Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard
--latest Award Bios, F7 08/31/2009 (there is a newer beta, but it does not make a difference)
--LAN, Audio, Chipset, USB drivers all latest/up to date
Intel Wolfdale E5300 Pentium Dual Core 2.60Ghz 800Mhz FSB 2MB L2 Cache 0.85V-1.3625V processor
2x Crucial 2GB 240pin DDR2 800 PC-6400 1.8V 6-6-6-18-24 RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive
Corsair TX750w psu
--60A 12v rails
BFG GeForce 9500GT 128bit 1GB DDR2 PCI-e 2.0 video card (have a MSI N250GTS TwinFrozr 1GB DDR3 OC 256bit on the way)
--latest 191.07 drivers
WindowsXP 32bit SP3 OS
--DirectX 9.0c installed w/ no DxDiag errors
CPUID HWMonitor temps good
Severe performance issue, namely while running 3D applications. I specificly get odd colored spikes in Aion and within WAR all the graphics start to turn white, from the ground to the structures and even characters after playing for several minutes. In any 3D application I get lousy stuttering and rubberbanding when in congested areas, even though my latency is constantly under 100ms. I've reinstalled from scratch 3 times, tried reinstalling DirectX, tried different video drivers, and even have RMAed the motherboard. I think part of the problem is that I may have my BIOS settings wrong or inaacurate. The default settings are mostly just the plain out of the box "Auto" and there's alot of "Energy Saving" settings that I have never really dealt with before.
This is the 5th pc I've built and safe to say it's the first time I've been stumped to the point I need to turn to public opinion of what the problem may be. I guess if there's someone else out there that may have a similar set up or at least the same motherboard with the same BIOS, I would really appreciate any advice or help in solving the problem.
Thank you in advance and I hope to hear some feedback
Set your memory timings and voltages manually, most of the time the auto settings arent what it needs.
Also, download and run furmark, since its in 3D apps i would assume a GPU issue, furmark will show it if you have one. Also watch your temps while you are running furmark and post the load temp, your card might be getting hot.