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I have learn't you get what you pay for my friend thumb.gif

It obviously isn't the bargain you thought it was if it doesn't work properly!
Very true.

I might just return it while I can. Maybe even get a FTW model if I catch a good deal.

By the way, just to clarify again this is what Precision X shows me under the power percent:



And just for the heck of it, I put +5 for the core offset to see what Valley would report. It is still showing me 1032MHz, which is the max boost it gets. What is going on? Shouldn't it be at 1037 now?
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is that 20% power??? that's not right at all. What PSU do you have?
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is that 20% power??? that's not right at all. What PSU do you have?
Yup.

SeaSonic M12II. You think it would be the PSU's fault? I mean everything else powers up normally. I have an old old OCZ PSU that I could test it out.. but I don't want to screw anything up. I will send a pick and see if the voltage and rails is alright to test.
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its certainly worth a shot! If its a power problem your having.
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Does it look good?
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i think its certainly worth trying mate.

Just power up your card, HDDs and motherboard, no need to fit it or remove all your exisiting cabling, just run it outside the case to test smile.gif
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i think its certainly worth trying mate.

Just power up your card, HDDs and motherboard, no need to fit it or remove all your exisiting cabling, just run it outside the case to test smile.gif
Just to rule out the mobo, placed it on my second PCIE slot. Same thing. I also found out this thing has some pretty bad coil whine. Always thought it was the Noctua's fault..
post #28 of 49
I'd just return it for a refund mate. It's clear your not happy with it for the money you spent and rightly so.

Get your money back and get yourself a decent GTX 670 thumb.gif My cards whine but only when running insane FPS such as 2000FPS in menu's. This happens with every GPU though. Its not normal for it to happen during normal use though.
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I'd just return it for a refund mate. It's clear your not happy with it for the money you spent and rightly so.

Get your money back and get yourself a decent GTX 670 thumb.gif My cards whine but only when running insane FPS such as 2000FPS in menu's. This happens with every GPU though. Its not normal for it to happen during normal use though.
Returning it. I am actually outside of the 15 day return policy, but I had an earlier problem with this card when I owned it for about 12 days and told them I had the power issue even when I was dealing with the GPU clock oscillating (which was fixed with drivers!)

Thank you for all your help guys. I will consider another 670 (definitely not by ASUS, maybe EVGA) or maybe get a 7950.
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Overclocks are luck of the draw. I have a 670 ftw which goes to 1350ish no problem, my other one only goes to 1280ish.
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