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Help! My GPU is running without a cause!

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[I know I've posted a topic already dealing with the "task-switch lag" issue, but this is something else entirely, so I felt it deserved a whole new thread. Correct me if I'm wrong.] After some time of use, I found myself experiencing half-minute lags between minimizing and maximizing and switching between fullscreen tasks. After closing all of said fullscreen tasks, and all unnecessary background processes, I took a look at the AMD Overdrive, and see that the "Activity" meter is running at 99%. That's 99% with no graphically intensive processes running, the only thing coming close to an exception being the Windows Desktop. Am I experiencing some kind of GPU or Video RAM leak?

I should also mention I have Aero disabled in favor of the classic Windows 98/2000 look, all animations are disabled, including mouse cursors, and even video and picture previews in Explorer are disabled.

Here are my specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE (RB-C2)
MSI 790FX-GD70 (MS-7577) w/Firmware v1.17
8GB DDR3 RAM (Two 2x2GB Corsair XMS3)
Gigabyte Radeon HD5870 SOC (SuperOverClocked) w/11.4 Beta Catalyst software (Now called "AMD VISION Engine", presumably to totally disassociate the new software and chip architecture from the old ATi brand)
Windows 7 x64 w/SP1 and latest updates
Edited by predcon - 4/19/11 at 8:35pm
    
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post #2 of 7
Reinstall drivers.
 
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Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
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Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
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Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
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JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
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Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
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Are you running MSI AB or Trixx or something like that by any chance?
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Quote:
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Reinstall drivers.
Didn't work.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Awaz View Post
Are you running MSI AB or Trixx or something like that by any chance?
Don't know what those are, so probably not.
    
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I click the "Check to see if already posted" button before every new thread. I guess if I had put "99" and "idle" the older thread would have shown up.
    
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post #7 of 7
I know this sounds stupid, but try enabling aero.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
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Gsvlip Dudyrm
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Oda'maksv
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770k @ 4.5 1.312 load Zotac Z77 ITX Wifi GTX 1070 Gaming 2126/2249 w/ Hybrid cooler TridentX 16GB 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Seagate 2TB H105 EVGA Hybrid GPU cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Asus MG279Q - 24" 144Hz 1080p Filco Majestic II w/ Cherry Reds Seasonic X 760W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfelix Prodigy Logitech G400 Razer Goliath AKG A701 
AudioAudio
JDS Labs Objective 2 JDS Labs ODAC 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 750 3.99 (190x21) 1.376v Load ASUS P7P55d-E Pro GTX 670 FTW <- Poor overclocker :( 8GB (4x2GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Evo 128GB 2x 2TB  Some DVD drive OSX 10.10.4 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Asus 1080P Crap TX 750 HAF 922 G400s 
Mouse PadOther
Apple Keyboard Xbox One controler 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
C2D 2,26GHz under volted @ .978v 8GB  Crucial M4 64GB SSD 500GB Scorpio Black 
OSMonitorKeyboardMouse
OS X 10.0 1280x800 Built-in Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in 
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