Question Can anyone help me understand these random clock drops?

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Hello guys,

I have a new system besides the GPU. I think my GPU is busted anyways but i tried with another GPU and was having the same problem so i'm kinda lost here.
This is what is happening on my GPU, resulting in random stutters.



At first i thought it was the GPU, then i tried with a brand new 6700xt and the same happened.
Got a new PSU, just in case, and nothing changed.
Tried diferent RAMs and nothing changed.

My current specs:

OS: Windows 11 (fresh install)
Motherboard: B550 Gaming X V2
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
RAM: 32Gb DDR4 3600Mhz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 Gaming X
PSU: Seasonic Focus Gold GX 850W


Thank you for your time.

(edit: added PSU)
 

DavidM012

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I ran a search and found a quote:

'I suggest that you go into the amd adrenalin software "app" and turning off all the amd radeon stuff that's supposed to make things better, Radeon anti-lag, chill, boost, image sharpening, enhanced sync'.
 
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I ran a search and found a quote:

'I suggest that you go into the amd adrenalin software "app" and turning off all the amd radeon stuff that's supposed to make things better, Radeon anti-lag, chill, boost, image sharpening, enhanced sync'.
I did that when i had the 6700XT but with the Nvidia the same is happening. I'm currently using the Gtx 1080
 

DavidM012

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Have you tried the card in another pci-e slot? Did some more research, might be mobo. The search of the amd found a quote and the search of 1080 found a similar thread of stutters and frame drops and they changed the mobo and said it fixed it.
 
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Have you tried the card in another pci-e slot? Did some more research, might be mobo. The search of the amd found a quote and the search of 1080 found a similar thread of stutters and frame drops and they changed the mobo and said it fixed it.
I didn't tried that actually. I suspect it can be the mobo, since i tried with almost all diferent components :(
I can try that when back at home
 
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Have you tried the card in another pci-e slot? Did some more research, might be mobo. The search of the amd found a quote and the search of 1080 found a similar thread of stutters and frame drops and they changed the mobo and said it fixed it.
Do i loose any performance/features using the second one?
 

DavidM012

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I think the second slot is the same as the top slot. The manual says PCIEX2 is the lower slot and runs in Pci-e 3.0 2x mode. So that's only to check if the top slot is dodgy if the problem persists it would mean proceed to switch mobo.
 
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I think the second slot is the same as the top slot. The manual says PCIEX2 is the lower slot and runs in Pci-e 3.0 2x mode. So that's only to check if the top slot is dodgy if the problem persists it would mean proceed to switch mobo.
Alright alright
Will try that. Thanks man!
 
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I think the second slot is the same as the top slot. The manual says PCIEX2 is the lower slot and runs in Pci-e 3.0 2x mode. So that's only to check if the top slot is dodgy if the problem persists it would mean proceed to switch mobo.
Just tried on the second slot and the same happens. Even more unstable it seems
 

geofelt

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It would seem that the cpu drop is in sync with power amd ram.

What is your cpu cooler?
Run Hwmonitor and look at the max temperature after the drops happen.
If you see a max number in red, it indicates throttling.
I think the ryzen throttle temperature is perhaps 90c.
If a throttle event happens, the cpu will lower clocks until the situation reverses. That is a good thing. A severe heat issue will shut it down.
 
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It would seem that the cpu drop is in sync with power amd ram.

What is your cpu cooler?
Run Hwmonitor and look at the max temperature after the drops happen.
If you see a max number in red, it indicates throttling.
I think the ryzen throttle temperature is perhaps 90c.
If a throttle event happens, the cpu will lower clocks until the situation reverses. That is a good thing. A severe heat issue will shut it down.
I have a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 as a CPU cooler. The temps are between 50º and 60º
 
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good cooler. What is the MAX temperature as recorded by HWmonitor?
Yeah it is very good
I don't have it recorded with HWmonitor but i can test when i get home. But i have with RivaTunner and the max is 60º
The thing is that this happens on iddle or on high usage(the drops and stutters)
 

geofelt

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I was looking at the possibility of thermal throttling which often exhibits such a yo-yo effect. I now doubt that is the case.

It looks to me that something is kicking off on some periodic schedule.
Could this be a Nvidia game experience checking for driver and game updates? I leave that uninstalled.
There may be other apps doing the same.

See if task manager can capture what is going on at the times.
Motherboard supplied monitoring apps would be another candidate.
 
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I was looking at the possibility of thermal throttling which often exhibits such a yo-yo effect. I now doubt that is the case.

It looks to me that something is kicking off on some periodic schedule.
Could this be a Nvidia game experience checking for driver and game updates? I leave that uninstalled.
There may be other apps doing the same.

See if task manager can capture what is going on at the times.
Motherboard supplied monitoring apps would be another candidate.
I could be some other app or service. This happened with a 6700XT so i don't think it is related to Nvidia experience.

Even on the power graph, it drops too so if were something that requires more processing it should rise i think.
 

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