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Random GPU Usage spikes

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September 22, 2012 10:09:12 PM

Hello Lads,
I have encountered a scary thing. I was browsing the net when BAM! GPU usage spiking from 0% to 99%! The color scheme changed to Windows 7 Basic and I was like: :ouch:  After about 1min it stopped. Everything switched back to normal (color scheme was still basic, I had to restart the PC for it to change). After the restart it said, that Lucid virtuMVP control panel has stopped working. Has it something to do with it? I uninstalled MVP.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: The card is OCed. Core clock: +160; Memory clock: +115

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October 8, 2012 8:29:06 PM

did u use msi afterburner cause thats what happened to me on my 7850

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October 9, 2012 1:24:33 AM

I've had this happen before, it's the Windows Experience Index running a test to determine your system score. GPU usage goes up to 99% with the colour scheme reverting to basic when the GPU is being tested. WEI does this automatically every month or so if you don't turn it off.
October 13, 2012 10:04:40 PM

Best answer selected by R3alityzzzzz.