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I just bought a new GTX 970 and I've noticed after about 5 minutes of gameplay the card will down clock itself to 540mhz (power state 1). Is there any way around this, disabling power states? I've tried reinstalling drivers and switching to max power in the nvidia control panel.
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It might be that the card/driver is crashing during game play from GPU instability, try downloading msi afterburner and doing a minus clock offset for the core and memory for diagnostic purposes.

Usually when you overclock, it might crash your driver mid game, and while it might not cause the game to crash, it can lower your clock state. It could be that your card is unstable at even stock clocks, in which case you should get it replaced.
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go return it and buy a gtx 1070 lol
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Originally Posted by kckyle View Post

go return it and buy a gtx 1070 lol

Pretty sure a GTX 970 is about half the cost of the 1070 at the moment. 1070 is about 450, and the 970 is about 250 new.

However if he isn't all for nvidia an RX 480 would be better, and cheaper. In 4 days. redface.gif
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