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Does it matter that the 5970 downclocks on the desktop?

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February 11, 2010 1:17:47 PM

I have a 5970 and I noticed when I'm on the desktop looking at ati overdrive the current gpu speed is 507mhz which is well below its stock speed of 725.

Is that a problem?

I don't really see anywhere in ati overdrive that allows me to force it to a minimum of 725, but at the same time I'm not sure if that severe downclock messes me up in any way. I guess I don't really need the card to be performing at the top of its game when I'm on the desktop. When I run a game it jumps up to my settings immediately and seems to do fine.
a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 1:19:52 PM

thats just a power saving feature, its perfectly fine. my 5850 goes down to 157 if i remember right but i have it overclocked now and the core clock doesnt go down in 2d.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 1:47:22 PM

For my 5850 (OC'ed using CCC) it still goes down to 500/750 (like the old cards did) which is a bit, but a far cry from 157/300 (I think). Not a bg deal as its main purpose is gaming (3D clocks) but odd nontheless.
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a c 358 U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 4:34:53 PM

It's only a problem if the video card is your only source of heat in a frigid room...
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February 11, 2010 4:36:47 PM

jaguarskx said:
It's only a problem if the video card is your only source of heat in a frigid room...

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a c 130 U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 4:45:10 PM

jaguarskx said:
It's only a problem if the video card is your only source of heat in a frigid room...


Hey man,, look. That thing uses the power of a very weak microwave; it better DAMN well keep my legs warm.
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a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 7:31:41 PM

I use mine for that (that was part of the reason I OC'ed it, it is frigid here right now).
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February 21, 2010 10:58:56 AM

Best answer selected by b9er.
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