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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.
I find this quite ironic. Everyone hated Fermi for its high power consumption yet you want it to eat even more power at settings it'll run far more often than at load

This shouldn't effect gaming, so I don't know why you want it to blast at overvolted settings when idle. You do know you'll have either 65-70*C idle temperatures or a noisy card when idle.
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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.
Do you use Afterburner? In settings it allows you to specify 3d and 2d clocks, just put your OC profile for both.
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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...
Believe it or not, my 7800GT (circa 2006) even did something like this, where the clocks and voltage dropped in 2d mode, and ramped up in 3d.
    
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Loaded defaults on my motherboard's bios, set the maximum performance "on" in the Nvidia control panel, and it worked. Restarted the PC and it's back to being "adaptive" even though the control panel says otherwise.

Is this a problem with my card, or my drivers?
Whether I should be using adaptive or not, I just dislike the fact that my Nvidia Control Panel settings aren't sticking now but did before.
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Loaded defaults on my motherboard's bios, set the maximum performance "on" in the Nvidia control panel, and it worked. Restarted the PC and it's back to being "adaptive" even though the control panel says otherwise.

Is this a problem with my card, or my drivers?
Whether I should be using adaptive or not, I just dislike the fact that my Nvidia Control Panel settings aren't sticking now but did before.
Well... you could hook up a 2nd monitor and you won't have to worry about down clocking (at least for me when I have 2 monitors on it won't change). Other then that I wouldn't really worry about it, like I said though, check in Afterburner and you can set which profiles you want for 3d and 2d. The only time you should notice your GPU was downclocked would be in a benchmark, because by the time you launched a game and loaded it up it should be back to 3d mode.
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So if someone else here sets their card to "prefer maximum performance", it downclocks and goes into 2d mode when they're not gaming?

So my card was stuck in 3D mode?
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Not if you flash the BIOS and not in Linux where one can force 2D and 3D clocks by way of Option "RegistryDwords" "PerfLevelSrc=0x2222". I am always at 980/4480 (or higher) @ 1.15v 24/7 .
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Not if you flash the BIOS and not in Linux where one can force 2D and 3D clocks by way of Option "RegistryDwords" "PerfLevelSrc=0x2222". I am always at 980/4480 (or higher) @ 1.15v 24/7 .
That's the thing. I was always 100% too until I installed 266.90 drivers. Now no matter what driver I use I downclock at idle.
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That is the expected behavior. Only way to go about forcing clocks with certainty is via BIOS flashing. Don't fear it .
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Lol, I have the opposite problem, I don't know if its 266.44 or not, but my clocks are constantly at 902mhz(Custom Bios, Thanks Nibitor on both my cards.

Not really a problem because I use water cooling, but this would be terrible on the stock fans
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