bob16314See Why do my GPU clocks remain high when my system is idle? in the EVGA FAQs.
SajinRunning 120hz on the desktop shouldn’t affect your games unless the game is linked to your desktop refresh rate. Most games allow you set your refresh rate inside the game itself. The core clock/mem clock running at elevated clocks when running 144hz is normal for nvidia. It’s to prevent screen corruption from occurring because of the increased bandwidth that the higher refresh rate demands.
dcx4610After several days or weeks, it stops and gets stuck at elevated clocks.
dcx4610Well, I thought that was a solid solution but didn't work. I have Nvidia Control Panel set to 120hz and the Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest Available. When I enter games, the monitor is still showing it's running at 120hz despite the game giving the option of 144hz. Is there something I'm missing?
dc8flyerdcx4610Well, I thought that was a solid solution but didn't work. I have Nvidia Control Panel set to 120hz and the Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest Available. When I enter games, the monitor is still showing it's running at 120hz despite the game giving the option of 144hz. Is there something I'm missing?I may have missed reading the type of monitor you have but try this. If the monitor is G-SYNC compatible the game you are loading may be automatically enabling G-SYNC. If you have G-SYNC off in Control Panel some games will automatically turn G-SYNC on (like BFV). You will notice this as the screen flashes as the game loads. Once you close out the game the G-SYNC remains enabled and will cause the GPU memory to run high. This hasn't been much of an issue with single monitors but is something you can look into. If this turns out to help one poster suggested making nvidia control panel read only. If you dont want to do that you can select CP, G-SYNC as the game is loading and place a check mark in the G-Sync box and the remove it immediately and then select apply, and then close nvidia control panel.
kougarI may be wrong, but are you sure it isn't an issue with the program you're using to measure clockspeeds? Case in point, GPU-Z shows "Current clocks" just like your screenshot, but these readings are not the current clockspeeds of the actual hardware. I'd recommend you double check by downloading GPU-Z and using the Sensors tab to see the live clockspeed counter. GPU-Z only updates the info on the Sensors tab, even though at first glance most people would assume "GPU Clocks" would be the current frequency. (might need to open the image in a new tab to see)
dcx4610I did test a few games and as suggested by someone else, the monitor is just reading the desktop setting. The game still allows me to pick 144 and the FPS in the game isn't locked to 120. So far so good by keeping my monitor at 120 on the desktop. If that ends up working, I'll live with it but I think that's something that needs to be addressed by Nvidia and/or Microsoft if there's something specific about 144hz that would keep it from downclocking randomly.