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Once again thank you so much for trying to help, I can't tell you how refreshing it is. I just read your message so I haven't been able to do much since but I wanted to share with you a interesting finding. I swapped the top card to the bottom and visa versa - Ran a bench and the vram on the second card freaked out and red lined causing all kinds of crazy flickering and what not in the benchmark and then it crashed.. Once I rebooted I ran a few more tests and the issue with the cards dropping and staying under boosting was not as much of an issue but it was happening every 15 seconds or so, like the cards were trying to work and then dropping, you'd hear some capacitor whine and the cards would boost then they'd drop. I didn't see the vram on the second card go nuts again since.
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Since swapping the graphics cards - the Gigabyte GTX 670s this is what heaven and valley looked like -
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Interesting what happened there when you switched the cards. Not sure what that's about. The most important observation I think you could make is ... when you use each card separately, in both slots, do you get the same gpu usage profile in all four situations? If not, then you should start considering either a bad slot, or a bad card, depending on 'where the difference occurs' ... I'm sure you're a good enough troubleshooter to understand what I mean wink.gif

Those most recent usage profiles definitely look a TON better than the earlier Heaven one you showed us. Not 100% 'optimal' ... these tests really shouldn't show the gpu usage varying QUITE so much, but occasional brief dips during scene changes (esp. in the Valley one) are normal. I'd also like to see the usage running at 97-99% nearly all the time, but it looks like you're running around 95% average, which is very good, just not 'perfectly' in line with I think these cards are capable of doing. It may just be an SLI thing, though, my direct experience with Kepler is limited to my single 670.

EDIT: actually you know what ... your usage level there is actually normal/fine ... your bottom card is running up at 98-99%, it's only your top card that's running at 95%. That's because the max boost on the top card is a higher clock. 1163 vs 1124 ... that's why that's happening. Perfectly normal behavior there.

You might try checking out this thread as there's tons of graph screenies in there of people's Heaven runs. There's also a Valley benchmark thread that has lots of graph screenies as well.

I'd probably focus first on really nailing down whether either single card or slot behaves differently from the other with various tests at this point, myself.
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I see you're on this thread right now, so check the late edit I made above ^^^
    
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Very good once again thank you for helping me through this. When I saw a difference in performance by swapping the top card to the bottom I thought I'd test that card on a different system and sure enough that card is not performing properly by itself in a different system. The usage and performance seems low and fluctuates drastically in every test - game or benchmark - While the other card is running near perfect. I'm going to run some more tests and check those things you talked about the PCI-E slots 2.0 / 3.0
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