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GPU clock not lowering on idle

Question asked by ressurrectify on Jun 24, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2017 by amdmatt

Played ARK Survival Evolved and when I shut the game down the CPU clock remained on 1406. Temperature also can't go any lower than 60 degrees, even though my fans are at 100% all the time. I suspect something is using the GPU in the background but Malwarebytes didn't detect any viruses.

 

 

I have an MSI Gaming X RX 480 8GB and am using Afterburner for overclocking.

 

Edit: Downloaded Process Hacker and it says that GPU usage is normal (around 3% on desktop) but the clock still won't go down, manually lowered to 650 (lowest Afterburner would let me) to reduce power consumption.

 

Edit 2: It seems that the card keeps applying Afterburner settings even when the program is off/uninstalled, I restarted the computer and the fans started spinning on 100% right away. Can I somehow fix this?

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