Here where I live there is always dust. In a matter of one day it's already there, really. I don't think it's that, though. This cheapo mobo was my first guess, does that happen?
I'll search for the 5770 tomorrow, see how it will perform on this build and let you know. If it stops, it's the GTX 460, but that would be a major problem for me. Won't be able to buy anything new in the short term.
I've never actually seen a problem like this. Usually it had to do with the video card. But this !
I don't think it's the problem with the motherboard. Could be with the OS. Although I don't know much about this. Do you still have the older rig with you ?
when you installed the hdd was it from the old machine?. if so did you start from scratch with your o.s in that you formated and reinstalled, or did you just connect it and let your ols windows configure itself to the new setup?...
if its the latter then that could be the route of all your issues.
fresh install your o.s. if you didnt when you installed...
Thank you all for coming, guys. Just tested again with default settings on the Mobo. No OC. Back to 3.3ghz from 4.4ghz. Still the same thing.
It was a fresh install. First use of the HDD, RAM, CPU, PSU and MOBO. The GPU was used a little on the other system and I can't remember of this problem happening. It's happening now with both GPUs so it seems it's not them.
The only softwares I notice this are, obviously, graphically intensive ones. Which for me are only games. I notice games that usually load everything before getting to the action, like Team Fortress 2, don't have this problem.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 have this problem frequently, usually grass. Lord of the Rings Online and Guild Wars are the amazing ones. Probably because they are MMOs. I run around and keep seeing everything loading. Things that I should see before I am less than 10 meters away. NPCs, textures, chairs, barrels, objects in general.
The settings/games are the same on both rigs. It does not lag/shutter. The FPS seems to be as high as it should be on both cards.
About updates for the mobo, I checked when I bought and there was no newer one.
I also think I should tell you guys that the HDD feels very fast for a 7200 RPM drive. Loads the OS and apps, including the games, very fast. Yet... the objects on those games load as if I am using a terribly old drive.
What do you guys think? Sounds like a motherboard problem?
Greg, the thing is... As I said before I tested both GPUs and it is still the same. Clean install with latest drivers. Tried different drivers too. It's weird, mate
I'll try to reassemble that older rig and test both GPUs in there just to be 100% sure it's not them. What are the other possibilities? Just the mobo?
And, yeah... Every place I've been in Brazil there was a lot of dust XD. Mainly if you live near or inside the poor part of the cities, like me, where some roads are still not, or not completely asphalted.