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Old 07-24-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Strange problem with Xfree 4.3 and Geforce FX 5900

Go to this link to see another person who is having the same problem that I am, he may explain it better than me. Here is my problem, every other second something is pegging my cpu to 100%, which causes hiccups. The mouse hiccups/jumps, when I type it hiccups (I can hold down a letter, so it will auto repeat it, every other second it pauses for second), videos are jumpy, 3d accelerated apps are jumpy, it's weird because the jumpiness is almost in a rythm. It's not related to opening up an app or how many apps I have open at the same time or how I move my mouse, it just does it to a beat. The guy in the other thread says that the 4191 nvidia drivers don't do this, but they are extremely unstable in 3d acceleration. I know it is related to the nvidia driver because if I edit my xf86config file and change the video driver from 'nvidia' to 'vesa' it no longer skips. Only the nvidia driver causes the hiccups. I am wondering if this is just a flaw in the driver that I will just have to wait to get fixed by nvidia, or if there is some setting that I don't know about that can be changed to fix it. BTW, I have 512 megs of corsair 400 mhz ram and an Athlon XP 2600+ cpu.


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