Originally Posted by to505
Finally decided to create an account here and ask you 6950 experts a question of my own. I just built a computer last week and i chose Toxic 6950 as my video card. But i've been having one problem after another.
My card is flashed and i have set the power control to 50% and i have the 11.10 preview driver installed (for Rage). After setting the power control to 20% for the first time, my card was idling at core clock 250 and loading at 880. But for some reason i noticed today while playing Skyrim my card was at 725. I just set the power control to 50% and it seems like the core clock is fluctuating. sometimes at 250 then 880 then 500 etc etc. (this is during normal usage). At this moment, while i'm typing this, i have furmark running and the clock is running at 880 steady.
what is happening?? is this normal??
Thanks for everyone's time and hopefully you guys can help me solve my card problem once and for all.
note: please excuse my bad grammar. it is 3am in the morning and i've had a long day...
you have 11.10 preview drivers installed? you know the final drivers are out now right? i had a terrible experience with those preview drivers...
if your clocks are running at full speed throughout furmark then i would assume things are ok because that pushes the graphics card hard all the way through. +20% appeared to be enough for mine to run at full clock speeds all the way through furmark as before it was barely hitting 700Mhz on the gpu clock.
I haven't monitored my clock speeds while gaming but they may underclock at points in the game if the graphics card isn't having to work hard, like when you're in the menu screens or something. Do you know at which points it underclocks?