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GTX 1060 overclock "resetting" / not always working

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I have an GTX 1060 G1 from Gigabyte.

Overclocked @ core 2080Mhz and 9000Mhz GPU RAM

The overclock is completely stable at stress tests and gaming.

The thing is.

When it is idle it runs at its (non-boost) core clock of 1595Mhz always, this means the cards sit idle at 45-55Celcius which is in my opinion way to hot.
I know this card should drop down to arround 260mhz core clock at idle. mine doesnt. (probably a power setting)

The other thing is that lot of times when I start gaming the card wont boost and stays at 1595Mhz. Then I close the game and set my overclock to default and turn it back up (than it boosts to 2080Mhz)

I run a 144Hertz monitor which is set to 120Hertz (because this fixed the above mentioned idle problem and clocked it down to 260mhz) for some reason this is not working anymore.

I tried overclocking with MSI afterburner and EVGA software (same result)

Does anyone have an idea what could be going wrong here?
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Delete all the OC software reboot, uninstall drivers reboot, reinstall new drivers reboot, install MSI AB reboot and try again.
 
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