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GPU Clock speed locking at idle even under load.

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May 7, 2014 1:23:03 PM

My gpu is locking uo at around 400mhz which is about 4x too low for my card, this is causing massive lag during games and getting rather frustrating, I have reinstalled the drivers and tried overclocking neither of which have worked. Any suggestions?

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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 1:36:48 PM

What GPU are you using?

sounds like the GPU is not switching from 2D to 3D performance states.
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May 7, 2014 1:37:34 PM

bgunner said:
What GPU are you using?

sounds like the GPU is not switching from 2D to 3D performance states.

It's and EVGA 750ti FTW edition. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 1:49:28 PM

well there are a couple of things that can stop the switching. A bios editing can cause this, did you edit the GPU bios? When you uninstalled and reinstalled the GPU driver did you do a complete wipe of the driver? It's called a clean install, where you completely remove the old drivers and reinstall them or install a new version.
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May 7, 2014 1:51:25 PM

bgunner said:
well there are a couple of things that can stop the switching. A bios editing can cause this, did you edit the GPU bios? When you uninstalled and reinstalled the GPU driver did you do a complete wipe of the driver? It's called a clean install, where you completely remove the old drivers and reinstall them or install a new version.

No I'm not technically minded enough to dare messing with the graphics BIOS and I did a clean install of the drivers.
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 1:54:38 PM

what game are you using to tell if it is switching?
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May 7, 2014 2:00:54 PM

bgunner said:
what game are you using to tell if it is switching?

I have used battlefield bad company 2, loadout, battlefield 4 and minecraft.
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 2:13:49 PM

As long as no other program installed can control the clock speeds of the GPU, like an OCing program, I would say the card is bad. To test this try the GPU in a different machine and see if the issue still occurs. IF the issue still occurs then replacement is in order, whether it is an RMA or purchase of a new one.

If the issue does not happen on a different machine then there is a program causing this to happen and that will take some diagnosis on your end to find.

At this point what I would do is test the card to be sure the card is good and go from there.
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May 7, 2014 2:17:12 PM

bgunner said:
As long as no other program installed can control the clock speeds of the GPU, like an OCing program, I would say the card is bad. To test this try the GPU in a different machine and see if the issue still occurs. IF the issue still occurs then replacement is in order, whether it is an RMA or purchase of a new one.

If the issue does not happen on a different machine then there is a program causing this to happen and that will take some diagnosis on your end to find.

At this point what I would do is test the card to be sure the card is good and go from there.

I have EVGA precision X installed (that is how I monitor the clock speed) although I have not overclocked the card in anyway. Would this affect it at all?
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 2:26:11 PM

maybe but more unlikely than not. what happens if you remove precision and restart the PC? do the games still have issues?
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 2:28:39 PM

Also are you swapping to the desktop to look at the clocks? or are you looking at a time graph, as all riva tuner based programs have the graph capabilities.
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May 7, 2014 2:30:39 PM

bgunner said:
maybe but more unlikely than not. what happens if you remove precision and restart the PC? do the games still have issues?

Just done that, it seems slightly better but according to gpuz it is only at 900mhz when playing minecraft.
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a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2014 2:43:51 PM

It should get to around 1189 MHz or so for that card. Humm, Like I said try the card in a different system to see if it is the card bad or a program bad. It does seem to switch levels but not to it's standard which tells me that there is a chance there is a program effecting it. But the only way to know is trying the card in a different machine.
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May 7, 2014 2:51:47 PM

bgunner said:
It should get to around 1189 MHz or so for that card. Humm, Like I said try the card in a different system to see if it is the card bad or a program bad. It does seem to switch levels but not to it's standard which tells me that there is a chance there is a program effecting it. But the only way to know is trying the card in a different machine.

Ok thanks I will try that tomorrow, I'm hoping I'm not going to have to RMA this card because I've only had it 2 weeks.
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