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I'm thinking about something..

TRy this.

Disable your sound in the game - and then try.
alternatively.

Disable the sound in windoze.
THEN try.

do Give those a try...
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With it choppy in single-player, that rules out quite a bit.

Disable the sound like Grim says and then do a memtest if sound doesn't affect it...
    
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I've disabled sound before, I didn't really notice that big of a difference, my friend thought it would be the sound as it generates the footsteps before you see the player, causing it to get choppier, but I'll give it another go.
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Allright.
I've really had simmilar probs though.

I really sounds driver related/ your environment.

THing is - they're so many possible causes :%
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Alright, well I disabled sound, and the fps raised significantly, but it was still choppy. I'm beginning to think it may be tearing from my monitor, because when I cap it at the refresh rate + 1 it begins to run very smooth, but the reg gets worse, but then again I've seen people run amazingly with 200fps or so. So I honestly don't know what to do here. I'm gonna do memtest in a second, but before I do, I would like to know if its possible to damage ram by overclocking, or is it like your gpu/cpu to where it shuts off if it gets too hot? I wanna know so I can set it back to default if needed.
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Is your GPu oc'ed!
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It's overclocked by the factory itself, it would make no difference for me to make it normal, because its from 550 to 565 and from 1400 to 1430. By the way, I just tried it again, made my ram normal clocks again, and I made fps_max 300, and I disabled sound, and it ran quite well, not how I want it to but good reg and less choppiness, say it was better by disabling the sound, how would I fix that?
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Reinstall your sound driver I would say.

but to be honest with you - somehow I just believe it has something to do with your graphics drivers.

did you try ANY other revision of a Forceware driver?
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As far as I know, no RAM shuts itself off from too much heat. It really sounds like your RAM is the problem, especially since it sounds like you tightened the timings without doing a memtest to check for stability. And even without an overclock, RAM can go bad, especially no-name brand. Memtest will simply tell you if the RAM is able to perform without errors. I highly recommend running a test. A full test can take several hours, but errors usually start getting reported in the first hour if its bad.

Loosening the timings and turning off sound probably means you had too much going on at the same time for your memory. Either that or its a mobo issue, but you recently replaced it so that's unlikely. Toss 2x1 GB of quality RAM in there

If it was a GPU issue, you'd probably see artifacts before it became unplayable from choppiness.

I'm not 100% on this but a sound card MAY help. I don't know how good the integrated sound is on that board, nor do I know if a sound card stresses the mobo/RAM less than onboard, but I'm sure one of these guys knows.
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post #30 of 643
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Thanks for all the input, I'll run memtest sometime tonight, I'll just leave it on as I sleep, and I set all the clocks back to normal, I think my next upgrade is going to be a sound card. I'll see if I can borrow my friends to see if anything changes, the one I'm using now is the AC'97 one that came with the board itself, and yes I have tried other revisions of nForce and Forceware and it didn't really change much at all. I'll try to look for a newer sound driver but I think I have the latest, thanks for all the help, if you guys have any other ideas on how to help me out I'd appreciate it, thanks.
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