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Had sli'd 460's and played a few BF3 games. Would get fps problems though.

Would be at 70-85 fps then suddenly spike down to 0. This would occur every few seconds. Looking at my afterburner gpu %usage, it was all sharp peaks and valleys. Dropping from 99% to 70% back up to 90% down to 55%. Anyone have experience with this problem?

So now back to the original solo 460.

Ready to RMA the 460, which I got from the openbox at newegg earlier this week.
post #2 of 9
Do u have problems running other games too? i'd say test each gpu separately first with OCCT (error check enabled), BF3 is still pretty buggy especially with multi-gpu setups.
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My money is on SLI itself bugging out, rather then the new card.
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put the new 460 in the pc and see if it works by itself, then you know if its an sli problem or not
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Originally Posted by Ace_finland View Post
put the new 460 in the pc and see if it works by itself, then you know if its an sli problem or not
agreee!
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post #6 of 9
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With the "broken" card I played some BF3 yielded no problems. Ran OCCT for an hour, no errors and maxed at 62C.

Guess it is just the SLi bugging out.

Will continue to monitor.

Thanks guys for the help and input!
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What's your vram usage look like? And which drivers are you using?
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Using the latest drivers. 285.62

During heaven benchmark getting memory usage of ~700 for each card

Edit: Found someone with similar issues. This is what my afterburner looked like during BF3

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10909807/Utilizzo%20GPU.jpg
Edited by itchyBlood - 11/3/11 at 1:16pm
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Yeah I have the same issue with BF3, major GPU usage spikes using EVGA precision w/ evga gtx 560 ti ds. I'd just wait until upcoming patches, as this is a new title and its still at 100 percent stable.
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