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Random GPU clock spikes?

Hello,
I have a EVGA GTX 770 SC GPU that I got a couple of days ago for my new build. Now, when I'm checking temps and usage with GPU-Z and MSI Afterburner, I seem to be getting random spikes up to the GPU's max speed (1163 MHz) while browsing. And while that happens, the GPU usage apparently goes from 1% to 16-22%. Is this normal? My CPU usage seems to be fine. The GPU works as intended while gaming but I don't think browsing Tom's Hardware is GPU intensive enough to cause such spikes in speed.
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  1. you have the right drivers installed?
  2. Its strange indeed.
    My guess is drivers, because maybe your current drivers seeing web browser as an application and therefor boosting the GPU,

    Try updating drivers.
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers
  3. perez jens said:
    you have the right drivers installed?


    Currently, I have to use the drivers that came with the CD, which is 334.89.
    I might try the 337 drivers though. Also, it's not at a constant 1163 MHz, it goes up to that for a second or two then goes back to normal.
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    gear999 said:
    perez jens said:
    you have the right drivers installed?


    Currently, I have to use the drivers that came with the CD, which is 334.89.
    I might try the 337 drivers though. Also, it's not at a constant 1163 MHz, it goes up to that for a second or two then goes back to normal.


    As i said go here http://www.geforce.com/drivers and download drivers.
    Current drivers probably mistaken your web browser for a game therefor boosting the GPU
  5. Dawis67_AE said:
    gear999 said:
    perez jens said:
    you have the right drivers installed?


    Currently, I have to use the drivers that came with the CD, which is 334.89.
    I might try the 337 drivers though. Also, it's not at a constant 1163 MHz, it goes up to that for a second or two then goes back to normal.


    As i said go here http://www.geforce.com/drivers and download drivers.
    Current drivers probably mistaken your web browser for a game therefor boosting the GPU


    Well, it seems to be ok right now, I just checked GPU-Z and it shows 135 MHz now. If it happens again, I will update drivers.
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