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ok so I got back my 285's that were recently replaced by GTX 480's from an RMA (I just RMA them so they're new to sell)

and I'm gaming on them... and its like de ja vu with the fermi stuttering with games


GTX 285 SLI (2 way).. here's what happens

Playing games, cruzing along at ~100 fps when suddenly GPU usage drops from 90's to 30-40%, CPU goes down to 20% usage from ~40-50%, getting 30-40 FPS and lagging madly... if I sit still for ~30 seconds it goes away and resumes performance as normal

Temps on CPU peak at 70C (4.2Ghz), GPU peaks at 50C (watercooling)

after some googling, I tried EVGA's SLi patch, I've tried using "performance preferred" in NVIDIA CP, I've tried lowering the clockrates (that only lowered the FPS, GPU runs stock)... IDK what the problem is!

I posted on EVGA forums and people were telling me it is my PSU... this is impossible because I have a set of GTX 480s that I swapped back in (sli too) and I get way better performance to top it all off! so it has to be the graphics cards, no?

thoughts? help? I'm losing hair over this because I kinda wanted to sell my 480's since I'm content with the two 285's

I should add that this happens in every game, DX9 and DX10 were tested.. Crysis 2 Demo, CS:S, BFBC2, LFS, and UT3 all have this problem
Edited by TitaniumClocker - 3/16/11 at 10:27pm
 
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Umm stupid answer but have you got latest drivers?
 
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Yeah, I'm running the 267's that are on Nvidia's site
 
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Check this out man, bottom most is FPS, 3rd and 4th window is GPU usage %

this **** has got to get fixed man can someone help me!!!!

Using Drivers 265.90 now, still same thing!!!attachment.php?attachmentid=200901&stc=1&d=1300526841
Edited by TitaniumClocker - 3/19/11 at 2:27am
 
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