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Also, getting the message "windows 7 has detected your computer is running slowly, would you like to change the colour scheme to basic?" if I alt-tab out of WoW and sometimes when i end the game and get to my desktop...

I noticed my gtx 570 is downclocking to 2d clocks because i alt-tabbed out a few times and looked at afterburner, and I can see it clearly dropping to 2d clocks while i am gaming...i notice because the game stutters for a sec...

im running full screen mode, vsync on, ultra settings all except shadows and forcing dx11 mode...

it doesnt stay in the 2d clocks for long, like for a second, then goes back to 3d clocks...

Any help please?
Edited by saiyanzzrage - 1/9/11 at 12:22pm
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well iv had ati cards for years so I have no idea :s maybe you can setup a custom profile in the nvidia tool like you can with ati cards, you might be able to make a WOW profile in rivatuner to keep it in 3d mode but as iv said I have very little experience with Nvidia cards tongue.gif good luck!
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This is normal for WoW sadly, it seems to be an issue that only effects the GTX 400/500 power schemes and World of Warcraft. It happens on both my 460s in major cities and sometimes in dungeons =\
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Add a bit more AA, that should up the load on the GPUs?
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Originally Posted by allikat;11955186 
Add a bit more AA, that should up the load on the GPUs?

Sadly it happens even with AA =\
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Well for a quick fix I tried setting the power management mode to prefer maximum performance in global settings.

Not had a problem since.
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I only had something similar of skype or AVG suddenly pooped up a message, and when it went away, everything was back to normal.

Beside that, on both 470s and 580s, wow never make the cards to go 2d clocks.
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Originally Posted by saiyanzzrage;11950707 
Also, getting the message "windows 7 has detected your computer is running slowly, would you like to change the colour scheme to basic?" if I alt-tab out of WoW and sometimes when i end the game and get to my desktop...

I noticed my gtx 570 is downclocking to 2d clocks because i alt-tabbed out a few times and looked at afterburner, and I can see it clearly dropping to 2d clocks while i am gaming...i notice because the game stutters for a sec...

im running full screen mode, vsync on, ultra settings all except shadows and forcing dx11 mode...

it doesnt stay in the 2d clocks for long, like for a second, then goes back to 3d clocks...

Any help please?

Why would you force dx11? It's not finished yet and it doesn't add much, in fact it takes more visuals away than anything.

If you want to stop the downclocking then do this.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/423880-howto-prevent-gtx-200-series-downclocking.html

If that doesn't fix it then there probably isn't a fix for it yet.
 
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