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In crysis my 2 cores never go over 80%, yet my GPU usage never is quite 99% for very long, stays around 85-90% most of the time, probaly just the game.
in crysis mine stays 70-80% on both cores
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I tried the 266 drivers a couple of days ago and did a clean install. Deleted 260, used driver sweeper, etc. Booted up and found that I did not have the option for SLI. The only option provided was for physx....which card did I want to use. Strange that the 266 driver did not see I had two 470s in SLI. GPU-Z showed SLI as being disabled. Don't know why this occurred.

I deleted the 266 drivers and went back to 260 where the option for both SLI and physx were provided.....all good again.
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TF? And you're using 260.99? What the heck? Mine has the setting you need which is power management mode. I hope you have that somewhere because other wise you're going to have to find some way to force the clocks to stay higher.
     
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I tried the 266 drivers a couple of days ago and did a clean install. Deleted 260, driver sweeper, etc. Booted up and found that I did not have the option for SLI. The only option provided was for physx....which card did I want to use. I deleted the 266 drivers and went back to 260 where the option for both SLI and physx were provided.....

Strange that the 266 driver did not see I had two 470s in SLI. GPU-Z showed SLI as being disabled. Don't know why this occurred.
hmm i only had that problem with 197's
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TF? And you're using 260.99? What the heck? Mine has the setting you need which is power management mode. I hope you have that somewhere because other wise you're going to have to find some way to force the clocks to stay higher.
what do you mean stay higher? they are supposed to change mine never change always at 710 core and 1100 memory


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You won't have that option because Nvidia GPUs didn't underclock themself before the GTX 200 series.
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what do you mean stay higher? they are supposed to change mine never change always at 710 core and 1100 memory


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Run GPU-Z. It will show whether your clocks are staying at what you set them. When I first got 260.99 drivers I just updated from an earlier set on my laptop and despite OCing the 260.99s would drop my clocks if I didn't tell them to prefer maximum performance when certain programs were launched. I was nice to finally have a powersaving option that actually worked from nvidia but this has been a problem with performance ever since.

EDIT: I also never had Precision work with anything but EVGA cards for me. I know it's supposed to work with other brands but it never did for me. I once had it where raising the clock speeds did the opposite. But I am Murphy's Law incarnate.

EDIT about the power clocking thing: Yes they did. My 9800GTSm did. Maybe that was just a mobile thing but I believe my friend had the option when he got his 9800GT.
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Run GPU-Z. It will show whether your clocks are staying at what you set them. When I first got 260.99 drivers I just updated from an earlier set on my laptop and despite OCing the 260.99s would drop my clocks if I didn't tell them to prefer maximum performance when certain programs were launched. I was nice to finally have a powersaving option that actually worked from nvidia but this has been a problem with performance ever since.

EDIT: I also never had Precision work with anything but EVGA cards for me. I know it's supposed to work with other brands but it never did for me. I once had it where raising the clock speeds did the opposite. But I am Murphy's Law incarnate.
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Strangely you do have to wait a bit for the downclock to show up. Takes my GTX275 a full 5+ seconds whereas my 9800GTSm would down clock much faster.
     
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Strangely you do have to wait a bit for the downclock to show up. Takes my GTX275 a full 5+ seconds whereas my 9800GTSm would down clock much faster.

i will be back in 2 hours
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