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Need help with a GTX 970 MSI card


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I recently bought a GTX 970 knowing it had a problem the problem is that the card gets stuck at both a low mem clock and core clock and when in load it says that it's at 100% usage, the card doesn't overheat, I know the motherboard isn't the problem since I use another card and it works flawlessly. I already tried the usual uninstalling drivers with DDU and installing the latest drivers, I also tried flashing a fresh version of the same bios and still nothing the same issues still appear, I have a multimeter and tools to repair but don't know what to repair, help will be really appreciated


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Oct 22, 2014
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Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
Motherboard MSI E3 KRAIT Gaming v5
Cooling Tt tower + 120mm Tt fan
Memory G.Skill 16GB 3600 C18
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 970 Mini
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
It's a built in safety protection, TDP is showing as exceeded so core clocks are reduced.
Look at this thread: