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GPU getting downclocked?

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Jan 12, 2017
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Processor 4790K stock clock. 1.217v
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Memory 2x8GB G.SKILL Trident X 2133MHz 9-10-10-28-1T
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 970 SC MODIFIED BIOS 1442MHz 1.218
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I crunch/fold same time. 4790k stock. GTX 970 1442MHz.
During folding my GPU will go from 1442MHz to 1164MHz but the load is the same.
Why is my GPU downclocking? All my OC settings are BIOS modded so I only use afterburner for a fan profile.
The temps are better when downclocked but it seems to be noticeably slower at folding.
Anyone know why FAH is downclocking a GPU?


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