Topic Title: Catalyst 13.4 (and 13.5b2) 7970 Idle Usage Spikes
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 04/26/2013 03:26 PM
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Axizor
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After installing these drivers, I heard random bursts of gpu usage from my reference 7970. These would occur during non gpu intensive tasks, such as browsing files through Explorer and even idling at the Desktop. Afterburner shows random gpu usage spikes usually peaking at ~40-50% then going back down, in intervals of around 20-40 seconds.

So, I went back to 13.1. Not a problem at all. Idling at desktop produced no bursts of GPU usage spikes. I uninstalled and went back to 13.4 (and 13.5b2) and the same problem persisted....

If it helps, I'm on a clean install of Windows (3 days old now.) Only background apps running include Fraps, CoreTemp, MSI Afterburner, BitDefender antivirus.

And now I'm back to 13.1 again. I don't have any idea what the problem is. Could anyone help? 

Here are some screens,

13.1: [URL=http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/axizor/media/Untitled2_zps8ac955b4.png.html][/URL]
13.4: [URL=http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/axizor/media/Untitled_zpsd0fa95c3.png.html][/URL]

 

Specs:

Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.2GHz (100% stable, tested without O.C. and problem persists.)

Asus Sabertooth X58

MSI Radeon 7970 (reference)

3x2 GB Patriot 1600MHz

Corsair HX850



Edited: 04/27/2013 at 05:47 PM by Axizor
 04/26/2013 11:22 PM
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You tell us almost nothing about your computer and its components...

Did you build it?

 

"coil whine" (?)

 

Settings in Catalyst?  GPU brand, cooling method, age of "reference card",  GPU BIOS (upgradeable?), motherboard, mobo BIOS, power supply, case, case fans,  etc.,etc.,etc.!!

There are more likely dozens and dozens of apps running in the background...

 



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 04/27/2013 12:01 PM
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I have this some problem with 7790 and 2d mode not working good , the videos play slow .

 04/27/2013 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by: UcouldBrong You tell us almost nothing about your computer and its components...

 

Did you build it?

 

 

 

"coil whine" (?)

 

 

 

Settings in Catalyst?  GPU brand, cooling method, age of "reference card",  GPU BIOS (upgradeable?), motherboard, mobo BIOS, power supply, case, case fans,  etc.,etc.,etc.!!

 

There are more likely dozens and dozens of apps running in the background...

 

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coil_noise

If you honestly think a computer case (or case fans, for that matter) has any relevance with GPU drivers, you must have been dropped on the head as a child.

For anyone else who is competent and interested in helping, the card is a new reference 7970Ghz on an X58 (i7 950) platform.

 04/27/2013 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by: Axizor If you honestly think a computer case (or case fans, for that matter) has any relevance with GPU drivers, you must have been dropped on the head as a child.

 

For anyone else who is competent and interested in helping, the card is a new reference 7970Ghz on an X58 (i7 950) platform.

 

If you really think you can get anywhere with that attitude, you're at the wrong place.



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 04/27/2013 03:07 PM
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If you really think you can get anywhere with that attitude, you're at the wrong place.

You know Eydee, I was waiting for someone to say that.

I honestly don't think I'm going to get anywhere with users suggesting I tell them what metal box my components are in to help "diagnose" the problem.

However, I did know that I probably wouldn't be able to find a solution for this very strage driver problem. I'm beginning to wonder why I ever left nvidia.

Thanks!

 04/27/2013 03:38 PM
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Before posting read the requirements (system information) and leave the attitude out of it.



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 04/27/2013 04:03 PM
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I have same problems constantly gpu spikes every 20sec and last for 3to5 seconds. I noticed that my gpu core clock during that time goes from 350mhz [in idle] to 900mhz for few seconds and then come back. Reinstaled win 7 and with windows driver everything works fine but with these new drivers like they bug gpu clock somehow.

I noticed that this happens only when CPU is in idle too if I start mp3 in media player clasic  and get minimum usage on CPU everything works fine no buzing sound or changing clocks.  So one of solution is too start some program in background too get minimum CPU usage 1% to 3%.

I will update if something new happens

msi 7850 2gb oc

gigabyte b75 d3vm

i5 3330

2x4gb 1600mhz patriot

630w termaltake

 

 

 04/27/2013 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by: silvester I have same problems constantly gpu spikes every 20sec and last for 3to5 seconds. I noticed that my gpu core clock during that time goes from 350mhz [in idle] to 900mhz for few seconds and then come back. Reinstaled win 7 and with windows driver everything works fine but with these new drivers like they bug gpu clock somehow.

 

I noticed that this happens only when CPU is in idle too if I start mp3 in media player clasic  and get minimum usage on CPU everything works fine no buzing sound or changing clocks.  So one of solution is too start some program in background too get minimum CPU usage 1% to 3%.

 

I will update if something new happens

 

msi 7850 2gb oc

 

gigabyte b75 d3vm

 

i5 3330

 

2x4gb 1600mhz patriot

 

630w termaltake

 

 

 

 

 

Same for me: now that you mentioned it, I noticed that I wasn't having spikes when CPU wasn't idling (such as playing music in Winamp.) I don't know exactly remember what the clocks were, but I'm sure mine jumped during the 3-5 second spikes as well. Thanks so much for providing some info, I'm glad I'm not the only one with the problem.

To anyone I may have offended : I'm sorry.

Here's a more comprehensive list of my specs,

Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.2GHz (100% stable, tested without O.C. and problem persists.)

Asus Sabertooth X58

MSI Radeon 7970 (reference)

3x2 GB Patriot 1600MHz

Corsair HX850

 04/27/2013 10:34 PM
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It is comforting to know that you have ALL of your airflow, temps and BIOS variables under PERFECT control...



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