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Hi OCN

Recently, I've noticed my 670 not performing well. When I'm in a game, the card is obviously a lot cooler than before. MSI Afterburner says that it's at 99% GPU load, but that's while it's showing that the core speed is only at 705Mhz. I've tried this in Planetside 2, Guild Wars 2 and MSI Kombustor.

How should I approach this?

EDIT: I'm using the 310.54 Beta drivers. This worked really well for me the first 3 or 4 days of using these drivers. My problem appeared after I confirmed that the drivers weren't causing any issues.
 
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post #2 of 6
you either have vsync enabled in nvidia control panel or your temps are over 70c
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post #3 of 6
I find the best way of monitoring what my GPU usage is, is with GPU-Z. I use AB 2.2.3 and it rarely reports the correct GPU uasge but GPU-Z does.

Try the newer Beta drivers (310.61) and use the latest AB 2.3.0 and see if this shows the correct usage. Run GPU-Z for confirmation if you are still not sure and you can log it to a file for comparison reasons. Also to be clear, the beta drivers have quite a few bugs which need ironing out and maybe the GPU was at 705Mhz because of a bug.

Hope this helps smile.gif
    
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Turns out it worked with older drivers. I'll update GPU drivers and Afterburner. Just seems odd that new (older) drivers helped, when I didn't have this problem at first with those drivers. confused.gif

Anyways, it works now biggrin.gif
 
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[XSPC] 1/4" White Tubing [HW Labs] GTS 360 Lite Rad [Corsair] 3x SP120 Quiet Edition Rad Fans [Corsair] 1x AF120 Quiet Edition Case Fan 
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Cool you got it sorted smile.gif
    
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