Question about PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800GT 512MB PCI Express Graphic Card
When I turn on the machine, it runs fine (600/900/1500 MHz GPU/Mem/Shader). But after a short time (random - but less than 1 hr) it drops to 400/400/900), and performance drops to match. Even the screen saver looks choppy...sheesh.
This happens when playng WOW or just browsing the internet. Temps look OK (using GPU-Z to monitor), and fans are working.
Any suggestions? This has happened before, and went away. Seemed to come back with the latest Microsoft Updates, although that could be coincidence.
It is a known issue. It is not a fault with the card, but a power saving method used by Nvidia. If the card is not being stressed, or even if it is, it will clock down to it's 2d speeds. This is fine if you are just surfing the web or other light tasks, but can cause chaos if you are gaming or folding at home.
You can force your card to run at it's maximum clocks in 3d mode by using a program called Riva Tuner. There are several good posts on the net on how to use this fix, but I can't seem to link to them as this site will not allow me??
I am using it myself, as I had the same issue with my 2 GTX 260's.
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
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ATI Radeon X1650Pro (AGP 8x, 512MB) General
Device Type Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Vista Capability This graphics card is capable of running the new Aero interface featured in Windows Vista Home Premium and higher.
Interface Type AGP 8x
Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1650 Pro
Graphics Card Performance This card's graphics processor and memory mean that it is not recommended for most games, but it will still be fine for office applications and other normal computing tasks.
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400.0 MHz
Video Memory Installed 512.0 MB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM 128-bit
Features Avivo Technology
API Supported OpenGL 2.0,
Max Monitors Supported 2.0
TV Interface HDTV out
Analog Video Format S-Video,
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Interfaces 1.0 x DVI-I (dual link) - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15),
1.0 x HDTV output - 29 pin combined DVI,
1.0 x VGA
Compatible Slots 1.0 x AGP
Microsoft Certifications Certified for Windows Vista
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP,
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
Microsoft Windows Vista
Recommended Power Supply 350.0 Watt
Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM
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