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100% GPU Usage When Connected to the Internet

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January 18, 2014 2:04:08 AM

My GPU Usage spikes to 100% after I connect to the Internet (delay of 1-2 minutes), scanned my PC with MalwareBytes, MS Security Essentials, the problem's still there. Updated driver, Rebooted, etc. and it's still there! Help, because my HD 7850 reached 80C and its fan is like "BWOOOSH" which can be heard even when I'm watching my TV or cooking! About to RMA my GPU, but figured I'd ask here first. Oh yeah, and I use Win7x64 with SP1 installed.
January 18, 2014 2:30:40 AM

checked with ur drivers? its either a software conflict or else hardware is faulty !
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January 18, 2014 2:32:30 AM

first thy disabling the gpu accelaration on flash player and if continious try an other browser.maybe a driver problem
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January 18, 2014 2:38:48 AM

Windows is a fresh install, no driver conflicts, and this happens even when I don't open my browser. Hardware acceleration disabled in Flash, I never enabled it.
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January 18, 2014 2:45:00 AM

clear cmos re install the vga and see what happens
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January 18, 2014 2:52:06 AM

No need to reinstall the GPU, had it for a year, it worked fine with x86 before. What's cmos? Oh yeah, and if I turn off the internet, it goes back to 0% again.
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January 18, 2014 2:56:16 AM

So I reinstalled it anyway, nothing changes.
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January 18, 2014 2:59:54 AM

are you 100% sure that you do not have any kind of virus/malware whatever?
it MUST calculate something when it runs 100%
Is this happens when you open you browser, or your computer connected to the internet?
What happens if you disconnect the internet?

I have heard that there are some malwares that actually doing coin mining on cards and as you have an AMD card and runs at 100% it might be possible
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January 18, 2014 3:01:21 AM

MalwareBytes and MSE didn't found anything, so.....
And it resets to 0% if I disconnect.
I also didn't find any suspicious proccesses in Task Maneger.
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January 18, 2014 3:08:26 AM

cmos is when reset bios to default settings. but im pretty sure is a software problem. by ''connecting'' you mean establishing comunication with you isp through wifi or ehternet, or when opening browser?
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January 18, 2014 3:10:37 AM

LAN didn't do a single thing, modem too.
It's when I connect to the internet. It isn't my ISP, because I change modems(they have different ISPs), and it's still there.
I'm now confident this is a software issue.
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January 18, 2014 3:20:55 AM

also check for any wierd processes on windows task manager. also try if there are any windows updates that may catch something. also do uninstall your current protection see what happens. try windows essensials
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January 18, 2014 3:22:29 AM

The problem is I use Microsoft Security Essentials already and I checked for weird proccesses and found none.
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January 18, 2014 3:25:15 AM

try an other vga is problem persists it is your gpu. before doing that is there a chance 7850 has dual bios? is yes try a switch
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January 18, 2014 3:27:39 AM

Did you format the hard drive during the windows install, or reinstall without formatting?
The motherboard BIOS is carried in a Read Only Memory chip, its contents cannot be changed without specialised reprogramming hardware (in many cases it can't be changed at all). During manufacture, the BIOS is transferred to a low power consumption (CMOS) memory chip, also on the motherboard, and its contents CAN be changed. When you make changes to the BIOS settings, you're changing the data held in this CMOS chip and not the ROM. A small battery fitted to the motherboard provides power to keep the CMOS data intact. these batteries last for many years BTW.
Check the motherboard manual or system documentation on how to reset the CMOS, usually it needs you to move a VERY small jumper or take the battery out for a few minuets, when power is restored the ROM contents will automatically be transferred to the CMOS.
Try setting your firewall/internet security settings to a high level.
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January 18, 2014 3:30:13 AM

Formatted, and yes I'll try the FireWall solution.
@Chris: It doesn't have dual BIOS, I think.
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January 18, 2014 3:52:47 AM

FireWall didn't change a thing.
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January 18, 2014 4:02:11 AM

This is very odd.
Does the card run at 100% all the time or just when you're on a particular site?
Try changing browsers, Chrome is easy enough to install (and uninstall) to use for testing purposes.
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January 18, 2014 4:05:57 AM

yes man this is realy odd.make sure you have tried everithing
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January 18, 2014 4:15:55 AM

Chrone, IE, Mozilla does the same thing. I ran a MalwareBytes scan again and found about 8.... for now....
EDIT1: 11
EDIT2: 13
EDIT3: Done and done, problem still there.
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January 18, 2014 4:34:52 AM

To clarify my problem, this happens even when I don't open any browsers, as long as I have an Internet Connection, it happens.
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January 18, 2014 4:34:54 AM

Ignore this. ISP made me double post.
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January 18, 2014 4:40:02 AM

you fund malwares?
If I were you I would do a full reinstall with a formatting C:
it seems like something uses your GPU when you have internet connection

I dont want to look like a paranoid guy or who just put up his foil hat, but those malwares seem to be interesting
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January 18, 2014 4:47:41 AM

Malware was from my Win7x86 OS(D drive), C: isn't infected.
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January 18, 2014 4:48:50 AM

Which chipset/motherboard drivers are installed?
Are you connecting directly to the 'net or via a router? If it's via a router, try connecting the computer directly to the modem, bypassing the router.
Seem to recall somewhere that some routers can be vulnerable to attacks if their security/password settings are left at factory defaults.
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January 18, 2014 4:53:34 AM

I use a USB 4G modem.
Windows installed drivers for everything except GPU automatically, so I don't know what my drivers are except the GPU.
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February 6, 2014 1:31:33 AM

The just-out 14.1 Driver resolved this.
Thanks for the support, guys!
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February 6, 2014 2:08:01 AM

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