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January 4, 2011 5:40:54 AM

Hey i just built my first computer yesterday for the first time with a gtx 460 768mb. I was looking in gpu-z to check stuff, not sure what everything means but i got somewhat of a idea. Want to make sure if everything is working correctly. The thing that concerns me is the second screenshot. Is stuff that low normal?







Is this normal? or should i be worried the speeds are so low, But im also not running anything.

Just alittle nervous being my first pc build i want to make sure nothing is going wrong.



















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January 4, 2011 5:55:17 AM

Totally normal. The card is in 2D mode.
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January 4, 2011 5:56:58 AM

All modern GPU's are designed to reduce clock speeds and voltages when not under load. Set GPU-Z to measure the maximum instead of the current value (use the drop-down arrow next to the parameter name). Then fire up a game or two and see if the card goes to its rated clock speeds.
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January 4, 2011 6:01:01 AM

anort3 said:
Totally normal. The card is in 2D mode.


How can you tell its in 2d also im guessing it should be in 3d mode? how would i change that
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January 4, 2011 6:02:52 AM

As Herr_Koos said stress the card to go to 3D mode. If it makes you feel better my EVGA card shows identical to yours and mine is a 1GB model overclocked to 821-1642-2000. It drops to identical to what your is showing in 2D mode.
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January 4, 2011 5:26:03 PM

The card should be in 2D mode at the desktop (to save power and make less noise and heat), once you launch a game the card goes into 3D mode automatically. Everything is perfectly normal.
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