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Why is my 560ti not maxing gpu usage on benchmarks?

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I reinstalled windows and all the necessary drivers. But now during furmark, my gpu only hits 80% max usage. What's the prob?


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I know the 580 and 570 throttle when loaded with furmark to prevent too much power from being used so I would assume that the 560 does as well. What does your GPU usage look like when gaming?
 
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Because the GTX 560 has a power limiter which throttles the card. Don't bother with Furmark, or Kombustor or OCCT with the GTX 500 cards. It will be fine in games unless you give insane amounts of voltage and overclock far enough for it to surpass the TDP "limit", at which point the OCP kicks in.
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The thing is, before the windows reinstall, the card would max out during benchmarks and gameplay. I tried the furmark bench before, and I got over 6000. Now I'm only getting mid 4000's.

My dirt 2 fps also drops a lot. There is definitely something wrong, I just don't know how to fix it.

On a sidenote, not sure if it's related at all. But after the windows reinstall, it hangs on the "windows starting" for about 20-30sec. I nEver did before.

There is something wrong; not sure what.
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Ok. Well I have nonidea what happened or what I did. But it works now. And whether it's furmark, 3dmark or a game, it maxes out pretty well.

All I know is that I started having this problem after the nvdia drivers crashed during a vantage run. But I tried resetting the computer, reinstalling the drivers and afterburner and nothing worked. Now it just magically fixed itself.




Is there a correlation between the drivers crashing and fixing themselves... and the lack of gpu utilization?
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