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Offline JudgeDredd

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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2018, 04:34:33 PM »
Dude! Show some image size discipline!
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2018, 05:55:26 PM »
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2018, 04:02:24 AM »
Two problems that have shown up since installing the card and drivers...

1) Windows Experience Index - whilst I don't put too much weight on this, the fact that my Primary Hard Drive dropped from 7.9 to 5.9 is of concern as the hard drive hasn't changed (the WEI was only updated a week ago, if that, and reported 7.9 for the PHD)

2) Occasionally, and I haven't nailed down when, the mouse becomes unusable. It's moveable, though extremely sluggish and cannot click on anything. I noticed this a couple of times coming out of a game and assumed it may be a stability thing with alt-tabbing in and out to check stats and also having a couple of resource monitors running. However, this morning I came out of DCS and watched the telly for an hour or two. When I came back to the machine, the problem was there.

No idea what's going on.
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2018, 05:17:10 AM »
Is the mouse clicking thing only on your browser?

I've noticed a similar thing with Chrome lately. Every once in a while I have to refresh or even restart Chrome to get my mouse to click on any of Chrome's or a webpages's buttons and other interactive bits.
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2018, 05:48:46 AM »
oh god no. System wide. Even CTRL-ALT-DEL to load Task Manager see what's occurring...and nothing is. Nothing using huge amounts of CPU. Plenty of RAM. No indication of what's going on at all.
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 01:27:49 PM »
Are you using wired or wireless mouse.
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2018, 01:38:31 PM »
Wired

I think I've found the problem.

I noticed a hiberfil.sys file which is a temporary file used for when your system goes into hibernation. It was 13GB. I removed that and switched of hibernation and the index shot back up. Also, I haven't noticed the mouse lag since.

Funny thing - I never had hibernation switched on. I know this because I'm regularly having to monitor my HD space on my primary disk because it's only a 125GB SSD drive...so it's often getting close to using a whack. So I would definitely have spotted that file before.

Anyway - don't know how it got switched on and didn't need it. Got rid of it and the problems seem to have gone - touch wood.
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2018, 02:19:35 PM »
Incidentally, my 680 SLI NVidia card (or whichever 600 series it was that had SLI, the dual-card setup), still needs a home. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, I just upgraded a few months ago, that's all.
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Re: I need a new graphics card
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2018, 02:24:36 PM »
Incidentally, my 680 SLI NVidia card (or whichever 600 series it was that had SLI, the dual-card setup), still needs a home. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, I just upgraded a few months ago, that's all.

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