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Should I be concerned??? Time for RMA?

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Recently I've noticed about a 400 point drop when I benchmark using 3DMark11 or vantage. I have 2x 570 TFIII running @ 823/1646 and I have not touched the voltages at all. I uninstalled the drivers and even did a complete re-install of my OS to see if that would fix the problem and still didn't help. So to the PC vets out there, are my graphics cards going bad? What could be causing my drop in performance? My CPU is oc'd to 4.6ghz and has always remained stable, temps and all. These cards are less than a month old, should I RMA just in case?


Also! On at least two occasions I do recall seeing artifacts while playing BC2.


My scores in 3dMark11 would average about P11,3** to P11,4**. Now I'm only scoring around P1096 to P11032 with the same oc....
post #2 of 7
You serious?

the cards are fine, maybe you need to increase the voltage a little and maybe you have some programs running in the background that need to be disabled. This performance decrease can happen after you install new drivers.
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if you installed new drivers that could be your issue.Just because they are the newest doesn't mean that they are the best.
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I'm a noob.....Since it isn't a big deal I guess I'll just live with it.
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if you installed new drivers that could be your issue.Just because they are the newest doesn't mean that they are the best.
I've used the same drivers for all of the benchmarks...I installed 275.33 when I first built my system.
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are you sure that you have no programs running in the backgroud in your other benchmarks. As far as BC2 maybe a patch did more harm then good?
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BC2 naturally has problems, so I think perhaps reinstalling your drivers would help?
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