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See my sig for specs. I'm not OC'ing the card...just leaving it as is. Cant play Metro 2033 on this card due to gameplay crippling frame-rate drops and I have major issues with Guild Wars 2. Other games like Far Cry 3 and Black Ops 2 run fine. Guild Wars 2 is a real pain in the ass on this card. My wife has the same build as I do, only her card is an EVGA GTX 660Ti. Guild Wars 2 runs very smooth on her system. I'm quite jealous, but happy for her all at the same time..

Here is what Guild Wars 2 does on my system. When monitoring with Afterburner, the GPU usage takes some pretty wild swings. Like from 84% down to 23% and then back up to somewhere around 90%. Of course the frame rates and screen tearing go right along with it for a less than stellar gameplay experience. Why does it fluctuate so much? It seems to do it a lot when I go to turn quickly in the game. Vsync on or off. No difference. Any advice is always greatly appreciated. I just want the game to run smooth. I've tryed it all from triple buffering to HPET tweaks. I'm at a loss. sad-smiley-002.gif
Edited by TheAntiMartyr - 2/25/13 at 11:49pm
 
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Delete the Nvidia drivers and reinstall the latest or one you prefer. Only install the drivers, no 3D vision, no audio, and no Physx. Do a clean install, and when it's done go to control panel and make sure everything is set as default.

Since it works fine in Far Cry 3 and Black Ops 2 it's most likely a software problem, I highly doubt there's anything wrong with the card. If you do need 3D vision, Physx, and the audio from the drivers install them when you can play your games smoothly.
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I agree with the above post. Do a clean install of nVidia drivers. Also make sure that you have the latest DirectX and proper redistributables from the games.
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I strongly recommend you to use this method when un-installing NVIDIA drivers :

http://www.overclock.net/t/1150443/how-to-remove-your-nvidia-gpu-drivers
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I strongly recommend you to use this method when un-installing NVIDIA drivers :

http://www.overclock.net/t/1150443/how-to-remove-your-nvidia-gpu-drivers

Thanks for all of the great suggestions. I have already done all of the above with the exception of this link provided by Sharchaster, who I assume has the same card as I do. I will do a clean install using this method and report back later in the day.
 
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Ok. So I spent the 15 minutes and went thru this whole list and did every step to the letter. I then re-installed drivers. The stutter in Metro 2033 persists despite the fact that GPU usage stays in in 90% range. As for Guild Wars 2...I'm at a loss. The driver clean proccess helped...but my GPU usage still randomly fluctuates between 54% - 94%. I wish there was a way I could "lock" or tell the graphics drive to "USE 90% GPU FOR THIS GAME". I'm really tired of this GPU boost BS already. Its a good idea on paper...but its really hit or miss in practice. Maybe I'll sell it on Craigslist and give the red team a try. I need CONSISTANT power when I play my games. Not "Hmmm, how much power to you think we need for this part of the game?" performance.
 
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Does Guild Wars 2 is a CPU bound? I remember when Andrew (mod on Geforce.com) say that...but I can completely wrong here...did you were trying on another games too? Like BF3, FC3? Which driver NVIDIA did you using now?
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314.07, but I still had the problem with the last drivers. I've only had the card for a little over a month now. I know that GW2 is somewhat CPU dependant..but my wifes EVGA 660Ti uses 75%-95% GPU usage at all times in the game.
 
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Another update. I removed the drivers again using the following method. Only this time I installed my wifes EVGA GTX 660Ti and installed drivers for it. Metro 2033 never froze and Guild Wars 2 ran as smooth on my PC as it does on hers. The 660Ti handled everything like a champ and never tanked once. So, I talked to Newegg today. They are going to take the card back even though its been more than 30 days, and charge me a re-stocking fee. So. I'm going to have to go without a graphics card for a while (1-2 weeks), until Newegg can issue me a store credit. Looks like I'm in the market for a new GPU. Any suggestions?
 
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Called back newegg and talked them into refunding my preffered account so I could order another card today. This is what I ordered, and I sprung for overnight shipping. I've been mucking with this PC long enough. I'm ready to kick back and enjoy it. Always had good luck with EVGA, so I ordered this card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130843

It was so nice punching this card into Google and not seeing a bunch of negative threads.
 
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i5 3570K ASUS P8Z77-V LK EVGA GTX 670FTW Signature 2 G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB... ADATA XPG SX900  SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO  
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Windows 7 x64 Samsung 24" Class LED Monitor with MagicAngle RAZER BlackWidow USB Wired Expert Mechanical Ga... CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12... 
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Thermaltake Overseer FUNC MS-3 SteelSeries 
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Intel Core i7-3770K ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 GIGABYTE HD 7970 GHz Edition GIGABYTE HD 7970 GHz Edition 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR... Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA ... ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SA... XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Editi... 
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