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Annoying issue

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:28 am
by sbohdan
I have a HD5850 card in my other rig and sometimes the speed drops back for no visible reason from 765/1050 to 400/900. I have to restart the computer to have it back on default. It seems like a driver issue but I never even heard of this and it realy pisses me off when during gaming, the framerate drops from 45-50 to 23-27.

Any solutions?

Re: Annoying issue

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:23 am
by sbohdan
Problem solved!

In case anyone has the same problem:

Oddly enough, this problem was caused by Flash. For some reason, Youtube + Chrome/firefox + Hardware acceleration downclocks the card. I have not tested this with my other rig to see if it happens there as well, and I have not tested it with any other browsers, nor have I tested it with different Flash sites. So I don't know if this is a universal Flash thing or not. Either way, there are two ways to solve this:

1. Don't watch Youtube videos. And if you do, make sure to close the tab/window afterwards, as even when idle, Flash seems to downclock the card.

2. (much better solution) Turn off hardware acceleration. Right click -> Settings -> Uncheck "Enable hardware acceleration"

I think, flash player is the most hatefull annoying software piece of crap ever invented...

Re: Annoying issue

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:01 am
by Velo:Sity
YouTube also has HTML5 player.