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alright well, I use EVGA precision's on screen display to monitor my card while gaming. And I have my card set at stock clocks(for now) which are 648 core double that for shader and 1700 for memory clock. However, even while gaming, the clocks I see on the ODS are 405 core double that for shader and the mem clock is below the stock as well.

I understand that the card downclocks itself when the full clocks are not needed, but wouldn't they jump back up during gaming? Why are they staying below normal while im playing? could it be a glitch of some sort? is precision faulty? anyone have an idea?
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What game(s) did you test this with?
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well i mainly play day of defeat source, guild wars, and Allods online( a WoW clone thats free!) This mainly happens with DoD. Is it that the game is not demanding enough to require the full clocks?
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Originally Posted by mwl5apv View Post
well i mainly play day of defeat source, guild wars, and Allods online( a WoW clone thats free!) This mainly happens with DoD. Is it that the game is not demanding enough to require the full clocks?
most likely. play a more demanding game and see if it still happens.
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post #5 of 6
Normally a card down clocking to 405 MHz when gaming is indicative of a bad overclock but seeing this is at stock clocks you may have gotten a card that cannot run it's advertised clocks at it's default voltage. You can test this by giving your card slightly more voltage and see if that rectifies to the issue, then if it does you would have to decide if it is worth RMAing the card over the fact that it is faulty at it's default clocks and voltage.

The only other possibility I can think of is somewhere in the Nvidia control panel there is a power setting that you would want to change to "prefer maximum performance" that could also be causing the issue. I'm not sure exactly where this setting is in the Nvidiia control panel so if you can't find it then hopefully somebody else will be able to tell you exactly where it is.

Hope this helps.
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i changed the power settings and so far so good. Thanks!
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