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Card not downclocking when idle

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi

I have noticed a strange issue with my MSI GTX 970 Gaming. I have notice using GPUZ that my card does not downclock when idle . Instead it just stays at the normal clock speeds.



Anybody know what the problem is. Have tried 344.60/65/70/75, 347.09 along with many others



Using Win 8.1 with triple screen
post #2 of 4
Start closing all your applications one by one until they downclock. Sometimes you'll find the most random application keeping your GPU at 3D Clocks. For instance, I have logitech gear and therefore am using the Logitech Gaming Software application, there is a setting for high quality icons and when enabled, I noticed my GPUs would never downclock; talk about piss poor optimized software.
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6850K 4.3GHz (100x43) 1.355v Evga X99 Classified BIOS 2.03 Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti G.SKILL 4x4GB 3200MHz 16-16-16-36 1T 1.35v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SM961 1TB NVMe + 1TB Samsung 840 Evo External Asus drive 2x MCP655 in independent loops Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Philips BDM4065UC 40" 4K Logitech G19 Evga 1200 P2 Enthoo Pro M 
MouseAudio
Logitech G900 Asus Essence XT II PCIe 
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post #3 of 4
Hi,

You need to follow this two methods;

Probably if you've MSI afterburner setting to "force voltage" or something activated, deactivate some parameters and restart your PC.

And second, just open Chrome/Explorer or something automatically It goes to normal clock, after that close programs it will go to idle.

You don't have to touch anything in Nvidia Control Panel
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I installed the first driver out for 970 cards (344.11) and it works, very strange mad.gif


Win .8.1 with 3xscreen (surround)
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