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Hey everyone.

So recently I've done my researching on the basics of overclocking and for the first time it went really well. I just finished up a custom water cooled loop and started messing with the overclock again to get it to the 4.0+ range. Started all over again just for practice except I noticed one minor detail. When looking at CPU-Z, the clocks don't go down to 1600mhz like it did before. I didn't do anything differently than the first time but it just hangs out at whatever I have the overclock I set it to. I know it's not a huge deal but it's driving me nuts that I can't figure out what is causing this. Thought turbo mode might have been turned off but it wasn't.

Another thing is before I upgraded my graphics card from a 5850 to the 670 ftw it always use to freeze up and then something would pop up saying drivers failed and recovered. Did a bunch of research and tried over and over again to reinstall them but nothing works. I had the same issue with the new card but it only recovered 2 or 3 times. The past week it just freezes and nothing happens from there so I'm assuming the CPU overclock isn't stable?

I've been searching for months now and nothing has worked. Found a good thread where someone posted a good amount of data about what could be the issue. Wasn't exactly what was happening to me but similar. I'm just extremely frustrated that I can't find a solution.

Here's what I'm runnning:

i5 2500k
asus p8p67 rev. 3.0
corsair hx 750watt
evga gtx 670 ftw

Any help/guides/threads/links would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 21
What is windows power set at? If at balanced it should drop your clocks back to 1600 while idle. With the gpu, you may not of deleted all of the AMD driver in the registry. I had a problem like that when switching to a 660 ( from an amd gpu) in my other rig.
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What is windows power set at? If at balanced it should drop your clocks back to 1600 while idle. With the gpu, you may not of deleted all of the AMD driver in the registry. I had a problem like that when switching to a 660 ( from an amd gpu) in my other rig.
Windows power is set to high performance and I ran driver sweeper to clear out all the AMD stuff. I'll look in the registry again and see if anything comes up. Do you think old AMD files would still cause the drivers to fail and recover with the NVIDIA card in there?
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I had to make sure all the amd stuff was gone before i could go with out any problems. That was my situation tho. If you have it set at high performance, make sure the min processor % is set to %5 or it won't downclock to 1600mhz. thumb.gif


edit: If you're running windows 7, i found the AMD uninstaller to be the best. If you are on win 8, don't use it. It cleared out all the amd stuff.( except the cap's)
Edited by jeffro37 - 5/21/13 at 3:58pm
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I had to make sure all the amd stuff was gone before i could go with out any problems. That was my situation tho. If you have it set at high performance, make sure the min processor % is set to %5 or it won't downclock to 1600mhz. thumb.gif


edit: If you're running windows 7, i found the AMD uninstaller to be the best. If you are on win 8, don't use it. It cleared out all the amd stuff.( except the cap's)
Awesome thanks I'll give it a shot tonight. Min processor % is in the bios correct?
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No. Under the power settings in windows. When you open up high power setting, to the left there should be a advanced setting. In there it lists the cpu, hdd's and other things. Click the cpu and there should be a line that comes up showing min cpu %. Set that to like 5-10%. It should then downclock to 1600mhz when idle.
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No. Under the power settings in windows. When you open up high power setting, to the left there should be a advanced setting. In there it lists the cpu, hdd's and other things. Click the cpu and there should be a line that comes up showing min cpu %. Set that to like 5-10%. It should then downclock to 1600mhz when idle.
Thanks I'll definitely give it a shot when I get home and let you know if that does the trick.
post #8 of 21
The thing going down to 1600 mhz, you are talking about is called Intel Speedstep right? Look for it in the BIOS, see if it is on or off. Turn it on when you can.

Also, did you clean your computer completely of the older AMD drivers? What you are experiencing is TDR = Time Detection Recovery, basically a driver miscommunication error with Windows Operating System, (talking about milliseconds of an error here), i suggest downloading a new driver (trying out different or older drivers, WHQL is recommended; but sometimes a BETA can work best for some people)... doesnt sound like a 670 issue, just more of a driver issue. keep trying different drivers till you find the one that gives you the least TDR's.

For example, i found the R306 drivers gave the least TDR's on my previous build with GTX 560ti, and found R310 and 314, and 296.... gave the worst TDR's of them all.

Start here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

EDIT: Would like to add that older AMD drivers will conflict with existing NVidia drivers so make sure those are cleaned out. Also when installing NVidia drivers make sure to do goto Custom (not express), uncheck the 3D drivers and Nvidia Update, and NVidia Audio drivers, Only check PhysX (and the default Graphics Driver)... and make sure to check the box that says "Clean Installation".... that will provide the best results when installing drivers. Make sure to remove existing drivers before installation via Control Panel. Nvidia has confirmed that the only way to remove drivers efficiently is only through Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.
Edited by Aesthethc - 5/21/13 at 4:47pm
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/\ /\ This. I was thinking you had said you didn't turn it off. ( looking at to many threads at 1 time i guess) If it is off, turn it on. It i called EIST in the bios
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

The thing going down to 1600 mhz, you are talking about is called Intel Speedstep right? Look for it in the BIOS, see if it is on or off. Turn it on when you can.

Also, did you clean your computer completely of the older AMD drivers? What you are experiencing is TDR = Time Detection Recovery, basically a driver miscommunication error with Windows Operating System, (talking about milliseconds of an error here), i suggest downloading a new driver (trying out different or older drivers, WHQL is recommended; but sometimes a BETA can work best for some people)... doesnt sound like a 670 issue, just more of a driver issue. keep trying different drivers till you find the one that gives you the least TDR's.

For example, i found the R306 drivers gave the least TDR's on my previous build with GTX 560ti, and found R310 and 314, and 296.... gave the worst TDR's of them all.

Start here:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

EDIT: Would like to add that older AMD drivers will conflict with existing NVidia drivers so make sure those are cleaned out. Also when installing NVidia drivers make sure to do goto Custom (not express), uncheck the 3D drivers and Nvidia Update, and NVidia Audio drivers, Only check PhysX (and the default Graphics Driver)... and make sure to check the box that says "Clean Installation".... that will provide the best results when installing drivers. Make sure to remove existing drivers before installation via Control Panel. Nvidia has confirmed that the only way to remove drivers efficiently is only through Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffro37 View Post

/\ /\ This. I was thinking you had said you didn't turn it off. ( looking at to many threads at 1 time i guess) If it is off, turn it on. It i called EIST in the bios
I totally disabled EIST... such a newb lol ok I believe I have the 314 drivers installed right now. I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed and hope this solves everything. I'll get my clock back up to 4.0+ and stress test. I'll uninstall the drivers again and check some of them out. I came across a thread somewhere and they said do custom install, clean installation, and then none of the other crap. Never specified what "all the other crap" was. Thanks for the help I'll be back home in like 3 hours so I'll be sure to post an update to make sure everything went smoothly.
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