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Why does my GPU reach max clock speed when just watching YouTube?

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February 28, 2014 12:51:15 AM

Playing around with my GPU, I realized it was reaching the max 1215MHz clock, sometimes even higher (boost clock) when just playing HD YouTube videos. Even the memory was being fully used 2500Mhz.

Is this normal, or something wrong? When just idling around, it runs at 150MHz.

Also, despite running at full clock speed, the load seems to be around 2 - 5%.

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February 28, 2014 2:50:40 AM

Try to disable Hardware Acceleration in Youtube.

1. Right-click on the on the video you’re having issues with
2. Click Settings
3. If you see the option Enable hardware acceleration, uncheck it. If you don’t see it, the option is not available for you.
4. Click Close
5. Refresh the page and check whether the video is working

Hardware acceleration is a feature in Adobe Flash Player that usually delivers a better video playing experience
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February 28, 2014 6:51:27 AM

Ok thanks for pointing that out.

However, should I leave it on or not? Is there any side effects, or is this something I can close an eye on?
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February 28, 2014 7:18:02 AM

himmatsj said:
Ok thanks for pointing that out.

However, should I leave it on or not? Is there any side effects, or is this something I can close an eye on?


depends on your temperatures of your components and are you able to use your gpu without any lag or freeze when you need for other programs or games. If are having difficulty in managing other programs and the temps reaches more than 80C you should disable it. If temps are good, that would be ok. Just check the difference with and without it. If you feel you are good with video quality, then disable it.
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February 28, 2014 7:20:36 AM

Cool. So far, my GPU never went past 55C. Though, I probably didn't work it enough, but this was in a hot tropical climate. I have a GTX 750 though which is low power. Will let h/w acceleration run as it is for now then.
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February 28, 2014 8:10:16 AM

himmatsj said:
Cool. So far, my GPU never went past 55C. Though, I probably didn't work it enough, but this was in a hot tropical climate. I have a GTX 750 though which is low power. Will let h/w acceleration run as it is for now then.


good luck mate ;) 
hope that helped.
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