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 76 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. 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 ... Related resources GPU Usage Spiking and fps drop/lag - Forum Bulldozer FX-6200 suddenly spiking in temp at light load? - Forum Problem with 2d clocks spiking to 3d clocks - Forum Stuttery fps lag, Frozen gpu /memory clock . AT WITS' END! - Forum GTX 570 spiking over 1000W - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer scout_03 a c 76 U Graphics card December 30, 2012 11:13:36 PM did you overclock that card ? 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. scout_03 a c 76 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/ ChordMelody January 3, 2013 2:27:42 AM Yep! It's still stock configs ! scout_03 a c 76 U Graphics card January 4, 2013 2:13:34 AM what hw info report ? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Random GPU Usage spikes Forum GPU activity spikes/computer crashes Forum Random GPU spikes Forum 660 ti GPU Usage Spikes Forum Is my GPU being bottlenecked? Forum Gt 650m core clock jumping Forum Is this normal? Gpu usage while idle Forum Overclocking both CPU and gpu Forum I think it is my GPU Forum CPU temp spikes at idle Forum Folding@Home: THGC Needs You -Team 40051 Forum Random FPS spikes while playing GW2 Forum Low amd gpu usage 7970 Forum HD 7870 Forum Deciding on a new Gpu 2012 660ti or 7870 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 !