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Had them sli'd and played a few BF3 games. Would get fps problems though.

Would be at 70-85 fps then suddenly spike down to 0. This would occur every few seconds. Looking at my afterburner gpu %usage, it was all sharp peaks and valleys. Dropping from 99% to 70% back up to 90% down to 55%. Anyone have experience with this problem?

So now back to the original solo 460.

Ready to RMA the 460, which I got from the openbox at newegg earlier this week.
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See what happens when you SLI with AA off
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i've spent a good amount of time trying to eek out an ULTRA setting or two and i just can't get it to work comfortably. i can get fraps to spit out decent framerates (60+) while using some ULTRA settings, but the game loses a certain amount of fluidity and it just doesn't feel right.

the settings i've settled on:
1920x1080
all settings HIGH
0xMSAA
HIGH post AA
HBAO on

HBAO is a must for me, it looks a ton better than SSAO in my opinion.

Yea that's exactly what i am using right now the settings you mention. As much Ultra is AMAZING for multiplayer the only downside is our video cards suffer framerates. GTX 580 owners are damn lucky. Of course maybe a little overclock would help but we both know it won't increase enough framerates because BF3 is very demanding. Perhaps go SLi or time for a serious upgrade.
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i've spent a good amount of time trying to eek out an ULTRA setting or two and i just can't get it to work comfortably. i can get fraps to spit out decent framerates (60+) while using some ULTRA settings, but the game loses a certain amount of fluidity and it just doesn't feel right.

the settings i've settled on:
1920x1080
all settings HIGH
0xMSAA
HIGH post AA
HBAO on

HBAO is a must for me, it looks a ton better than SSAO in my opinion.
Well it seems you got all settings high? I just realized you probably running Textures on HIGH,not medium? What settings does it show if you set it to Auto? Mine shows the textures is on medium and the rest HIGH. Hmm i just realized you have a 1gb card and i don't.
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Well it seems you got all settings high? I just realized you probably running Textures on HIGH,not medium? What settings does it show if you set it to Auto? Mine shows the textures is on medium and the rest HIGH. Hmm i just realized you have a 1gb card and i don't.
i also have 2 cards. i don't know what Auto would spit out, never tried it. how you're running all settings HIGH at 1920x1080 on a single 768mb card and consider it 'playable' is beyond me. in multiplayer, at least, this game feels very jerky at anything under 60fps. i suppose everybody has a different tolerance to low framerate.
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you know, this may be a long shot, but I actually had a game thats not so intensive do the same thing for me. What it would do is throttle the AA from low to high when needed. Try going into the nVidia Control panel, selecting BF3.exe in the "Manage 3D Settings" and manually set the AA to something you think your card should be able to do at all times. Only say that cause these settings do not turn on and off with different stress areas. Let everything else except maybe Anisotrpic filtering and of course, ALWAYS set the Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration to Single Display performance, and only in the Program Settings side, in the specific game your working with, set Power Management mode to Prefer Maximum Performance. Thinking there is a possibility your cards are thinking they can take a break for a sec when they really don't have time to.
    
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Bradford hasn't posted in 5 days, most be stare-blind and lethargic from playing BF3 by now.

Okay, is it okay to look between the stock cooler and be able to see the factory TIM so thick that it wraps around the Core, and in places contacts the PCB? Should I do something about this? Should I be worried? I mean, it cools pretty well, but wouldn't the TIM contacting the PCB cause issues later?
    
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Bradford hasn't posted in 5 days, most be stare-blind and lethargic from playing BF3 by now.

Okay, is it okay to look between the stock cooler and be able to see the factory TIM so thick that it wraps around the Core, and in places contacts the PCB? Should I do something about this? Should I be worried? I mean, it cools pretty well, but wouldn't the TIM contacting the PCB cause issues later?
He's been having OS troubles...as soon as he installed SP1 he was in trouble...things didn't work properly...so he's been busy trying to get everything working properly....

You sure thats not a thermal pad?
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He's been having OS troubles...as soon as he installed SP1 he was in trouble...things didn't work properly...so he's been busy trying to get everything working properly....

You sure thats not a thermal pad?
Wow, that sux, never had issues upgrading to SP1, but generally try to wipe the HDD clean and do a clean install b4 I do.

Nope! it's definately too uneven to be a thermal pad, unless they cut the pad in a wierd shape by hand. It also seems like there is more on one side than the other. Like one side is so thin, looks like it missed the very edge of the corners, and the other side it's gooped over the whole edge all the way down it. I just stuck something under the heatsink to probe it a little, it's definately a goop of TIM, not a Thermal pad. I wonder how long Gigabyte's Warrantee lasts. If it's ran out, then I may go ahead and re-TIM it.
    
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Wow, that sux, never had issues upgrading to SP1, but generally try to wipe the HDD clean and do a clean install b4 I do.
990fx with beta bios - giving trouble
multiple clean installs
For Brad, works fine, but add sp1, and it doesn't
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