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This is not the same problem that everyone is thinking. I'm already aware of the low gpu usage cause in games, like BC2 i get around 40-60% usage in both cards. i play with vsync on and all my nvidia setting are on default.

now here is my problem. i get REAllY smooth gameplay but there are moments that my frame rate drop to like 1fps. It feels like my computer froze and start moving at 1fps or even 0.5fps for like 3-5 seconds and then go back to buttery smooth. it doesn't happen often, i'll say like once every 10 minutes.
WHEN I CHECK AFTERBURNER AND NOTICE WHAT THE VIDEOCARD WAS DOING WHEN THE FRAME DROP OCCURED, I SEE ABOUT 1-2% USAGE IN BOTH VIDEOCARD. when the usage goes back up then my frame becomes buttery smooth again.

I have tried many things, bringing my cpu back to default and gpu back to default same problem. i have even under clock and still same problem. Different drivers same problems. My max temp are 74C first card second card 67C. The only thing i have not done now thinking about it is running single card and see if it does happen.

Could it be a bad hardrive? with bad sectors? a bad pciE connection.

Again when playing it drop so bad that i think my pc froze and a BSOD will come up. But it resume again.
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Have you tried running stock clocks but disabling the power limiter?
    
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Have you tried running stock clocks but disabling the power limiter?
how do you disable the power limiter, it can only be done with gpu-z running in the background?
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After giving it a second thought I'm not sure it relates to your problem. The gpu usage should still be "normal" but the clocks would be reduced... That isn't what you're experiencing.

Have you tried running each card alone to see if its a card or sli issue? I did see a prominent member here link a google search with sli not working correctly or at all on ASUS p67 mobos.
    
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After giving it a second thought I'm not sure it relates to your problem. The gpu usage should still be "normal" but the clocks would be reduced... That isn't what you're experiencing.

Have you tried running each card alone to see if its a card or sli issue? I did see a prominent member here link a google search with sli not working correctly or at all on ASUS p67 mobos.
no, the card never underclock. Is the usage that it drop to very low 1-2% and that's when the frame drops occur. I'll be doing more testing tonight even reformat cause this bug was not there when i installed my gtx 580 with asus p8p67 deluxe. Weird, The only thing i can think is that now i have disable HT. I'll try enabling and playing to see if it does happenes but all you 2500k are running pefectly fine.
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post #6 of 19
What bios version are you running? Have you tired any of the other versions available?

The fact that some people with ASUS boards on the chipset can't even enable sli makes me think your issue might be related.
    
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What bios version are you running? Have you tired any of the other versions available?

The fact that some people with ASUS boards on the chipset can't even enable sli makes me think your issue might be related.
i never thought of that cause i did not have any problems with 1053 or 1253. It also was when i upgrade to the newest drivers 1204. This is the first thing when i get home because SLi with the asus board has work rock solid and still is but only with this small problem that started a few days ago. The only thing was the disablin HT and upgraded to new bios. Good thing i can downgrade my bios from 1204 to 1053 without a problem.
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Try it and let us know if that fixed your problem
    
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Guys ... this is an OLD BC2 problem ...
I used to have it before just as often as the OP.
game would randomly slow down to 1fps for a few secs then jump back to normal ...
Your computer is fine.
This issue was winSAT(for windows experience index thing), as most would say it... running sometimes exactly when you ware playing bc2.
Follow these steps and disable it and see if it still does it.
Also, make sure you're using the latest drivers.
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Guys ... this is an OLD BC2 problem ...
I used to have it before just as often as the OP.
game would randomly slow down to 1fps for a few secs then jump back to normal ...
Your computer is fine.
This issue was winSAT(for windows experience index thing), as most would say it... running sometimes exactly when you ware playing bc2.
Follow these steps and disable it and see if it still does it.
Also, make sure you're using the latest drivers.
it also happens in other game but will surely rep you if it does fix my problem. Will let you know in a few hours when i get home, thanx.
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