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Which drivers are you referencing? 301.42? Or is there a new beta I haven't seen yet...
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http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-304.48-beta-driver.html

So I OCed as much as I could, and here are the differences in offsets and score:
Core clock: 1 MHz less
Memory clock: 25 MHz more
Heaven 3.0: 110.3 fps up from 107.4 fps

I have to note that the cards got 2-3 degrees warmer than on the previous drivers, so I had to increase the slope of the fan curve just a little bit.
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how do i get more than 29.9FPS in heaven benchmark? using +15 and +225 on my ASUS directCU2 TOP cards in SLI

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Uh, why is your FPS so low?

Ah, triple monitors. I see.
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Hi everyone,

Been reading these forums for a long time and I've been reading this thread for about 2 weeks now.

Last weekend my Girlfriend and I went to the local shop here since I've been procrastinating for 4 months since selling my old 580 GTX TRI-SLI setup. I purchased an Asus GTX 670 DirectCU II not the top edition just the vanilla. Installed it last last Sunday, set the system up and cleaned out the old drivers. Followed this guide to the letter but my Asus seems to be a POS... Reading all these users hitting upwards of 1350MHz I was hoping for the best instead I got the worst. I am unable to OC at all, even at stock the GPU throttles down, the highest boost I've seen is a lowby 30MHz over stock but it throttles, OC I can not get it stable even with an offset of +5 it crashes, but according to my charts everything is perfect, never goes above 55c, voltage and power are flat lined, no dips or anything, gpu core speed is constant, when OC'd boost dose 't happen at all but nothing is stable.

Right now I am contemplating returning the card for a refund for now and maybe getting an EVGA FTW 4GB 670 or 680.

At stock the card can barley push 1000MHz and hits 70c very quickly, manual fan curve seems to drop the temps considerably but the card will not boost at all....

Very disappointed.
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Hey guys...

I think I found a problem...

For some reason, if I haven't run PrecisionX after I power up the computer, the fan settings aren't active.

I was sitting watching the card sit at 62C while the fan was at 30% which is the default for that temp. Once I started PrecisionX, the fan jumped up and the card immediately cooled.

Should I have PrecisionX start with Windows and minimized rather than just checking the "apply settings at startup" button?
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Hey guys...
I think I found a problem...
For some reason, if I haven't run PrecisionX after I power up the computer, the fan settings aren't active.
I was sitting watching the card sit at 62C while the fan was at 30% which is the default for that temp. Once I started PrecisionX, the fan jumped up and the card immediately cooled.
Should I have PrecisionX start with Windows and minimized rather than just checking the "apply settings at startup" button?

Even if you have it start with Windows; unless I bring it to the front, my fan settings don't stick, either.
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Uh, why is your FPS so low?
Ah, triple monitors. I see.

bought im running the test at 1680x1050 so i would think i would get more than 30FPS???
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Even if you have it start with Windows; unless I bring it to the front, my fan settings don't stick, either.

I think they do for me. I have the box below the clocks checked to apply the clocks at startup, and in the settings I have the program start up minimized when windows starts up. I will look into it more though.

EDIT: Yep, it works for me. I have it starting with windows minimized to the notification area. The part that sucks though is that there are two icons there, one for the Rivatuner Statistics Server Technology and one for PrecisionX. I wish I could get rid of the Rivatuner icon and just have the precisionx, but I can't find a way. If anyone knows, please let me know.


Hey Sean, you might want to add something in your guide about that. If PrecisionX isn't running, the fan curve you set won't run. So if you start Precision then close it and play a game or bench, the card gets toasty and your fans never go above 40%. Right now, the only way I have found to counter this is to start PrecisionX when windows starts (another option in the settings). So all in all, you need to have the checkbox under the clocks checked to start with windows and then in the settings as well. I have both starting minimized, but it kinda sucks because there are two icons. If you can think of another way to get the fan curve working, please let me know smile.gif
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OC I can not get it stable even with an offset of +5 it crashes, but according to my charts everything is perfect, never goes above 55c, voltage and power are flat lined, no dips or anything, gpu core speed is constant, when OC'd boost dose 't happen at all but nothing is stable.
Right now I am contemplating returning the card for a refund for now and maybe getting an EVGA FTW 4GB 670 or 680.
At stock the card can barley push 1000MHz and hits 70c very quickly, manual fan curve seems to drop the temps considerably but the card will not boost at all....
Very disappointed.

That's unfortunate frown.gif. But one thing i want to point out, and i need to make this more clear in the guide, it doesn't mater if all of those things check out, in the end, you're limited by voltage. Your maximum stable overclock, when no other factor is holding the card back, is determined by the quality of your card and more specifically how sensitive it is to voltage. Since we can't increase the voltage with these, if you card is extremely unresponsive to voltage, then you won't get a very high overclock.

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Hey guys...
I think I found a problem...
For some reason, if I haven't run PrecisionX after I power up the computer, the fan settings aren't active.
This isn't really a problem with precision-X. All of the software overclocking tools that are based on RivaTuner have this problem. You have to have the app running for the fan-profile and overclock to be active (ie, it must be open and minimized in the system tray for the settings to be active).

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bought im running the test at 1680x1050 so i would think i would get more than 30FPS???
Yes, it should be higher, much higher. Try restarting your computer and then set Heaven to full-screen mode. Be sure not to tab out of it at any point.

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EDIT: Yep, it works for me. I have it starting with windows minimized to the notification area. The part that sucks though is that there are two icons there, one for the Rivatuner Statistics Server Technology and one for PrecisionX. I wish I could get rid of the Rivatuner icon and just have the precisionx, but I can't find a way. If anyone knows, please let me know.

Hey Sean, you might want to add something in your guide about that. If PrecisionX isn't running, the fan curve you set won't run. So if you start Precision then close it and play a game or bench, the card gets toasty and your fans never go above 40%. Right now, the only way I have found to counter this is to start PrecisionX when windows starts (another option in the settings). So all in all, you need to have the checkbox under the clocks checked to start with windows and then in the settings as well. I have both starting minimized, but it kinda sucks because there are two icons. If you can think of another way to get the fan curve working, please let me know smile.gif
I'm pretty sure the Rivatuner one is from the OSD display. Go into properties in precision-x and then go to monitoring and make sure none of the categories say "in osd".

Well, i just assumed people would leave it running as that's what you have to do for the overclock to apply as well. I will add a little more information tomorrow on it though. Thanks for pointing that out biggrin.gif
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http://www.obr-hardware.com/2012/05/exclusive-guide-how-to-disable-gpu.html

did anyone try disabling the gpu boost? Do you recommend it?
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