higher score in a benchmark but you should test the clocks playing a game or something. If FPS is lower at higher clocks, that's weird. Benchmarks are bizarre though, and there could be a million reasons for it. One being that the card is unstable at your OC'd specs, which gaming would point out eventually. Use the card for what you bought it for, and if it doesn't work, lower the clock speeds until it does.
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3d benchmarks generally give the best score after a fresh restart, you can repeat the runs while upping the clocks to test the cards stability & when you've gotten the highest clocks it runs well with then restart & run the bench for the score.
    
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It is because you have angered the Gods of Overclocking that this fate has befallen you!
    
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if the overclock on your GDDR5 is not stable, this can happen.
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