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I just had a delightful gaming session in Sleeping Dogs 1080p Extreme preset. More are less locked at 60fps the whole time and smooth as butter. But I noticed at times my core clock would fluctuate. But I wasn't always at 100% usage.
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Depends, do you use Vsync?

I do, I was just playing some Assetto Corsa and my framerate was stuck at 60 FPS, about 75% GPU load. This causes the card to throttle a bit (~1075MHz) and fluctuate voltage, simply because the card does not need to go 100% all out to give 60 FPS in this game.

Now if you don't use Vsync or your card is constantly at 100% load, it shouldn't be throttling. It should be pinned to whatever clock you have it set at.

I didn't have load % in my afterburner OSD so i'm not sure what it was at. I just noticed indoors in arkham origins it would fluctuate clocks as low as 950. Outdoors it was usually 1190+ (my oc is 1200 right now since I found I can do that with just +100mv)

It might just be the load is not that high indoors right?and No I am not running vsync. It is definitely not a temperature throttle either since my card is underwater @ 42c max i've seen.

I don't think it is at all starved for voltage with 150% power and 1350mv.

Maybe it is just normal for it to fluctuate on load right?
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Can anyone help me find a picture that shows where on the back of the PCB to put the leads of a DMM? Much appreciated! wink.gif
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I didn't have load % in my afterburner OSD so i'm not sure what it was at. I just noticed indoors in arkham origins it would fluctuate clocks as low as 950. Outdoors it was usually 1190+ (my oc is 1200 right now since I found I can do that with just +100mv)

It might just be the load is not that high indoors right?and No I am not running vsync. It is definitely not a temperature throttle either since my card is underwater @ 42c max i've seen.

I don't think it is at all starved for voltage with 150% power and 1350mv.

Maybe it is just normal for it to fluctuate on load right?
As long as the framerate is high enough it's not a problem.

I have FRAPS display the FPS in the corner of my screen to let me know where my PC struggles. I also suggest using CCC's framerate limiter, there's no point in wasting electricity rendering frames your monitor can't display.

Because I game at 4800x900, most games run 100% GPU load when in big areas so I usually keep an eye on FPS and core clock.
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As long as the framerate is high enough it's not a problem.

I have FRAPS display the FPS in the corner of my screen to let me know where my PC struggles. I also suggest using CCC's framerate limiter, there's no point in wasting electricity rendering frames your monitor can't display.

Because I game at 4800x900, most games run 100% GPU load when in big areas so I usually keep an eye on FPS and core clock.

well I used to be able to do 110hz on my monitor with my 7950's b ut that isn't working on my 290x either, that's a seperate issue though.
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in my i7 as well. i unparked my cores and problem solved.


I am using FX-8350 if that matters, how do you unpark the cores? xD
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I am using FX-8350 if that matters, how do you unpark the cores? xD

here you go . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1439672/want-to-increase-bf4-frames-unpark-your-cores
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It's normal for these cards to fluctuate core clocks in a game right? I swear yesterday it would stay locked @ whatever clock I set in gpu tweak/afterburner yesterday. Today it fluctuates alot more. Does it at stock settings too so it isn't an unstable oc or anything.

I guess that depends on the game.

In my case with Skyrim, I had bouncing clocks with my single 290. But that was powerplay at work. With my new 144Hz monitor, it's max clocks all the time.

(But I had another issue now: Skyrim is a console port and doesn't like high fps at fracking high image quality - it's max assigned memory is easily swamped by the high-res textures frown.gif . I'm running an enb now with a 4GB memory hack, but I liked vanilla high-res graphics, so I'm still looking for a good solution... But since it seems game-engine related, I suspect that's no easy task tongue.gif )
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First world problems: My Sapphire 290 doesn't unlock.

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I guess that depends on the game.

In my case with Skyrim, I had bouncing clocks with my single 290. But that was powerplay at work. With my new 144Hz monitor, it's max clocks all the time.

(But I had another issue now: Skyrim is a console port and doesn't like high fps at fracking high image quality - it's max assigned memory is easily swamped by the high-res textures frown.gif . I'm running an enb now with a 4GB memory hack, but I liked vanilla high-res graphics, so I'm still looking for a good solution... But since it seems game-engine related, I suspect that's no easy task tongue.gif )
There are ways around it. You can tweak the .ini files (look on google for guides, they're everywhere) to up the cache sizes and other things to make the game more stable. I'm currently running 40+ texture packs and 100+ mods and I regularly see ~3.5gb VRAM usage rarely have crashes.

Another thing you can do is to create a bashed patch with WryeBash, if you use mods. You can find WryeBash on the Skyrim Nexus, I believe.

Don't use Bethesda's HD texture pack, it's riddled with bugs and errors, and modders have made much more extensive, higher quality packs.

Lastly you can mess with ENB's memory manager settings. To do this go to your Skyrim root folder and open up ENBseries.ini. There should be an entire section labeled [Memory]. The settings are pretty self explanatory, for example for VRAM you'd set 4096. You can also use the unsafe memory hacks, that actually helps.

I've done a lot of modding for both Fallout games and Skyrim, so I'm pretty familiar with how to make these games stable. If you have any questions let me know, if you want I can send you my .ini configurations.

I also recommend you download this text file from the Nexus, it has a lot of good information in it on how to make your game run smoother.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48262/?
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