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Old 12-01-08, 05:20 PM   #1
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Red face WTF? EVGA Precision is confusing me

whats going on? why is it showing slower clocks on the left? the ones on the right should be what is reported for my SSC

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It downclocks when in 2D mode. This saves a lot of power and creates less heat. I think every card since the 6 series has done this. Maybe even the FX series.

Run a game or run a benchmark in a window (like furmark) and you'll see the clocks go up instantly... as well as the temperatures.
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ok, many thanks for info Capt

few, thats a relief lol
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ok, many thanks for info Capt

few, thats a relief lol
Yeah, its a very good thing that these aren't running full speed at all times, especially when overclocked to over 700Mhz.
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wow good OC there
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I remember i asked exactly the same question when i first got my GTX 260 lol.
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It downclocks when in 2D mode. This saves a lot of power and creates less heat. I think every card since the 6 series has done this. Maybe even the FX series.

Run a game or run a benchmark in a window (like furmark) and you'll see the clocks go up instantly... as well as the temperatures.
Every card? My 9800GTX doesn't. Is it supposed to?
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Every card? My 9800GTX doesn't. Is it supposed to?
You could download rivatuner and check the overclock part. It should list 3 modes from the drop down menu 2d, low power 3d (throttling) and performance 3d (your gaming speed).

If speeds on those three differs then it should power down when in 2d.

On a side note, my Gainward 8800Gt did not clock down in 2d. But my friends Gigabyte 8800gt did, so I had to create my own auto down clock profile.


Also, with the 180.48 drivers the g200 uses it's power saving features and down clocks a lot. To my understanding this feature was disabled in 170.xx
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im pretty sure my BFG 8800gt oc2 before didnt
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I supose it's a per bios setting on the 8800gt that made some have lower clocks in 2d and other not.

At first I thought we had gotten cheated when my friend bought his 8800gt and we checked hw status in rivatuner. But with logging on it went up when gaming.
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i always thought it was just intel speedstep that underclocked before
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