Recently I just realised that my 3Dmark 06 result is all over the show , the frame rate is really laggy when it is suppose to be reasonable fast , sometimes I would restart or shut down and turn the computer back on , it would fix the problem , but sometimes it wont.
the first scene of 3Dmark 06 , normally I would get around 4200 frames in total, And now its half around 2000 frames in total , and I remember shutting down and rebooting the computer would fix it , now it wont.~ but the thing is , it doesnt affect games like Warhammer online or fallout 3. I am playing it on 2560x1600 all maxed , the fps doesnt feel laggy. but I remember last time I was playing fallout 3 the fps went really bad , and it restarted with a blue screen. After the crash it went all back to normal performance
Any idea guys ?
my current spec is
Core 2 Duo E6300@ 2.66ghz
Win XP 32bit Professional SP3
ASUS P5B Delux Wi/Fi (BIOS 1004)
Balastisk Tracer 1066 Dual channel
Enermax Liberty 620W
EvGA 8800GTX ( 175.19 driver) - No overclock have been done to it
Uninstall and completely reinstall your drivers.
Check the card physically to make sure the fan is working, no dust accumulation, etc. You may even want to pull it out and reseat it.
Could also be the power supply, if it is going bad, it could be dropping voltage to the card causing it to throttle back. Could also explain your crashing problems.