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Any programs also maxing out CPU usage at the same time?
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post #12 of 34
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Any programs also maxing out CPU usage at the same time?

None. The only programs that are even utilizing the CPU are Chrome and Skype.
     
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post #13 of 34
Try downloading process explorer:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

Click View > Select Columns > GPU and check the boxes next to whatever you'd like to watch: GPU Usage, GPU Private Data, GPU Committed Bytes, or GPU Shared Bytes. Sort processes by GPU usage.

This should tell you what exactly is using the GPU.
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post #14 of 34
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Try downloading process explorer:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

Click View > Select Columns > GPU and check the boxes next to whatever you'd like to watch: GPU Usage, GPU Private Data, GPU Committed Bytes, or GPU Shared Bytes. Sort processes by GPU usage.

This should tell you what exactly is using the GPU.

Well, GPU usage is currently at low levels and nothing is using it. However, just a few minutes ago it was staying at 80-100%. I'll keep a wary eye on it and reinstall drivers in the meantime.
     
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This is strange. The program you had me download is not spiking in GPU usage nor is it showing any unfamiliar programs utilizing the GPU. However, in MSi Afterburner, GPU usage is spiking and fans are ramping up.
     
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I'm heading home from work now so I'll check the thread for updates in about an hour or two.
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Reinstalled CCC drivers, did not help
     
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Bump because this is important.
     
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So process explorer doesn't show anything, but afterburner does?


Are your fans actually ramping up or does it just say they are in afterburner?

One thing I can think of it maybe try the card in a different computer. Would tell us if it's the card, or something on your computer.

Also forgot to ask what kind of card?
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So process explorer doesn't show anything, but afterburner does?


Are your fans actually ramping up or does it just say they are in afterburner?

One thing I can think of it maybe try the card in a different computer. Would tell us if it's the card, or something on your computer.

Also forgot to ask what kind of card?

Fans and usage rev up, and computer gets loud. I might try that; I have a 5670 in my room. I have CF 7950/7970.
     
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