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Anyone else having a similar problem? My card will usually declock to 315mhz after the drivers are installed (v301.42) but after a few days it starts idling at 914mhz and will not go down while idle. It boosts on its own just fine while gaming, though.

Card is a reference EVGA GTX 670. Anyone have a similar problem or a solution?
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Is anything running in the background? Do you have a single monitor or dual?
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Check power managment in the Nvidia control panel and make sure it's set to adaptive not maximum. If it's on maximum the clocks will stay high.
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Does it do this immediately upon startup, i.e. before you open any apps (aside from like GPU-Z to check where the clocks are sitting)?
    
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I am having the same problem. I checked my Nvidia Control panel and the power management is set to adaptive, and the only programs that are running in the background are avast(virus protection). i also do have a dual monitor setup. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas or answers that could shed some light on this problem that I am facing right now.

This is a screen cap of the GPU performance of right now (idle):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86256979@N08/7894710848/in/photostream/
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To greatly reduce your temps on dual monitors, try out this: http://www.overclock.net/t/964370/howto-dual-monitor-downclocking-fix-for-nvidia-cards

I went from 71C idle on my GTX 465 to 46C...
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Originally Posted by Mepohp View Post

I am having the same problem. I checked my Nvidia Control panel and the power management is set to adaptive, and the only programs that are running in the background are avast(virus protection). i also do have a dual monitor setup. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas or answers that could shed some light on this problem that I am facing right now.
This is a screen cap of the GPU performance of right now (idle):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86256979@N08/7894710848/in/photostream/
In that screen shot its showing your core & Mem is sitting at 324Mhz which is the idle clocks for both. So that is acting perfectly normal at idle.

If anything bumps the Gpu usage up the clocks will rise and go to what ever level it requires.
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Originally Posted by Highrisk View Post

To greatly reduce your temps on dual monitors, try out this: http://www.overclock.net/t/964370/howto-dual-monitor-downclocking-fix-for-nvidia-cards
I went from 71C idle on my GTX 465 to 46C...

I had a hot temp issue with dual monitor on my old 280 SLI set-up. That guide would of been useful when i had those cards my solution was disconnect the 2nd display when I was going to leave my PC on.

But the 670 with dual screen idles at 28 deg which is the same as having one screen.
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NVIDIA Inspector > Single Display Performance mode can fix it if you have only one screen, otherwise method posted by Highrisk will work on multi-monitors.
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Gotta bump this thread because apparently I have this issue. While sitting at the desktop my card is constantly at 915mhz according to evga precision. I have adaptive power mode enabled. I'm only running one monitor. Any help?

nevermind... I upgraded precision and all is well.
Edited by DBEAU - 1/29/13 at 6:56pm
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