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Happy Halloween guys.

Kryton, I'll update that thread later.
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BlackOmega, could this problem be game specific? Is "spread spectrum" an available option in your BIOS?

Good luck
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So the stuttering is when using CFX or is the stuttering happening with just a single card in boring mode? I don't really know how CFX works, and I don't know if you have an onboard GPU.
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Omega here is an idea. Have you tested your power supply voltages for power spikes while under load in single and duel gfx card usage to rule out power issues?
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Originally Posted by blitz6804 View Post
I do not understand why it is stuttering with a single card, but I can perfectly understand it doing so with dual cards. (One of the biggest flaws of Crossfire or SLI is the microstutter with multiple cards.) For fun, try running a quick defrag prior to running the test again.
I'll give that a go.

I too am baffled by the stuttering. Ironically, the stuttering is less noticeable with 2 cards.

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Omega, be careful you don't cripple or kill the sticks or the IMC in your chip. I have a problem with my sticks not wanting to run at DDR3 speeds after doing some high clocks with high speeds with my RAM. You may be experiencing getting close to the threshold of what it could do here.
I'd say give it a try with a fairly low divider along with some loose RAM timings to see if the problem improves. If it does, you'll have your answer.

Like Tator said these sticks can take one hell of a beating. Right now I have them set to 1333 @ 6-5-5-15-20-1T. When I went out last night I let memtest run for quite a while. It made 19 passes without a single error at those timings. (Everything else is set to stock for the time being).



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BlackOmega, could this problem be game specific? Is "spread spectrum" an available option in your BIOS?

Good luck
It very well could be specific to the game. But it also has a noticeable skip when running 3dm06.

Regarding spread spectrum, it makes no difference whether it's enabled or not.

I think I might run furmark to see if I get any anomalies.

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So the stuttering is when using CFX or is the stuttering happening with just a single card in boring mode? I don't really know how CFX works, and I don't know if you have an onboard GPU.
Happens with either configuration 2 GPU's or 1. And no there's no on-board graphics.


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Omega here is an idea. Have you tested your power supply voltages for power spikes while under load in single and duel gfx card usage to rule out power issues?
I'll try that too. Can't hurt anyway.
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BO, this just hit me, but stress your RAID array and see if your machine has a simlar stutter at the desktop level.

A bad/faulty array can cause stutter like that if one of the drives is going out.
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BO, this just hit me, but stress your RAID array and see if your machine has a simlar stutter at the desktop level.

A bad/faulty array can cause stutter like that if one of the drives is going out.
Tator, I was kind of thinking about that last night but I didn't bother suggesting it because I couldn't really think of any reasons why the array would do that
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Tator, I was kind of thinking about that last night but I didn't bother suggesting it because I couldn't really think of any reasons why the array would do that
Old drives are old.

It's always a possibility.

I know I have two drives going the way side right now, they are not that old, but they've been used alot.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
BO, this just hit me, but stress your RAID array and see if your machine has a simlar stutter at the desktop level.

A bad/faulty array can cause stutter like that if one of the drives is going out.
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Tator, I was kind of thinking about that last night but I didn't bother suggesting it because I couldn't really think of any reasons why the array would do that
That's a good suggestion, thanks guys.

Maybe it's the controller. The array has never seemed right from the get go. And when booting up it seems to take a long time for the board to find the array. Sometimes (not usually) it finds the array very quickly.

As for the age of the drives, they're not really that old. Less than 1 year. (I'll have to look up how long it's actually been).

Other than S&M (if that's even a good one) what type of programs do you guys suggest I use to stress the array?
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That's a good suggestion, thanks guys.

Maybe it's the controller. The array has never seemed right from the get go. And when booting up it seems to take a long time for the board to find the array. Sometimes (not usually) it finds the array very quickly.

As for the age of the drives, they're not really that old. Less than 1 year. (I'll have to look up how long it's actually been).

Other than S&M (if that's even a good one) what type of programs do you guys suggest I use to stress the array?
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