Problem XFX HD6950 1GB, 99% activity while running no programs

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Graphics' started by DarkLegacy, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. DarkLegacy

    DarkLegacy New Member

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    Hey,

    my XFX HD6950 1GB is running at 95%-99% when not performing any tasks. Here are some solutions i tried which did not work:

    [FONT=verdana, geneva, lucida, 'lucida grande', arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I restarted my pc (total shut-down without any power left in my pc) but that did not solve the problem. [/FONT]
    I tried to reinstall my driver but that also did not fix the problem.

    the driver i am running for my GPU is the latest catalyst control centre. The problem started a few hours ago but my pc did not crash (yet).

    I hope one of you knows the solution for this problem, I would be very grateful [​IMG]

    PS. Sorry for my English grammar, it is not my main language [​IMG]
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Have you tried running Task manager to see what app could be making the card work so hard? Just right-click in the task bar and you'll see in the dialogue box.
     
  3. DarkLegacy

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    yes I tried, but nothing was out of the ordinary. what i did notice this morning: it happens only when I am connected to the internet. when I disconnect my activity drops after a few seconds to 0%
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hmm your browser could be using GPU acceleration. Could you please list which browser you use also I know you say your using the latest driver or Catalyst control centre but I wonder which one you actually mean.. The latest driver is Catalyst 12.2 and can be found here:

    AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

    Please ensure you fully un-install the previous driver before installing the new version.
     

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