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GPU-Z shows one graphics card at 850 Mhz (So still not showing OC)
and the other at 157 Mhz.
Do you have 2 monitors by chance?
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post #12 of 30
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More info: While playing a game full screen MSI afterburner is showing 900 Mhz on both cards. However, after tabbing out to another screen performance drops to 900 Mhz/157 Mhz
GPU-Z is also recognizing 900/157Mhz. Is there some feature in Afterburner that is downclocking my card when not in use?
I get the same problems.

Its like AMD Cool'n'Quiet for a GPU.
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post #13 of 30
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Well I guess I'm alright with this if MSI is showing them both at 900 Mhz while gaming. One GPU goes to 157 Mhz if I alt tab out of my game. I haven't seen them both running at 900 Mhz from GPU-Z because I have to tab out of my game, obviously. But GPU-Z does show one of my cards at 900 Mhz so I'll assume it's working correctly. Thanks for all your help guys!

Now to get my RAM running stable at 1600 Mhz...can't seem to get it over 1333.
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
Do you have 2 monitors by chance?
I do, but only one is plugged in right now. The other is just sitting here.
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I do, but only one is plugged in right now. The other is just sitting here.
Plug in the other one, and throw a couple of these Windows Gadgets on the other screen so you can watch them as you play.

http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...c509&bt=1&pl=1

You'll have to set each one to it's own card, and if IIRC, the first the 3 choices are the first card, and the last 3 are the second card.

This displays all the information about my 5770's correctly. If they concur with what you are seeing with the other software, then we know you actually have an issue, and not just a reporting issue.

Just a heads up, when not being used, the second card shuts off and will report 0mhz for both frequencies, and the fan will sit at 1000rpm.
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I'll give it a try.
Question: do you plug both monitors into a single card, or separate?
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I'll give it a try.
Question: do you plug both monitors into a single card, or separate?
As it stands now, you can only use one card for the monitors (I think only the top card, in most cases). I heard rumors that they are going to allow monitors across multiple cards in the future, but who knows when that will be/if older cards will support it.
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Well I guess I'm alright with this if MSI is showing them both at 900 Mhz while gaming.

One GPU goes to 157 Mhz if I alt tab out of my game.
You nailed it, it's working the way it should.

When i alt-tab my gpu's goes to 250mhz.

Like the other dude said, it's cool'n'quiet for gpu
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Mine in crossfire never go below 400MHz when idle. Is this a brand difference between mine (XFX and Sapphire) and his where it goes even further down?
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You nailed it, it's working the way it should.

When i alt-tab my gpu's goes to 250mhz.

Like the other dude said, it's cool'n'quiet for gpu
The interesting thing is that the "CnQ" feature should only downclock the HD5770 to 400Mhz.

My assumption is that when the second card shuts off, the reporting software (ie. CPU-Z, GPU-Z, etc) perhaps panics and pics the lowest possible clock it knows. Or perhaps the GPU actually does have a frequency of the PCI bus when "off," however my CCC and gadgets does not show this.

The idle isn't really my concern, though. The lower it idles, the less energy it consumes. Hopefully once he gets the second monitor up and running we'll know for sure if his cards are actually both being used correctly in full screen.
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