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Old 10-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone how is it going!
So I've built a new PC, specs :
CPU : Core i5 3450
Mobo : Gigabyte P61A-D3
GPU : GTX 560 Ti
RAM : 8 GB DDR3 RAM
HDD : 1 TB HDD
So I've been experiencing a periodic lag, which I noticed both normally and in a game ( Crysis 2, which is the only game I've been playing since I got this ). The computer freezes for a sec, then goes on. Also it occured in Crysis 2 twice, once it froze for a sec or two then continuted, the other time the FPS dropped from constant 60 FPS to something like 45 FPS for a sec or two then returned to 60 FPS.
Also one time the computer totally froze and I had to do a reboot from the reset button.
What's up? Any help is appreciated.
P.S : Btw, what's the best way to update the nvidia GPU drivers ( particularly this one, GTX 560 ). Should I just install the new driver directly, or remove the first one first? If removing first, should I just manually remove it through windows or...?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download the latest beta drivers and regularly install them. There is an idle clock issue with factory overclocked cards and the latest WHQL drivers. I figure they would have fixed this by now.
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My gpu is GTX 560 Ti, not GTX 560 only. Figured out I should put that too.
So, what updates should I install? Only GPU updates? And should I remove the old drivers first?
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Doesn't matter as it applies to all Nvidia cards.

Just download and install.
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Updated GPU driver, still the same problem. And it occurs on windows, even on firefox only.
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I used to have the same freezing and crashing problem with Firefox which eventually made me switch to Chrome.

The only other thing I can suggest is to uninstall the drivers, then driver sweep, reboot, reinstall beta drivers.

What is the model of your card exactly?
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What do you mean the exact model?
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More so the brand or model number.
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It's EVGA GTX 560 Ti. If you need them, I can post screenshots from GPU-Z
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