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This card is under water with temps never going over 45C.

Afterburner would not allow me to change the power target. As a result of that the clocks and voltages keep fluctuating up and down which is driving me up the wall.

I tried flashing an improved BIOS which I modified Here, but even with that, an option to change the power target was not present so the problem still persists.

Why is this happening?
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This card is under water with temps never going over 45C.

Afterburner would not allow me to change the power target. As a result of that the clocks and voltages keep fluctuating up and down which is driving me up the wall.

I tried flashing an improved BIOS which I modified Here, but even with that, an option to change the power target was not present so the problem still persists.

Why is this happening?

Did you try setting the default power target instead? What is the maximum power target readout you get?
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Did you try setting the default power target instead? What is the maximum power target readout you get?

I did. Max is 101% then voltage and clocks throttle.
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I did. Max is 101% then voltage and clocks throttle.

Which exact model is it? I have not yet heard of this problem on an EVGA card. You *might* be able to RMA it, since EVGA's customer support is great, i would probably contact EVGA directly, and ask if they know of the issue.
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Which exact model is it? I have not yet heard of this problem on an EVGA card. You *might* be able to RMA it, since EVGA's customer support is great, i would probably contact EVGA directly, and ask if they know of the issue.

The part number is: 02G-P4-2670-kr

The card is in a loop so taking it apart would be a pain. I wish I could just find a suitable BIOS for it.
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The part number is: 02G-P4-2670-kr

The card is in a loop so taking it apart would be a pain. I wish I could just find a suitable BIOS for it.

1st one on the list, official vBIOS and if this doesn't fix it then there's a problem with the card itself (or try and reinstall AB completely).

v80.04.4B 02G-P4-2670-KR - EVGA GeForce GTX 670

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1703680

There is a newer one floating around (80.04.5C.00.71) but have no idea on it's compatibility, only seen it installed on the SC+ 4GB cards.
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1st one on the list, official vBIOS and if this doesn't fix it then there's a problem with the card itself (or try and reinstall AB completely).

v80.04.4B 02G-P4-2670-KR - EVGA GeForce GTX 670

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1703680

There is a newer one floating around (80.04.5C.00.71) but have no idea on it's compatibility, only seen it installed on the SC+ 4GB cards.

Thanks, I'll try that BIOS see if it works.

PS: Actually, the card has a more modern BIOS version. 80.04.5C instead of 80.4.4B that is posted in EVGA forums.
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Can you backup/export that and post it here, I want to see if it's the same size as mine which is a non-EFI (only reason I haven't tried it). You could always try the 4B and if it doesn't change things then go back to 5C and RMA..
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Fantastic. Although I still can't adjust Power Target in Afterburner, I managed to use the older BIOS in an editor to increase that value. I then flashed that BIOS to the card and guess what? There is no more throttling.

Problem is solved but I'm still wondering why EVGA put that crappy 5C BIOS on the card in the first place.
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB WD Green 6TB I will end you Dazmode Darkside Maple Leaf Special Edition 
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EK GTX 1070 Seahawk Feser TFC Admiral 240 Black Ice GTX Xtreme M92 6 * Silverstone SST-FN121-P 
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2 * Noctua NF-B9 Redux 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K Overlord Tempest X270OC 27" 1440P 
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Corsair Vengeance K60 EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 NZXT Vulcan (With Attached Handle) Logitech G500 
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XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
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E5-2670 Supermicro X9SRA 64GB Samsung ECC 1333 MHz Mushkin Ventura Pro 32GB (Boot) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 * 6TB HGST Deskstar NAS (RAID Z2) I will harm you Corsair H60 FreeNAS 9.10 
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Corsair RM650 (Passive) Fractal Design Define R5 
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6700K @ 4.8 GHz 1.35V Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 GTX 1080 Reference @ 2.05 / 11 GHz 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 3350 MHz 15-14-14-34-2T 1.35V 
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Intel 750 400GB PCIe WD Red 8TB NAS 10 * 6TB HGST Desktar NAS (RAID Z2) Go away 
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EK-FB GA Z170X Monoblock EK-FC1080 GTX Waterblock/Backplate 2 * Dazmode Darkside LP360 MCP355 DDC @ 7V 
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9 * Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition @ 7V 8.1 Pro 12-bit Asus VG27HE 27" 1080p @ 145Hz Corsair Vengeance K60 
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SeaSonic SS-520FL2 - Fanless Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Proteus Core XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
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Asus Xonar DSX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7 GHz 1.39V Maximus VI Gene MSI GTX 1070 Seahawk EK X @ 2.1/9.0 Ghz 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2600 MHz 11-14-14-14-2T 1.65V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB WD Green 6TB I will end you Dazmode Darkside Maple Leaf Special Edition 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK GTX 1070 Seahawk Feser TFC Admiral 240 Black Ice GTX Xtreme M92 6 * Silverstone SST-FN121-P 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2 * Noctua NF-B9 Redux 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K Overlord Tempest X270OC 27" 1440P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance K60 EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 NZXT Vulcan (With Attached Handle) Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
E5-2670 Supermicro X9SRA 64GB Samsung ECC 1333 MHz Mushkin Ventura Pro 32GB (Boot) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
10 * 6TB HGST Deskstar NAS (RAID Z2) I will harm you Corsair H60 FreeNAS 9.10 
PowerCase
Corsair RM650 (Passive) Fractal Design Define R5 
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