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September 19, 2012 6:48:27 PM

Hey guys,

I currently have an EVGA GTX 570 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and I'm receiving a few issues when trying to max out my graphics on a video game I've recently started playing (Guild Wars 2). I wanted to ask if it would be a good idea for me to buy a second GTX 570 and dual boot them which I believe is also called SLI (not too familiar with this.) If I were to SLI my 570 linked up above would I be able to SLI it with a different model of the same card? (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EYSMGW/ref=as_li_q...\%22%3EEVGA%20GeForce%20GTX%20570%20Superclocked%201280%20MB%20GDDR5%20PCI%20Express%202.0%202DVI/Mini-HDMI%20SLI%20Ready%20Graphics%20Card%20012-P3-1572-AR%3C/a%3E%3Cimg%20src=\%22http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwtxnrco-20&l=as2&o=...\%22%20width=\%221\%22%20height=\%221\%22%20border=\%220\%22%20alt=\%22\%22%20style=\%22border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important;) <--- now that's what I call a link O.O also maybe you guys recommend me a better idea? I was told that it must be the same exact card you originally have inside your computer.

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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:03:46 PM

Hi.

It is best to have two cards with the same clock speeds and amount of memory, brands etc don't matter.

Do you have the power supply to handle two 570's, otherwise there is no reason for going in to this further anyway.

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September 19, 2012 8:10:13 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Hi.

It is best to have two cards with the same clock speeds and amount of memory, brands etc don't matter.

Do you have the power supply to handle two 570's, otherwise there is no reason for going in to this further anyway.


Alrighty so I'll just be sure to make sure they have the same clock speed and amount of memory.

My power supply is (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=oh_deta...) is this power supply good enough? If not where can I find one that is?
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:16:46 PM

Whatever you do just avoid SLI or CF...unless you like the sound of a jet engine and you are in a need of a space heater for your room. Go with a single. Sell your 570 and get 670 or 7950.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:17:46 PM

No, you'll need at least a very good 750W or a good 850W.

So you'll be looking at a psu for $100 (?) and a new ( but older tech ) 570.

You have al kinds of extra trouble like heat, power consumption, micro stuttering etc.

Imo not worth it, better spending the money for a new psu and new gpu on 1 good high end seems smarter to me.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:18:33 PM

Yeah, forgot about the jet flying around :lol: 
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September 19, 2012 8:33:37 PM

http://i.imgur.com/M4Q5N.jpg This was my set up when I first bought it, the case is very nice I'm not too worried about heat it doesn't get hot at all yet. But I'm not exactly sure what micro stuttering is so that worries me O.O
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September 19, 2012 8:35:27 PM

Would you recommend I go ahead and buy the gtx 680? If so any recommendation's on where to buy it from?
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:35:48 PM

Guildwars should max out easily using a 570 you have to look elsewhere for this issue. Unless you are multi screen gaming and even then you should be good

Step 1 is driver sweeper then reinstall the latest nforce drivers, if you are still using the driver that came with the card that is likely the problem.
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:36:28 PM

Do not buy a 680 for guildwars 2 you have enough gpu already by a decent margin for single screen gaming
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September 19, 2012 8:38:32 PM

When I started the game I was noted the my card has bugs with Guild Wars and to download the beta version "304.79" I went on to update it but instead of updating to the BETA version they noted I updated to the newest stable version, and did not receive the message maybe I should try out the version they said. Forgot to note that it also comes up as a 500M series update which I don't understand cause I don't have a mobile version video card.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:38:46 PM

spentshells said:
Guildwars should max out easily using a 570 you have to look elsewhere for this issue. Unless you are multi screen gaming and even then you should be good

Step 1 is driver sweeper then reinstall the latest nforce drivers, if you are still using the driver that came with the card that is likely the problem.



Good one, was focusing on the sli drawbacks.
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September 19, 2012 8:45:39 PM

spentshells said:
Do not buy a 680 for guildwars 2 you have enough gpu already by a decent margin for single screen gaming


"margin"? LOL so confused, I did update my GTX 570 to GeForce 306.23 Driver earlier today before starting guild wars but then I still had the lag issue, I'm still running a solid 30-50FPS but it doesn't seem really stable.
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 8:49:03 PM

spentshells said:
Guildwars should max out easily using a 570 you have to look elsewhere for this issue. Unless you are multi screen gaming and even then you should be good

Step 1 is driver sweeper then reinstall the latest nforce drivers, if you are still using the driver that came with the card that is likely the problem.



Agree. Get MSI Afterburner and check if the 570 is at max use in game.
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September 19, 2012 9:00:29 PM

Hey guys,

I just ran driver sweeper and removed all existing nvidia drivers, I'm now downloading the latest driver for the 500 series: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win8-win7-winvista-64bit-3... once that's done I will install it and reboot my computer, then I will try MSI Afterburner (Does this work on my video card even though it's a EVGA GTX570?)
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September 19, 2012 9:06:21 PM

loops said:
Agree. Get MSI Afterburner and check if the 570 is at max use in game.


Does this work on my video card even though it's a EVGA GTX570?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 9:10:24 PM

Yes but you can also use Evga precision.
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September 19, 2012 9:22:19 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Yes but you can also use Evga precision.


http://i.imgur.com/O53uB.jpg heres a picture of guild wars running and precision can you let me know what setttings I should be changing without destroying my GPU? I will be away for a few hours but when I get back I will be sure to try out the settings and see if it helps!

Thanks a lot.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 9:26:51 PM

Ok, we're overclocking now ?

Thats an whole different ball game then.
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September 19, 2012 9:37:47 PM

GreenDutchAlien said:
Ok, we're overclocking now ?

Thats an whole different ball game then.



No I wasn't planning on it! :p  I just opened up precision figured it would work better with my computer considering my computer is a EVGA, should I open up MSI afterburner instead or what exactly did you want this program for? :p 
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 9:48:26 PM

Well, i didn't want it, loops did. Spentshell and loops know much more from the 570 than i do, they wanted to know if the card is running ok, at full speeds etc., because they know it should run that game better than what you experience.

Only added that "precision" suggestion because of the evga you have.

If you ever wanna oc ; http://www.google.nl/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=overclocking%20ha...

http://www.google.nl/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=overclocking%20ha...


But better wait with that till they sorted out if everything is running fine now.
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September 19, 2012 10:16:37 PM

spentshells said:
Guildwars should max out easily using a 570 you have to look elsewhere for this issue. Unless you are multi screen gaming and even then you should be good

Step 1 is driver sweeper then reinstall the latest nforce drivers, if you are still using the driver that came with the card that is likely the problem.



So I used driver sweeper and reinstalled the latest driver from nvidias site. I'm still getting the issue but here's a picture of my fps and evga precision on top of it. http://i.imgur.com/O53uB.jpg
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 10:25:53 PM

People, we're forgetting a very basic question.
OP, which cpu you're using right now?
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2012 10:41:08 PM

True but the unless he is running something like an 64x2 he should be fine with just about anything but yeah your totally right it should deff have been asked.

Also safe to say online play can be expected to vary largely
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September 19, 2012 10:52:34 PM

vitornob said:
People, we're forgetting a very basic question.
OP, which cpu you're using right now?


I7 3770K :D 
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September 20, 2012 12:20:08 AM

spentshells said:
True but the unless he is running something like an 64x2 he should be fine with just about anything but yeah your totally right it should deff have been asked.

Also safe to say online play can be expected to vary largely


I have an I7 3770K, I removed all nvidia drivers from my registry and installed the newest one at nvidia's website. Would there be any suggestions that may be the fix?
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