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My system is running 2 GTX 690's. I recently went from Windows 8 back down to 7. Since I did that I'm having issues with
my graphics. But really only in one game. I play games locally and they seem fine. But, when I play Call of Duty online I get
very jumpy/laggy gameplay that I never had before. I even get the windows error suggesting I try a basic color scheme.. lol

However, I ran my computer on 3DMark and it came back as 98% better than other testers on Firestrike. I doubt I would get that performance on a bad card. I then tried unplugging my sli connector and ran just off my top card. It actually seems to run smooth again for a day or
two but then went back to lag fest. So then I put the SLI cable back on and then it ran smooth again for a couple days.. lol I'm confused.

I tried the windows built in RAM test and found nothing wrong.

Any suggestions? I'm reinstalling Call of Duty in case the game is jacked or something.

The system even stalls at times on you tube videos. But, what's weird is I can play Dead Space at full settings and it's smooth and beautiful.

Any suggestions?
post #2 of 4
Does it look like this?
Toast-2.jpg


JK

Reinstall the drivers, click "custom" during the installation and select the "Clean" install. Restart PC. Try again.

Usually, components either work, or they don't work. None of this 75% performance in one game, or 100% in another.

Considering youtube is causing issues though, I'd say it's the driver and not the game itself.
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I tried so many things and all I was missing was that little hidden checkbox "clean install"

works great, Thanks!
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Glad I could help smile.gif
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