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GTX 1080 boost clock stuck at low speeds after PC has been idle few days.

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#1 sew333


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 03:27 PM

Hello. I have an some problem with my system/gpu/mobo I dont know which exactly.

At some point after having my system powered on, it often happens while the system is idle few days, my GTX 1080 becomes permanently throttled. The graphics clock is halved from a maximum of 1990-2000mhz (factory OC) to 1285mhz . When this occurs, it doesn't matter how much I load my card, be it games or other demanding applications, it does not ever go past the above caps. The only solution I have had up until now was to reboot the system .GPU-Z reports the "perfcap" reason as PWR

And I have found many topics with the same issue on internet, its one of them even with Gtx 970/980/1070/1080:



Just worried because I found topic about similiar issue here:

And reason was not stable oc. So maybe I have not stable factory OC? Also they had driver crashes from the link above, but me not, I have 0 driver crashes. And normally the event log will show the drive crash report which in my case it doesn't show.

Maybe this is different situation because my card must be idle few days and I dont have driver crash.

Any opinions ? Please help me, thank you.

6700K No Oc
16gb DDR4 Kingston Hyperx
750W Corsair RM
Asus Z170-P
SSD Crucial Bx100 256GB
Gigabyte Gtx 1080 Xtreme

Edited by sew333, 01 August 2016 - 03:41 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:42 AM

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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