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Can anyone else confirm RANDOM down clocking with 2 680 Lightning's in SLI while running Heaven using the latest Nvidia BETA drivers only? I have no issues running the latest official Nvidia drivers, only BETA. According to MSI Afterburner, I get random downclocking by each GPU in SLI while running Heaven benchmark or even BF3. Anyone else?
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My two 660ti cards are doing this as well. They both clock down to 1019 and about 40% usage on both cards. I actually get better FPS using just one card. I could have a bottleneck issue with my CPU though. Not sure.

Weirdly in Guild Wars 2 my clocks go down to 800mhz on both cards. This is with prefer maximum performance set to on. How odd.


Edited by laurie - 11/21/12 at 10:29pm
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I run 2 680 Lightnings and can confirm it does randomly downclock. Rolled back to 306.97 and no issues. Also with these Betas, I find BF3 to stutter frown.gif
    
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You might wanna try the "K Boost" feature in the latest EVGA Precision, it will force your GTX 680s to run at full boost clock speeds at all times.
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My two 660ti cards are doing this as well. They both clock down to 1019 and about 40% usage on both cards. I actually get better FPS using just one card. I could have a bottleneck issue with my CPU though. Not sure.
Weirdly in Guild Wars 2 my clocks go down to 800mhz on both cards. This is with prefer maximum performance set to on. How odd.
That's some massive down clocking. Do you have any issues when running the latest official drivers?
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I run 2 680 Lightnings and can confirm it does randomly downclock. Rolled back to 306.97 and no issues. Also with these Betas, I find BF3 to stutter frown.gif
Same exact issue as me when running the latest beta drivers. No issues with 306.97 as well. Hope the next official drivers don't give me problems. ..
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Same exact issue as me when running the latest beta drivers. No issues with 306.97 as well. Hope the next official drivers don't give me problems. ..

I am sure they will have it sorted before the next WHQL and they are betas. Enough people reporting problems on the Nvidia forums for them not to know.
    
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The last non beta drivers don't have this issue no. Though the FPS is pretty much the same on either.
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The last non beta drivers don't have this issue no. Though the FPS is pretty much the same on either.
Ugh, hope the issue doesn't carry over... thanks for the input folks! Happy Thanksgiving!
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This is now happening on my first card with the latest WHQL drivers.
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