Last week I noticed that my card was running at 500 MHz GPU / 1500 MHz Memory clocks constantly. I just happened to check my CCC after playing a game to see my temps, and notice that the clocks would not go down even with 0% activity. Unfortunately, I do not remember exactly when it started. No hardware has been changed since it was built. Temperature is not really an issue because I have cooling galore, rather, I am more concerned that there is a hardware issue with the card or somewhere else, and the unnecessary strain it is causing on the card. I put the fan speed at 40% to show a general idle temp with the clock maxed. I keep it at 100% always, and it will idle at 34C at 100% fan speed. Normal idle temp should be 23-25C.
I have already tried to uninstall/reinstall drivers and CCC, and I have tried both BIOS positions (by changing the bios switch) to see if it was a card bios problem. I am not sure what else to try.
System Specs - The system was built in 2013
FX-8350 4GHz/4.2 Boost - Stock Clocks
ASRock 990FX Fatal1ty Professional - Bios Version P2.00
Gigabyte 7970 GHz Edition 3GB - Stock Bios & Clocks
G.SKILL Ripjaw 2x4GB DDR3 1866 - Stock Specs
Kingwin 1000W PSU
Windows 7 Professional 64bit