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Why are my aquamark 3 and 3dmark05 scores decreasing??what can i do?

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ive been trying to work with my video card all day..
ive been trying to do various things from overclocking to trying different drivers and trying different settings but it seems like its not helping..I hope someone can help me..at first when i installed new drivers and everything the aquamark score was 71683 and now even after i set everything back to how it was that first time the score dropped to 62934 i really want to know what to do to get the most out of this card, and when i run coolbits and detect optimal frequencies it oc's it to 527/1.17 and then i see a little artifacting in games and benchmarks, can anyone help?
    
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If you overclock your CPU too much (unstability) your scores will decrease.
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so i should downclock it then?
    
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If you overclock your CPU too much (unstability) your scores will decrease.
That's odd, I OC'd my 660 to 4.24ghz and my GS to 535/1200 and no issues.

You know what the real proble is? MoBo, that crappy hybrid design was a bad idea, I remember seeing a review on that board and it was definitely a big no-no because of the conflic between the PCI-Ex16 and AGP bus combo.

I also remember seeing it in newegg and the reviews were unpleasants.

What you need to do is get a 945P MoBo and some PQI Turbo DDR2 667 modules. Your problems will be no more.

BTW, remember ECS came with that other stupid idea of running an Intel CPU but also sold the daughter board if you wanted to run and AMD set up in the motherboard? They're known for that kind of crap.
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man that sucks do i really need new memory though??i mean for me money dont grown on trees you know so i dont know how long itll take for that to happen i think i can do the new mobo soon tho u got suggestions..i dont think i can change the ram yet though..man im seeing horrible man..i mean whenever i run aquamark 3 it always variates with the scores and my cpu was really high and my gpu and then they were a lot lower..then a little higher lol u get the pattern...thats my mobo u think>?
    
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Are you running a driver cleaner between sets of drivers? If not get one here..
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Nasty_File_Remover_d3233.html
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how does this work? do i delete everything and install the driver?
    
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