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Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC #230525 13/03/11 11:21 AM
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When i have mIRC open the clocks of my graphic card goes to 3D mode and between 0-7% gpu load. This doesnt happen when i'm using firefox or wathever, only when i maximize or check if someone writes on my channel.

Driver problems or mIRC using the gfx?

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Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Jinderox] #230528 13/03/11 02:36 PM
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While this may be due to something that mIRC is doing, it wouldn't hurt for you to ensure that your drivers are up-to-date from the manufacturer.
Also, in order for anyone to try to reproduce this on their systems, we would need to know specifically which graphics card you are using.

Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Jinderox] #230533 13/03/11 03:37 PM
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I'm using a 5870 ati and i have the last drivers. I tried another irc client with no problems but i would like to use mIRC.

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Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Jinderox] #230534 13/03/11 03:49 PM
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Then I suggest making a post in the Bug Reports section detailing your situation and/or referencing this topic.

While I suspect that Khaled checks all of the forums, it's a known fact that he does read and (if necessary) replies to posts in the Bug Reports forum.

Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Jinderox] #230536 13/03/11 04:09 PM
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I will start a new topic on bug section, thanks.

Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Jinderox] #230549 14/03/11 12:03 AM
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It is very likely related to your graphics card driver since there is nothing in mIRC that I am aware of that would cause such an issue. mIRC does not use 3D mode, directx, or any other graphics mode, and does not change your graphics settings in any way. That said, which version of mIRC are you using?

Please enter the following command into the status window and post the results:

//echo -a $os $version $beta $md5($mircexe,2) $file($mircexe).sig $alias(0) $script(0) $dll(0) $com(0)

Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Khaled] #230551 14/03/11 12:52 AM
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The last few years, both AMD and nVidia have moved some regular 2D calls from the dedicated 2D engine on the chip, to the "3D" shader engines. So even if you're not using any 3D, the shader engines can get woken up by other stuff. It's also hard to point specific fingers, as the implementation details tend to change between driver revisions, impacting which calls are affected/thresholds for clock-up/performance/...

Re: Problem with 3D clocks and mIRC [Re: Jinderox] #230559 14/03/11 08:37 AM
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I'm using mIRC with Ircap, but with mIRC alone is happening this too. I only had mIRC working for 1 hour and i saw how the clocks sometimes went from 2D to 3D, it's not allways.

I got this from the code:


Vista 6.2 222c98f9faf7a0b283fd0736f0ab6c1a 1 6 0 0


Edit: i saw the clocks only changes when a chat windows is open, if i only have the "status" windows it doesnt happen. And if i see more people writing there are more chances to get 3Dclocks.

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