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Question 2070S Random Spikes to 100% and slight freeze

May 21, 2020
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Hello. I recently upgraded my CPU,MB,GPU, and RAM. Unfortunately my EVGA 2070 arrived dead, so they replaced it with an upgraded 2070S. Things overall are working great! I am able to get good FPS in all games, and all the benchmarks I have show the machine performing well within or slightly above expectations for the combined components. I have XMP enabled in the BIOS.

However, I have been noticing very small performance hits. It seems randomly the GPU spikes from ~5% to 100% and then immediately back down during normal workstation usage. The screen will freeze then flash black, then restore itself and be operating fine. Once the whole machine did freeze forcing a restart.
Another issue is that on boot, the 2070S fans ramp up to 100% and will stay there until I open EVGA precision. This is an issue because I dual boot linux, but need to enter windows after a full power on (this doesn't happen during reboots)

I have checked the seating of everything, including the power cables and nothing seems awry.

Thank you. Any help is greatly appreciated! I hope to figure things out before any warranty issues.

Here is the PC Part Picker:

PCPartPicker Part List:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fZTnhg

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($126.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($563.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($427.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2718Q 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($634.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2620.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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May 21, 2020
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How are the temps on your CPU?
On idle (<20% usage depending on background processes) all cores were averaging 42C with maxes at 60C.

After running a blender benchmark with all cores at 100% and the speed clocked up automatically, all cores averaged around 61C and maxed at 76C

The GPU saw spikes like my original picture around 3 times during the CPU Benchmark
 
May 21, 2020
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It seems this primarily happens while playing media. Youtube, etc will flash. Davinci Resolve, VLC. and Windows Media Player Freeze and Crash while playing videos. Anywhere from 1080p to 4k but mostly if I play the 4k.

If I need to make a different post I can.
 
May 24, 2020
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Hello. I recently upgraded my CPU,MB,GPU, and RAM. Unfortunately my EVGA 2070 arrived dead, so they replaced it with an upgraded 2070S. Things overall are working great! I am able to get good FPS in all games, and all the benchmarks I have show the machine performing well within or slightly above expectations for the combined components. I have XMP enabled in the BIOS.

However, I have been noticing very small performance hits. It seems randomly the GPU spikes from ~5% to 100% and then immediately back down during normal workstation usage. The screen will freeze then flash black, then restore itself and be operating fine. Once the whole machine did freeze forcing a restart.
Another issue is that on boot, the 2070S fans ramp up to 100% and will stay there until I open EVGA precision. This is an issue because I dual boot linux, but need to enter windows after a full power on (this doesn't happen during reboots)

I have checked the seating of everything, including the power cables and nothing seems awry.

Thank you. Any help is greatly appreciated! I hope to figure things out before any warranty issues.

Here is the PC Part Picker:

PCPartPicker Part List:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fZTnhg

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($198.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($126.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB FTW3 ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($563.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($427.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2718Q 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($634.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2620.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 17:03 EDT-0400

Picture:
View: https://imgur.com/a/7wLKj47
I'll just start off by saying, I have the exact same problem with my 2070S. In my research on how to fix it (and I'm sure you've seen and done this too) people say to look in NVIDIA control panel under 3D settings and make sure the "Power Management Mode" is set to "Adaptive". let me know if you've done this already. But if you haven't let me know if it works for you
 
May 21, 2020
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I'll just start off by saying, I have the exact same problem with my 2070S. In my research on how to fix it (and I'm sure you've seen and done this too) people say to look in NVIDIA control panel under 3D settings and make sure the "Power Management Mode" is set to "Adaptive". let me know if you've done this already. But if you haven't let me know if it works for you
I actually hadn't seen that yet! Someone suggested the Maximum Performance power setting, but that was equivalent in the issues.

I have tested it on adaptive with 4k video, and it is playing smoothly without crashing or spiking! Unfortunately it did the same thing while editing 1080p videos in Davinci Resolve. I am going to do some testing with other software and mounted drives to determine where the issue might be coming from.



Thank you for at least helping with part of it!
 
May 21, 2020
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A second reset of windows appeared to do the trick. Along with that clean driver install I set the power mode to Adaptive. I am still having issues with the fans running at 100% without EVGA precision, but thank you for the help with the random spikes!
 

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