hi guys im having a really strange issue i cannot seem to solve.
when running any sort of 3d app it will run at proper fps for a short while(anywhere from 0 - 30sec) then the fps will drop to around 2-3fps. the drop remains for a short while(5-10sec) then proper fps returns, and so the cycle continues.
i have tried:
two different psu's: 600w(isonic) & 550w(gigabyte) - no change
two different sticks of ram - no change
two different installs of win xp - no change
removed drivers(driver cleaner pro) - reinstalled - no change
thanks, i have just recieved the card so i dont think its the issue. when i had my 8800gt, a few months ago it did the same thing, i eventually got the card replaced for my current 9800gtx. as for the drivers, im using the lastest nvidia drivers.
last time these issues became apparent, the cpu and mobo were replaced, this seemed to fix the problem so i reckon cpu might be on its way again (my fourth one.. i have lost complete faith in amd!!!!)
hitch24 I have to agree with teh_boxer & roadrunner197069 I would check the air flow through that pc before I would spend any more money on that pc.also also you can up the speed on the gpu fan through a fan mate or a ntune software .I got both of them and only use ntune.
thanks guys, i am running the pc with the case open, but i will try ntune and put the fan on 100% to test.. its just strange as it happens even if the pc has been on for a few min.. going to give it a try tho
ok i tried ntune and found something interesting..
i was able to increase the fan speed to 100% - no change - card stayed cool to the touch. but something strange happens with ntune. when i look at the system details it tells me my motherboard is unknown. strange considering i have an nforce mobo. when i click on the adjust motherboard performance tab the pc resets itself??
the card is idling at 53degrees and after crashing 59degrees.