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Ok this is probably such a stupid question that I'm almost ashamed to ask this... really...

But I've been trying to push 5Ghz on my CPU when I suddenly noticed that my GPU is running at x8 speed o.O
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Why is that? ph34r-smiley.gif
And how do I even fix it? madsmiley.png
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"From what I've heard, there is sometimes trouble with windows power management settings. Basically, the computer lowers the PCI frequency when it doesn't think that it's having to do much work, so that it can save power; however, there have been problems with this. I don't know why that would randomly start acting up, but it's worth a shot. Go to Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options\Create a Power Plan. From there, change your profile to high performance, because that will stop windows from automatically enabling power save options (such as decreasing the link speed to your video card). The problem may be your motherboard or video card, but it is definitely worth checking out the windows power options first. I have no idea if this will work, since I've never experienced the issue that you posted, but it can't hurt to try my idea. The worst that could happen would be that you would waste 5 minutes of your time."

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/315922-33-link-width-degrading
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post #3 of 14
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Already at max performance :<<br />
This just seems like a wierd issue.
I'll go over the mobo bios again once Prime makes me bluescreen rolleyes.gif
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Already at max performance :<<br /> This just seems like a wierd issue.
I'll go over the mobo bios again once Prime makes me bluescreen rolleyes.gif
:lachen.gif: but what if it never does?? :eek.gif: ever!
I think it may be related to reading the motherboard manual...card could be in wrong slot maybe?
or dual-gpu enabled in BIOS or something
 
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I'm guessing the board thinks it is in SLI mode. Is there anything in the Bios to turn off the 2nd PCIe slot?
Is your video card in the upper pci-e slot? Other than that have you tried reseating the card yet?
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post #6 of 14
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I doubt reseating the card will help at all but i'll give it a shot on the next BSOD rolleyes.gif
Seems like 5Ghz is not doable with a voltage under 1.5v so screw it tongue.gif
Now let's go for 4.8, see how that goes thumb.gif

I'll be reading the mobo manual as my system starts to crash and see what I can come up with tongue.gif
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post #7 of 14
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I doubt reseating the card will help at all but i'll give it a shot on the next BSOD rolleyes.gif
Seems like 5Ghz is not doable with a voltage under 1.5v so screw it tongue.gif
Now let's go for 4.8, see how that goes thumb.gif
I'll be reading the mobo manual as my system starts to crash and see what I can come up with tongue.gif
Yea I am not sure then what is going on, try researching to see if you can find others with the same problem or just wait for a better answer sorry!
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post #8 of 14
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It's very likely that my system thinks I'm running a multi-GPU setup.
There's 3 things I'm going to try as soon as Prime makes me crash.

1. Uninstall Intell HD 3000 (doubt this'll do anything)
2. Disable PCI-E slot 2
3. Swap the card to a different slot.

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oh oh..did you install that lucid/virtu stuff? I never do that..That could be it,too.
 
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by amputate View Post

It's very likely that my system thinks I'm running a multi-GPU setup.
There's 3 things I'm going to try as soon as Prime makes me crash.
1. Uninstall Intell HD 3000 (doubt this'll do anything)
2. Disable PCI-E slot 2
3. Swap the card to a different slot.
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yes try a different slot
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