Hello, I just got a GTX 680 and when I set it up and got the latest drivers I noticed in EVGA precision X that my clock speed was around 300mhz. Then when I went into a game it clocked up to 1058mhz(gpu boosted) When I saw it at 300mhz I figured that was normal as the card was in idle and I know the HD 7970 does the same thing. Later I restarted my computer and now the card is always at 1005mhz core clock even idle. Is it supposed to be downclcoking to 300mhz? Or was it not supposed to do that at all. If it is supposed to downclock in idle environments why isn't mine doing it anymore?
When not in gaming mode the video card has little to do since 2D is not very taxing and downclocking to a low idle speed would be normal. I would say it should be downclocking when at idle and the Evga Precision is a new program so you could try uninstalling it and reinstalling it just to see if that straightens it out. You could also send an e-mail to thier tech support with a question and you will det an answer back in a day or two. I do that from time to time when I have a question about my Evga cards and I always get an answer.