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Hi so ive been noticing that when i set the power management global setting in Nvidia CP to adaptive my 2 graphic cards are throttling and causing stutters in high demanding games such as crysis3 even though ive set their custom profiles to 'prefer maximum performance' settings(never over 63 degrees under load). This problem gets fixed when i set the global setting to 'prefer maximum performance' setting though. I really would love to keep my global setting to adaptive because it keeps my cards cooler by 10 degrees when idling.
Thanks for any input!
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i5 3570k @ 4.4 ghz
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post #2 of 8
the 3D setting ought not affect idling at the windows desktop and allow the cards to hit lower power states.


and yes, reference 570s idle very warm.
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Well my cards dont throttle down when im idling it only throttles by 50 mhz maybe its because im running two monitors? But im not on any kidna drugs and my eyes dont lie to me. When i have adaptive power management in Nvidia CP i idle around 30 degrees while if i have preferred maximum performance power management in Nvidia CP i idle at 41
thanks for your input though!
post #4 of 8
sorry, i ought to have mentioned that there may be an issue with the drivers. check to see if you have the latest or if you do then try rolling back to the last. also though you are not overclocking, are you using and software such as precisionX or afterburner?
last week i had a problem with my idle temps also and removing precisionX solved it and helped another.

sorry if none of this helped, hope you get it sorted.
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Thanks for your reply! and yes ive tried different drivers but i think ill try uninstalling precision x, do you recommend any other freeware that can control my gpu fans ?
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afterburner rocks! thumb.gif
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Thanks a lot for helping me out! Sorry if my first reply sounded obnoxious
Though i would love to know if you have any knowledge of why custom profiling aint working on some games like described above.
Setting custom profile for crysis 3 didnt override the adaptive power management
Edited by stingray1337 - 8/5/13 at 11:01am
post #8 of 8
no worries, you were far obnoxious.

i honestly couldn't tell you why the global setting would take but not the specific application. i like to read the 3dguru forum nvidia driver section, they usually have the latest driver release "stickied" for an easy find and have seen people discuss "unique characteristics" of different drivers as such as you described but, have never discovered a common cause.

i haven't played crysis 3 since i really need a bit better gpu to fully enjoy it. but that will be a game i'll purchase once i get that out of the way. until then its all borderlands 2.
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