Question First time Poster! How do I fix GPU spikes?

May 23, 2022
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Hello, everyone! I just finished building my first PC and I have a question. On idle, I notice that when going into Task Manager and view my GPU, I see that sometimes it will spike into 100 % usage when I perform tasks on my PC.Also when I visited my GPU company's website to install the drivers, there were a few downloadable drivers to choose from and I downloaded a few that I thought might work. I eventually found the working driver for my GPU, but I have like 3 other GPU files on my PC that I don't use. My question is, is there a way for me to prevent these spikes from happening on my GPU? I installed my GPU drivers and everything, so I'm seeing if there is a setting that's making this happen. It looks like it spikes when I browse settings, files, apps, etc. Thanks! Also, here are my PC specs:

Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor

Lian Li GALAHAD AIO 360 RGB 69.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA ATX LGA1700 Motherboard

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL36 Memory

Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

ASUS ROG STRIX rtx 3090 OC

Fractal Design Torrent ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit - My OS updated to Windows 11, since it met the requirements.


Thank you!
 
May 23, 2022
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Task Manager will show you in the Processes tab which application is using the GPU. If you can narrow down which one it is, it'll help a lot in troubleshooting this.
Thanks for the reply! Alright, I took a screenshot of when it happened and it looks like these are the apps that are High:

Animalware Service Executable

Discord

Microsoft Edge

Game Manager Service

Razer Cortex

View: https://imgur.com/a/9EV2NjA
 
I haven't seen any that have, no
Well at the moment I don't think anything is a problem per se. Also I should've mentioned the graph in Task Manager on the left side uses whichever GPU engine (there's actually a dozen or so, you can change through them by clicking on the graph header) has the highest activity. So if you had a video on a website playing, that could cause it to be active for a bit because it's hitting the GPU video decoder.
 

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