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Unexplained high GPU usage

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by runevirage, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. runevirage New Member

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    Hi, I'm having this weird problem. Rarely, about every month or so, my graphics cards will do something very strange. For about a minute, they will go up and down between 0 and 95% usage. An audible buzzing sound occurs as well, but this sound doesn't occur in games even under full load. The event also occurs typically at around the same time as well, around midnight to 1AM (but I have no programs scheduled to scan/update anything during that time). The normal Windows 7 aero desktop reverts to the "basic" theme, with no transparencies, then reverts back after the event.


    System specs

    Core i7 920 3.8Ghz
    GTX 275 SLI (stock clocks)
    EVGA X58 Micro ATX
    6GB DDR3 Memory
    750W PSU
    Windows Home Premium
    Driver: Nvidia 197.13

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    oh, i know that one. its a scheduled event where WEI updates.
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  3. runevirage New Member

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    Is there any way to turn it off?
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    yes, yes there is.
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  5. runevirage New Member

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    Could you tell me please?
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    indeedily doodely neighbour

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  7. runevirage New Member

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    Thank you very much. I was thinking that nobody would know what this was so it's kind of shocking to have it answered within 5 minutes lol. This truly is the place of computer experts.
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    Lmao.

    "Do you know the answer?"
    "Yeah I know the answer"
    "Well... uhh, can you tell me?"
    "...Maybe."
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  9. runevirage New Member

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    Oh, one last question, how do I actually stop it? I tried right clicking disable but when I look under "triggers" it says that it's still enabled. Should I delete it? Will that cause any problems?
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    'triggers' is just how it activates, if you right click and disable, its disabled. the trigger thing is just telling you how it would activate, where it enabled.
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    windows experience index


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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Is that updating itself? How useless! And why haven't I seen it?
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    your PC has to be on at 1am on a sunday.
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    That was an hour and a half ago for me lol.
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    welcome in TPU my friend
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    Thats why my computer shut down this morning when my display driver stopped working! Yes I still have 196.75 and the are crap! When I fold, I wake up in the next morning and says "your display driver has stopped responding, the driver was succesfully backed up":shadedshu
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    LMAO..... :toast: :roll:



    Thanks for the Info though. :)

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