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I'm sitting here browsing the web and notice my GPUs start getting very loud, which is odd considering I'm idling at the desktop... I check MSi Afterburner and sure enough, the GPUs are at high temperatures and usage keeps spiking up. This just started today and I haven't a clue why. Haven't really downloaded anything new lately. Specs are in the sig rig.

Any suggestions?
     
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"Close ALL superfluous apps, i.e. everything that you know might be consuming RAM and/or CPU. There is NO WAY that something utilizing 90% of your GPU will not also be using SIGNIFICANT amounts of system RAM and CPU cycles. Scroll through the processes in Task Manager as I detailed in my previous post, and find the process that is utilizing anything >1% of CPU (a truly idle system should have near 0% CPU utilization).

After using Process Explorer I found an svchost.exe that seemed to be using up quite a bit of my GPU. I killed it and now the usage is at 0% with spikes anywhere from 14-60% every few seconds or so. CPU/RAM usage are the same."

this just about sums it up
    
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"Close ALL superfluous apps, i.e. everything that you know might be consuming RAM and/or CPU. There is NO WAY that something utilizing 90% of your GPU will not also be using SIGNIFICANT amounts of system RAM and CPU cycles. Scroll through the processes in Task Manager as I detailed in my previous post, and find the process that is utilizing anything >1% of CPU (a truly idle system should have near 0% CPU utilization).

After using Process Explorer I found an svchost.exe that seemed to be using up quite a bit of my GPU. I killed it and now the usage is at 0% with spikes anywhere from 14-60% every few seconds or so. CPU/RAM usage are the same."

this just about sums it up

The only processes using significant amounts of RAM/CPU are chrome and MSi Afterburner.
     
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Have you updated drivers or anything?

Did a little digging and found this:

http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33987765

What is your monitor polling set to? IF it's set too low, set it to around 1000 or 2000ms.

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Just checked startup programs, Windows processes, recently installed programs, etc... I see nothing fishy whatsoever.
     
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Have you updated drivers or anything?

Did a little digging and found this:

http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33987765

What is your monitor polling set to? IF it's set too low, set it to around 1000 or 2000ms.

If this helped please give some rep! Trying to get into the marketplace.

Well, GPU usage is no longer spiking up, but fan speed is stuck at 50% for whatever reason.

Also, my polling rate was 200 ms. So this may have been my problem.
     
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Is the GPU/TEMP spiking for long periods of time or just for a second or two? Also how frequently?
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Is the GPU/TEMP spiking for long periods of time or just for a second or two? Also how frequently?

Well, now my GPU is spiking up to 50% usage repeatedly and fan speed is locked at 84%.
     
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When it spikes, if you look at the task manager, is any app spiking in usage at the same time?

Two things I can think of are:

1) Drivers are corrupt, try completely uinstalling all drivers/software and reinstalling.

2) Could be a virus. Try running a scan. New spyware turns computers into bitminers and transfers the bitcoins to the virus author.
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Originally Posted by Masters View Post

When it spikes, if you look at the task manager, is any app spiking in usage at the same time?

Two things I can think of are:

1) Drivers are corrupt, try completely uinstalling all drivers/software and reinstalling.

2) Could be a virus. Try running a scan. New spyware turns computers into bitminers and transfers the bitcoins to the virus author.

Full scan yielded no threats. Now GPU usage is keeping nearly constantly at 100%.
     
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Intel Core i5 3570k ASRock Extreme 4-M Z77 XFX R9 290X + Kraken G10 HyperX 8 GB (8 x 1) DDR3 1600 
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Intel 330 Series 240 GB SSD Western Digital Green 2 TB HDD Corsair H100i 2x Corsair SP120  
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Corsair H55 Windows 7 Ultimate Wasabi-Mango QHD277 2560x1440 IPS Panel Corsair K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W Modular BitFenix Phenom M Logitech G500 Corsair MM2000 Standard Mouse pad 
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Asus Xonar Essence STX Schiit Magni Sound Amp MrSpeakers Mad Dogs Semi-closed Headphones 
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Intel Core i7 3820 Asus Rampage IV Extreme Radeon HD 6450 ( =[ ) G Skill RipjawsX 8 GB (2 x 4) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 128g SSD (2x) Hitachi 1.5 TB HDD Asus DVD/CD Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212 +  
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VE248H (x3) + Asus VE258H Logitech G510  Corsair AX1200 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Full-tower case Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse 
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AMD Athlon X3 450  Biostar Micro-ATX BFG Geforce 7800 GT G.Skill value series 2 x 2 DDR3 1333 
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Hitachi 1 TB SATA II Windows 7 Ultimate  Acer 20" Logitech 
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Antec Earthwatts 380W Some Compaq lol Logitech M500 
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