So I've been having problems with my new rig, a ton of different fixes I've tried and none have worked. I've come to the conclusion that the problem lies in either the GPU, the CPU, or the memory. The problem is that every game i run, (anything from Crysis to Unreal 2) runs at about 15 frames. Not being able to play a game is one thing but not being able to play all games at a stable frame rate no matter the age or ease of the requirements is another problem.
I just realized that the speed of the of my memory is DDR3 1066. However the memory standard of my Mobo is DDR3 1600/1333.
Could this be my problem. Does the difference in the speed make that much of a difference.
If not and you have an idea of what the problem could be I'm open to solutions...as long as it doesnt involve trying another card or processor for I don't have another to test.
Your RAM might not be the problem, but you should use DDR3 2GBx3. At any rate try over clocking the ram in the BIOS and see if that matters. But really your DDR2 RAM is definitely not on par with the rest of your high-end system.
4gb seems substandard for your parts. Most i7 systems will have 6gb .
As a theory, the GTX295 has 1.8gb of ram which must be represented in your system somewhere. That is a large part of 4gb.
It might be useful to try a traditional 6gb kit.
Is your vga driver current? Is there possibly a beta version that addresses your problem?
It is like your GTX295 is stuck in 2D mode.
I've tried the beta drivers that testers used before the card was out, I've tried all three drivers, I believe that's how many they have, that they have released since the card released and it all runs the same.
Is your cpu running at the proper speed? Use cpu-z to see what clock rate you are actually running at.
If it is suspicious, check that your power profile(in vista control panel) is set to high performance, and that you maximum cpu usage is 100%
Run memtest86+ to verify that all of your ram is ok.
Run prime95 to exercise the cpu until you reach maximum temperatures. Has the cpu throttled itself? cpu-z should show that.
Try the EVGA forums for any GTX295 issues.
Are there any mobo bios updates that might address the problem?