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18-Aug-2012, 04:33 PM #1
Extreme Video Lag issues
So I've been fumbling around this issue trying to just ignore it for some time now, but for some reason I just can't figure it out now. I have gradually been getting worse and worse video lag issues in games and it gets really annoying in faster paced games like Left 4 Dead 2 and other FPS games. I have come to find even this simple game "slender" to be completely unplayable as I get MAYBE 1-2 fps. And I can't figure out what is wrong, it didn't used to be like this, back when I first got this computer up and running it rand most games at 60fps. Left 4 dead, counter-strike, modern warfare 2. I have a little windows widgit thing that tells me the current state of my video card, and recently it's been telling me that it's almost ALWAYS clocked back to 300mhz, when it should be running at 900mhz when under load. It almost never goes up to 900, and when it does, it dials back to 300 or 775 in like 2 seconds. I don't know what to do, any help would be appreciated.

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18-Aug-2012, 07:10 PM #2
Try using the onboard sound and see if you are still getting the lag.
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18-Aug-2012, 08:10 PM #3
Well, I just tried that (after apparently installing drivers for my onboard sound, which I thought I'd already done) and now that I've restarted, it no longer detects my onboard....
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18-Aug-2012, 08:19 PM #4
You may have to change a setting in the bios, some boards require that and some don't.
Also look in device manager and see if there are any yellow triangles.
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18-Aug-2012, 08:21 PM #5
Been running around in device manager trying to get it to read the onboard sound adapter again, no luck, nothing with the waring sign either, it just doesn't think it exists anymore. All I did was reboot, would it really completely lose track of the device that's a part of the motherboard (after JUST installing the drivers for it) because of a reboot?
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18-Aug-2012, 08:26 PM #6
It shouldn't, take out the 6870 and boot. (did you check in the biod to see if it was disabled?)
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18-Aug-2012, 08:32 PM #7
Cant take out the 6870, it's my only means of video. Restarted and went into bios though, the sound was on auto, switched it to enabled and it's working now, just need to test run, see if anything changes.
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18-Aug-2012, 08:35 PM #8
Well crud, time for work, I'll have to deal with this tomorrow...
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18-Aug-2012, 08:38 PM #9
You may have found the problem. Let us know.
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21-Aug-2012, 10:45 AM #10
Well I'm not sure what caused it, but I got really fed up with it not working, so I just reformatted my computer after installing a 1TB HDD. That seems to have done the trick as I can play all my games at normal settings now with no lag whatsoever. Sorry I couldn't troubleshoot it down to figure out the source for anyone else who may have this problem, but if you have backups of everything, and don't have a problem with it, reformatting is always an option, if only as a last ditch effort.
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21-Aug-2012, 11:09 AM #11
Glad you got it worked out, sometimes a clean install is the easiest. Best to you.
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