M17xR3 "stuttering"/FPS drop

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by dsky, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. dsky

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    Virus programs off, wireless adapter itself is disabled - still with the drops.
     
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    dsky, do me a favor. Download Furmark 1.9 and run the Burn in test for 15 mins...using the default config. And if you can, post a screen shot. if you are throttling for whatever reason we should see it here

    for example here is mine:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Curious, when you play games, do you monitor temperatures and loads of everything, you see when i had an issue like this with one of my other computers, it occured when the program (hwmonitor) was reading sensor data from the temperature probes, turn off anything that is reading from sensors if there is anything.

    Definately do as slick says, run the test to check for throttle issues.

    Reset all CCC profiles, sometimes the 3D settings can do stuff, especially the AI options.

    Also it is worth seing if your HDD light comes active when you stutter, ive had some stutters when this occurs, dont know why still havent knocked it.

    And my last problem i had in games was windows media player, it was forcing HDD usage to 100 percent for no reason and causing mass lag, so again check HDD indicator.

    Hope you find the problem!
     
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    I performed the test, heres the requested picture
     

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    I thought I didn't have it either, but turns out all I had to do was search for it and sure enough it was around.
     
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    Ok. That didn't work. made it worse if that's possible.
     
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    What you recommended jubbing, didn't work...
     
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    hmmmm...your temps are decent. They are slightly higher than you would have if you repasted with a modern top performing paste, but its still well within decent.

    However, your 7 fps variance shows what you are talking about. If you look at my screenshot, i'm stuck at 40-41 fps

    dsky, if you're confident that it isn't software that is causing the issues (i.e., you've already reinstalled drivers and done fresh installs of Windows numerous times) and it sounds like you've already done quite a bit of troubleshooting...i'm tempted to think its a hardware issue.

    Maybe its time to make use of that warranty that you paid for

    One other thing you can try is to plug in your computer in another part of the house. Maybe the power current is bad at that outlet
     
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