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post #11 of 14
Here is a an easy reference thread for this issue;

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=307309

If you want Powerplay gone you need to edit the registry settings (ULPS). Otherwise you can OC with Afterburner or Rivatuner. You can find power saving settings in there. Or you can always make CCC profiles with the proper clock settings to override.
   
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I found that thread when I was trying to find a solution, or possibly people with the same problem at least.

I don't want to use more power for no discernable reason. Can my GPU's not detect when a 3D app is running and just not downclock!

I overclock with CCC; I control fans with AB, but have no power setting in AB
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If you want the higher clock, the higher power consumption comes with it. Locking in the higher clock means you are locking in the power consumption of that clock. Best of both worlds would be nice though
   
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I'm wondering ... don't know too much about the options available for AMD/ATI anymore, but is there an option somehow to adjust the crossfire rendering mode, either on a per-game basis, or universally? It kinda seems like maybe this issue would only exist if using split-frame rendering, adn if you forced it to use alternate frame rendering, maybe it would clear up.

My nV cards do exactly what you're talking about, pretty regularly when playing really easy-to-run games ... but it happens totally seamlessly ... I'd never know about it if I wasn't watching the AB OSD while gaming. And SLI doesn't do anything except AFR, unlike crossfire.
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