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ATI Radeon 4870 at 100% gpu load while idle

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DBorg1

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Joined
Nov 22, 2009
Specs:

3ghz Core2 duo
2 GB Ram
ATI Radeon 4870 1GB
750W Corsair PSU

My performance in some games is really low because something is causing my gpu load to be at max all the time. And it's not a software bug where it's giving me wrong gpu load readings, cause my card is getting hot (70-80c idle temps).

I do not have any background apps that would really utilize the GPU.

I even tested the card on a new installation of an OS, with absolutely no random background apps, and I still got max GPU load readings.

I tried a slightly older version of the ATI drivers, and got the same results.

Is this card defective or something?
 
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DBorg1

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Nov 22, 2009
Nvm fixed. Was some weird conflict with my audio controllers/motherboard.