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Well, I fixed the issue I had with my 670. I cleared CMOS, took everything out and put it back in, and did a Windows reinstall and it did the trick. I put my last stable overclock and it worked 100% no issues. I got to accept I got a crappy card and that no BIOS or anything else will really help, because I'll probably end up almost killing my card, like I just did. Hopefully when I SLI the other one will be better.
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From what i remember you have to restart Precision X every time your driver crashes or else the next applied settings wont go through. I dont think i had to restart the PC tho.

hmmm the driver never crashed...just the memory errors were making my scores quite varied and underperforming.

Lowering the clocks and restarting made my score jump from 29fps to 41fps
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Well, I fixed the issue I had with my 670. I cleared CMOS, took everything out and put it back in, and did a Windows reinstall and it did the trick. I put my last stable overclock and it worked 100% no issues. I got to accept I got a crappy card and that no BIOS or anything else will really help, because I'll probably end up almost killing my card, like I just did. Hopefully when I SLI the other one will be better.

Congrats on getting it in good working order. You had a real bumpy ride of it.
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His power target is set to 122%, but that doesn't seem to affect me as I have the same card and power target set and mine goes higher than his, but doesn't seem to clock down.

It's just really bizarre to me that anything that I could think of that would cause to down clock the card doesn't seem to be the culprit. It just seems to randomly do it's own thing.

Based on what you said below, sounds like it is bumping into that power limit. Precx4 reports some 'reasons flags' for throttling in its performance log. Those could give you some more insight into why its not running pegged at max boost clocks.

I think my most favorite feature of the 670ftw card is the ability to up the power target to 145% with the stock bios from evga.
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I have a question and I don't know if it was answered in any prior posts, but I was trying to help a friend overclock and noticed some strange results with his gpu clock. For some reason, it was randomly jumping all over the place from 1280, 1267, 1254, 1241 and then back up to 1254 or 1267. It wasn't temperature related because he never hit 70*C and the power % didn't seem to be all that high either as it's max was ~123. So my question is, what could be causing such fluctuations in the gpu clock when the main culprits that down clock the cards are not the issue here? He was running heaven so it's not like the card was not being taxed to it's limits either. Anyone with any clues as to what is causing this and how to get a more steady gpu clock would be greatly appreciated.
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Precx4 reports some 'reasons flags' for throttling in its performance log.

Can you elaborate some or provide an example because all I ever noticed in the log file, when I had it turned on, was the info it already shows in the graph view.
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Can you elaborate some or provide an example because all I ever noticed in the log file, when I had it turned on, was the info it already shows in the graph view.

Sure... see the "Reasons: Why NVIDIA Cards Throttle" section.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6973/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-review/5
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When I try to raise the voltage in PrecisionX it only goes up to 1150mV and not 1.1750V which is the max GPU-Z reads.

Anyone know why?

EVGA Reference 680GTX
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Sure... see the "Reasons: Why NVIDIA Cards Throttle" section.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6973/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-review/5

Thanks!
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When I try to raise the voltage in PrecisionX it only goes up to 1150mV and not 1.1750V which is the max GPU-Z reads.

Anyone know why?

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NVIDIA had it limited, but in actuality it still boosts to 1175
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NVIDIA had it limited, but in actuality it still boosts to 1175

Oh really? Why did they limit it?
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