Originally Posted by eosgreen
thats partially what i need thank you
furthermore lets say it IS software related. when im in a game i cannot see the monitor tab of resources. how can i still see the program that spiked when by the time i minimized the game the spike is over.
The on-screen display provided by MSI Afterburner will show you your resource usage, if all resources are maxed out try enabling V-Sync in the game.
Just out of curiosity, which game are you trying to play?
Here's a list of troubleshooting options you can try:
Locate the game.exe within program files, it should be in the local directory for that game.
Right click on the icon, go to properties, and enable compatibility mode for XP SP 1 (also try other settings)
Check the "run as administrator" box to ensure you have full administrative rights.
Open up Nvidia control panel, click manage 3D settings (it should take you there by default), and use global settings for anistropic filtering, antialiasing -gamma correction, antialiasing -mode, antialiasing transparency.
Set CUDA - GPU's to (All), Maximum pre-rendered frames to 8
Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration to single display performance mode
Power management mode to maximum performance, use global setting for all texture filtering options, disable triple buffering, and use the 3D application setting for V-Sync.
Also, update your graphics card drivers if you haven't already: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/win7-winvista-64bit-296.10-whql-driver-uk.html
Disable any overclocks you currently have.
Try these and get back to me!
Also, you can run the game in window mode, with your task manager to the right. You can set this via the options menu within the game, or alternatively press ALT+Enter until you get reach window mode.
You can alter the resolution just like you alter the size of a picture in paint, drag the side down, it will scale with native resolutions so you may have to have a very small window to do this.
However, I am presuming it is either a driver issue, an issue with the game itself, a virus or unstable voltages.
Ram could also be an issue, are your timings set to the manufacture standards? You can enable XMP mode in the BIOS, that could remove any timing issues.Edited by Roxborough - 3/30/12 at 7:38pm