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#1 Jardyn

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

Alright, so I've been having some problems with my GPU recently. When playing games (any) the GPU usage climbs up to 50% and then suddenly dives all the way back down to 0%, with an acompanying very constant lag ( a small lag spike every one second, very regular.) I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for both of my GPUs. I'm running windows 8 with two GPUs an Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Integrated) And a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M, trying to use the NVidia. Any insight you could give would be very much appreciated. Also if you need more information please ask.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

As in using 2 GPUs simultaneously? First, what are your full system specs. Second, why are you using multiple video cards? And third when did this problem start occurring? (Software installations, installation of a video card etc) and third does disabling the Intel card and only running the nvidia card solve the problem?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:10 AM

It's a dual GPU system, as for the full system specs I'll add them in spoilers below this. As to why I'm using two, that's because my system came with two, one (the intel) for less demanding tasks and the other (Nvidia GeForce) for more demanding things such as gaming.

 

        This problem started occuring three or four days ago, not by any installations of software or hardware, the only thing that has been installed recently in the house at all hardware wise is our new router, the Netgear Nighthawk R7000. Supposed to be top of the line, but we had quite a few issues with it right out of the box, such as incredibly slow download speeds, we're talking south of 5 mb/s, fine upload speeds, and iffy pings.

 

After a while of fiddling with it and contacting Netgear support I fixed it for everyone else but my internal network adapter on this computer (realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC #2) still has issues so now I'm using a small external USB network adapter. A 150Mbps wireless 802.11b/g/n Nano USB adapter. That seems to fix the slow internet problems, though I'm a bit miffed that I can't use my internal adapter.

 

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Let me know if there's anymore information you need. Also just to let you know I have already updated drivers on both of those GPUs, along with disabling the Intel and rebooting and trying with it disabled, no dice.

 

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

Is this a desktop or a laptop computer?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

Laptop, but I use it more as a desktop. E.G its always plugged in sitting on a table a table with a cooling fan under it.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:05 AM

Are you sure your power usage is remaining constant? Sometimes power cables will break giving a connection most of the time, but occasionally when either bumped or gets to hot drops power causing the laptop to go into power save mode-and then reconnect coming back to normal. Check your power indicator next time it happens and try wiggling the power cable to see if you can recreate the problem.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

It got better, now it only spikes to fifty and then drops to 20, still not great but it's workable, any other suggestions? FPS is up to somewhere between 20 and 30, which shouldn't be that low still.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

Check hooking it directly to the router instead of using wireless. Couldn't hurt to run a malware scan as well

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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