Quick question, sorry to bump this thread btw, when folding overnight my gtx 560 ti is showing as running in 2d desktop mode or performance level 2. The clocks are about half of regular clocks. Is there anyway to make folding@home utilize the extra power that is not currently doing anything?
What nVidia drivers are you using? (I'll assume you are running some flavor of Windows - if not, proceed with caution)
As I recall, this was an issue with some of the older nVidia driver sets. The first work unit Folds at 100%... but while the Folding software is busy uploading the finished work, the GPU drops down to 2D clocks to save power.
The issue was that the video card does not properly ramp back up to 100% power with the next work unit Folded.
Others may chime in, but I would uninstall your current nVidia drivers and get the most current drivers from the nVidia website.
And as previously stated, Welcome to Folding and Welcome to team 11108 - Maximum PC!