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Old 06-15-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default Sudden FPS Drop

I recently underclocked my video card by closing a couple of pixel pipelines, but then set it back to the original. Now, whenever i play games (CoD2 and WoW), EVERY minute at some point, the fps suddently drops to 1 and goes back up after a few seconds, even when im facing a blank wall!! It's costing me my life in shooter games! This has never happened before, and is NOT a big-cluster-of-people type of lag.

I used the Riva Tuner overclocking program to do this. Please help me resolve this!
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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Are you sure the program re-successfully put all the pipes, etc back?

What are your temps like?

This is a strange problem, as I have used Rivatuner many times to unlock pipelines on my 6800GS
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Which video card is it??
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I'm pretty sure the pixel pipelines were set back correctly, it's on default 4pp, and the program says 4pp right now.

Here's the specific video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125217

And how do i check my temps?
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WTF are you doing underclocking that thing. its 4 pixel piplines. Don't underclock its a lower end vid card thats why your FPS are erratic on higher end games.
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Old 06-15-2006, 08:47 PM   #6
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Try updating video drivers. I forgot to mention that. They may need resetting after the change, so simply re-install over the ones now with a newer set from Geforce that support the 6200 range.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/drivers.html

Graphics driver -> Geforce and TNT2 -> Select Windows
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:32 AM   #7
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WTF are you doing underclocking that thing. its 4 pixel piplines. Don't underclock its a lower end vid card thats why your FPS are erratic on higher end games.
LOL i know, i read this guide on overclocking a different version of the 6200 and for some reason, it actually underclocks my version of the 6200
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Well the drivers didn't work, so I might have to RMA this card to newegg if I can't find a solution, the sudden drops is making me P'Oed.
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Yeah, it seems the program did some lasting damage.
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Well it turns out my video card isn't the problem, i reverted to my old video card and the same thing is happening. I'm going to try reformatting
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