Question MSI Afterburner changes clocks at random

Feb 28, 2021
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Hello everyone, I got a problem with Afterburner where it seems to change GPU clocking all willy-nilly as if the PC was idling.
So I was playing a round of Deep Rock Galactic and wanted to benchmark my performance before I replace some parts of my PC and when I was standing still in game for a bit too long the GPU clock dropped from over 1000mhz(GPU clock)/2700mhz(Mem clock) to just like 400mhz/800mhz kind of grinding the game to a screeching halt , but it does not only happen when I idle in game, I was playing a bit of NFS 2016 for the same reason and Afterburner actually did the same in a race, pretty much crashing my game..

Any way to disable that forced downclocking or lock it in any way?
And if that fails, can someone recommend another program for OSD/basic benchmarking of these games?
 
Are you sure it's afterburner causing this issue? This sounds like it could be a driver issue. Try disabling afterburner and see if the issue still persists. If it does then it was not afterburner, if it was afterburner however you can also try using these alternatives for OSD. Though I don't think it's afterburner, I've had similar issues happen before and either a quick PC restart fixed it or simply updating/resinstalling the GPU drivers.
 
Feb 28, 2021
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Are you sure it's afterburner causing this issue? This sounds like it could be a driver issue. Try disabling afterburner and see if the issue still persists. If it does then it was not afterburner, if it was afterburner however you can also try using these alternatives for OSD. Though I don't think it's afterburner, I've had similar issues happen before and either a quick PC restart fixed it or simply updating/resinstalling the GPU drivers.
Sorry for not responding sooner, for some reason I wasn't notified.
The issue does not appear when Afterburner is turned off and I 've already tried updating the driver which didn't do anything sadly, I think I will give up on this and try some alternatives, who knows, maybe it will work, thank you
 

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