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Thats crazy isn't it? I'm not saying that because I dont believe you, in fact i do believe you. I'm going to try it with out aa. I've always had aa on.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the bfbc2 patch? What do think Bradley have you tried it with out the patch?

Riou has made a very astute observation. You bring up a good point except for the .jpg of the gpu usage. You can tell it's working like should on my machine. and in Bradley's .jpg it looks like a hair head. Trust me when I say that is some type of latency. I would not call it micro stutter. Micro stutter mostly happens in racing and or flying games. I owned a 9800gx2 and grid.
You can call it micro stutter, close enough IMHO.

No MrRogers Bradley is correct. It's not from overclocking. It's not PSU's or CPU's. Some people like Robiler have it in all games. And his machine is almost identical to mine. Bradley, Robiler has tried everything, it's a fact.
It has to be software, more over drivers.
Drivers can do bad things. 197.07 I burnt a 280, a motherboard, and a Q9650. With in 24 hrs of installing them. All went at the same time. In one tiny puff of smoke.
Bradley your a pillar of patient's. And IMHO a good example for this community. Still we will all be glad when it's fixed.
Thanks for your support Doc! And yes i agree, due to all the tests, it looks like some people just have issues and some don't, and it's not hardware related. Well, not entirely. It does look like a bad driver for some. And yes ive tried BC2 without any patches. I have to update the game myself for patches to download/apply. I do this via the battlefield bad company 2 updater .exe located in the games dir's.

About the 32AA, it seems to stutter less with 32AA and the game feels a bit smoother, however, i still get a bit of stuttering as though i am jumping forward and skipping a frame. Also if i walk past objects, they sort of jump and trot towards me but not too bad.

I just wanted to ask, what are the very latest beta drivers that are not on the nvidia site? The link you posted on the page before this one leads to a thread. That leads to a DL link for some drivers eg 259.19 i think, however someone on that thread commented that there is another version called 259.23 or something along those lines. So yeah, what is the latest version and where can i get it from. Hopefully it might fix my stutter issue as it has done for some.

Also, back to splinter cell conviction, max setting, 40fps plus, sometimes 35, feels very smooth, my GPU usage is constant between 92 and 98, ave of 96. It's not a bang stright line, it's still a bit messy but not by much at all due to the usage only dropping to 92 in worst case scenario's lol, so that game seems to be playing as it should, well 95 percent playing as it should. Looks like it's all just a driver issue with BC2. I know robilar get's stuttering with all games and low usage. Do you wanna know how to fix it mate? This is what i did to fix it. And yes all my games played like crap with terrable lag/stutter ect. What i did was, removed a GTX470. See if the drivers fix your SLI issue and stutter issue. If not, run one card and play games. For me, 1 card feels far more smoother! FAR MORE! than having 2 cards.

So if anyone can point me to the very latest unafficial nvidia beta's that are known to fix stutter issues, i don't mind trying them out to report back to you all.
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I just upgraded from a GTX 260 216 to a 470 and am getting near similar framerates. My GPU usage is around 30~50% at all times. This happened before when I had the E8400 paired w/ the 260. Upgrading to the Q9550 gave the 260 wings and it hit 90% usage after that. Does the 470 need an i7 to max the GPU usage?
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I just upgraded from a GTX 260 216 to a 470 and am getting near similar framerates. My GPU usage is around 30~50% at all times. This happened before when I had the E8400 paired w/ the 260. Upgrading to the Q9550 gave the 260 wings and it hit 90% usage after that. Does the 470 need an i7 to max the GPU usage?
Shouldnt. i get 90%+ usage with my i3 @ 3.4ghz.
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Here is heaven bench max out version 2.1, high, 1080p, extreme tess, average of 25-30fps by the looks of it, no vsync, 16AF, 8AA

Does this GPU usage look fine?

Edit: All, my history is just OCN OCN OCN pages lol. Don't ask about the top link on the history. No comment!
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If you could id try some 5870s out
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If you could id try some 5870s out
ok..

For those of you visiting this thread, check out the page before this one. Ive done a really long post with info that i would hate you all to miss.
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Same here. 30~50% GPU usage on a 470. I had this problem w/ an E8400/GTX 260, but resolved it by moving to a Quad.
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Could you post your settings from the nvidia driver panel and bc2? ie. did you muck w/ render ahead limit, dxver, etc? Thanks!

i3 530 is a dual, right?
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I have the exact same issue. My CPU is a Phenom II 965 @4.0Ghz

My GTX 470 has about 40-50% usage.
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Could you post your settings from the nvidia driver panel and bc2? ie. did you muck w/ render ahead limit, dxver, etc? Thanks!

i3 530 is a dual, right?
i3 is a dual with HT, so technically a "quad" but not a true one.

I did not mess with ANYTHING in nvidia control panel, nor anything else to make it work properly, and BC2 settings are maxed except for AA/AF which are either x2 or x4, just didnt max those because it helped with frames keeping them lower.
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