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Normal behavior to downclock on 6950?

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I have the XFX XXX HD 6950 2GB and use Sapphire Trixx to tweak my GPU

i have it currently set to

970 MHz
1315 MHz
1.215 Volts


I tested it in Kombustor and GPUTool and in both my temps are around 87-89c and in 2 hours of testing GPUTool doesn't find any errors.

I just installed the TriXX widget and sometimes I notice that it says the gpu core clock is at 250 MHz/150.0 and 500 MHz/650. I look at the utility itself and it says 970 is this normal behavior?

I am not usually gaming when it does this so I thought it's just its behavior when idle.

p.s. also there was one time when I was started WoW and it was laggy only to find out that the slider on TriXX was all the way down to 200 MHz, so I just load it back up to my stable OC and it is fine.
Edited by 1rkrage - 7/22/11 at 3:37pm
 
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My 6950's do the same, when the system doesn't have a high-demand for graphically intensive applications, it clocks the card down a bit to save on power

you will also notice it drops the voltage to .90v instead of stock 1.1
    
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Originally Posted by Mr.Steve;14311419 
My 6950's do the same, when the system doesn't have a high-demand for graphically intensive applications, it clocks the card down a bit to save on power

you will also notice it drops the voltage to .90v instead of stock 1.1

alright. that's good to know. was just getting paranoid and afraid i farked up the OC
 
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