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nvidia color settings resetting after reboot

I am using the nvidia settings to manage some color settings, and as of a recentish anniversary update for windows 10, it kept resetting every reboot. Luckily someone at Tom’sHardware found the resolution, which I am shamelessly posting here with source:

This issue is caused by the WindowsColorSystem scheduled task running at user logon. The NVIDIA driver hooks the user’s logon and then applies the settings, however, the Microsoft scheduled task that initializes the Windows Color System runs just after and loads the default color profile for the monitor (timing issue). Since I prefer to use the driver manufacturers’ control panels to manage my color settings, I disable the “Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsColorSystem\Calibration Loader” task.

Video Cards Water Cooling

ATI/AMD XFX 6950 crossfire benchmarks – water cooled

I recently water cooled my XFX 6950 2gb reference cards. The specific model I am testing is (XFX HD-695A-CNFC AMD Radeon HD 6950 2G). I put on some XSPC water blocks, as with air and unlocked bios, they were hitting 95C + on load, which was worrying me.

hardware / test setup :

CPU : i5 2500k (also water cooled with an HK Supreme HF)
Motherboard : Asus P8P67 PRO
Case : Corsair 600T
PSU : Corsair HX1000
Memory : 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
GPU : 2x Reference 2GB XFX 6950’s shader unlocked and oc’d
Hdd : OCZ Solid 2 120GB

You can view the rest of the rig here :×6950/

The load temp will be running OCCT v3.1.0 for about 15 minutes.

Benchmarks – shader unlock bios only – 800/1250

idle – 38C (GPU1) 40C(GPU2)
load – 44C(GPU1) 46C(GPU2)
average fps – 635

Benchmarks – shader unlock bios and OC – 840/1325

load – 45C (GPU1) 47C(GPU2)
average fps – 650

Benchmarks – shader unlock bios and OC – 900/1400

load – 46C (GPU1) 49C(GPU2)
average fps – 675

Benchmarks – shader unlock bios and OC – 1000/1500


If you want me to test some games, let me know. I can always switch the BIOS back to stock as well.