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Just noticed in afterburner that my video card won't go down to the idle speeds anymore. It stays at 2d clocks, and goes to 3d clocks when I need it to.
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post #2 of 16
Tried reinstalling drivers?
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Do you have 2 monitors?
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post #4 of 16
do you have 2 monitors connected? fix is here http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9643...cking-fix.html

also your post is a bit confusing cause 2d speeds are 'idle' speed or p12 state
if you card is only going down to 400ish mhz then its low power 3d implying its stuck in 3d mode.
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post #5 of 16
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Just one monitor. Using the 266.58 drivers. Is this a known issue? I just recently installed them.
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post #6 of 16
oh yeah use the fix its cause your monitor is 120hz, causes the same issue as dual monitors fix should work for you

all this dual monitor and 120hz stuff should really be in a sticky its so commonly asked :\\
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post #7 of 16
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What fix?
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by noob.deagle View Post
do you have 2 monitors connected? fix is here http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9643...cking-fix.html

also your post is a bit confusing cause 2d speeds are 'idle' speed or p12 state
if you card is only going down to 400ish mhz then its low power 3d implying its stuck in 3d mode.
This fix.
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post #9 of 16
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So, it thinks the 120hz monitor is actually 2 60hz monitors?
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droogie View Post
So, it thinks the 120hz monitor is actually 2 60hz monitors?
yes its a well documented issue on these forums, change your monitor to 60hz and it will down-clock.
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