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Has anyone noticed that Skyrim doesnt revert the video card clocks to power saving as other games do upon exit? My video cards stay at full throttle and the temps remain in the high 60's. This happens with the latest WHQL drivers, the previous BETAS and also the latest ones. I believe it is the game and not card related, has anyone else noticed this?

Video card clocks in any game inc Skyrim:

Core: 850mhz

Video card clocks not in any game other than Skyrim game

Core: 405mhz
    
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It doesn't happen with my 6950s when I quit Skyrim. Clocks go back down, as well as temps. I can't be specific, but when I get home I'll take a look.
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post #3 of 11
use nvidia inspector to check if your card's idle/low power clock setting is on the performance instead.
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Nevermind.
     
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Originally Posted by driftkidd2323 View Post

use nvidia inspector to check if your card's idle/low power clock setting is on the performance instead.

I have nvidia inspector but not so sure how I do that?

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I have nvidia inspector but not so sure how I do that?

You have the right setting highlighted and it's on adaptive as it should be.

Open your Nvidia control panel and confirm that Skyrim is also using the global setting instead of a different one.
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Yeah it set to adaptive globally plus other games revert to lower clock speeds.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Milamber View Post

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Originally Posted by driftkidd2323 View Post

use nvidia inspector to check if your card's idle/low power clock setting is on the performance instead.

I have nvidia inspector but not so sure how I do that?

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here you are. select show overclocking and look at the profiles for performance and low power/idle. check to ensure they are not all at the performance setting, and even if they aren't try lowering or raising them a tad to get them to stick.
post #9 of 11
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What people are not doing is reading my post properly or the title.

Other games work fine, Skyrim doesn't revert to lower clocks which is why the title of my post says just that. This is also the reason all my screenshots show the right values, because it is not my nvidia driver config.

I appreciate help but please read my post properly.

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Well I tested using AB, while idle my clocks are 500Mhz and 250Mhz. When I run the game, they both clock to 880Mhz, and upon exiting, they revert back to the original clocks.
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