in half life 2 episode 2 if i turn AA off i struggle for 60 fps but with AA i get nearly 200 fps i am pretty sure thats a CPU bottleneck am i right? (I'm getting X3 710 in 2 days)
i never have V-sync enabled if it isn't a bottleneck then why is it doing this? with SLI disabled the card goes to 99% on the secondary GPUOriginally Posted by HA3AP;11980111
I highly doubt that it will, ps: when you turn off AA make sure you have v-sync disabled, since it will lock your fps at 60
i cant wont post any higher than 2.82 but it is faster at 2.82 than 2.4 almost twice as fastOriginally Posted by brl3git;11980196
AA stresses the gpu,but if you think its a bottleneck try oc your cpu and check for any difference.
so its a driver bug?Originally Posted by HA3AP;11980167
I used to own a 9800 GX2 and had tonnes of driver problems, ie: GRID would run at 3fps until I disabled sli etc. Therefore I am still leaning towards a driver problem, to answer your question once again based on your description of the problem, it isn't CPU bottle necking...
because in BC gpu usage is never higher than 50%Originally Posted by HA3AP;11980213
I dont see why you would want to fix it, since with AA enabled you get 200fps, which means better graphics and performance, thats a win in my book...
Originally Posted by brl3git
Im thinking it may be some kind of bug because if you never get more than 50% usage in bc (a more stressful game to run) and your getting 99% in half life 2 that just doesnt make sense to me.
Hmm if it wasnt making contact that would deff be an issue,but if you reattached it and you get good performance on different games I think you'll be fine. It is a little odd that this happens in half life though.Originally Posted by philhalo66;11980284
i agree, when i got my card the PCIE chip on the card wasn't making contact with the cooler and the previous owner ran it like that for weeks could that have damaged the card forever? oh and i it was flickering badly in games until i put thermal pad on it then flickering stopped