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Graphics card stays at 50% usage

After upgrading my build it seems like my GPU is the one at fault but it could be the drivers since this is a rx 480 

 

All of the part's except my GPU where upgraded so most of my hardware isn't the problem

 

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  I imagine that this is still true:

On 4/7/2021 at 4:17 PM, Chronicl3 said:

I measured usage on Task Manager

In which case you should not be using task manager. Try using GPUZ.

 

Besides, are you not getting the performance you expect?

BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ up to 5.3Ghz, 5.0Ghz all-core
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, 2070Mhz core, 8000Mhz mem
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Display: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 200Hz(OC) Freesync, Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, relidded with LM TIM
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Sniper 4x8GB DDR3-2400 @ 10-12-12-24
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 with LM TIM
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Silicon Power A80 1TB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Display: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: GMMK TKL(Kailh Box White)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4600 (Kaby Lake)
  • Motherboard: Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • RAM: G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • GPU: HD 630
  • Case: Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • PSU: External 120W Power Adaptor
  • Display: 4K TV
  • Cooling: Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

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Just now, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

  I imagine that this is still true:

In which case you should not be using task manager. Try using GPUZ.

 

Besides, are you not getting the performance you expect?

 

3 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

  I imagine that this is still true:

In which case you should not be using task manager. Try using GPUZ.

 

Besides, are you not getting the performance you expect?

When using GPUZ it reports the same usage info as AMD adrenaline or MSI afterburner peaks of 95% and then it dips to 0

 

The person who used the GPU before me (My brother) said it never had this problem

 

I don't know if all of the read's are miss read but that's why I created this to finally get some answers to this

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6 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

In which case you should not be using task manager.

If a GPU is doing nothing, Task Manager WILL say 0%...

I frequently edit any posts you may quote; please check for additional info. added.

 

Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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1 minute ago, Eighjan said:

If a GPU is doing nothing, Task Manager WILL say 0%...

That's the problem AMD, and GPUZ report 95% usage then 0% while everything else gives a stable 50

 

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Just now, Eighjan said:

If a GPU is doing nothing, Task Manager WILL say 0%...

Yes, the problem is that when a GPU is working as hard as it can on your game, task manager will not necessarily say 100%. It may instead say 50%, because while you are maxing out "3D" to 100%, "Copy" or "Video" or whatever is at 0%, and the average is 50%, so task manager shows 50% because it combines or averages them in a stupid, unintuitive way.

BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ up to 5.3Ghz, 5.0Ghz all-core
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, 2070Mhz core, 8000Mhz mem
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Display: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 200Hz(OC) Freesync, Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, relidded with LM TIM
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Sniper 4x8GB DDR3-2400 @ 10-12-12-24
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 with LM TIM
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Silicon Power A80 1TB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Display: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: GMMK TKL(Kailh Box White)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4600 (Kaby Lake)
  • Motherboard: Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • RAM: G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • GPU: HD 630
  • Case: Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • PSU: External 120W Power Adaptor
  • Display: 4K TV
  • Cooling: Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

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Just now, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Yes, the problem is that when a GPU is working as hard as it can on your game, task manager will not necessarily say 100%. It may instead say 50%, because while you are maxing out "3D" to 100%, "Copy" or "Video" or whatever is at 0%, and the average is 50%, so task manager shows 50% because it combines or averages them in a stupid, unintuitive way.

3D is 50%

as well

 

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2 minutes ago, Chronicl3 said:

That's the problem AMD, and GPUZ report 95% usage then 0% while everything else gives a stable 50

 

What graphics card did you have before?

Did you DDU the drivers before putting the RX480 in?

 

EDIT:

Did your brother game on said card & how much (that you can trust)?

I frequently edit any posts you may quote; please check for additional info. added.

 

Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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1 minute ago, Chronicl3 said:

3D is 50%

as well

 

Under what conditions? And what does GPUZ say?

BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ up to 5.3Ghz, 5.0Ghz all-core
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, 2070Mhz core, 8000Mhz mem
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Display: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 200Hz(OC) Freesync, Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, relidded with LM TIM
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Sniper 4x8GB DDR3-2400 @ 10-12-12-24
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 with LM TIM
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Silicon Power A80 1TB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Display: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: GMMK TKL(Kailh Box White)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4600 (Kaby Lake)
  • Motherboard: Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • RAM: G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • GPU: HD 630
  • Case: Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • PSU: External 120W Power Adaptor
  • Display: 4K TV
  • Cooling: Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

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  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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6 minutes ago, Chronicl3 said:

 

When using GPUZ it reports the same usage info as AMD adrenaline or MSI afterburner peaks of 95% and then it dips to 0

 

The person who used the GPU before me (My brother) said it never had this problem

 

I don't know if all of the read's are miss read but that's why I created this to finally get some answers to this

 

Just now, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Under what conditions? And what does GPUZ say?

 

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1 minute ago, Eighjan said:

What graphics card di you have before?

Did you DDU the drivers before putting the RX480 in?

IDK the ones before but I think it was pre-adrenaline 

 

no don't even know what DDU is

 

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4 minutes ago, Chronicl3 said:

IDK the ones before but I think it was pre-adrenaline 

 

no don't even know what DDU is

 

OK... we could have a very 'sketchy' build, here.

 

First thing; did you build the machine straight into the case w/o test booting it?

Secondly; what's the full component list...?

 

EDIT:  

25 minutes ago, Chronicl3 said:

After upgrading my build it seems like my GPU is the one at fault but it could be the drivers since this is a rx 480

Do you KNOW this or are you asking...?

I frequently edit any posts you may quote; please check for additional info. added.

 

Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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14 hours ago, Eighjan said:

OK... we could have a very 'sketchy' build, here.

 

First thing; did you build the machine straight into the case w/o test booting it?

Secondly; what's the full component list...?

Built them straight in but they work fine 

 

Intel I5-10600KF @4.80ghz

120mm liquid cooler 

Gigabyte Z-490a pro

80+ Gold Gigabyte 750w gpu

960gb pny ssd

 

 

14 hours ago, Chronicl3 said:

Built them straight in but they work fine 

 

Intel I5-10600KF @4.80ghz

120mm liquid cooler 

Gigabyte Z-490a pro

80+ Gold Gigabyte 750w gpu

960gb pny ssd

 

I have had the computer for 3 weeks

btw

 

 

14 hours ago, Eighjan said:

OK... we could have a very 'sketchy' build, here.

 

First thing; did you build the machine straight into the case w/o test booting it?

Secondly; what's the full component list...?

 

EDIT:  

Do you KNOW this or are you asking...?

I know that it's my GPU or it might be my drivers

 

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2 minutes ago, Chronicl3 said:

Built them straight in but they work fine

"GPU @ 50%..."  I beg to differ, but OK; it's your machine.

I frequently edit any posts you may quote; please check for additional info. added.

 

Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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Just now, Eighjan said:

"GPU @ 50%..."  I beg to differ, but OK; it's your machine.

the GPU has been doing that for months my games are running fine but I'm wondering if I'm leaving performance on the table since in minecraft the framerates go wayyy down

 

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59 minutes ago, Chronicl3 said:

yes every part in my PC except the GPU was replaced so for my that was the most logical conclusion 

 

Don't worry about him. This is the information I need from you, because you have not made it clear yet.

  1. Is your GPU always at 50%, or is it only at 50% in games.
  2. Is 50% what task manager is telling only? Is something else telling you this? When task manager says 50%, what is GPUZ saying?
  3. Are you getting the performance that you would otherwise expect? What frame rate are you getting, what framerate do you expect, and what game are we talking about?

It is my strong suspicion, that your system is functioning properly, and that task manager is misreporting usage, as it is well known to do. For that to be case the answers to the above questions would look like this:

 

  1. It is not always at 50% usage. It is only when there is a game running.
  2. Task Manager is saying 50% and nothing else. When task manager reports 50%, GPUZ is reporting near 100%.
  3. The performance is good and as expected, with some small irrelevant problems in game XYZ.

Please be thorough, precise, and concise with your answer. I say this, because you have not done so thus far.

BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ up to 5.3Ghz, 5.0Ghz all-core
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-34
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, 2070Mhz core, 8000Mhz mem
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage: XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB (RAID 0), Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i
  • Display: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 200Hz(OC) Freesync, Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

Roxanne (Wife Build):

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, relidded with LM TIM
  • Motherboard: Asus Z97A
  • RAM: G.Skill Sniper 4x8GB DDR3-2400 @ 10-12-12-24
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 with LM TIM
  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, Silicon Power A80 1TB NVME
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Display: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: GMMK TKL(Kailh Box White)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

BlackBox (HTPC):

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G4600 (Kaby Lake)
  • Motherboard: Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • RAM: G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • GPU: HD 630
  • Case: Akasa Euler Fanless Solid Aluminum THIN Mini ITX Case (passively cooled)
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
  • PSU: External 120W Power Adaptor
  • Display: 4K TV
  • Cooling: Passively cooled by the Akasa case. No moving parts!
  • Keyboard/Mouse: Handheld QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro, Kodi autostarts on boot

NAS:

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  • 2x8TB WD Red NAS HDDs in RAID 1. 8TB usable space
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On 5/25/2021 at 10:05 PM, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Don't worry about him. This is the information I need from you, because you have not made it clear yet.

  1. Is your GPU always at 50%, or is it only at 50% in games.
  2. Is 50% what task manager is telling only? Is something else telling you this? When task manager says 50%, what is GPUZ saying?
  3. Are you getting the performance that you would otherwise expect? What frame rate are you getting, what framerate do you expect, and what game are we talking about?

It is my strong suspicion, that your system is functioning properly, and that task manager is misreporting usage, as it is well known to do. For that to be case the answers to the above questions would look like this:

 

  1. It is not always at 50% usage. It is only when there is a game running.
  2. Task Manager is saying 50% and nothing else. When task manager reports 50%, GPUZ is reporting near 100%.
  3. The performance is good and as expected, with some small irrelevant problems in game XYZ.

Please be thorough, precise, and concise with your answer. I say this, because you have not done so thus far.

sorry about not being precise I was kinda multitasking at the time and sorry about this reply being so late needed to relax before I blew a casket  

 

1. the gpu never reaches 100% in games or doing anything else, gaming is the most stressful thing I do on this pc

2. when task manager was telling me 50% so was MSI afterburner, GPUZ reported that GPU usage went from 100% down to 0% every few seconds so did AMD adrenaline

3. Some Game's run fine with a hitch here and there but these are ultimately rare I'm just wondering if all of these programs are misreading the card or am I leaving performance on the table. I'll attach AMD adrenaline's stats on the bottom of the message 

 

Once I play a game I'll screenshot GPUZ, MSI afterburner, task manager and AMD adrenaline and send them in a separate image

 

Thing's that might be relevant

 

System specs

Intel I5-10600KF @4.80 GHz

Sapphire RX-480 @1.337 GHz

16 GB 3200MHz DDR4

750w 80+ gold 

MSI Z490-A pro motherboard

 

thanks for not giving up 🙂

 

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Could try using MSI AB to monitor CPU Core usage and Core clock for all of your cores, assuming you already monitor GPU usage and clock. Play some games and then look at the graphs, lookig for anything happening to CPU while GPU usage is low..

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Clueless Rabbit said:

Could try using MSI AB to monitor CPU Core usage and Core clock for all of your cores, assuming you already monitor GPU usage and clock. Play some games and then look at the graphs, looking for anything happening to CPU while GPU usage is low..

 

 

Hi CPU core usage is very stable and doesn't go down or up in correlation with the GPU going down on GPUZ 

 

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