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I decided to get back to folding but discovered that my GPU downclocks from time to time. For example, if I just started up the machine, then it doesn't underclock. But if I just played a game and then started up folding, then the underclocking happens. Pretty much like that
I have the newest drivers, 275.33 Please don't tell me to get older drivers.
I will be eternally grateful to all who offer suggestion. Thanks...

Edit: Gramar erors.
Edited by max it - 6/15/11 at 10:37pm
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I know you don't want to hear it, but reverting to an older driver is the only fix, other than just not pausing GPU folding.

By most accounts, the 266.58 driver works the best, unless you have a GTX560 Ti.
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Set Nvidia control panel to performance, not quality. That should fix the underclocking issue when switching between games and folding...

Edited by Sethy666 - 6/15/11 at 10:54pm
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Set Nvidia control panel to performance, not quality. That should fix the underclocking issue when switching between games and folding...
That didn't work, so I have decided to revert to the 266 drivers. Thanks for the tips.
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That didn't work, so I have decided to revert to the 266 drivers. Thanks for the tips.
Hmmm... thats weird. I had a GTX 470 with 270.61 drivers and it never did that. I cant get 275.33 to actually install, so I cant tell if its buggy. 266.xx are fine. You prolly wont see any performance issues.
Edited by Sethy666 - 6/16/11 at 4:02pm
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That didn't work, so I have decided to revert to the 266 drivers. Thanks for the tips.
I had this same issue as you on my dual 580's using 275.33. After trying everything a reinstall fixed my problem and I haven't seen it since.
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