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GTX 970 issues

I bought an used gtx 970 today and I have some problems. The previous owner didn't have them so it's probably just a software thing.
So, when I'm just sitting on the desktop the GPU tempreature is about 50C, (which is already a problem) and the clockspeed sits at 1113MHz. When I launch a game or a stress test my framrates are pretty bad and the clockspeed drops to around 450. The tempreature rises to 60. When I close the game/stress test, the clockspeed doesn't go above 900 and the tempreature stays at 60.
 
Things I have tried:
-Deleting the drivers with DDU and installing the latest game ready drivers.
-Increasing the temp and power limits in MSI afterburner to the maximum. (this actually helped the clockspeed to stay at 700-800 under load)
-Restarting my pc multiple times.
 
Can anyone help me?
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4 minutes ago, Kuppi said:
I bought an used gtx 970 today and I have some problems. The previous owner didn't have them so it's probably just a software thing.
So, when I'm just sitting on the desktop the GPU tempreature is about 50C, (which is already a problem) and the clockspeed sits at 1113MHz. When I launch a game or a stress test my framrates are pretty bad and the clockspeed drops to around 450. The tempreature rises to 60. When I close the game/stress test, the clockspeed doesn't go above 900 and the tempreature stays at 60.
 
Things I have tried:
-Deleting the drivers with DDU and installing the latest game ready drivers.
-Increasing the temp and power limits in MSI afterburner to the maximum. (this actually helped the clockspeed to stay at 700-800 under load)
-Restarting my pc multiple times.
 
Can anyone help me?

 

Which make and model GTX 970 do you have?

 

Depending on WHICH GTX 970 you have, it may have  "0db Mode" or "Zero Fan" mode.

The GPU fans are COMPLETELY off during light workloads, system is idling, or when the GPU temperature does not exceed 60*C.

 

 

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This really doesn't sound like a software thing, to me it sounds like the thermal paste is awful or your card is getting literally no airflow in your case. Ignore me i totally forgot that the 0db mode exists

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4 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

 

Which make and model GTX 970 do you have?

 

Depending on WHICH GTX 970 you have, it may have  "0db Mode" or "Zero Fan" mode.

The GPU fans are COMPLETELY off during light workloads, system is idling, or when the GPU temperature does not exceed 60*C.

 

 

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I had that card second hand some time ago and was having some issues with temperature/clocks. As it happened, the thermal paste was garbage so I changed it for some decent staff and the card started performing as it should.

 

Your temperatures are weird so it does not seems to be exactly the same problem but you could give it a try. While dismantling the card you car also check connections, etc...... It almost seems that the readings from the sensor are wrong.

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1 hour ago, Epitomizer said:

I had that card second hand some time ago and was having some issues with temperature/clocks. As it happened, the thermal paste was garbage so I changed it for some decent staff and the card started performing as it should.

 

Your temperatures are weird so it does not seems to be exactly the same problem but you could give it a try. While dismantling the card you car also check connections, etc...... It almost seems that the readings from the sensor are wrong.

Yeah i changed the paste and my temps are fine now. I still have a problem with the clockspeed dropping under load and maxing out when idle.

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