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So i got a wireless adapter for my 360 controller today, I installed it and it works beautifully, but i have a strange problem...
Whenever i run a game and play with the controller, my graphics card runs hotter than it usually does (though still within safe limits), as well as this i get screen tearing (even while Vsync is on). I thought i saw flickering shadows and clipping happening in BF3 as well, but im not sure.

I run a Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 4GB @ 2560x1440

Any thoughts on what might be the cause, or a possible fix would be much appreciated.
    
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post #2 of 15
Are you using the drivers for the pad?
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post

Are you using the drivers for the pad?

I got a 360 controller and so im using the driver from the Microsoft website (v2.1.0.1349)

I tried performing a clean install of my graphics drivers but that didn't fix the issue unfortunately.
    
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post #4 of 15
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I found out that this only occurs when i have Pinnacle Game Profiler running in the background, (its a program that assigns keyboard actions to gamepads).
So it looks like im stuck to playing gamers that natively support the 360 controller for the time being.
    
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Have you tried xpadder?
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post #6 of 15
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Have you tried xpadder?

Unforunately xpadder isnt free and doesnt have a trial
    
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joy to key?
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post #8 of 15
why not close pinnacle game profiler when using your game pad?
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Quote:
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why not close pinnacle game profiler when using your game pad?
well that would mean the games that do require it are still a problem for him
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post #10 of 15
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joy to key?

Thanks for the suggestion, just tried it out and unfortunately JoyToKey doesn't recognize my controllers left and right triggers
    
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