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How do you force a 2d clock and lock it on that to use it.

Trying to make my gtx 480 be more power efficient
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How do you force a 2d clock and lock it on that to use it.

Trying to make my gtx 480 be more power efficient
What for gaming? Because if you aren't doing anything with the card, it should be that clock, and if you want it for gaming... thats just... weird.
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Let's say the certain game i play don't need that much and i don't like the clocks going up without much stuff going on...
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A detailed question gets a detailed answer,
what game? Why don't you just downclock it?
Is it your PSU limiting it?
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post #5 of 15
Just undervolt and underclock. If it's anything like a 470 and you got one that undervolts well it should do stock on a lot less than it's stock voltage My 470 folds at stock clocks at 850mV which is .1 volts less than stock That said, my other 470 doesn't run them at 950 so it varies
Edit: make two profiles in afterburner?
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Nvidia GPU Inspector can unlock lower clock speeds.
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post #7 of 15
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Let's say the certain game i play don't need that much and i don't like the clocks going up without much stuff going on...
Its solitaire isn't it?

It would be unwise to force idle clock speeds in any performance application, however, I know Super Mario Bros rom doesn't really challenge anything on a 480.

My advice would be to self limit the GPU clock as low as you can go before artifacting, and then lower the GPU voltage using MSI Afterburner.
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You can setup OC values and force them via msi afterburner using a 2D profile selector (under settings->profiles tab).
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If i lower memory clock below 1450 on Afterburner. My driver would crash. No. It's not solitaire. I just don't like my graphics card jumping to use 70 more watts just to play a video and such. Power supply is not the problem. I'm just trying to save some electricity.
I was specifically wondering if it was possible to lock in to NVIDIA's driver downclock profile via software or some sort.

My idle Clock is 51core 101shader and 135 memory.

2d is 405/810/324

I want to lock in on those profiles

-Edit-

Lineage 2 would be a game that I play that could play with my 2d clock.
Edited by dagan - 3/31/11 at 11:50am
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You buy a GTX 480 and then complain about it not being power efficient?

Am I the only person who finds this as amusing?
     
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