GPU Usage/Voltage/Core clock spiking? Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs MSI Core Graphics Last response: January 4, 2013 2:13 AM in Graphics & Displays Share ChordMelody December 27, 2012 2:23:08 PM Hey guys, I'm not sure why, but in MSI afterburner, it reports to me these weird spikes. Spikes in GPU usage, Voltage, and Core Clock. Are these normal? If not, what are the causes of this? Screen Shot http://puu.sh/1FXC2 More about : gpu usage voltage core clock spiking scout_03 a c 85 U Graphics card December 27, 2012 2:59:35 PM do you have another pci-e power plug on that psu to see if it does the same could be psu issue. m 0 l ChordMelody December 27, 2012 7:39:10 PM Yep, I tried different ones, but now I just got a new PSU and it seems to be doing better, but still a bit of those random voltage jumps. Normally it's either core clocked at 1100 while gaming or 300 idle, but sometimes it hits 450 for some reason while in game. The voltages are more or less stable now though, but I have no idea ... m 0 l Related resources Asus GTX760 OC DCII GPU Clock spikes - Forum Random GPU clock spikes? - Forum GPU-z showing Core Clock spikes at random - Forum ASUS R9 290 GPU load spikes and not highest clock speed - Forum Why does my CPU clock frequency keep spiking? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer scout_03 a c 85 U Graphics card December 30, 2012 11:13:36 PM did you overclock that card ? m 0 l ChordMelody December 31, 2012 1:10:54 AM Nope I haven't overclocked yet, but it's factory set at 1100 core. MSI 7870 Hawk. m 0 l scout_03 a c 85 U Graphics card January 1, 2013 3:30:53 PM you could try this on the sensor readings give details on most parts of your system http://www.hwinfo.com/ m 0 l ChordMelody January 3, 2013 2:27:42 AM Yep! It's still stock configs ! m 0 l scout_03 a c 85 U Graphics card January 4, 2013 2:13:34 AM what hw info report ? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Sudden spike in GPU and memory clock causing high temp Forum Solvedgpu usage spiking to 68% Forum SolvedGpu spiking to worry about? Forum SolvedGpu power usage spiking while watching movies or idling in games in full screen Forum SolvedGPU usage spiking Forum GPU Usage Spiking on R9 290x Forum GPU usage spiking while doing nothing/idle? Forum why is my GPU usage spiking Forum GPU usage spiking down. Forum GPU Usage keeps spiking after new GPU fan?! Forum SolvedGPU Core Clock Problem Forum SolvedMy GPU Memory Clock Forum SolvedGPU: Core clock vs. Shader Clock overclocking? Forum SolvedGPU clock speed seems low Forum SolvedOverclocked 290 and now gpu clock speed at 500? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !