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You feel confident enough to take out a gpu? Its super easy, watch some youtube videos (search something like 'how to add a video card').

Try using 1 gpu (take out the other). A single Gtx 580 is plenty powerful for all 3 of those games@ 1080p. See if you have the same problem with 1 card. If you do, try the other card. You might have to reinstall the nvidia drivers in bt the card changing.

Be sure to remove the sli bridge bf removing the card.

Also look at the manual for your monitor. Since you have a 120hz monitor it might be some setting there.

Also in NVCP(right click on the desktop and choose NVCP> look under resolution. See what the refresh rate is set at. It might have to do with that setting.

Just wondering you don't have Nvidia 3d Vision installed do you? In other words you don't have the Nvidia 3d kit do you? Because that could also be a source of issues.
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no i dont have the glasses or run any 3D settings. but i did check the refresh rate in the nvcp and it was on some weird 59Hz setting so i changed it to 120 and 1080 but it didn't stop the blank screens from happening.

i did take the cards out and try one and swap them around and it still did it in all the scenarios. however it was in that weird refresh rate thing.
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no i dont have the glasses or run any 3D settings. but i did check the refresh rate in the nvcp and it was on some weird 59Hz setting so i changed it to 120 and 1080 but it didn't stop the blank screens from happening.

i did take the cards out and try one and swap them around and it still did it in all the scenarios. however it was in that weird refresh rate thing.

Wow that sucks. Definitely not your gpus then since it occurs with both.

Look into any monitor settings you can adjust.

You also might want to restore with only 1 gpu in your system.
If you have another computer and a fast connection try downloading Shift 1 and add it into the mix. Shift 1 is a very technically solid game and doesn't require a lot of computing power to run.

Shift 2 is kind of new so maybe there's still some kinks to work out (but solid on my system at the lower resolutions I play at). Gta 4 is a tecnically bad pc port. But in the end I think its something with your OS install, maybe some NVCP settings or monitor settings.
    
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Btw see if your motherboard bios is up to date, if not you might want to flash it.

EDIT: also go to Windows Update and see if your OS install is updated.
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Also if you have a copy of Windows 7 64-bit you might want to forgo the whole restore disk thing and just do a fresh clean install of Windows 7 yourself.

The only drivers you will probably have to install are the Nvidia video drivers and maybe wifi if you have a wifi adapter on your desktop. When I built my desktop last week, those are the only drivers I had to install, Windows 7 installed the rest.

If you go this route be sure to run Windows update of course.
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yeah i might have to just bite the bullet and do a fresh install myself. this morning i think i saw a message from fraps saying it had trouble running directx 9 support or something like that. i just automatically clicked it.. after that i was like WAIT no come back.. lol so i might try reinstalling direct x and see if that goes anywhere. i do appreciate all your help.
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ok ok i got it! I went to the monitor using HDMI instead of dual link DVI and it doesn't look a vibrant but it runs excellent at everything maxed out and 60Hz. so that's telling me that having the resolution and Hz maxed out was just to much information passing through the cable or the monitor is defective and cant keep up. i think i'll go to best buy and buy a new dual link DVI and if that doesn't work i'll exchange the monitor with dell.

i mean whats the point of buying a 120Hz monitor to use it at 60Hz lol. if that was the case i would have gone IPS panal instead of the best TN
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Good to know you're on your way to figuring out the problem.

About disk restore vs restoring using imaging software. Restoring using imaging software is a lot faster and simpler. I had a Gateway tablet I had to restore using two Gateway restore dvd's. ...it took over 2 hrs to restore the damn thing using those dvd's. So that's an image less than 20gb's taking over 2hrs to restore. Contrast that with the 50gb image of my desktop (with like 4-5 games on the image) which takes about an 1 hr to restore using imaging software.

Plus using imaging software is much simpler vs restoring with factory dvd's. Restoring with factory dvd's usually requires a lot of babysitting of the pc. .. the pc typically reboots several times and in between each reboot you have to click through a bunch of different Next buttons. While with imaging software you only click through some Next boxes in the beginning (to choose your options ), let the image write and after 1 reboot you have a fresh pc (assuming the image created was of a nice fully functional pc that is).

Whatever, I just want to throw that out there.

Good luck, hope things work out with your new, expensive, shiny pc thumb.gif
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