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I'm using my 460 in my sig rig with Windows XP.

I've tried looking at the driver settings and changing Power Management Mode, but I can only set it to Adaptive for some reason (doesn't give me any other options in the menu). Also tried changing profiles in Afterburner, which did nothing whatsoever.

I don't care if it increases power usage or whatever. I just want it to run at 100% clocks all the time on my gaming partition, since right now it is stuttering in an awful lot of games due to downclocking when it shouldn't. Is there some sort of hack I can use on the drivers to force 3D clocks? I would be very grateful for a solution to this, especially if I don't have to use 3rd party resource-hogging crap like Afterburner.
    
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you cant even set it to Full power, or whatever its called, in Power Management if you to to the 3d settings TAB and create profiles for specific games? Not just the overall 3D setting.
    
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You mean under the Program Settings tab?

If so, no I already tried that. It only gives me Adaptive as the option. I'm wondering if I could edit some config file in the drivers to keep it at full speed 3D clocks all the time.
    
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what driver are you using?
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266.58 WHQL. Also tried rolling back to 260.99, helped nothing.
    
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Originally Posted by Am* View Post
You mean under the Program Settings tab?

If so, no I already tried that. It only gives me Adaptive as the option. I'm wondering if I could edit some config file in the drivers to keep it at full speed 3D clocks all the time.
Yes, I meant Program Settings. I wasn't sure if you tried for individual programs or just the universal all program setting. Sorry, I cant remember the tab names right now. lol
    
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post #7 of 60
You can force it using MSI afterburner and set both 2d and 3d profiles to the 3d clocks.
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You can force it using MSI afterburner and set both 2d and 3d profiles to the 3d clocks.
Already stated that I tried this. It did nothing, running any other program puts it back to default.
    
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post #9 of 60
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OK tried a different newer version of Afterburner to force 2D clocks. Again, it still doesn't force it properly, the GPU still downclocks to 2D clocks whenever it wants to, and while it makes stuttering less often, it is far more severe when it happens and I get owned in any game I play when it happens.

Any more suggestions? If not I will keep bumping this thread till I find a fix, this is incredibly annoying when a GPU with well over 2x the horsepower of my old 8800GT performs worse due to Nvidia's all-new retarded system of downclocking based on GPU load.
Edited by Am* - 4/13/11 at 4:18am
    
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