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Kurupt
12-13-2012, 07:06 PM
Every time I try playing games (Star Wars specifically), the FPS drop and things start skipping. The same goes with movies... could this be a heat related issue? Hell, even browsing the net things skip as well. I also have the high performance selected and updated/flashed the bios as well. :(

Also, every time I try to update the graphics card through AMD or anywhere else, it reverts to my resolution 1156x867 setting.

I'm desperate for any and all help. :/

Thanks!

dstrakele
12-13-2012, 07:40 PM
You've updated your system BIOS. Have you considered updating your video bios (vbios)? That may help when you attempt to upgrade your video driver. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?519-G73Jh-GSOD-Vbios-Update for details.

Load up HWINFO64 and determine if you have a thermal issue by monitoring your GPU and CPU temperatures at idle (no other apps running) and when your video stuttering occurs.

Kurupt
12-13-2012, 08:44 PM
You've updated your system BIOS. Have you considered updating your video bios (vbios)? That may help when you attempt to upgrade your video driver. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?519-G73Jh-GSOD-Vbios-Update for details.

Load up HWINFO64 and determine if you have a thermal issue by monitoring your GPU and CPU temperatures at idle (no other apps running) and when your video stuttering occurs.

Correction, it was my vbios that I flashed.

If it is a temperature issue, how dose one fix it? Thanks!

Kurupt
01-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Really?

1 month bump...

Oh and during gaming, my GPU gets up to about 80-90c.

dstrakele
01-20-2013, 03:45 PM
It doesn't appear to be a heat-related issue from the temperatures you report.

1) Do you have a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive? These have been reported to cause video freezes every few seconds if the SSD caching part of the drive has failed.

2) DPC Latency can cause similar behavior. Try troubleshooting with DPC Latency Checker.

Kurupt
01-22-2013, 02:34 PM
It doesn't appear to be a heat-related issue from the temperatures you report.

1) Do you have a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive? These have been reported to cause video freezes every few seconds if the SSD caching part of the drive has failed.

2) DPC Latency can cause similar behavior. Try troubleshooting with DPC Latency Checker.

Yeah, I bought a new SSD to help with performance. Any way to help the cache from failing?

dstrakele
01-22-2013, 05:50 PM
See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?22479-Computer-GPU-Stuttering&p=154393&viewfull=1#post154393. If backrevving or upgrading to SD26 version firmware on your Seagate hybrid drive (or running on your new SSD only) resolves the stuttering behavior, you've confirmed the SSD cache is defective because SD26 disables it. You can then open a dialog with Seagate or ASUS to see if you can get the defective drive replaced.

If there is no change in behavior, you'll need to troubleshoot DPC Latency with DPC Latency Checker.

Kurupt
02-05-2013, 02:16 PM
Well, just an update.

I went back to my old Hard Drive and it stopped the stuttering problem, but my new concern now is performance. It doesn't seem like I get the same performance as I did with the SSD than I get now.

Not too mention, my computer not freezes a lot now, heh... I wish I was more computer literate. :p

dstrakele
02-05-2013, 04:57 PM
1) The SSH (hybrid HHD's) are faster than your typical HDD due to their SSD component caching. You'd expect a drop in performance.

2) You could also have DPC Latency robbing your system of performance. It doesn't hurt to run DPC Latency Checker.

3) System lockups at idle times is the issue discussed in http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?8943-G73-Freezing-Crashing-Issue-WORKAROUND-FOUND. @nuke235 discusses how to configure ThrottleStop 3.0 to disable the lower power mode C-States of the CPU. It is when the CPU drops into these lower power mode C-States at idle that the lockups (and BSOD's) occur on certain G73JH and JW systems.

4) http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28269-frequent-crashing-of-my-g74sx-has-recently-started-happening.. discusses a general troubleshooting strategy for lockups and BSOD's that are NOT related to lower power mode CPU C-States.

5) You can become more computer literate by regularly reading threads in this forum, as well as posting and/or Googling your questions. You can also enlist the aid of a computer literate friend to help troubleshoot your issues.