Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup
What PCIE slot are you in?
I am on the PCI EXP 1 slot on the ASUS p8p67 pro.
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI
have you made sure ur gpu isnt downclocking itself? cause the 280 drivers for me kept downclocking went back to 266.66 and its fine
I am now back on 275.33. The 280 drivers were giving me issues as well. Think I'll just stay with the 275's for awhile.
I think I may have found the culprit: D3DOverrider. With it on Afterburner nor EVGA Precision will work (i.e. some games in Steam will just have a black screen). When I cut it off the game (GTA4) worked fine, with the EVGA overlay. My GPU usage shot up to 99% as well. It dipped when it needed to I guess, but whenever a lot of intensive stuff was happening it went back up to 90+% and I ended up averaging 55-60fps with everything on Very High except water. Compared to earlier it was in the sub 20 range with everything on medium.
Similar story with Hot Pursuit. Although the game was only using 27-30% of my GPU(lol) it was still locked at 60fps. With D3D It was very choppy ala GTA IV.
This is what I've come to after doing this all damn day. I just wanted to play my games