So I've been playing New Vegas under Win8 x64 with no problems till yesterday. I have an nVidia 550ti and I have the newest drivers for it. Had the newest drivers since they came out and never had the issues I'm having now.
Anyways, I have always played on ultra with no issues. Yesterday the game started stuttering and freezing really bad. So I lowered the rez to high and it will play fine for a few minutes then start stuttering and freezing again. So again I lowered the rez to medium and the same thing occurs after a few minutes. I even had Steam verify the files. It reacquired 2 files. I loaded up the game last night before I went to bedd and of course after a few moments, the issues return.
I then had Steam remove the local files and uninstalled Steam. I deleted a few other files associated with Steam and New Vegas, ran Ccleaner, defragged, reinstalled Steam and had Steam install New Vegas. I get up this morning, run Ccleaner and defragged. I then started up New Vegas via Steam and the game was set to ultra again. I play for a few minutes and the issues return. I try it on all rez settings and still the issues persist, even on low.
I am at my wits end over this. Any help would be awesome. Before I forget: Skyrim and Fallout 3 do not have these issues. Only New Vegas.
Before I switched to a 560 ti, and then a second one of those, I had a 550 ti for a good long while and after about 4 or 5 months of pretty heavy use, I noticed my temps flying into the >90 range, which was causing hiccups.
But, I'm sure you've probably ruled that out. Just checking.
Load temps? I think my system stays so cool under load is because I have a 360mm case fan. Also my system is water cooled. But I also only took the GPU temp after game freeze. So it could have been higher.
Figured it out. Well, not really. But I did fix the issue. I uninstalled my nVidia drivers, NV and Steam. Ran Ccleaner and reinstalled everything and am back in business. But why only New Vegas was having the issues, I have no idea.