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Hey, When I do the Crysis benchmark every 10 secs my FPS drops to 2fps then back to normal, also in Grid I get stuttering. Anyone experience this with their card? I'm using 177.41 with physX drivers. Every other game runs perfect too.

My processor right now is running at 3ghz so I'm wondering if that's bottlenecking the GPU. Im considering putting it to 3.4ghz and keeping my ram at 800mhz, what you guys think?
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Hey, When I do the Crysis benchmark every 10 secs my FPS drops to 2fps then back to normal, also in Grid I get stuttering. Anyone experience this with their card? I'm using 177.41 with physX drivers. Every other game runs perfect too.

My processor right now is running at 3ghz so I'm wondering if that's bottlenecking the GPU. Im considering putting it to 3.4ghz and keeping my ram at 800mhz, what you guys think?
I'd push your CPU up as high as it will go to try and reduce any bottleneck it's causing the video card.
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I don't think a quad at 3GHz will be bottlenecking either of those games. Are you running any sort of anti-virus, or something running in the background that might be intermittently taking lots of CPU or RAM cycles? I'm not at all familiar with whether the drivers version you're using has problems or not, so I can't comment on that.
    
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I use Nod32 but that uses very little processor power and then agian I got a quad core for a reason . If anyone who is using a 9800gx2 please let me know what drivers you are running them on.
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I get a similar thing in games when I have 1GB of RAM in my rig (my RAM was faulty, currently running 1GB of RAM in each rig.) Could be faulty RAM, seems unlikely though.
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have you got any monitoring programs that poll for sensor data (e.g. speedfan, coretemp) every 10 seconds?
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I use Nod32 but that uses very little processor power and then agian I got a quad core for a reason . If anyone who is using a 9800gx2 please let me know what drivers you are running them on.
the 175.19 (latest for the 9800GX2) give Crysis like -10FPS.. Go back to 175.16. There is a article somewhere, that shows you the comparison with the two. Yes, I own a 9800GX2.. so trust me, go back to 175.16 (i also heard the 175.39 is good too, havnt tested tho)
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Hey, When I do the Crysis benchmark every 10 secs my FPS drops to 2fps then back to normal, also in Grid I get stuttering. Anyone experience this with their card? I'm using 177.41 with physX drivers. Every other game runs perfect too.

My processor right now is running at 3ghz so I'm wondering if that's bottlenecking the GPU. Im considering putting it to 3.4ghz and keeping my ram at 800mhz, what you guys think?
What resolution are you gaming on?....If you have aa turned on with a high resolution then the 512mb is going to start to show its weaknesses (especially crysis). The 177.41, as well as the .39's should have fixed the stuttering and some of the dips in FPS but with the 512mb its limited with 9800gx2's...Though they produced on par "maximum fps" with the gtx280, they dont have enough power to keep the minimum fps up enough to stop the dips in frames. With the gtx280 this is resolved. I dont think the proc is going to help you out alot...this is just the way the card performs (unless your gaming at a low res, then something else is likely the cause)

Edit: Also, there have been known issues with these games not mixing well with the 9800gx2. It should be resolved with your drivers though..weird.
Edited by hairston630 - 7/3/08 at 7:35pm
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What Nforce drivers you got. My Brother and I had similar problems I have got the 780i and 9800gtx and my brother has the the 790i ultra and 9800gx2, We found the nforce_winvista64_15.17_international drivers fixed a lot of the problems for us. The Gforce 175.16 work best for his rig with the 9800gx2 and the 177.39 work best on mine. Also do you have the latest Bios for that mobo.

The only game he still has stuttering is Stalker.
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Im using the 177.41 with the Cuda drivers too. Its flawless in everything but Grid. It felt so much smoother on my 8800GTX. Im considering disabling Sli and seeing if that works. Im overall happy with the card but now just need good games to play on it. FarCry2!!!!!!!
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