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That's after I closed Dead Space after playing for about 20 mins. Also, when I'm idle, it's not steady.
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I don't know about Dead Space but I just played Dirt 2 for an hour or so and it stayed around 99 the whole time. It not being steady while idle is strange also so I'd say no its not supposed to be like that.
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yeah like when it idles it like never goes above 6, but moves around there, 6,4,1, 2, 5, 3...
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post #4 of 8
Well that is normal I hope because mine is doing that right now heh. Do you mean Dead Space 2? If not the first one might not be taxing enough and you card just don't have to work hard. I see it happen when I play old games so you might be ok as long as you weren't stuttering.
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Nah I wasn't stuttering. When I idle it jumps between those tiny numbers.
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The strange thing about it is that it's downclocking to 2D clocks periodically and that is also when you're getting the highest usage. I would say it is a driver issue, try reinstalling the driver.



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Meh, I still believe there to be some massive defect with the 400/500 series. I also have the low GPU usage issue on many games, and those games perform terrible compared to what I would expect from a Fermi.
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post #8 of 8
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Well when I play dead space it's fine, no performance dips, nothing. I was just concerned about the idle GPU usage. ALSO, while I have you here, why is when I startup my comp, the windows startup screens don't fit my monitor..
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