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Hey guys,

I just installed a new motherboard, the EVGA 780i motherboard.

I'm running my GTX 470 @ 815/1630 and my processor is stable and overclocked to 3.4GHz @ 1.4v

In 3DMark11 i'm getting P3781

And in Vantage I'm getting P15174

These scores are significantly lower than the scores in my sig, which was on an Asus P5K.

Is there any way to get back to those scores, short of doing a fresh reinstall?

I'm stumped. These scores are very low compared to what I had before.

I did notice that the scores were lower for both GPU and CPU in comparison to the scores in my sig.

Especially on the combined test and physics test in 3DMark11 it showed the biggest difference.

I'm not sure why it's scoring lower, considering i'm using the exact same clocks.

If anyone could help / point me in the right direction here I'd be grateful.

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cpu is the issue here.... 1.4 is an INSANE amount for 3.4ghz. you can push to 1.6 or even higher so push the cpu and watch the scores climb.
    
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cpu is the issue here.... 1.4 is an INSANE amount for 3.4ghz. you can push to 1.6 or even higher so push the cpu and watch the scores climb.
ok, i'll start overclocking the CPU now.

But why! why?! are the scores so different.

I have everything the same except for the motherboard!
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The clean installation is the best way, you changed the mobo and Windos installed the proper drivers for your new mobo and the OS load without problems, but the old driver (old mobo drivers) still "installed" in the OS, that create a lot of garbage and affect the performance of your rig.
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The clean installation is the best way, you changed the mobo and Windos installed the proper drivers for your new mobo and the OS load without problems, but the old driver (old mobo drivers) still "installed" in the OS, that create a lot of garbage and affect the performance of your rig.
sheeet. Not what I wanted to hear.

I don't have the Win 7 CD on me.

Would a system repair help much?
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ohhh you tried to install a new mobo on an old copy of windows.. well there is your problem right there!
    
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ohhh you tried to install a new mobo on an old copy of windows.. well there is your problem right there!
yeah. And the problem is, I don't have my Win 7 CD. It's at my parents' house.

Do you think a repair windows might help fix this issue?
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I don't think so, system repair looks for problems in the OS, and that isn't a problem that windows can identify, it's just garbage.

If you have your key, you can donwload from Internet the same version that you have and use your key for the clean installation, it's perfectly legal.
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I don't think so, system repair looks for problems in the OS, and that isn't a problem that windows can identify, it's just garbage.

If you have your key, you can donwload from Internet the same version that you have and use your key for the clean installation, it's perfectly legal.
yeah, my next problem is that I have nothing to back it up with (all my music, all the games i've downloaded) and also, I don't have a DVD to burn it with
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Thats a big problem, so, you are scrub for now.
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