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GTX 1660 GPU Clock and Memory clock randomly spiking when idle?

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Last night I realized that my GPU has these random spikes when on the desktop and not in a game,
usually the GPU Clock is 300Mhz while the Memory clock is around 405Mhz at idle
but I realize that for a split second while on idle the GPU Clock will skyrocket to 1530Mhz GPU Clock and the Memory Clock to 4001Mhz.....and this happens when I click to watch a youtube video!!!
temperatures are still fine but Is there anything wrong with my graphics card as this happens a few times a minute, while browsing the web or going from one program to another..
also I've realized it fluctuates a ton while in game
I'll post a graph below, but just not sure if it's normal as I JUST built this PC a month ago and there has been nothing helpful online that i've found for information.

Thanks,

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Processor: Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 3.4Ghz + Wraith Stealth CPU Cooler

Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus B450 M

GPU Zotac GTX 1660 AMP 6GB GDDR5 192-Bit, Boost: 1845Mhz

Fans: 3x120mm front ADD-RGB fans + 2x top blue LED 120mm fans and 1x real Thermaltake Riing 12 120mm Red LED Fan

PSU: Thermaltake Smart 700W

Ram: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB

SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB

The graph below is when I was clicking from one youtube video to another and at the end that was watching a video.
 

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Looks normal.
If you don't want your GPU being used in your browser then just turn off hardware acceleration in your browser.
 

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Check the polling rate of your mouse too
 
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Looks normal.
If you don't want your GPU being used in your browser then just turn off hardware acceleration in your browser.
Thanks so much! I just didn't know if it was acting up or not because that's quite the rise in GPU Memory for loading a youtube video, but it only lasts a split second and I do realize there needs to be resources from the Graphics card to send all of that information to my screen...
just really amazed by how much of a rise it is!! it's good to know my GPU is in good health then ! :)

Thanks,

Check the polling rate of your mouse too
Thanks!! I heard there could be something to do with a Mining virus but that's also for when your GPU is reaching thoses levels constantly, it's just reaching high levels when loading a few pages, and I guess that's to be expected.
 

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Yeah i turn off hardware accel in all browsers.
 
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Looks normal.
If you don't want your GPU being used in your browser then just turn off hardware acceleration in your browser.
Here's an update on the CS:GO menu, seems that the clock speeds wanna stay low while the card forces itself to push to the max and then back down every second, any ideas?
 

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