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Okay it turns out I'm not the only one with this issue. I'll link a forum that also shows this issue as well: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1682091&mpage=1&print=true

basically what the issue is, is that with the new Nvidia drivers 3XX.XX you are unable to overclock past 1ghz. Anytime I try to slide the core clock any higher, it will work, but when I get onto GPU-Z sensors tab, it only shows 999.8 mhz, not the actual 1050 mhz I set in MSI Afterburner. Is there anyway to bypass the driver limitations? Driver hack? Bios Hack? Registry Hack? I really want to overclock my gpu higher ever since I did the Antec 620 Khuler mod on my 560 ti. Max temps with my current setup 1ghz, 1.087v and 2135mhz on mem have been only 54c, so I'm sure I can get higher overclocks here.

Heres an example of this happening:

 

If you look at the top right corner in Kombustor it says GPU throttling: -50mhz. This is showing that the GPU is actually throttling down the overclock I have. A real bummer.

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post #2 of 14
It happens the same to me. I used to set the gpu at 1050MHz, now the limit shown in GPU-Z is 999MHz, as you have said.
I have searched a lot about this, but it seems that there isn´t a solution. It's very frustrating mad.gif
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post #3 of 14
Well if it's the 3xx drivers that cause this problem you could always roll back your drivers to 2xx drivers, but then you'd probably have less performance in games, but a higher clock speed.

Have you tried OCing with other programs like GPU Tweak or PrecisionX? I'm doubtful, but that may bring your clock over 1 GHz.
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Yes, I have tried EVGA Precision, EVGA Precision X, nVidia Inspector, different versions of MSI afterburner... Nothing works sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #5 of 14
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same... :( need sometype of registry hack of sorts.

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Okay, sorry for double post, but I've heard that the gpu throttling is due to running furmark or kombuster. They also say that playing real world games, it will actually reach the supposed overclock. I'll do some tests using 3d mark 11 and games once I get home.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ThriftyPo View Post

Okay, sorry for double post, but I've heard that the gpu throttling is due to running furmark or kombuster. They also say that playing real world games, it will actually reach the supposed overclock. I'll do some tests using 3d mark 11 and games once I get home.
No sad-smiley-002.gif , it happens with all the games.
I have never tried these programs, I have tried with real games (BF3, Skyrim) and also with Unigine Heaven and it stays at 999MHz thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #8 of 14
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Yea. Did a couple of tests, for real world gaming, there is literally no difference. However, when I ran the 3d mark 11 benchmark, I recieved a slight boost in my Graphics score, around an extra points w/ 999.8mhz and 2138 mem ram. from around 3250points to around 3300points.

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post #9 of 14
I noticed this problem a long time ago because my 560 Ti also reaches the 1 GHz barrier with ease and I'd like to push it for more, but sadly the drivers have some form of hard barrier coded into them and this disappoints me greatly. I wish there was a way to break this barrier with current drivers! thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #10 of 14
have you guys tried flashing the bios?
ive done it with my 570 and got ok results. lol my 570 isnt a great overclocker tbh (or maybe i just kinda suck at it)
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