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False FPS readings ?.


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Dec 16, 2008
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Hello all, First post here.

This is my second time overclocking my GPU with Atitool. Last time I used it I seemed remember getting way higher FPS in the 3d view. While reading around on various forums I pulled up Atitool and out of the blue my FPS almost doubled. it went from about 650 to an average of 1200 FPS. I was ecstatic. Though after rebooting my PC I could not duplicate the results. Then just when I would be about to give up, The FPS would shoot back up. When I would shut everything down so could run 3dmark they would be gone again. After many a frustrated moments. I finally realized when ever the FPS was up I had FireFox up in the background.

Is this a common bug? , What kind of results should I expect to get with my setup ?. Is a 3dMark score of 8780 low for my machine ?

THanks for any advise in advance.

Here you can see the what im talking about.

FPS wIth web browser.

FPS on desktop.

My setup/CPUz

Oct 10, 2007
1,540 (0.26/day)
System Name :3
Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - 3ghz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard
Cooling cm 212 EVO
Memory G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
Video Card(s) BFG GTX 275
Storage WD black 500gb Samsung 1tb
Display(s) 27" 1366x768 Olevia 527v
Case Antec Three Hundred
Audio Device(s) ALC889
Power Supply CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Ac
Software Windows 8 pro
its becasue of 2d/3d clocks


New Member
Feb 3, 2009
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South Carolina
System Name nForce 570 SLi AMD
Processor AMD Athlon x2 6400+
Motherboard M2N-SLi Deluxe
Cooling Zalman 9700 HSF, 4-120mm 133CFM, 2-140mm ?CFM
Memory Patriot Viper DDR2-900
Video Card(s) NVIDIA 9600 GT OC SLI *OCd*
Storage 250GB Western Digital Caviar
Display(s) 22" Gateway HD-LCD
Case NZXT Tesmpest
Audio Device(s) X-Fi Extreme Gamer
Power Supply Rosewill 750
Posts a bit old but I do see your card is reaching 84c? All tho im sure that temp wont kill that card but its def not going to help it. Try some better case cooling, a temp like that would freak me out lol