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    Fatal Error - Please Power Down And Connect The PCIe Power Cable For This Graphics Card

    I am in the middle of the RMA process (in case somebody from Belgium reads this it was purchased from Alternate.be & they're replacing the "defective unit" with no hassles). So at present, no, I've not replaced with a different dedicated GPU; I'm just using the i7 6700's onboard graphics...
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    Fatal Error - Please Power Down And Connect The PCIe Power Cable For This Graphics Card

    [[In-trouble's alter-ego]] Problem turned out to be a defective GPU. Pulled the card and (after downloading/installlng the necessary Intel drivers) I've got surprisingly acceptable graphics performance just with the CPU's on-board graphics capability. Thanks again for the help and pointers...
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    Constant "High" CPU core MHz reading - Important?

    Responses greatly appreciated and usefully educational... chapeau!
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    Constant "High" CPU core MHz reading - Important?

    BIOS & Firmware Updaters, System Fan Controls, Fast Boot (basically restarts and directly enters UEFI/BIOS), Game Boost BUT when looking at installed programs a LOT more than that actually got installed, the majority of which I could not directly connect with what I selected for install. OK...
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    Constant "High" CPU core MHz reading - Important?

    @Martin - that's what I suspected. Thanx. @Dalai - hadn't even considered that. Does a High Performance power plan typically increase CPU usage to the degree observed in my screenshots?
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    Constant "High" CPU core MHz reading - Important?

    I just did a fresh OS install which included also re-installing motherboard drivers and optional apps. Running HWinfo after driver install but before apps install I get: After installing Gigabyte z270 HD3 apps: The yellow readings remain roughly at that level (they fluctuate mildly (~200...
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    Polling Period - Global vs Logging Cycle

    Ok - after a bit experimentation this worked. I'll describe my journey in case it might be helpful to someone else ... Unexpected hiccup When first opening HWinfo's sensors I noticed that whilst the RTSS category was displayed the FPS data row was not. Performing some uninstalls (including...
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    Polling Period - Global vs Logging Cycle

    Thanx for the prompt response:cool: RE donation: you're welcome; it is much deserved! RE NASA; they are all working for me now also; probably just a NASA server maintenance thing. RE Main point: I'll give that a try & update post with result ...
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    Polling Period - Global vs Logging Cycle

    Short Preamble Your info states a location of Slovakia. If you’re a native (I’m an American living in Belgium) your English is most impressive. Thank you for this extraordinary suite of utilities – it has been my “go to” tool for about 5 yrs. I was pleased to see the addition of “Donate“ to...
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