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is this a driver problem or microstutter?

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in half life 2 episode 2 (only one i tested) the game isn't smooth it has like quarter second pauses but it feel like this
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msi afterburner OSD says game is only using about 300MB on each card so i dont think it is that. my CPU temps are well within limits 35C in game my NB is around 40C(i guess no temp sensor) i put a fan on it so shouldn't be that the 9800 is getting extremely hot 76-82C in game if i crank fan to 100% its around 73C(i didn't take shroud off) so what do you guys think it is?

it does not do this in half life 1 or crysis only episode 2 i am running stock speeds on my 9800. it only started recently too
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/11/11 at 4:20pm
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Are you using the most up to date drivers? Was this card once defective and baked? If so it may be malfunctioning.
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Maybe from when the HDD is accessed to load parts of the game?
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Originally Posted by IzninjaFTW View Post
Are you using the most up to date drivers? Was this card once defective and baked? If so it may be malfunctioning.
sorta i am running beta 266.35 and the card was never baked

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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post
Maybe from when the HDD is accessed to load parts of the game?
this is what it feels like but the HDD Activity LED isn't light up during the lag spikes
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i just played through it and as soon as i got out of the main hive and the stutter stopped i am running up and down the tunnels where you see the Vortigaunts reviving alyx and running fine with over 250 fps i dont understand could it be the last steam update causing this it started after the last update
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I experienced microstutter, it was like for a brief second the game paused then caught up with itself. I was using SLI. I fixed it by changing the rendering mode. After a few driver updates it seemed to fix itself thank god.
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