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need help overclocking GTX 670

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by john.sa, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Black Mesa New Member

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    They also make more money.
     
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    so this reference design MSI card is not good?

    i couldnt find any review for it.
     
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    I'm going to go drown myself with the knowledge that people are willing to pay those prices..
    I'm sorry, please, for your own good.. LEARN TO SAVE MONEY... Then buy it.. You are giving away your cash..
    670 is a 400.00 card..



    Oh. he's out there? I figured with a name like John and idk, thought he was in the US..
    Still 700 for a 400 dollar card is normal out there? ouch...
     
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    i could save and buy it, but it would take me a while. i didnt want to wait.
     
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    Credit economical enslaved a nation hope it was worth it.
     
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    You could get it from amazon and use one of the freight forwarding company is US (like Shipito) and ship to nz, even with shipping cost it will be like $200 cheaper than what you paid for
     
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    Once upon a time people actually had to work, save and plan hard for what they wanted out of life LOL.
     
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    didnt know man.

    but can anyone find a review for the reference MSI OC edition card ?

    i cant find any review for it.
     
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    MSI has many different versions of the same card. They may very well bin their video cards based on performance. The better performing (overclocking, etc.) are reserved for the twin frozr, lightning, etc. versions.

    I can't find a review for the card. Do you have a link to the exact card you purchased?
     
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    Its not like the reference design is bad, ur card is at where it supposed to be, and it should be at and above the advertised spec. Anything beyond that has nothing to blame on the manufacture.

    The reference design for the 670 is pretty crappy for Overclocking IMO, the short PCB doesn't allow many components on it, therefore it can't support a higher OC due to lack of power phase, capacitors, etc. than a custom PCB such as msi power edition. I had anEVGA 670 ftw, with maximum boost I was hitting 1250mhz, eventjough it's still reference design, but it uses a longer version PCB from the 680. And btw the reference design cooling kinda sucks compare to msi twin froza IV

    So in your situation seems to be a lil below average result, but still it is within spec,
     
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    I cannot find a review for it however it is a reference card (with a small bump in OC clocks). You could look at reviews for any brand reference card and they would be accurate.

    Fact of the matter is, your card is just not a good overclocker. Sorry, these things happen. If you aren't satisfied with the card, try returning it. There is really nothing we can do about it unfortunately.
     
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    Thats the same card killer Rubber Ducky had and it wouldn't run at specified clocks. It was underclocked.
     
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    MxPhenom 216: who is Rubber Ducky?

    but why though?

    the same thing would happen to me?
     
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    He's another guy who had your card. His was much worse though.
     
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    damn. i dont think i can return it. its been 17 days now that i have purchased it and i dont have the box and the packaging anymore.

    they dont accept the return anymore.

    how was his experience with the card?

    did he get resets and stuff during gaming with the default clocks?
     
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    As far as I remember, his card didn't work much at all at stock settings. Yeah, he got resets, black screens, etc. at stock clocks.

    Try to find your packaging, it's always important to keep it. Honestly though, your card works and you can even overclock it a little. Video cards sold are designed to run at stock clocks and yours works.
     
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    but if the card doesnt work even on stock clocks then it means its faulty and i can just RMA it ey? i dont need to have its original packaging in that case. right?

    damn, omg some people are having problems with this card according to the reviews on newegg :( .

    i shouldnt have rushed buying this card man.
     
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    Don't worry you haven't got any crashing so it's fine, It's not a star overclocker but that's ok...
    It's plenty fast enough for todays games. My GTX570 hasn't even needed an OC, it's fast for anything i play
     
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    yeah but its sad i cant overclock as high as others :(
     
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    Don't feel too bad, it may not be all that bad. I have an old x800 video card that wasn't a good clocker, but it still works perfectly today.
     
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    The silicon lottery.
     
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    what do u mean silicon lottery?

    i am not happy with this card. i cant overclock to the point that i am happy with...

    stuff the gtx 680 man. i wish i could buy GTX 690. its a mean card.
     
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    i think i found my video card sweetspot in terms of overclocking.

    it seems to be stable at 1080mhz core and +550mhz memory.

    its shame i cant increase the core higher.
     
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    guys i have a 'thing' going on with my new msi gtx 670 PE OC!
    it is on stock settings gpu 1020 mhz and 1098 on boost,gpu.z can verify that!
    BUT when i play games the MSI Afterburner OSD (On Screen Display) shows that the gpu is at 1124-1135 MHz is that normal?
    reply plz cause i only got the card 2 days:ohwell:
     

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