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Old August 8, 2012, 10:18 PM
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If it's GPU, it's not surprising -- I ran into a similar issue with my Nvidia card when I went dual-monitor. The GPU would insist on running at full speed with two monitors attached...
Get GPU-Z going, Sensor tab, you should see your clocks.

Goto Control Panel ---- System ----- Advanced System Settings ---- Performance ------ Settings --- Choose adjust for best Appearance ---- then choose Custom(all options will be checked) ------- now Uncheck the first option: Animate controls and elements while in windows ----- watch your gpu-z and see if after 10 seconds it downclocks to 50hz Core, and 68 memory.

Solution discovered by JakeElWood NCIX FORUMS - Attention anyone with nV 5 and 6 series...
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Old August 8, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Okey, I'm brand spanking new on this forum, but I spent so much time trying to fix this, i'm going to register on every forum where I
looked for a fix and post the fix I found :

Bios : Turn on integrated graphics card + allow dual monitor on integrated graphics card.
Windows : Go to hardware and turn on integrated graphics card if it isn't turned on.
Software : Install Virtu (lucidlogix with GPU Solution)
Connect one screen to dedicated GPU and one to onboard graphics.

Problem solved :) Took my HD7850 down from 50c to 33c idle at stock speeds. Found out about Virtu while overclocking my HD7850 from
860 Mhz to 1300Mhz core clock 1.3V
That's a hefty overclock considering the concerns over temperatures, I've heard many HD 7850's are capable running the memory at 1300 and the core at 1150. I could be mistaken. HWMonitor is an indispensable utility as well, overclocking or not.
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