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Past few months I've been contemplating trying an RMA on my 680 purchased 6 months ago. Right now I am playing Hitman: Absolution and with everything cranked up and overclock set to 1250 I am getting 20 fps and my tdp is only at 60 percent dropping to 30 percent often. Precision X tells me I am running at 1250 but tdp is only 30% and memory is at 3500 like normal too. Have tried all the newest drivers and nothing seems to get this card going in EVERY game.
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Has it always been cranked up that high, or have you tried it at a slightly lower clockspeed? What are the temps?
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If it works fine at stock they will probably just send your card back.
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I doubt it is a physical problem with the card. Either something else in the system is limiting the card or there is a software setting or issue that is causing the problem. Have you tried running something like Heaven or 3DMark to see if you get scores similar to other 680s? Might help you pin down the cause better. Which physical slot do you have the card in on the motherboard? Are you getting full PCIe speeds (you can check GPU-Z under load)? Try turning the memory overclock down - it is possible that it is clocked too high and the error correction is killing performance.
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Actually, come to think of it will they even RMA a card that's been OC'd?
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Actually, come to think of it will they even RMA a card that's been OC'd?

Unless you physically modified it, they will. No real way to tell if it has been overclocked with software. Most companies don't even care if you replace the cooler, as long as you put it back before you return it.
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Past few months I've been contemplating trying an RMA on my 680 purchased 6 months ago. Right now I am playing Hitman: Absolution and with everything cranked up and overclock set to 1250 I am getting 20 fps and my tdp is only at 60 percent dropping to 30 percent often. Precision X tells me I am running at 1250 but tdp is only 30% and memory is at 3500 like normal too. Have tried all the newest drivers and nothing seems to get this card going in EVERY game.

Both of my cards run at 70% TDP.. nothing wrong with it.

What brand card is it ? ref or non ref?

There are Galaxy Evga And msi Company reps on OCN who can help you...

I happen to help with Galaxy Company Rep myself.
    
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Both of my cards run at 70% TDP.. nothing wrong with it.
What brand card is it ? ref or non ref?
There are Galaxy Evga And msi Company reps on OCN who can help you...
I happen to help with Galaxy Company Rep myself.

Its an EVGA SC edition. ref card.

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Unless you physically modified it, they will. No real way to tell if it has been overclocked with software. Most companies don't even care if you replace the cooler, as long as you put it back before you return it.

What about if i bios flashed it?
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Its an EVGA SC edition. ref card.
What about if i bios flashed it?


If bios is flashed "which i think Bios flashing is a waste" They will not RMA your card.. EvgaJacob has went into the bios flash thread and stated that already.
Flash it back to stock be4 u rma.
    
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If bios is flashed "which i think Bios flashing is a waste" They will not RMA your card.. EvgaJacob has went into the bios flash thread and stated that already.
Flash it back to stock be4 u rma.

Bios flashing is not a waste. especially those custom made bios' that allow you to tweak voltage and raise fan speeds. it works wonders...
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