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Low power mode (2D something)

Gpu Clock : 51mhz
Mem Clock : 135mhz
Gpu usage 26%

Displaying picture of song(album art).

Full 3D.

Gpu Clock : 763mhz
Mem Clock : 1900mhz
Gpu usage 2%

Displaying same picture of song(album art).

Anybody else have similar results?
Oh does that mean Temp is MORE dependent to clockspeed than gpu usage?

Btw Counterstrike source @ max with 99 bots gets me 90-99% Gpu usage?
Bug? Never knew source was as demanding as cryengine
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This is fine.
The higher the clock, the faster the GPU can do the work, the less usage you will see.
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Ok another question :
Will underclocking my 460 void warranty?
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Ok another question :
Will underclocking my 460 void warranty?
Why would it..? Manufacturers typically can't tell if you change the clocks or not unless something scorches lol
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Why would it..? Manufacturers typically can't tell if you change the clocks or not unless something scorches lol
u sure?
I dont touch voltages
But im itching for clocks but voided warranty scares me toomuch.
10 year warranty left
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u sure?
I dont touch voltages
But im itching for clocks but voided warranty scares me toomuch.
10 year warranty left
Ask yourself this question: How can they tell without any physical damage? It's just like how using an aftermarket heatsink will void the warranty on AMD or Intel... They won't know any different unless you tell them otherwise.
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Ask yourself this question: How can they tell without any physical damage? It's just like how using an aftermarket heatsink will void the warranty on AMD or Intel... They won't know any different unless you tell them otherwise.
Yeah probably
But Gpu`s are so massive so there must be a way
I guess that falls onto nvidia then.
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Well basically, every time you overclock or underclock or do anything like that, voids the warranty to some manufacturers.

But, if you don't touch the volts at all, they can't tell, as its not stored in the bios, and its software only (basically same with volts, but if you kill the card by over-volting, they can tell in some degree).

If you want to under-clock and make it take less power, you can. It won't really matter much, just very few watts, unless you are trying to under-clock by alot, and in that case it sometimes crash the drivers.
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EVGA allows overclocking i asked about this when i had my old 9800GTX+
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Ooh nice.

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Well basically, every time you overclock or underclock or do anything like that, voids the warranty to some manufacturers.

But, if you don't touch the volts at all, they can't tell, as its not stored in the bios, and its software only (basically same with volts, but if you kill the card by over-volting, they can tell in some degree).

If you want to under-clock and make it take less power, you can. It won't really matter much, just very few watts, unless you are trying to under-clock by alot, and in that case it sometimes crash the drivers.
Other way I want is to force 2d idle clocks (50mhz gpu 135mhz mem ) < less heat output
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