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GTX 1060 GPU running at half speed

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GTX 1060 GPU running at half speed

I have a zotac GTX 1060 mini 6GB, stock settings for GPU clock is1700Mhz Max. Since about 4 days ago, the GPU clock is bouncing between 600 and 1100 Mhz while there is a high load on the video card, once every 30 seconds it hits 1300Mhz for an instant. The GPU temperature is usually about 42C while there is a load on the GPU. Game performance and benchmarks are in line with the low clocks.

-changed the stock the Heat sink compound with artic silver and cleaned off all the dust, that resulted in a ~6C drop in GPU temperature so it is now 36C while there is a GPU load.
-updated the BIOS
-Swapped PSU
-changed the PCIE configurations in the motherboard BIOS
-Updated the driver
-DDU then reinstall the driver
-Change the power setting in Nvidia Control Panel
-Reinstalled windows

I have not tried it in another PC yet.

Anyone got any ideas?
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it's like this running Kombustor or the furry cube thing?

Try a different PCI slot.
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badOne wrote: it's like this running Kombustor or the furry cube thing?

Try a different PCI slot.
The same when running furry cube, 3d mark benchmark, game.

Tried the other PCI slot, no change.
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Can you swap the power molex connected to it? Maybe its faulty and not feeding it consistent power for it to work at full speed (ie power supply issue). If that doesn't work then definitely try another PC and if its still not working then RMA it if you can.

Edit: just reread what you did and you changed the PSU. Time to swap it to another system
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Stick it into a different computer

When the gpu speed changes, does the frame rate tank or it doesnt even show any changes? Have you tried forcing a core and mem speed using msi afterburner?
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Zarkey wrote: Use DDU and then install older drivers https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/di ... nload.html
Maybe try afterburner and see it holds the clocks. Don't know what app is used to overclock Nvidia gpus but try using them
Went back to older drivers, no effect.
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You didn't buy it from Wish.com did you? LOL j/k

It was working fine and then this happened out of the blue? Seems like you've covered a lot already, I'd say try it in another system. If that fails...is it still under warranty? I think Zotac is only 2 years but 3 years if you registered.
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Install MSI Afterburner and adjust the settings to see if it holds.
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Tried MSI afterburner and the frequency lock, no effect
Put it into another computer, no effect

Out of warranty on the GPU.
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toalan wrote: Tried MSI afterburner and the frequency lock, no effect
Put it into another computer, no effect

Out of warranty on the GPU.
Then I would suppose something has failed hardware-wise. Something related to the GPU but not the whole GPU itself, it could happen. If you don't feel you can use it then leave it as a working backup card and look into something new.
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I think I will just put up with it until new cards are released and get a new card, until then it is 720p gaming.
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