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Does anyone know why the clocks are slower

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ok, just out of curiosity does anyone know why my clock speeds on my X1950XTX keep going down, they are at a core of 506 and a mem of 594 but my requested is 648 and 999
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Is this 2D mode or 3D? 2D mode should be considerably lower to save power, reduce heat...
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6 pin gpu plug fully pushed in?
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yeh sounds like its backing down to 2d clock speeds, nothing to worry about
    
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oh ok, then excellent that is very relieving
post #6 of 8
Correct. In 2D mode (windows desktop) it's run much slower than in 3D mode (gaming)
    
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so your telling me that when i'm at desktop the clock speeds go lower but when I enter a game like COD2 the speeds go back up?
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Yeap. That's a power saving feature of the X1800 and X1900 cards. This makes overclocking with ATITool a little tricky, since you need to set the 3D profile correctly (including voltages). See my FAQ about this.
    
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