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Lower 9800 GTX usage while gaming

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October 19, 2010 8:44:22 PM

Hello,

Is there anyway to lower my GPU usage not the cpu or temp but the GPU processor on the 9800GTX+, it seems to hog quite a bit of my usage while gaming. Any sugesstions would be appreciated thanks!
October 19, 2010 9:15:43 PM

Why on earth would you want to do that? Isn't that what you bought it for, because it is powerful? It's not bad for it to be at 100% usage while gaming... that is what you want for better framerates, after all. If for some reason, you want to lower power usage or temperature, I guess you could underclock it, but that totally defeats the purpose of having a powerful graphics card...
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October 19, 2010 9:26:01 PM

Well good point, but I thought it slows down the game if it overheats while using more power from the GPU?
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October 19, 2010 9:57:53 PM

Turn your fanspeed up then.
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October 19, 2010 10:45:16 PM

Have you cleaned out the dust if it is running hot?
How hot is it?
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October 20, 2010 2:17:03 AM

Turn on v-sync in your games.
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October 20, 2010 2:36:15 AM

How do you know if it is overheating? what temperature is it getting to. These cards can get to 80 degrees before the fan decides to kick up the speed.
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October 20, 2010 3:51:55 AM

Plumble said:
Have you cleaned out the dust if it is running hot?
How hot is it?


I have cleaned out the dust and it doesn't get that hot but GPU usage goes up to 100% and slows down my games
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October 20, 2010 4:03:57 AM

It is not slowing down your games if it is at 100%. Something else is.
What games? What are your system specs?
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October 20, 2010 8:43:11 AM

jryan is making a very valid point, if the card is at 100%, it is work flat-out. Perhaps you have set your games too high.

Your GPU is the Graphics Processing Unit. If that slows down, the game slows down.
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October 20, 2010 9:10:01 AM

I would only be worried if it was NOT running at 100% during gaming. although if it IS running at 100% at idle then something weird is happening.
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October 20, 2010 9:24:36 AM

what if u use your 9800 GTX in an air conditioned room
that is a well cooled room
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October 27, 2010 1:47:41 AM

Best answer selected by Tyster23.
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October 27, 2010 1:56:24 AM

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