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Sorry to hear that mate,was actually responding to op though.
How are you drives config though? 1 for os 1 for games etc?
They are all independant. Not RAIDed/run together in any way. 2 of the 3 drives each have their own separate bootable partitions, the last one is just for basic storage.

Gonna try and add some screenshots of the problem, bear with me please.
    
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They are all independant. Not RAIDed/run together in any way. 2 of the 3 drives have their own separate bootable partitions, the last one is just for basic storage.
Maybe something is running thats also accessing the drive your game data is being read from? perhaps windows search/index in background?
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Maybe something is running thats also accessing the drive your game data is being read from? perhaps windows search/index in background?
I will try disabling this as well then, thanks. Will report back here if it works or not.
    
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I don't have AIDA64 installed. I've never even heard of that until now. I was using 266.58 for months without problem and then I got the erratic frame rates. If the new cooler doesn't fix it, I'm going destroy my GTX 280. Right now, I'm thinking fire. Suggestions are welcome. Will take before and after pics
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I don't have AIDA64 installed. I've never even heard of that until now. I was using 266.58 for months without problem and then I got the erratic frame rates. If the new cooler doesn't fix it, I'm going destroy my GTX 280. Right now, I'm thinking fire. Suggestions are welcome. Will take before and after pics
AIDA64 used to be called EVEREST Ultimate Edition,any other similar software thats used to monitor components in your rig could also be culprit though.
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The erratic frame rates only happened with the GTX 280 in my system. I tried reformatting twice. Still no change. I have my old 8800 GTS 640MB in my system now. No erratic frame rates, just really low frame rates in a lot of newer games because it's so old lol. According to Amazon, the thermal epoxy is coming sometime next week *sigh*
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Maybe something is running thats also accessing the drive your game data is being read from? perhaps windows search/index in background?
Thank you for your suggestion. After turning it off it did help quite a bit with my average frame rates, but not with the stuttering problem, sorry.

And I can confirm that it's Nvidia's driver problem that's causing the stutter. It seems to keep downclocking to Blu-ray/video clocks during gameplay for no reason.

Here is an example. This was me running Killing Floor for a few minutes with GPU-Z logging in the background (far from a demanding game, my very same PC maxed this game all day long with an 8800GT no problems). I get guaranteed stutter in this game, the worst is when I turn my flash light on, when it seemed to have a 100% chance of a downclock, though it would have stuttered at some point regardless. Just would have taken a bit longer before it stuttered.

See attachment. Scroll down near to about 19:53 time which is when I loaded up the game and started playing.

When the hell will GPU manufacturers stop using power saving crap, or at least give us the all-important option of disabling it entirely in the drivers? I'm sick and tired of this same old downclocking bull*****, I was having same problems on ATI's side with the 5770 but only it was more severe and it was one of, if not THE reason why I stopped buying ATI/AMD cards. Most people's useless suggestions of upgrading like to a 2500K or something obviously won't fix this, since the GPU itself is clocking down. If someone with a 2500K or an equivalent CPU with the same GPU can run this game fine is because the CPU itself can run this game even off its integrated graphics without even trying. But this is still Nvidia's problem.

If I don't find a fix for this crap soon, I will probably start my own thread about this.
    
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Looks like I found a possible fix for this.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=192720

Says it will force 3D clocks for good, I guess it will do as a temporary fix for these stupid problems until Nvidia fix them, if ever (which note, didn't used to happen before). I will try this and report back if it fixed anything. It's worth a shot I guess.
Edited by Am* - 4/7/11 at 12:38pm
    
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Update: I got the thermal epoxy and put all the heatsinks on. The cooler is also on. I'm gonna wait 24h before I put the card back in my system. I'll update tomorrow with results.
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Thought I would oss this in, My evga 460gtx had a slight stutter to it. Turns out it was how I had the Nvidia options set, How my options where set the GPU would "downclock" its self, pair that with my hdd turning off and gaming was a nightmare. Had to turn the HDD sleep function off, and adjust Phisx/and 3d settings. Have you watched your core/shader/memory clocks on the card while gaming? mine would drop by half, causing the issue.
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