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I am thinking ZeroCore is not working on my card. I have Windows set to turn off the monitor after 10 minutes. Leaving my computer sitting for a few minutes and the card itself running idle at 300mhz, I go from ~150w usage on my UPS to ~130 when the monitor goes off.

It never drops below that and I assume that the monitor itself is the full 20w being saved. How much lower should power draw be if ZeroCore would actually work, and are there any tricks to get it to work.

Windows 7 and using the WHQL 12.2/3 drivers from a complete reformat/fresh install.
Edited by NeoandGeo - 3/9/12 at 6:37am
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You are not pulling 20kw on anything in your house or with the 5 houses around you combined. 20kw is 20,000watts. If you talking about 20watts, that's .20kw .. There's no point in having your monitors on the battery side of your UPS either. If power goes out and you need it, then plug it in the battery side, other than that, leave it on just the surge side.
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I'm in just got my XFX HD 7970 Double D in last night

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post #5954 of 38701
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You are not pulling 20kw on anything in your house or with the 5 houses around you combined. 20kw is 20,000watts. If you talking about 20watts, that's .20kw .. There's no point in having your monitors on the battery side of your UPS either. If power goes out and you need it, then plug it in the battery side, other than that, leave it on just the surge side.

I like the monitor staying on with no interruption during brown outs.

And yes, I meant watts. What about my ZeroCore problem though? Are there any additional settings I need to apply other than windows turning off the monitor and leaving ULPS enabled?
Edited by NeoandGeo - 3/9/12 at 6:42am
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post #5955 of 38701
Does your fan shut off on the card when your monitor turns off? Even if not, what's to worry about the difference between 150w and 130w. That's so minimal that it wouldn't save anything really. Maybe $0.25 over a month rolleyes.gif
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I am not sure if the fan turns off, I could open the case and test later on.

And I am interested in the power savings beyond ~130w with the monitor off, how much power does the graphics card consume in 300mhz idle mode over if ZeroCore was kicking in? Or is the 20w savings from the monitor and the graphics card sleeping combined?
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I am not sure if the fan turns off, I could open the case and test later on.
And I am interested in the power savings beyond ~130w with the monitor off, how much power does the graphics card consume in 300mhz idle mode over if ZeroCore was kicking in? Or is the 20w savings from the monitor and the graphics card sleeping combined?

You will have to test to see. If the fan is off on the card when your monitor shuts off, then it's working. The card can't stay on with the fan off, or you would have a bigger problem. I'm not a power saver, so I'm probably not the best one to help you with this. I'm one that would use a cooler for my pc that uses 800-900watts just itself, and a pc that uses 1200watts. I'm only using 765w with my system right now tho. In these 2 pic, my system pulls over 2000w at load with the chiller
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Nice setup!
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does your card throttle down to 300mhz on the core when idle or streaming?

I don't know it's completely random when it crashes I was able to play left 4 dead 2 and stream it live for 1:12:28 but then it crashed.
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