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Parkicism
02-28-2013, 10:09 PM
Hello everyone,

I recently just got my ASUS G75VX-RH71-CA from NCIX online store, but I have been facing some issues lately. Whenever I run high demanding games such as Far Cry 3 and Skyrim, I always get this mini lag spike every now and then which bothers me.

Does anyone have the solution to this? I haven't downloaded any drivers from the internet, and also I used the CD that came with the laptop. Sometimes when I play minecraft with my friends, it just randomly stops working and says that program not responding.

I am also using Windows 8 if that makes any difference.

Thanks,

bignazpwns
02-28-2013, 10:31 PM
A ton of things can cause them. Playing online off diff things cause lag spikes.

Most common will be.

-PC not plugged in. GPU alone takes more power at full load then the battery can supply. So if you don't have it plugged into the wall you will go full fps then drop to 10 then back to full and drop to 10 off and on like that every few seconds.

-Thermal throttling. If the gpu gets to hot it will throttle its self down. Some times this can cause a lag spike.

-Power options. If its set on a power saving option that can cause some lag. You always want it on high performance unless your not gaming and using it on the batt. and need more batt life.

It can be a few other things but from dealing with peoples laptop those seem to be the most common.

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the quick reply!

I have connected the laptop to the wall, and I am running without the battery and just the AC.

My Max GPU temperature is at 65'C, and it is overclocked ( Core +135mhz, Memory +1000mhz)

It is already set to high performance!

The MSI Afterburner's On Screen Display shows me that when the lag spike does happen it goes from 45fps to 1fps

GottiBoi55
03-01-2013, 02:04 AM
Thanks for the quick reply!

I have connected the laptop to the wall, and I am running without the battery and just the AC.

My Max GPU temperature is at 65'C, and it is overclocked ( Core +135mhz, Memory +1000mhz)

It is already set to high performance!

The MSI Afterburner's On Screen Display shows me that when the lag spike does happen it goes from 45fps to 1fps


Try a more heavy OC, something like 760/1600.
sounds more like you are under clocking, the defaults are 600/1400 for the 670mx
Is that a "type o"?

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 02:23 AM
I meant to say I added +135 mhz for the core and +1000mhz for the memory.
It is currently at 735/2400, but I am still getting these miniature lag spikes every single time I play games.... It's starting to annoy me a lot now..

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 03:12 AM
Do you guys think that the miniature lag is caused from the hardware or the software?
I do not really want to send in my laptop as I just got it...

DirtyCodingHabitz
03-01-2013, 10:04 AM
I was having these same issues when I had Kaspersky Internet Security. Maybe it's a AV or firewall that's causing these problems. I recommend to uninstall your AV or FW if you have any installed.

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 12:06 PM
The only internet security I have is the McAfee Internet Security... I deleted Avast, because it was causing the BSOD on Windows 8.
If I don't have any anti virus, is there a way to keep my computer safe?

rewben
03-01-2013, 12:20 PM
uninstall the mcafee and you'll know the difference. in the early days it's the known cause to lags.

you can use Microsoft Security Essentials, if you want.

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 08:44 PM
uninstall the mcafee and you'll know the difference. in the early days it's the known cause to lags.

you can use Microsoft Security Essentials, if you want.

I have uninstalled the McAfee Internet Security, but the problem still occurs.

I am kind of getting worried now, but I am thinking that this could be caused by Windows 8? or maybe it could be drivers issues?

The Device Manager tells me that I have the latest version of the driver out there for my graphics card though...

bignazpwns
03-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Im going to be totally honest with you about Anti Virus.

You don't need any....at all. I have not used any in about 10 years. First thing I do on new systems is install a fresh windows to get rid of all of the junk stock software along with antivirus. Only time I use it is when im addressing the performance of a pc out of box like this G75VX but soon it was have a bare copy of windows 8 to see how it really preforms vs out of box.

You don't need any if you fallow some simple rules.

-Free porn is much like meeting random women. Nothing can happen or you can get a virus.

-You will never win anything online. So if it says you won a Xbox 360 or a ipad. You did not

-Random websites is like virus Russian roulette. Sites like tomshardware, cnet etc are good but you roll the dice on omfguberlletcallofdutyhax.com

-After you get your system set up make a recovery image. Do weekly updates for you're programs and save any data you think is important in its own partition for data. Get a virus just clear the partition run the image and be back up and running.

-If something gives you the omfg I must click this now, do not. Look at it and think about it first. Those reflex clicks is what gets most people.

-And if you get a pop up the best way to close them is not clicking the little X. For wndows 8 press CRTL + Shift and ESC. Clock it from the task manager. Some times they will set the pop up so that the X is really the button that will start a download so the best way it to close them from task manager.

-And if you must have anti virus do not use Mcafee that program is a joke.



Ok so back to the problem. What drivers are you running? The crap Asus drivers or the latest Nvidia's?


By the sound of it the drop from 45-1fps is looking hardware related to me. Run MSI afterburner play the game and play for like 2 min after the lag spike then tab out open MSI and check the log to see if the GPU useage line dropped at that time along with the gpu core clock.

Draugrs
03-01-2013, 09:40 PM
I had the same lag spike in games with mine running the Nvidia driver supplied by ASUS I believe it is v306 right now. Anyway, I used the thread that described how to update the nvam file to install the latest Nvidia driver. I installed the latest Nvidia driver v314.07 and my lag spikes went away. I am not sure if this will fix your issue but the new Nvidia driver has several performance enhancements for the video card over v306 driver. Good luck!

bignazpwns
03-01-2013, 09:51 PM
I had the same lag spike in games with mine running the Nvidia driver supplied by ASUS I believe it is v306 right now. Anyway, I used the thread that described how to update the nvam file to install the latest Nvidia driver. I installed the latest Nvidia driver v314.07 and my lag spikes went away. I am not sure if this will fix your issue but the new Nvidia driver has several performance enhancements for the video card over v306 driver. Good luck!

It's sad when we have to mod drivers just to get them to support our card. Gotta love Asus propertary graphic cards and now drivers. Soon were going to have systems you cant do anything on. I miss the days the G series had MXM cards and you could use new drivers without mods.



Here you go if you want to try that.

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers

Drive and the inf file. copy the stuff it gives you for the inf file and replace the info in the nvam file under C:\NVIDIA\...Display.Drivers

Original thread is here http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?27498-nVIDIA-Geforce-Driver-310.90-Release-1-5-13&p=207951&viewfull=1#post207951

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Im going to be totally honest with you about Anti Virus.

You don't need any....at all. I have not used any in about 10 years. First thing I do on new systems is install a fresh windows to get rid of all of the junk stock software along with antivirus. Only time I use it is when im addressing the performance of a pc out of box like this G75VX but soon it was have a bare copy of windows 8 to see how it really preforms vs out of box.

You don't need any if you fallow some simple rules.

-Free porn is much like meeting random women. Nothing can happen or you can get a virus.

-You will never win anything online. So if it says you won a Xbox 360 or a ipad. You did not

-Random websites is like virus Russian roulette. Sites like tomshardware, cnet etc are good but you roll the dice on omfguberlletcallofdutyhax.com

-After you get your system set up make a recovery image. Do weekly updates for you're programs and save any data you think is important in its own partition for data. Get a virus just clear the partition run the image and be back up and running.

-If something gives you the omfg I must click this now, do not. Look at it and think about it first. Those reflex clicks is what gets most people.

-And if you get a pop up the best way to close them is not clicking the little X. For wndows 8 press CRTL + Shift and ESC. Clock it from the task manager. Some times they will set the pop up so that the X is really the button that will start a download so the best way it to close them from task manager.

-And if you must have anti virus do not use Mcafee that program is a joke.



Ok so back to the problem. What drivers are you running? The crap Asus drivers or the latest Nvidia's?


By the sound of it the drop from 45-1fps is looking hardware related to me. Run MSI afterburner play the game and play for like 2 min after the lag spike then tab out open MSI and check the log to see if the GPU useage line dropped at that time along with the gpu core clock.

I have uninstalled all the anti-virus softwares I have, but the problem still persists. Even when I play low demanding games such as Minecraft, I get that lag spike from about 200 fps to 1 fps....

I am using the one that came with the laptop. I have not downloaded any driver updates or modified drivers. I just got the laptop, overclocked my GPU, downloaded my games, and played them.

I will try out the modified driver and see if that will be able to fix the problem.

Parkicism
03-01-2013, 10:57 PM
It's sad when we have to mod drivers just to get them to support our card. Gotta love Asus propertary graphic cards and now drivers. Soon were going to have systems you cant do anything on. I miss the days the G series had MXM cards and you could use new drivers without mods.



Here you go if you want to try that.

http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers

Drive and the inf file. copy the stuff it gives you for the inf file and replace the info in the nvam file under C:\NVIDIA\...Display.Drivers

Original thread is here http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?27498-nVIDIA-Geforce-Driver-310.90-Release-1-5-13&p=207951&viewfull=1#post207951

I am having trouble installing the 314.07 driver downloaded from Nvidia's website.

Things I did
1) I downloaded the driver v314.07 from nvidia.com
2) I copied the v314.07 modified .inf
3) I then ran the driver update
4) When I ran the Nvidia driver installer, in system check, it said that Nvidia installer cannot continue - this graphic driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.
5) I pasted the copied .inf codes and pasted over the codes in nvwin.inf
6). I ran the Nvidia driver installer once again, but I still get the same response as in step 4)

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks,

bignazpwns
03-01-2013, 11:30 PM
I am having trouble installing the 314.07 driver downloaded from Nvidia's website.

Things I did
1) I downloaded the driver v314.07 from nvidia.com
2) I copied the v314.07 modified .inf
3) I then ran the driver update
4) When I ran the Nvidia driver installer, in system check, it said that Nvidia installer cannot continue - this graphic driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.
5) I pasted the copied .inf codes and pasted over the codes in nvwin.inf
6). I ran the Nvidia driver installer once again, but I still get the same response as in step 4)

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks,

go to settings. change pc settings. general tab on the left scroll down to advanced start up settings click it it will reboot. pick trouble shooting advanced boot features disable driver signing it will be F7. Im just saying this off the top of my head so it may not be 100% right but it will be close.

Parkicism
03-02-2013, 01:31 AM
go to settings. change pc settings. general tab on the left scroll down to advanced start up settings click it it will reboot. pick trouble shooting advanced boot features disable driver signing it will be F7. Im just saying this off the top of my head so it may not be 100% right but it will be close.

Thanks a lot, bignazpwns!

I now have no problems with any games, and everything runs really smooth!
Thanks to everyone who has helped me overcome this issue, and now I can actually play games without having to deal with those major drops in framerates!

Parkicism
03-02-2013, 02:35 AM
PLOT TWIST

Problem still occurs... :(

DirtyCodingHabitz
03-02-2013, 03:01 AM
If I don't have any anti virus, is there a way to keep my computer safe?

I didn't have any AV installed since I got my G75VX 3 months ago, and I had no viruses when I scanned with Malwarebytes 3 days ago :).

I can tell you that Win8 is pretty immune, as long as you update your windows, browsers, flash, java etc.

Parkicism
03-02-2013, 03:09 AM
When I run MSI Kombustor to test the lag spikes, I don't get any when I use the Kombustor, but when I play games like Far Cry 3, Skyrim, and Minecraft, they all have that lag spike that I don't like.

Also, the games are actually cracked, but I don't know if that has to do anything because I have run these games on my old laptop before and I never got a single lag spike although they were only able to handle the game at medium settings...

ClepticNova
03-19-2013, 02:55 PM
I share the same problem on my VX too but what i did was that, i updated the GPU driver to 314.07 from 306. it solved the problem.

Parkicism
03-19-2013, 11:24 PM
Alright I am going to try to revive this thread...
I have been playing games over the past month with this amazing laptop. It is a quite powerful machine that can basically handle anything at least on medium settings around 30 fps.
The problem is I still have this massive lag spikes when I play Assassin's Creed III, Far Cry 3, Minecraft MP, and Terraria MP, but when I play games like Skyrim, Arma III, Saints Row the Third, Dota 2, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, Portal 2, MW2 MP, Hitman Absolution, I don't have a single problem.. I don't get any lag spike, and it runs really smooth on these games.
I also have 2 anti-virus, since I would like this laptop to be secure and virus free. Norton Internet Security and Avast.
If any of you can find a solution for this annoying lag spikes, that would be great.
P.S. I did download the modded NViDiA Drivers to the latest version so.... yea..

dstrakele
03-20-2013, 12:11 AM
I also have 2 anti-virus, since I would like this laptop to be secure and virus free. Norton Internet Security and Avast.

With Antivirus software, more is not better (see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=97603.0). Their drivers will conflict, causing problems like lagging, system lockups, and BSOD's. Y'got McAfee, AVG, and Trend Micro on there too?

Choose which one you wish to keep and uninstall the other from Windows Safe Mode. Then reboot and attempt to reproduce your issue. In fact, it'd be a good test to uninstall them both from Safe Mode, reboot, and attempt to reproduce the issue.

DirtyCodingHabitz
03-20-2013, 01:15 AM
I also have 2 anti-virus, since I would like this laptop to be secure and virus free. Norton Internet Security and Avast.

I don't know why, but some people have to much paranoia about viruses. I haven't had an AV in years and my computers have always been clean. If you don't want to get infected, make sure you're Windows OS, Browser, Flash Player and Java are always up to date. You can always get Sandboxie and sandbox your browser so no virus can ever get in.

Parkicism
03-20-2013, 07:30 PM
With Antivirus software, more is not better (see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=97603.0). Their drivers will conflict, causing problems like lagging, system lockups, and BSOD's. Y'got McAfee, AVG, and Trend Micro on there too?

Choose which one you wish to keep and uninstall the other from Windows Safe Mode. Then reboot and attempt to reproduce your issue. In fact, it'd be a good test to uninstall them both from Safe Mode, reboot, and attempt to reproduce the issue.

Just when I thought the problem will end, it doesn't....
I unistalled all my anti-virus programs which are Avast and Norton Internet Security, but when I played Assasin's Creed III on the highest settings possible at 40 fps, it randomly drops from 40fps to 0fps, even my MSI On Screen Display showed me, but like I said when I play other games like Skyrim, Dota 2, Arma III, etc. I never experience these problems...

dstrakele
03-20-2013, 08:51 PM
It looks like you're not the only one getting poor performance on that game. See http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/727583-Assassin-s-Creed-III-fps-drop-in-Boston/page42?.

Parkicism
03-21-2013, 07:09 PM
It looks like you're not the only one getting poor performance on that game. See http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/727583-Assassin-s-Creed-III-fps-drop-in-Boston/page42?.

Yaaa, but the thing is, it's not only happening for AC3, but also happens on Far Cry 3, Minecraft, and Terraria. My friends and I host a private server for terraria and minecraft, and this lag spike always occurs and it is certainly annoying..

dstrakele
03-22-2013, 12:23 PM
If I were in your situation, I'd probably try a utility like IObit Advanced Uninstaller or Revo Uninstaller to search for and remove uninstalled remnants of all the Antivirus software you previously installed on your laptop.

I would also attempt to uninstall the problem games with one of the Uninstaller utilities, then reinstall them to see if it eliminates the lagging behavior.

Uninstalled remnants have also caused problems with the NVIDIA drivers. If you are not performing a 'clean' NVIDIA install, I recommend giving it a try. You could also try using Driver Sweeper in Windows Safe Mode to remove any NVIDIA driver remnants.

I do recall a thread where the user reported certain games just wouldn't run right under Windows 8, but ran without issues under Windows 7. You might try configuring the problem games to run in Windows Compatibility Mode, though I recall it failed to help that user in the other thread.

SpeedyPC
03-22-2013, 01:44 PM
If you get a Asus G75VX Lag Spikes or a power surge I always buy a surge protectors, because I had a lighting strike close to our home and all our electronic are protected against power surge. However my father HP laptop computer wasn't protected against power surge when our first lighting strike came close to our home, and it blew my father laptop computer lucky the house wasn't on fire so we had to get a new computer for my father and I bought him a Crest Double Outlet with Surge Protection to protect his new laptop and a new printer.

Surge protector is great it can protect all electronic up to $75,000 10 year product and connected equipment warranty, and it safer than been sorry when all you're electronic can cost you a sh#t load of money.

PS. I've got mind as well to protect my new computer.

Parkicism
04-13-2013, 07:00 PM
If I were in your situation, I'd probably try a utility like IObit Advanced Uninstaller or Revo Uninstaller to search for and remove uninstalled remnants of all the Antivirus software you previously installed on your laptop.

I would also attempt to uninstall the problem games with one of the Uninstaller utilities, then reinstall them to see if it eliminates the lagging behavior.

Uninstalled remnants have also caused problems with the NVIDIA drivers. If you are not performing a 'clean' NVIDIA install, I recommend giving it a try. You could also try using Driver Sweeper in Windows Safe Mode to remove any NVIDIA driver remnants.

I do recall a thread where the user reported certain games just wouldn't run right under Windows 8, but ran without issues under Windows 7. You might try configuring the problem games to run in Windows Compatibility Mode, though I recall it failed to help that user in the other thread.

I don't think antivirus is a conflict, because this problem seems to be happening with only ubisoft games. I have both Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 3 and the problem persists with both games. When I play games like Skyrim, NFS MW, Call of Duty, Dota 2, Portal 2, Hitman Absolution, and Bioshock Infinite, this doesn't happen. I am worried that when I get Watch Dogs when it comes out, these lag spikes will happen to this game also.

The Frames per second goes from 45 fps right down to 0~5 and it goes up back to 45 fps.... Someone please help!!

Thanks,

Parkicism
04-13-2013, 07:00 PM
If you get a Asus G75VX Lag Spikes or a power surge I always buy a surge protectors, because I had a lighting strike close to our home and all our electronic are protected against power surge. However my father HP laptop computer wasn't protected against power surge when our first lighting strike came close to our home, and it blew my father laptop computer lucky the house wasn't on fire so we had to get a new computer for my father and I bought him a Crest Double Outlet with Surge Protection to protect his new laptop and a new printer.

Surge protector is great it can protect all electronic up to $75,000 10 year product and connected equipment warranty, and it safer than been sorry when all you're electronic can cost you a sh#t load of money.

PS. I've got mind as well to protect my new computer.

I don't think that is much of a problem right now, but thanks for suggesting. :)

dbk22
04-14-2013, 10:04 AM
Could you check task manager disk usage while playing? I have been experiencing a similar problem last week. The disk usage is 99% and transfer rates are very low (100% is 1 MB/s at times). When game starts loading content frame drops to unacceptable levels. Also other programs tend to freeze when accessing hard drive.

Parkicism
04-15-2013, 09:49 PM
My disk usage is about 18MB/s which is about 12% of my disk usage. My memory usage goes up to like 1GB, but I have 12GBs of RAM so i think that is fine. My CPU usage minimum would be like 25% and maximum I guess 35%?

Parkicism
04-15-2013, 10:08 PM
Could you check task manager disk usage while playing? I have been experiencing a similar problem last week. The disk usage is 99% and transfer rates are very low (100% is 1 MB/s at times). When game starts loading content frame drops to unacceptable levels. Also other programs tend to freeze when accessing hard drive. Never mind that CPU usage it went up until 65%...

dbk22
04-18-2013, 05:17 AM
All the parameters seem fine on your computer. I managed to fix my problem with uninstalling a few windows updates and reinstalling manually newest drivers for everything i could find (i do not know which one did it because i tried like 50 things). I ran DPC Latency checker, had some spikes, it said some driver was not behaving nice and it seems it was so. I will consider going back to Win7 because it seems Win8 is not mature (read patched) enough.