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post #11 of 16
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Your OC may be unstable. GTX 470's will drop to 405/810 if they become unstable.
I had thought about that at first and placed it back to it's normal clocks and it still dropped speeds.
post #12 of 16
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You know I had the GTX 275 before this card and it would do this when alt-tabbing. I would go back into my game and it wouldn't jump back to its stock speeds. I would alt-tab back again and the clock speeds would be fine.

Later on down the road I overclocked the video card through the BIOS and that had fixed the problem.

My new card however it does it so sporadic, alt-tabbing or not.
post #13 of 16
This is totally normal if the load on the card is not high enough ... either due to it not being a graphically challenging enough game, or because of a heavy CPU bottleneck. It can also be a driver glitch in the particular game.

Is it actually causing the FPS to become unplayable, or is it just buggin you cause you don't know why it happens?

Try running stuff like Crysis, or Heaven benchmark, or Metro ... everything maxed out. You shouldn't see this happening if the game is rough enough on the gfx cards.

I actually don't think that the 'prefer max performance' in the NVCP gets rid of this 'issue', either. This power saving feature is built into the card, pretty much no matter what.
    
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post #14 of 16
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This is totally normal if the load on the card is not high enough ... either due to it not being a graphically challenging enough game, or because of a heavy CPU bottleneck. It can also be a driver glitch in the particular game.

Is it actually causing the FPS to become unplayable, or is it just buggin you cause you don't know why it happens?

Try running stuff like Crysis, or Heaven benchmark, or Metro ... everything maxed out. You shouldn't see this happening if the game is rough enough on the gfx cards.

I actually don't think that the 'prefer max performance' in the NVCP gets rid of this 'issue', either. This power saving feature is built into the card, pretty much no matter what.
One of the games I'm playing where I notice this is Aion, which uses the Crysis graphics engine. (though maybe not the best example of a good quality game due to its poor development by NCsoft)

So you're basically saying this is just a feature in the video card itself, and that I really shouldn't be worried about it?

I did load up Windows 7 on my other drive and turned the power saver feature to maximum performance. I did test another game and it did stay at its spec clock speeds. Going back into Windows desktop it did as it should and went to very low speeds.

Hmm, well I guess my only hope now is for nvidia to fix their drivers with those that wish to use Vsync+dualmonitors. :/ I would like to use Win7 at all times but the lack of support nvidia drivers are getting is just questioning my purchase of their cards.

ATI isn't a bad card either, but their driver tuning features are very limited in what you can set in the cards settings.
post #15 of 16
you could always use a program that i used with dual screen....

it's called Ultra Mon....

you can set it so when you open a full screen Game...

it disables the second screen...

it is how i fixed the issue u are having
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you could always use a program that i used with dual screen....

it's called Ultra Mon....

you can set it so when you open a full screen Game...

it disables the second screen...

it is how i fixed the issue u are having
Hmm, I'll give this a try and see how it works. Thanks!
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