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When I first got my 3850 a few weeks ago, after OC'ing my mobo and GPU, I was getting ~10750 on my 3DMark score. Now after a failed BIOS (for some unknown reason, was stable for 8 hours on ORTHOS) and CMOS reset, I get the system back up to the same OC (minus 3-5 points on the core and mem speeds) and the d@mn thing drops ~2000 points. Heck on the first graphics test (the troops and all the gunfire) I was getting ~4100 by the end of that, now only 2500. *** is going on here? This typical, or may I have something going on that I need to address?
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post #2 of 14
Are you 100% sure your gpu and cpu clocks are the same? and ram timings?
Sounds like a strange error.

You could try using driverCleaner and remove the video card drivers and reinstall those too.
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Might wanna try driver cleaner. I'm 100% positive I deleted the old one properly, but the problem started even before the 8.3 drivers. I was getting the good and bad scores with the 8.2 drivers. Also, I'm 100% positive on all timings and OCing. The only thing was that I went from 863 core to 860 (just to be safe) and from 1175 on the mem to 1150 (1175 was causing artifacting in Oblivion and crashed Guild Wars.)
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What are you using to OC? RT will show actual values. I don't think it it a 2000 point loss, but say by going from 863 to 860, it actually went from 875 to 850 or something like that. When this happens to me, I usually use DC and remove everything and start over.
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Riva tuner went from 863 to 863. In GPUZ, it was showing 850 either way. If I riva tuner to 850 thinking the max is 850, the value in CPUz falls again to ~ 84x. I hope this makes sense. Yes, it's about ~2000 point loss. My max a few weeks ago was 10750, now it's 8000-9000.
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did you make sure you're running at 16x PCI-E in the BIOS after the CMOS reset?
    
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Man... I can hardly score 2000 and you go and loose 2000... hope you get it up there again!
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post #8 of 14
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I think it's default 16x, but will double check when it's time to get home.
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post #9 of 14
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Man... I can hardly score 2000 and you go and loose 2000... hope you get it up there again!
lol. you said get it up there. sorry, i'm a big beavis and butthead freak.
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post #10 of 14
How many times did you manage to score 10750 was it just a once off or did you repeat it many times?
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