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A while back I installed a couple of GTX260's in my sons PC. The main purpose was for folding and they certianly did a fine job of that! But with summer in full swing here in Florida my power bills have doubled and I have unfortunatly been forced to turn all the folding rigs off till things cool down again. Of course that doesn't mean that junior isn't using his pc to play games and that is when I noticed that his FPS are the pits. The cards are now set to SLI and there doesn't appear to be any kind of problems but the best these thing can muster in 3dmark06 is 10888 points, hell the ATI 4850 in my office rig can do 12347 points. The MOBO is a M2n32-SLI Deluxe, it has 2gigs of Corsair memory at 4 4 4 12, a PCP&C 750 PSU, the cpu is an AMD X2 5000+ BE OC'd to 3.2 GHZ, It's running XP for the OS and the entire thing is watercooled. I have no idea what's killing the FPS.....My best guess would be the CPU is a bottleneck but would it slow things down this much????

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Well he plays a lot of games but he is a Counter-Strike/Source junkie. The problem isn't getting playable frame rates, the problem is getting frame rates better than a 6600gt with a pair of gtx260's in SLI! :O

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Yeah, something definitely is wrong. I have no problem getting rather large frame rates in CS:S with oodles of AA and AF.

 

Have you tried uninstalling the current graphics drivers, running driver cleaner pro or a similar program, and then installing the latest?

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Yeah I've made that a standard proceedure when ever I update drivers. Right now I have the latest chipset and video drivers installed and although they fixed a couple of software glitches in the previous drivers the performance still remains way subpar. :(

 

Edit: I have also updated to thr latest Bios available....I was previously running the bios that came with the motherboard from ASUS.

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Is folding running while he's playing?

 

 

The folding clients are shut down....I haven't turned a single WU in over a week.....Unfortunate but with business as bad as it is I just can't afford the $400 plus summer electric bills like I used to. :(

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All come on guys.....Is there no revewers or Oc kings out there that have a clue as to what is causing this problem....Im a big boy with thick skin so I can take it if it's just something stupid that I'm doing and should know better. Right now any suggestion is better than nothing.....Help :lol:

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Probably not very helpful, but my solution to any problem of this nature is format and reinstall everything. I've found with some practice that's actually easier and faster than diagnosing and solving weird Windows quirks like this.

 

Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure :P

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Yeah I also agree on formatting it. Problem is either in hardware or software and by formatting it will either fix it or tell you it is a fault of the hardware. Hopefully the former and not the latter.

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Probably not very helpful, but my solution to any problem of this nature is format and reinstall everything. I've found with some practice that's actually easier and faster than diagnosing and solving weird Windows quirks like this.

 

Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure :P

 

 

Well It seems a little extream but if everybody is sure the the CPU is not or shouldn't be a bottle neck then I guess I'll give it a try. If I do this I would like to go with the windows 7 64bit RC release.....My only worry is that I have heard that the creative labs drivers are trash. The Card I'm using is the audigy 2ZS but all the bad press I have been hearing in on the X-FI.....does anybody know if the Audigy drivers work ok. In order to run the 64bit version I will need to add at least 2gig of mem so I don't want to wast the money if the audio drivers aren't going to work. :thumbs-up:

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