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GTX260 + MSI Afterburner = Slower fps + driver crash

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Having some huge problems with overclocking.
I'm using MSI Afterburner.
It seems something goes wrong with the driver.
After overclocking GPU-Z reports the right core/shader MHz.
The strange thing is that when running Vantage the FPS drops ALOT.
While getting somewhere around 30 fps in the beginning of the first test when overlocking it drops down to 10 fps.

When running furmark after overclocking the FPS drops and even after a reset to stock it runs at MUCH lower fps.

When running "Apply overclocking at system startup" the graphic drivers crashes and I get the "low" fps again.

I don't know what to do.
post #2 of 4
The drivers are crashing because your GPU is unstable at the current overclock that you're trying to make it run at. Lower your overclock and test it with MSI Kombuster for 30 mins.
    
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It's most likely an unstable overclock. You may have to raise the voltage to get it stable.
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Well the strange things is THIS biggrin.gif
When playing for example Starcraft it doesn't slow down.
Also, when pressing the K in MSI afterburner to start Kombustor it works and I get higher FPS.
About voltage, I have the XFX GTX 260 Black Edition (216 sp) and I cannot raise the core voltage.
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