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6800gt stuttering in all games

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by dozer, 22 Jan 2006.

  1. dozer

    Hitman

    Joined: 31 Aug 2003

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    i have an agp 6800gt running latest nvidia drivers in a shuttle sn95g5 v2.

    i every graphic intensive game i get stuttering, where the screen freezes and the sound makes a stuttering sound like a stuck cd for anout 10 seconds then the game continues. this doesnt happen too often in cod but will happen continually in fear.

    any ideas what it could be?
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    Location: Brighton

    fast writes - off
     
  3. dozer

    Hitman

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    fast writes are set to off
     
  4. Raikiri

    Capodecina

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    new motherboard drivers? checked the temp?
     
  5. dozer

    Hitman

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    running latest nforce 3 drivers from nvidia and the core is at 57deg.
     
  6. Sir Random

    Mobster

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    Set the 2D and 3D speeds to the same setting.
     
  7. Raikiri

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    57c idle, what about load?
     
  8. Hawklord

    Wise Guy

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    Sounds like a heat issue to me. The stuttering could be the card throttling back.
    You do have the second power lead connected to the card don't you?
    Have you run 3dmark2005 benchmark to see if that runs stable and to give you a score to compare to similar spec'd machines to see if you have an issue.
     
  9. chaparral

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    Check your cpu I.C.E (heatsink) and any other heatsinks in the system are not full of dust..

    Check all fans are running ok.

    Try playing a few games with all the fans set to high speed in the bios...
     
  10. Sleepy Ben

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    Firstly the OP needs to specify how much RAM on the card and how much system RAM he has - then what settings he tries to run FEAR at. Anything over medium textures needs at least 256mb on the card and over 1gb in the system or you'll get regular HDD access and stutter.
     
  11. ShakenNstirred

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    to be honest turning that off doesn't do a deal on modern cards
    old ati cards didnt like it on
    i have always had in set to on and never had any probs
     
  12. Raikiri

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    As have I, but the 6800 series of cards had a problem with it (some of them, anyway) if you do a little research
     
  13. Sir Random

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    The guy's problem isn't normal stuttering, his games actually freeze for 10 secs (while the sound stutters). This is a very common problem with 6800s, and is covered by the sticky post.