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I ran 3dmark11 before I oced. Got like 9600, few days later when I had the time I oced my cards only be a little, 910/1350. Than when I ran banchmar again I saw my score dropped to 6500ish. What gives?
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Thats what I thought, ran it again and checked my GPU usage, and both cards got to 100%.

Here is link to both of my results.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1992759

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/1959928
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shows ur core clocks and mem clock and min settings.
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Are you using Afterburner by any chance?
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Assuming no other issues, could this be a sign of your overclock being unstable? Not always will it crash, but try to re-render the image. Also, did you change drivers, benchmark software version, etc?
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Are you using Afterburner by any chance?
Yes

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Assuming no other issues, could this be a sign of your overclock being unstable? Not always will it crash, but try to re-render the image. Also, did you change drivers, benchmark software version, etc?
Well I reset my overclock back to normal and same thing happened.

However, I closed Msi Afterburner completely and tried running the benchmark again and now I am back up to 9100. wth?
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I ran 3dmark11 before I oced. Got like 9600, few days later when I had the time I oced my cards only be a little, 910/1350. Than when I ran banchmar again I saw my score dropped to 6500ish. What gives?
If you are using Afterburner to overclock, disable ULPS not to interfere with PowerPlay and throttling down to stay within power draw limit set.

To disable ULPS:

1. Go to regedit (start > search programs and files > "regedit")
2. In drop down menu > find file > type "enableulps"
3. For ALL instances (keep pressing F3) change the "1" value to a "0".
4. Restart PC.

Increase the voltage by 10mV and test again. If it doesn't work we try something else.
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
If you are using Afterburner to overclock, disable ULPS not to interfere with PowerPlay and throttling down to stay within power draw limit set.

To disable ULPS:

1. Go to regedit (start > search programs and files > "regedit")
2. In drop down menu > find file > type "enableulps"
3. For ALL instances (keep pressing F3) change the "1" value to a "0".
4. Restart PC.

Increase the voltage by 10mV and test again. If it doesn't work we try something else.
I already have it disabled. I had to disable it to use msi afterburner in the first place.
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What voltage applied to both cards now?

Go to CCC > Overdrive > Power Settings +20% and run the test again.
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