Fluctuating GPU frequencies problem

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  1. Deks

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    How would I go about doing that?
    Where is the GPU limit reasons section in HWinfo? I don't see it.


    Also, the performance dip is constant throughout running the Superposition benchmark or Darksiders III... it doesn't occur at specific intervals... the gpu clocks are oscillating wildly every half a second ALL the time when the GPU is stressed by something like Superposition or Darksiders III.

    Less demanding game such as Star Trek Online doesn't produce same gpu clock oscillation, neither does Luxmark.
     
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    Guess HWiNFO doesn’t have a performance limit reasons section for AMD GPUs. Maybe GPU-Z will show it.

    Doesn’t Asus use that nasty thermal paste on the VRMs instead of thermal pads? It’s possible that the thermal paste has dried up, so the VRMs are overheating under strenuous GPU load.
     
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  3. Deks

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    they used thermal paste on everything. No thermal pads whatsoever.
    It's my thought as well that this could be contributing to the issue... and if its not, its just a bad chip.
     
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    You mean these stats?

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    Granted I do have an nvidia GPU so.... *shrugs*
     
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  5. Deks

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    Btw... another user whose GL702ZC is of same config as mine has his RX 580 scored 40% higher in Superposition, with no oscillating clocks.
    This is an issue confined to my GPU and/or cooling assembly.
     
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    sometimes game boosters can resolve bizzarre behaviours....try razer cortex or iobit turbo mode with advanced system care...could be a process interfering. if that doesnt work then its definitly temperatures
     
  7. Vasudev

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    Run this program as admin and see if you can find older driver remnants that might be interfering with the device's performance.
     
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    I'll try, but I ran superposition with old drivers (I changed to the old ssd that came with the laptop) and the issue was the same. Those old drivers were installed by Asus repair centre.
    Plus on my own ssd (before I switched it out) I used amd driver uninstall utility in safe mode to install newest drivers from the get go (doing so made me lose freesync because the laptop wants original drivers first. Then express install of newest on top of them to retain freesync function).
     
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    Have you tried Xtreme G modded AMD drivers?
     
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    No, besides, AMD's desktop drivers work just fine on my GL702ZC because it has desktop hardware to begin with.
    So, why would I use Xtreme G modded AMD drivers?

    Vengance is the user who ran Superoposition on his GL702ZC and he's getting 40% higher performance with no oscillating frequencies.
    I very much doubt this is a software problem.
     
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