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post #11 of 52
I have 3 suggestions:-
1) No matter how stable the overclocking has been in the past, it could become unstable over time. So, one golden rule of hardware diagnosis (especially CPU and GPU) is to dial back the clocks to default. I suggest you to do so.

2) Monitor the GPU Core Clock for any anomaly (eg constantly switching between 3D and 2D clocks) when the problem happens

3) As wintOnic said, it is possible something is running in the background. While waiting for him to look at your HijackThis Log, I suggest using Windows Task to see if any process has unusual behaviour when the problem starts.
post #12 of 52
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Thanks for the advice. I'll set my clocks to default and see if that changes anything. Will report back soon.

UPDATE: Even after setting all my hardware back to default clocks, the dipping still occured
I didn't notice any unusual behavior in the task manager either.
Edited by Xaero330 - 3/27/11 at 1:27pm
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Have you tried running with vsync on? that should keep it at a steady 60-75 fps depending on your monitor.
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post #17 of 52
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Still happens with vsync on. It's almost like the GPU is being throttled or not getting enough power. I've had the same hardware and software for years and nothing like this has ever happened.

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You sure it ain't going back and forth between 2d clocks and 3d clocks?
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It might be...what tool should I use to check that, and how do I fix it if it is?
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Maybe you GPU is downclocking randomly?

How to prevent GTX200 series downclocking

I had this issue when I had a GTX280, and this guide helped.
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