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I have an MSI geforce 560 ti. I was trying to reach a core clock of 975mhz, but the benchmark I used (furmark) failed at around the 955mhz mark. Since my temperatures were low at full load, I used afterburner to increase the voltage (from 1025mv to 1037mv only). I started the benchmark again with a core clock of 975mhz, and everyone was going fine after 3-4 minutes.

The max temperature was 77 and it was staying there. All of a sudden I see the temp. drop until it reaches 40ish, I check the furmark window and my FPS dropped from the usual 110ish to 20!!! NOTHING locked up, the computer didn't freeze, but my card is now super slow.

Anyone know what could have caused this?
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I just checked gpu-z and noticed the voltage while running the benmark is 0.95, the core clock is 405Mhz and the memory clock is 162Mhz. What could be causing this? Default values are 880Mhz core and 2100Mhz memory.
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Anyone know what could have caused this?
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I just checked gpu-z and noticed the voltage while running the benmark is 0.95, the core clock is 405Mhz and the memory clock is 162Mhz. What could be causing this? Default values are 880Mhz core and 2100Mhz memory.
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most cards have furmark restrictions maybe that kicked in
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Furmark is not good for graphics cards. Puts them under a lot of stress they will never see and they are much more delicate then a cpu. So P95 and ITB is not as dangerous on cpu's. What are your other system specs? CPU, PSu ect.

http://www.overclock.net/specs.php
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Perhaps reached your max temp(GPUTJmax), causing it to throttle. Check PSU to ensure a clean source of energy is available.
 
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Hahaha, they have set it up so if you push the wattage beyond a certain point it throttles back. Don't worry, your card is fine. I think someone figured out a way to disable that, but you'd have to search that out.
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post #9 of 19
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I have a 965 BE, 4gb of RAM, case is a cooler master 690 II and all the fans are working properly. The reason I used furmark was to make sure the overclock was stable.

So am I right to assume the physical parts of the card are fine? It would either be working or not working, right?

EDIT: I also have a 650W thermaltake power supply.
Edited by tamtam402 - 4/2/11 at 8:48am
post #10 of 19
To me it sounds like your drivers crashed from an unstable overclock. That happen to me when OC'ing my GTX 460, my frame rates dropped to half of what I was getting. A simple restart of your computer should fix it. And once you get into Windows, lower your clock.
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