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Well, I decided to overclock my 670 when I saw it being oscillated. I put everything on stock and still saw it throttling up 13MHz.

I've seen this usually means a RMA, and if that's the case I'd rather get a refund and buy something else.

Is there anything I can do or should I just return and get a 7950?
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It ran fine before? Do you have any idea why its oscillating? Heat?
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ZeVo if you have the option to get your money do it. if not very good lucky with asus RMA.
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Nope heat is not an issue.
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Would this be a good enough reason to get a RMA though? I mean the card works fine other than objects flickering in games and the oscillating part.

I should have taken a picture but I'll try to explain the best I can about the oscillating: running at stock I run Heaven on max. Until about the middle, everything goes smooth. It goes from about 1032 to 1045 then back down to 1032 again. This is the bad oscillating right?

I've also checked the power percent which is where I got confused. I set mine to the max (122) and when I look at the performance log it only says it is using up 31 max. I will try to get a screenshot later today but I am in a rush to do this as I only have three days before NCIX can no longer accept RMA's and then I'd have to deal with Asus.
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Would this be a good enough reason to get a RMA though? I mean the card works fine other than objects flickering in games and the oscillating part.

I should have taken a picture but I'll try to explain the best I can about the oscillating: running at stock I run Heaven on max. Until about the middle, everything goes smooth. It goes from about 1032 to 1045 then back down to 1032 again. This is the bad oscillating right?

I've also checked the power percent which is where I got confused. I set mine to the max (122) and when I look at the performance log it only says it is using up 31 max. I will try to get a screenshot later today but I am in a rush to do this as I only have three days before NCIX can no longer accept RMA's and then I'd have to deal with Asus.

what you see and what you have is normal on this chip. the card push when it need when it need less clock its down clock auto. you don`t have any problem with your card. if you dont want to see you card down clocking like that you need to get a modded bios and flash it. but it is up to you.

read this ~~The GTX 670 Overclocking Master-Guide~~
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If you aren't planning on SLI down the road, I would just return it, and purchase a 7950. Preferably one with a decent cooler like Sapphire's, but I think most do anyways. Personally, I never enjoy dealing with RMAs, but again that is just an opinion.
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what you see and what you have is normal on this chip. the card push when it need when it need less clock its down clock auto. you don`t have any problem with your card. if you dont want to see you card down clocking like that you need to get a modded bios and flash it. but it is up to you.

read this ~~The GTX 670 Overclocking Master-Guide~~
Freaked out yesterday when I saw this. So I can stop worrying about this being a RMA -- good.

One thing I am confused on, if what I'm seeing is normal, when I overclock how will I know I am not stable like the guide says? Will the oscillating happen for a longer time?
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