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Hi all, is downclock during idle normal?

My core ran solid at my rated core clock(s) for firmware 263.09 & 265.90. I Installed 266.44 and my core started downlocking at idle.

I rolled back and did a clean install of 265.90 and it still downclocks now.

Were my previous driver installs bad, or are the current ones bad? I definitely enjoyed the non-downclock performance best.
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post #2 of 21
I wouldn't trade the 'downclocking/downvolting when idle' feature for anything, personally ... I think it's an awesome feature, and has caused me absolutely no issues whatsoever.

RE: your actual question though ... yes, it's supposed to happen, so, presumably the old drivers weren't working right, and the new ones are.
    
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post #3 of 21
It shouldn't downclock during games.. What's the point of having full clocks while idling on the desktop or browsing the forums. This has been happening since the GeForce GTX 200's...
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Thanks folks, My OC endeavors have seemed more prosperous since the drivers are "now working".

I guess all the multiple driver sweeper+clean installs fixed something in my system.

(And thanks kindly, LethalRise for responding to me in two different threads. Good lookin' out!)
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post #5 of 21
its suppost to do that, u can disable with a flashed bios or use rivatuner
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post #6 of 21
Few things... it should downclock when idle/under light load. It should also downclock as thermal protection when temps get too high under heavy load.

All of that said, it CAN be managed with a 3rd party utility OR with the NVidia control panel. Under 3DSettings set "power management" from Adaptive to "favor maximum performance". If using a 3rd party util (EVGA precision, Afterburner, whatever), set the 2D and 3D clocks to the same profile.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by mlambert890 View Post
All of that said, it CAN be managed with a 3rd party utility OR with the NVidia control panel. Under 3DSettings set "power management" from Adaptive to "favor maximum performance". If using a 3rd party util (EVGA precision, Afterburner, whatever), set the 2D and 3D clocks to the same profile.
That is no longer working. ?
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post #8 of 21
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I'm eternally frustrated tonight.

Under power management, I cannot get my clocks to *NOT* downclock with "prefer maximum performance" enabled.
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post #9 of 21
I really can't understand why this could possibly be an issue. Why do you want it to run at maximum clocks whilst browsing the internet? It clocks back up when it has a 3D task to run.
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post #10 of 21
Generally its:
51 Mhz for idle/no GPU acceleration
405 Mhz for 2D applications
xxx Mhz for 3D applications

It's not even like speedstep that there is some latency in when it clocks up and down because the time it takes to launch an application that needs extra juice from the GPU takes longer than the process of upclocking/downclocking.
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