Geforce GTX 660Ti (2GB)
250GB+250GB+750GB+1TB HDD (no ssd... yet!)
Windows 7 64-bit
1x LG Flatron IPS231 (1080p monitor)
I've been able, since I got my GPU upgrade, to run the game with 30-80 fps on mid/high settings easily. A couple of days ago, it all changed. What did I do? NOTHING. I was booting up my computer from hibernation (as I do every day) to find out my hibernation file (some sys file) got corrupt. I thought "OK fine I'll just have to start windows normally then". So I did, the computer started fine after some hassle with BIOS not starting from the correct harddrive. Easily changed, all my stuff is back. Great, or so I thought.
I attempted to start a youtube video in 720p. Audio is completely stuttering now and so is the video. I lower resolution to 240p. Same thing.
I start GW2. I am now unable to get more then 14 fps with "best-preformance" settings.
Being a computer major and a long time PC user, I naturally did "the usual". Here's what I did, approx the same order (can't remember the exact order):
*Uninstall / Reinstall Flash
*Uninstall / Reinstall Graphics drivers (checked so I have the latest)
*Uninstall / Reinstall DirectX 11
*Reinstalled GW2 from scratch. (please don't make me download everything again)
No changes. So I went a step further.
*Uninstall / Reinstall Audio drivers
*Reset processor changes in registry (I had them all unparked, I returned them to default aka all parked)
*Updated Windows fully
No changes. Now I'm angry.
*Reset windows to the day I got my new GPU (the 660Ti).
STILL NO *ING CHANGES.
*Replaced RAM with old 2GB stick from older computer
*Replaced GPU with old GPU (ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB)
*Removed unnecessary HDDs
IT. IS. STILL. NOT. WORKING.
I'm on the verge of just wiping everything and just starting completely over.
Any last ideas before I do? How can I make this work? Did I miss anything?
Any input or ideas are welcome.
Attatching my dxdiag for the ones interested, though I'm close to 100% this is not the issue.
The HDD is dying. That's the only logical explanation. It's the only device apart from the MB that is still in the damn can. Either that or a corrupted Windows as stated previously.
Edited by Mr.Kotte, 30 November 2012 - 05:05 PM.