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Zero Core causing max CPU usage

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As the title states when my 7970 goes into Zero Core mode basically my CPU stays pinned at my 4.6 OC.If I wake the PC and Zero Core turns off the CPU clocks drops back to "Idle Clocks".

I can see what is happening. When it goes into "Zero Core mode" my 1st core is going to 100% usage so that is why it is staying at 4.6.

I thought Zero Core was a pretty cool feature but if it's forcing my PC to run at OC speeds all the time it kinda defeats the purpose.
 
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interesting. did you update the drivers?

check with w1z if he has seen similar issue during testing.
 
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Odd one. Was going to suggest perhaps Hardware acceleration is switched on in your browser (or similar) but then your gpu wouldn't power down...
 
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Thanks for that link Law it was on my agenda to use that. I just wonder if anyone with a 7 series is noticing the same thing?
 
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Thanks for that link Law it was on my agenda to use that. I just wonder if anyone with a 7 series is noticing the same thing?
No problems here:)