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I have noticed that sometimes I get strange lag in games. Basically the game runs smoothly but sometimes it will lag for a second every 3 seconds or so. Its very consistent when it starts happening. Its like smooth smooth smooth lag smooth smooth smooth lag smooth smooth smooth lag .. etc.

Any ideas as to what might cause this?
    
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Something overheating? Or maybe the GPU is jumping from 2D and 3D constantly.
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Would this happen if my GPU was overheating?
    
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Clock's unstable and also overheating
When my CPU is not cool enough it will lag like hell every 3-5 seconds
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My guess is that my GPU is overheating ...
    
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The 295 does run pretty hot. I'd keep GPU-Z and AB up int he background when you game, then tab out when it starts lagging to see temps and all that.
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The 295 does run pretty hot. I'd keep GPU-Z and AB up int he background when you game, then tab out when it starts lagging to see temps and all that.
Yea I just did that .. Got up to 100c after about 5-10 minutes of gameplay. I think this is the cause.
    
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Yea I just did that .. Got up to 100c after about 5-10 minutes of gameplay. I think this is the cause.
get more cold air to the card with a side fan, remount the cooler with some good TIM (i did my 5770 with AS5 got 20C diff from stock junk)

last resort is watercooling, which is the route im moving to
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get more cold air to the card with a side fan, remount the cooler with some good TIM (i did my 5770 with AS5 got 20C diff from stock junk)

last resort is watercooling, which is the route im moving to
Yea yea .. Ive cleaned it before. Olny thing is that it is a pain in the a$$ to clean a 295GTX. Ive taken apart laptops with more ease than whats needed to take apart my video card.
    
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