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My GTX 470 is underclocking itself for no reason

Hi a have an old GTX470. The Stock clock speed is 607MHz but sometimes the card undercocks itself to 405 and stays there even when gaming and it impacts the fps a lot. I have MSI Afternburner to control my fan speed so under heavy load the temps are averaging around 75C. So it is not overheating. Also when i reinstall the drivers it resolves the issue temporarily and restarting the pc does the same. I have not applied any overclock so everything is stock. My only guess is the Windows because i had a shitty power supply before and it was turning off the pc when loading to windows so maybe that corrupted the system files somehow. But now i have a new one and it is not turning off now. Also in MSI Afterburner i cant change the power limit and temp limit but i guess thats because it is just an old card.


 
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That is an old graphics card. Replacing the thermal paste may be a good place to start since it goes bad over time.

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Well yeah but i changed thermal paste 7 months ago (It was Arctic MX-4) And it is supposed to last much longer isnt it? And the temperatures are good so i dont see a reason to change it yet. But thanks for reply.

 

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Well try applying the stock clock as a overclock on msiab and see how it goes

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Probably software issues

 

That card isn't supported by drivers for quite a while, so it may not work right anymore

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The thermal paste underneath the IHS probably dried out and create a hotspot. Try delid and put a new thermal paste. 

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