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Originally Posted by Razorwind009 View Post

I have 2 580s in SLI and when i run evga precision i get GPU throttling at -399Mhz. I need some advice on what might be going wrong here.
that is most likely a driver issue. which driver are you using? until NVidia pulls their heads out of their butts you should only use driver 314.22 for the 500 series gpu's.
if you look on NVidia forums you will see lots of 400 and 500 series gpu users with problems such as yours.
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Thanks for the info, however I have also seen a lot of screen tearing in games. All the info is in my rig info with the addition of one 580 which is in SLI. I would greatly appreciate any advice on how to remove the lines I see in games. Not sure if it is the monitor, refresh rate, or what. Thanks in advance
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vsync should fix the tearing issue. It's usually caused because your GPU is rendering frames faster than your monitor can display them.

Double/tripple buffering and framerate limiting should sort the issue also, double buffering the video ram will introduce a slight lag in the input so is not usually the best solution in my experience. VSync can cause microstuttering in SLI/Crossfire depending on the game engine as it doesn't render frames faster than the monitor can display them but due to the asynchronous nature of multi GPU rendering, you can end up with greater discrepancies between frame times.

Framerate limiting (or adaptive vsync I think nvidia calls an equivalent) can give you the best of both worlds as it will run your cards as fast as they can but cap the output fps to your monitor.

For 99% of the time though I say VSync is the answer
 
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