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XFX GTS 250 1Gb 256Bit Wont Reduce its Core Clock from Default?

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November 27, 2009 1:54:27 AM

i have just bought the Brand New XFX GTS250-1Gb.
as mention on the specs that this card can reduce it self to Minimum Core Clock from default 738 Core Clock, but my card is not showin this advantage it constantly workin on the default 738mhz core clock
i am using the latest beta driver from the nvidia but nothing helps, please can any one help me out here how can i activate this power save feature in the card ?
wait for ur replies buddys
thxxxxxx to allllllllll

Note: i am using Windows Xp Sp3
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:05:33 AM

This should only happen when it is in 2D mode (e.g. looking at the desktop with no form of multimedia showing). What are you using to look at the clocks?
November 27, 2009 2:08:46 AM

Bingo thats what i meant to say brockh thx mate
i am using the GPU 3.0.7 soft ware to see the clock even i am not using any sort of application and i like leave the computer running with GPU software for 5 minutes but it wont reduce the speed from the default clock so wht do to ?
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a c 1309 U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:16:35 AM

Are you running Windows Vista or 7 with AERO enabled?
November 27, 2009 2:18:21 AM

no i am not running window vista or win 7
i am using windows xo sp3 but i am using a theme of win 7 with Aero and also how much time dose the card needs to get to minimum core clock?
a c 1309 U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:21:25 AM

The reason I asked is AERO is 3D desktop.
November 27, 2009 2:25:18 AM

so should i use just simple xp default themes to make it work & if thats the senario then how this card reduces it speed in windows vista or windows 7? i mean the ppl who are using the vista and windows 7 what action they take to make the core clock reduce?
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:27:28 AM

Most of Aero is a 2D graphical animation. There's nothing 3D about the desktop.

As far as the issue goes, I'm sorry but I am not sure what to do. If the cards clocks were modified from their original settings by the manufacturer, ussually in the case of an overclock, (I think the GTS 250 is supposed to be at 740 MHz at reference?) it sometimes breaks the power saving mode.
a c 1309 U Graphics card
November 27, 2009 2:48:24 AM

Most people worry the other way around when cards dont come out of slow speed.