SmartDoctor causing micro stutter -
| posts: 229 | Location: USA
So here i have been using SmartDoctor for over a year to overclock my 5850s. One prime example I have always wondered about was in 3DMark11.. During the tests they would be smooth, then jerk jerk... Then be smooth again, then again do a little stutter step. Now it never did this with Crossfire turned Off leading me to believe i was having issues of some kind with crossfire itself.
Well I got sick of messing with SmartDoctor as it takes a while to boot up and not always keeps the correct voltage settings. Looking around I found out how to get Afterburner working with my ASUS 5850s. Now i can only go up 100mv but thats enough for 935mhz and thats fine for me.
Anyways ever since i switched to Afterburner I have no more stutter in any games or 3dmark11 for that matter. I always thought it was a bug with crossfire but this whole damn time it has been SmartDoctor doing god knows what in the background.
I never would of thought SD was causing that. So glad its gone. Frames are so much more stable and feels much more fluid.
Never again will i touch that program.