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Hey guys just installed my 6950 about an hour ago played bc2 and dirt 2 maxed at about 40 fps. I thought it was a little low but no big deal then I started to play LFD2 and I maxed it and was getting 20 to 30 fps.. I opened gpuz to see that my clocks were dropping to 250mhz on the core and 150mhz on the memory. Anyone know why its doing this?
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Hmm get MSI after burner and see what the clock speeds are if they are low just set them to the stock settings see if that helps. I also think it could be your motherboard
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I went into Ati overdrive and it showed the same speeds. it flips between normal and the other I don't know what the deal is.
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What was the previous card and did you remove all previous drivers?
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I went into Ati overdrive and it showed the same speeds. it flips between normal and the other I don't know what the deal is.
Well for my CPU my motherboard drops my 4.0Ghz to a 2.0GHz for some reason, also at stock speed 3.0ghz it still drops to 2.0ghz.(kinda irrelevant compare my CPU problem with your GPU problem but i could be) Maybe its a faulty unit, did you flash your bios to turn your 6950 to a 6970?
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Well for my CPU my motherboard drops my 4.0Ghz to a 2.0GHz for some reason, also at stock speed 3.0ghz it still drops to 2.0ghz.(kinda irrelevant compare my CPU problem with your GPU problem but i could be) Maybe its a faulty unit, did you flash your bios to turn your 6950 to a 6970?
I'm about too.

Also No I didn't what's a good driver sweeper program?
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I just manual remove the driver from the device manager in windows
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How would I do that? I already have the 6950 Installed.
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Search Device manager, click device manager than click display adapters and it will show your GPU, right click it and open properties. Open the Driver tab and kick uninstall
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But how do I remove previous Nvidia drivers?
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