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EVGA GTX 580 3GB Underclocking

post #1 of 7
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Hey there. I installed 2x 580's and for some reason they don't want to underclock. I want to create a second profile in MSI Afterburner for 2D Clocks, but I can only go down to 405 Core for example, I can't go past that.. such as 51 / 135 or whatever they are.

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UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
UnofficialOverclockingMode = 2
AccessibilityCheckingPeriod = 0

Added that to MSI, but I guess that's for extra core to OC, I remember being able to underclock really low tho... without this annoying 405 cap. Is there another way of doing this? I hate idling with 3D clocks! And no it doesn't matter which driver I am using since I tried many of them already : /
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I think it is a limitation of the 5xx series cards in sli with multi monitors. I had the same issue when I got my second 560ti and I found out the monitors was the problem. At the time I never found a fix so what I did was just disable SLI unless I was gaming.

Its weird because I recently got a pair of 460's and they don't have this problem. Not sure why the newer ones can't do it.
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I am not even using more than a single monitor right now : /
Edited by Lune - 1/22/12 at 3:47pm
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My bad I was looking at your sig.
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post #5 of 7
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idling at 56 ;/ 405 lowest core i managed to get 38 idle, imagine with 51
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Any ideas?
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post #7 of 7
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Found the problem. It was the Logitech software for G15/G19 (OSD + MSI Afterburner) counts as 3D and keeps you @ 3D clocks 24/7. Just remove that Logitech software if you are using that keyboard and you will be fine. Idling at 34c right now.
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