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I've been folding on my gtx460 since I bought it in July with no problem, averaging around 11k ppd with it. Starting on Thursday, I noticed that my ppd had dropped to around 8k and started looking for problems, eventually noticing that my gpu usage was only 70%. I have no idea why this happened; I haven't changed my overclock recently, nothing new is running in the background, and my cpu usage is still 100% for my smp client. Does anyone know what the problem may be?
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Is the temp too hot. Throttling..??
Could have died.
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The temps stay around 42c when the gpu is loaded to 70% but never went above 50 when loaded to 100%, which are decent temperatures from what I've seen. How would I check if there was throttling going on? Would it show up on msi afterburner as the clocks going down? If so, I haven't seen the clocks change between folding and normal use. I'm thinking (and hoping) that I it's a software issue, since the gpu will load much more than 70% while playing games like BC2.

Ahaa! I think I've found the culprit! I forgot that I recently changed my smp client's settings to actually utilize all 4 cores (I just realized that it wasn't before). I went ahead and shut down my smp client and all of a sudden my gpu usage went back to 100%. So I guess my smp client is robbing my gpu3 of power, so I gotta figure out how to fix that now....
Edited by rasa123 - 3/8/11 at 8:21pm
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