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Is it my monitor or my GPUs?

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November 6, 2012 5:27:11 AM

Once again, having another issue.


When I play games like BF3 and Skyrim, I get insane lag. I'm using crossfired Radeon HD 7950s and my monitor is a LG Flatron IPS235.

With BF3, the NPCs just stutter and I see lines in the screen occasionally. With Skyrim the lag gets to the point where the game is unplayable.

Is it my monitor or my GPUs? The monitor itself was around $300. I think its more than likely the video cards but I want some expert opinions on this. If it happens to be my video cards I was thinking about buying a Nvidia GTX 660 ti to replace my crossfired cards. Could it be just the crossfire configuration or are the cards just going bad on me? Should I try using a single card instead of a crossfire configuration? Is it my monitor? If so, what monitor/GPU do you recommend?

thanks a bunch.

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November 6, 2012 5:32:21 AM

Why in the world would you think a single 660ti would outperform a pair of 7950s?

Have you tried playing with a single card? If not, try it - could very well be driver / microstutter issues.
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November 6, 2012 6:18:09 AM

DarkSable said:
Why in the world would you think a single 660ti would outperform a pair of 7950s?

Have you tried playing with a single card? If not, try it - could very well be driver / microstutter issues.


Because for a pair of "high end" video cards these perform horribly. The lag in my games is getting even worse. At this rate, I think anything is better than these.

It's 3 am where I live so I can't really take apart the computer right now. I will try a single card as soon as I am able to get down and take the computer apart and will post results.
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November 6, 2012 6:24:15 AM

Well it's not your cards those pair of 7950's will run circles around the 660ti. Either it's a driver issue or a game issue.
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November 6, 2012 11:06:56 PM

Just tried disabling CrossfireX.

It got even worse. Battlefield 3 would randomly quit, then my computer would freeze up, and then catastrophe. My lag was fixed with Skyrim, however.

Had to enable it again, hasn't happened since.

Should I try taking the second card out altogether or would that do any good at all?
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