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GPU won't use full power/voltage

Discussion in 'Games' started by XGamingMan, Apr 5, 2019.

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  1. XGamingMan

    XGamingMan Thread Starter

    Apr 5, 2019
    GPU: GTX 980
    CPU: I7 3440k
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE (don't remember the excact model)
    RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3 (Single)
    PSU: 650W PSU (53Dollars)
    Windows 10 Pro retail clean install (I literally installed it)
    GPU Driver: 419.xx clean install

    Description of Problem: I haven't played games for a while. yesterday I purchased AC Odyssey and opened it in excitement except the game is at 8FPS. short story I tried all the games and they are stuck on extremly low FPS. the problem is the power is at minimum power and won't exceed 20percent. and if i open PrecisionX it shows gpu clock 358, and memory clock 12xx at all times during the games
    and gpu-z shows perfcap reason pwr whenever I open any game (even in the main menu)

    Troubleshooting: I've tried almost everything

    -installing different Geforce drivers from 395.xx to 419.xx (using DDU)
    -tampering with the control panel power settings set to max PERF
    -changing the power limit in MSI after burner
    -clean install of the windows (I even downgraded to another version of Windows)
    -Nor the GPU or the PSU (because it's working fine during summer course in college) are defective
    -Temp is at its lowest at about 26C while playing with this very low FPS
    -updated the BIOS of the motherboard

    EDIT: OMG PrecisionX was showing the GPU working at full POWER (1038mV) at desktop, AS SOON AS I opened Batman AK it decreased to 830mV AGAIN. I am literally crying
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
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