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Every so often, one of my gpu's will randomly shoot up to 100% load while doing nothing more than just browsing the internet or idle at desktop while i'm sleeping. Numbers are confirmed by Afterburner and gpuz and also by the temps. I'm using 11.3.

I have to restart the computer to stop it.

Any ideas?
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So it ramps up to 100 percent and stays there until you restart?
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So it ramps up to 100 percent and stays there until you restart?
Yup.
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post #4 of 9
Try reverting back to an older set of drivers and see if it continues. I had some phantom spikes with my 5850 (50-60% not 100%), but it didn't happen very often so I didn't have any issues with it.
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I actually downloaded 11.2 and driver sweeper a few days ago, but it hasn't happened for a few days so I figured it worked itself out (lol). Then it happened twice today already, so that might just happen.
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Ignore it. It is a false display bug. Wait for next drivers this month.
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whats the gpu temp when its at 100% ?
    
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post #8 of 9
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Idles around 30c. When the bug happens it hovers around 45c with a higher fan speed.

I just installed the 11.4 preview drivers. So far so good.
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post #9 of 9
Do you use firefox 4? I have a 5850 and ever since I upgraded to ff4 and IE9 my gpu usage randomly goes to 99% and windows becomes very sluggish. Viewing websites with alot of flash content using FF4/IE9 might be related to the problem. I read somewhere that AMD did fix this bug but then it later reappeared . Only solution is to reboot or restart the display drivers for now. You can also try disabling hardware acceleration in IE/FF but this has not worked for everyone.
    
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