I got my new card for a week. I built a new pc from the ground up and everything was great.But I wanted to get a better cooler for my 3570K so I could also overclock
So I get the cooler, but in order to do it I got the RAM and my GPU off.
I got the cooler in but when I assembled the pc again, I put the RAM on A2-B2 slots (Asrock Extreme 4) so they wouldn't touch the cooler's fan
Then I place the gpu down very carefully, lock it up and put the 2 6-pin connectors in.
Then I boot the system, and open up intel burn test and real temp. The temperatures went down about 28 degrees
Then I open up gpu-z and run heaven benchmark and 3d mark 11 to check stability between cpu-gpu
I notice that the performance is really poor. So I check gpu-z and the texture fill-rate is at 24.5 GB/S while it was 145 before. Although the memory is normal at 144.2 GB/S
So, I run heaven benchmark, 3d mark 11 and A v P benchmark and the gpu passes through all of them. In addition on the Windows 7 Index it told me that a system refresh should be done. So I do it and suddenly it goes from 7.9 to 5.9 for the gpu
I am really freaked out. I will RMA it tomorrow or in 2 days if I don't find a fix
Please if you know anything, help me
P.S I have in fact overclocked this card before,although nothing extreme, +12/+25 Vcore, +30 core clock, +300 memory clock.
P.S 2 : I am not sure about the gpu-z thing but it is stuck in my head that the GB/s was way higher :/
I am sorry the texture fillrate, it is 114.5 and the pixel fillrate is 24.5, although it seems like everyone is on the same side with me, so I was wrong on that.
Although, the performance on all benchmarks is really bad
3DMARK 11: GPU Score : 6670
Heaven Benchmark : 37.7 FPS
Edited by Shadehater - 1/23/13 at 5:56am