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Whenever there is a program running in background like utorrent, the clock is stuck at 993mhz and the memory at 1500mhz..when I turn it off, the clocks are back to normal...need a fix ..drivers are the latest whql (not 337.5)..clock is measured from zotac firestorm..(use it for fan curve also..works flawlessly)..any suggestions will be appreciated..
 
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oh, I just installed gpu shark and it says that utorrent is an active 3d apps..can I disable draw from gpu for 1 app???pls help
 
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have you scanned you system? beside driver you may get virus
 
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Utorrent acts like it's a game when running. I have that issue.

nothing you can do but click default/reset clocks in your gpu program
 
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have you scanned you system? beside driver you may get virus
Well, 95% sure not a virus..have malwarebytes(part time scanning) and KIS 2013(always)
Utorrent acts like it's a game when running. I have that issue.

nothing you can do but click default/reset clocks in your gpu program
THANK YOU..the answer I was looking for..well, how to you do it..the default clock is 993mhz i.e. I think for 2d draw by gpu (also happens in chrome)..so, how do do what you said..(sorry for me not understanding completely)
 
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Well, 95% sure not a virus..have malwarebytes(part time scanning) and KIS 2013(always)

THANK YOU..the answer I was looking for..well, how to you do it..the default clock is 993mhz i.e. I think for 2d draw by gpu (also happens in chrome)..so, how do do what you said..(sorry for me not understanding completely)

Since this is what you use, you would click RESET in Firestorm after you open utorrent/chrome and it will/should go back to default idle clocks.

 
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I quit using utorrent when ads came in more aggressively... I don't need Russian whores and answer stupid questions from surrounding people what is it...

I am using transmission-qt now...
 
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Since this is what you use, you would click RESET in Firestorm after you open utorrent/chrome and it will/should go back to default idle clocks.

This is the question..even after resetting..(not even overclocked right now) it does not idle..that is the whole problem..is there a registry workaround (or something else) to disable gpu 2d draw for utorrent?
 
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okay will try..one last thing..do the modern processors always run at max frequency(not usage or load):lovetpu:

They don't need to run at max frequency. Choose balanced in Power Options /control panel.
It uses low power in desktop and maxes out when stressed /gaming.

 
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They don't need to run at max frequency. Choose balanced in Power Options /control panel.
It uses low power in desktop and maxes out when stressed /gaming.

Thanks man..well, I'm still using the high performance mode but the mminimum cpu has been set to 5% now..it now downclocks to 16x multiplies i.e. 1500mhz
 
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I quit using utorrent when ads came in more aggressively... I don't need Russian whores and answer stupid questions from surrounding people what is it...

I am using transmission-qt now...
well, i migrated to utorrent android (using wifi)a month ago and i was just completing the last download on the pc..android is much better as

1 - power cut..i do have backup electriciy for the house that can run everything for a whole day, never has it been exhausted..but i never run pc on anything but the mains for a prolonged period of time

2 - i don't cut the life of gpu short as the gpu is always running at 2d profile

3 - much less power consumption

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