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7900gt choppiness

By sellmesanity
Aug 11, 2006
  1. My new 7900gt performs great but sometimes (in any game, notably Counter-strike:source) when im walking, every 2 or 3 seconds it skips a frame and looks generally choppy when moving through the map, despite the fact that i have high fps and vsync turned on. Then when i exit the game and reopen it everything is fine again until it randomly happens again (the next time i play one of the games). Anyone have this problem? I have a feeling it is a driver issue but i cannot confirm this unless people with 7900gt's tell me of similar issues.
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Well, I don't have a 7900GT, but if I were you, I would check the card's temp. It may be overheating.


    Also, make sure you have the latest Forceware.
     
  3. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Might be your RAM, mind posting the full specs of the RAM you're using?
     
  4. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    My temperatures are fine, this card runs pretty hot anyway. They are usually about 58c and the highest it goes up to is like 62c.

    As for my ram, I don't understand how it could be the ram doing this, but my ram is GeiL Platinum DDR 500 2x512, except I run it at DDR 400 2-3-3-6 1t at about 2.75 volts, because I don't want to overclock until I sort out all my problems.
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I don't think it's the RAM coz it's good quality RAM and Geil rarely produces bad products. Might be fragmentation on the HDD or the PSU. The temps are fine too.
     
  6. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I thought it would be fragmentation, but in Steam you can check the files fragmentation and all of my Steam games have 0% fragmentation. My PSU is also high quality, an Antec True Power 2.0 480w that is only a couple weeks old. I don't think my x300 used to do this skipping choppy thing. I called Evga tech support and i talked to the upper level techs. They said that it could be AVG and to update to the newest beta drivers. I am not sure if this will fix it but I am currently testing it right now.
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Close AVG and play a game, and see if it works properly now.
     
  8. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I uninstalled avg. Didn't fix it. I went crazy trying to figure out what was wrong, I uninstalled AIM triton and the problem looks like it went away. It didnt do it all day. Man triton is a wack program. I use GAIM now. I will keep you updated, eVGA techs said that they haven't heard of this so it must be caused by a program that my friends don't use but i do use. AIM TRITON IS THAT PROGRAM! ok well yeah more testing goes on...
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    That's why they say AOL sucks. :D
     
  10. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    So far so good. Why the hell would AIM triton affect my 3d games anyway? Is it somehow connected?
     
  11. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I'll guess it has to do with incompatibility. Are you sure the card is compatible with your motherboard? Also, try turning v-sync off. I've seen it cause problems.
     
  12. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Oh no my man, the problem seems to have been solved. I was just asking what AIM triton has to do with my video card?
     
  13. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    It probably used up your RAM. It has nothing to do with your card. Is your card integrated?
     
  14. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I have 1 gig of ram and hardly any programs running. My graphics card is not integrated, the title of the thread is 7900gt choppiness, as in Geforce 7900gt. It has something to do with AIM triton because now that it is gone, I do not get choppiness anymore. I just don't know how to connect it.
     
  15. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Me neither, but since the problem is solved, we can drop the thread. See ya.
     
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