Question RTX 3080 Ti using 120w at idle

stanley88845

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I just installed an rtx 3080 ti and it's using 120w at idle. My old gtx 1070 was using around 40w.

All I've done since getting the new gpu is uninstall the old drivers, put in the new card and installed the new drivers. Anyone got any ideas?
 

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Nvidia control panel check Power Management and selektor 'normal'. In control panel select balanced power option and inside look at "PCI Express - Link State Power Management" and select 'off'.
Report results.
 
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stanley88845

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Nvidia control panel check Power Management and selektor 'normal'. In control panel select balanced power option and inside look at "PCI Express - Link State Power Management" and select 'off'.
Report results.
Is PCI Express - Link State Power Management located in Nvidia Control panel?

And I've already tried setting Power Management to normal and it made no difference.
 

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Whenever I have my main monitor (5120x1440 240hz) turned on it causes my gpu to use over 100w of power when doing nothing even if it's the only monitor connected. As soon as I use just my second monitor (2560x1440 144hz) it fixed this high wattage issue. Anyone got any ideas?
 

stanley88845

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Whenever I have my main monitor (5120x1440 240hz) turned on it causes my gpu to use over 100w of power when doing nothing even if it's the only monitor connected. As soon as I use just my second monitor (2560x1440 144hz) it fixed this high wattage issue. Anyone got any ideas?
 

stanley88845

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multiple monitor?
Whenever I have my main monitor (5120x1440 240hz) turned on it causes my gpu to use over 100w of power when doing nothing even if it's the only monitor connected. As soon as I use just my second monitor (2560x1440 144hz) it fixed this high wattage issue. Any ideas?
 

stanley88845

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I mean they will fix it when they fix it
I turned on multi monitor power management and it fixed the high power usage, but my monitors will start flickering a <Mod Edit> ton, got any ideas on how to stop it from flickering? (Other than turning off multi monitor power management obviously lol)
 
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