Video card stays at 100% usage.

Technical Support
My Geforce GTX 570 should be running this game easily, but instead, the card stays maxed out at 100% usage and my framerate goes down to 30 - 45 and begins stuttering. I've repaired PCs for over 10 years, and I built this one myself. It works great on any other game. For example, I can run Batman: Arkham City with every setting as high as it goes, at 60fps with vsync on. Skyrim on ultra with 20 visual mods, or BF3 on ultra run just as good. None of those games max out the video card usage constantly like this.

This is an SLI system with 2(TWO) GTX 570 cards in it. I'm aware that diablo III doesn't support SLI and I can assure you that it is turned off. (Interesting note: With SLI enabled, BOTH cards stay at 100% with the same bad performance!!!)

*EDIT* : Moving some additional information up here so people will see it before posting. Please read the whole thread before posting.

SLI is disabled and only one card is in use.
I've tried limiting the foreground fps, but I can't get a framerate high enough for it to matter.
I've tried disabling V-sync.
I've tried a host of different video driver settings. They are currently on the default settings.
Tested these settings with other games, and they run perfectly.
I've tried different versions of the Geforce drivers.

The cards are not overheating. They are clean, well ventilated, and almost brand new.
Nothing on this computer is overclocked currently, and all Nvidia settings are on default.
I'm running the latest drivers 301.42, but the previous 301.24 drivers did the same thing.
The GPU memory usage stays in normal ranges.

UPDATE: With all the in-game settings on low, and low fx checked, I'm able to get about 40-50 fps with about 75% usage. The game still stutters but at least it's playable and my card isn't working overtime. The problem is far from solved.

Here's my 32bit dxdiag log.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 5/25/2012, 00:02:46
Machine name: PMJ-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-990FXA-UD3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
Page File: 2114MB used, 6568MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: NVxx
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1081&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4049 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1233 MB
Shared Memory: 2816 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: SAMSUNG
Monitor Id: SAM0357
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: HDMI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0013.0142 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.13.142
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/15/2012 05:48:00, 18044224 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-53C1-11CF-3E63-0D201FC2C535}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x1081
SubSys ID: 0x00000000
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Driver Strong Name: oem39.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section040:8.17.13.142:pci\ven_10de&dev_1081
Rank Of Driver: 00E60003
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C ModeVC1_C ModeWMV9_C
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{F9F19DA5-3B09-4B2F-9D89-C64753E3EAAB}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
{6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
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D3D9 Overlay: Supported
DXVA-HD: Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

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Sound Devices
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Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_1458A132&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6554 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 1/17/2012 06:19:14, 4734440 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

Description: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_1458A132&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6554 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 1/17/2012 06:19:14, 4734440 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

Description: SAMSUNG (5- High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0018&SUBSYS_10DE0101&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7601.17514 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 11/20/2010 05:44:23, 350208 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

Description: Realtek Digital Output(Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: No
Default Voice Playback: No
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0889&SUBSYS_1458A132&REV_1000
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RTKVHD64.sys
Driver Version: 6.00.0001.6554 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
Date and Size: 1/17/2012 06:19:14, 4734440 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Basic
Cap Flags: 0x0
Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

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Sound Capture Devices
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DirectInput Devices
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Device Name: Mouse
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: n/a
Vendor/Product ID: n/a
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G500
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC068
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G500
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC068
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: G500
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC068
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Bluetooth HID Port
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x2
Vendor/Product ID: 0x057E, 0x0306
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Bluetooth HID Port
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x1
Vendor/Product ID: 0x057E, 0x0306
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Saitek Eclipse Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x8020
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Saitek Eclipse Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x8020
FF Driver: n/a

Device Name: Saitek Eclipse Keyboard
Attached: 1
Controller ID: 0x0
Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x8020
FF Driver: n/a

Poll w/ Interrupt: No

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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x1002, 0x4397
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC068
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ HID Keyboard Device
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x06A3, 0x8020
| Matching Device ID: hid_device_system_keyboard
| Service: kbdhid
|
+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
|
+ Logitech HID-compliant G500 Gaming Mouse
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x046D, 0xC068
| Matching Device ID: hid\vid_046d&pid_c068&mi_00
| Upper Filters: LMouFilt
| Lower Filters: LHidFilt
| Service: mouhid
|
+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD

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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 30.6 GB
Total Space: 61.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: M4-CT064 M4SSD2 SATA Disk Device

Drive: E:
Free Space: 83.6 GB
Total Space: 1242.1 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device

Drive: F:
Free Space: 57.0 GB
Total Space: 409.6 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device

Drive: G:
Free Space: 88.2 GB
Total Space: 102.4 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device

Drive: H:
Free Space: 16.6 GB
Total Space: 153.6 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST310005 24AS SATA Disk Device

Drive: N:
Free Space: 192.8 GB
Total Space: 1427.5 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: WDC WD15 EADS-11P8B2 SATA Disk Device

Drive: D:
Model: ATAPI iHAS524 B SATA CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), , 0 bytes

Drive: J:
Model: DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7601.17514 (English), , 0 bytes

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System Devices
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Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E09&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\4&78167C6&0&0158
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1601&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&C1
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A2&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&AA
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&90
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4383&SUBSYS_A1321458&REV_40\3&18D45AA6&0&A2
Driver: n/a

Name: Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1B6F&DEV_7023&SUBSYS_50071458&REV_01\4&3694E160&0&00A9
Driver: n/a

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E09&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\4&346CDA62&0&0110
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1600&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&C0
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A1&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&A9
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&B2
Driver: n/a

Name: Etron USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1B6F&DEV_7023&SUBSYS_50071458&REV_01\4&33588FB7&0&0048
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A1F&SUBSYS_50001458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&58
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A0&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&A8
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&9A
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1B4B&DEV_917A&SUBSYS_B0001458&REV_11\4&116230B7&0&0050
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A1D&SUBSYS_50001458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&50
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard ISA bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_439D&SUBSYS_439D1002&REV_40\3&18D45AA6&0&A3
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4396&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&92
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1605&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&C5
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A1C&SUBSYS_50001458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&48
Driver: n/a

Name: AMD SATA Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4391&SUBSYS_B0021458&REV_40\3&18D45AA6&0&88
Driver: n/a

Name: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_E0001458&REV_06\4&1A75311A&0&00A8
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1604&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&C4
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A16&SUBSYS_50001458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&10
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4399&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&A5
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1081&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\4&78167C6&0&0058
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1603&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&C3
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5A14&SUBSYS_50001458&REV_02\3&18D45AA6&0&00
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&B0
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4385&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_42\3&18D45AA6&0&A0
Driver: n/a

Name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1081&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1\4&346CDA62&0&0010
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard host CPU bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_1602&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&C2
Driver: n/a

Name: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_43A3&SUBSYS_00001002&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&AB
Driver: n/a

Name: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4397&SUBSYS_50041458&REV_00\3&18D45AA6&0&98
Driver: n/a

Name: ATI I/O Communications Processor PCI Bus Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4384&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_40\3&18D45AA6&0&A4
Driver: n/a

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DirectShow Filters
------------------

DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00800800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
WMAPro over S/PDIF DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
WMSpeech Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOD.DLL,6.01.7601.17514
MP3 Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,mp3dmod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4s Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp4sdecd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMV Screen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsdecd.dll,6.01.7601.17514
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,wmvdecod.dll,6.01.7601.17514
Mpeg43 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mp43decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,mpg4decd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
SBE2MediaTypeProfile,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder,0x005fffff,2,4,,
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
Closed Captions Analysis Filter,0x00200000,2,5,cca.dll,6.06.7601.17514
SBE2FileScan,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
Microsoft MPEG-2 Video Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Video Mixing Renderer 9,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Microsoft MPEG-2 Encoder,0x00200000,2,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
VPS Decoder,0x00200000,0,0,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,12.00.7601.17514
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,6.01.7601.17514
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,3,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Overlay Mixer2,0x00200000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17713
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
RDP DShow Redirection Filter,0xffffffff,1,0,DShowRdpFilter.dll,
Microsoft MPEG-2 Audio Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msmpeg2enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
WST Pager,0x00200000,1,1,WSTPager.ax,6.06.7601.17514
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.06.7601.17528
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.06.7601.17514
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x005fffff,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft AC3 Encoder,0x00200000,1,1,msac3enc.dll,6.01.7601.17514
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.06.7601.17713
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder,0x005fffff,1,1,,
StreamBufferSink2,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.06.7601.17528
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Enhanced Video Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,evr.dll,6.01.7601.17514
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00200000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WDM Streaming Tee/Splitter Devices:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

Video Compressors:
WMVideo8 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvxencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
WMVideo9 Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvencod.dll,6.01.7600.16385
MSScreen 9 encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,wmvsencd.dll,6.01.7600.16385
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.06.7601.17514
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Fraps Video Decompressor,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514
RivaTuner Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.06.7601.17514

Audio Compressors:
WM Speech Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMSPDMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,WMADMOE.DLL,6.01.7600.16385
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

PBDA CP Filters:
PBDA DTFilter,0x00600000,1,1,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
PBDA ETFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528
PBDA PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,CPFilters.dll,6.06.7601.17528

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

WDM Streaming Capture Devices:
Realtek HD Audio Line input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Realtek HD Audio Mic input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Realtek HD Audio Stereo input,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

WDM Streaming Rendering Devices:
HD Audio HDMI out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Realtek HD Audio output,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Realtek HDA SPDIF Optical Out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514
Realtek HDA SPDIF Out,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

BDA Network Providers:
Microsoft ATSC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft DVBC Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft DVBS Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft DVBT Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSDvbNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514
Microsoft Network Provider,0x00200000,0,1,MSNP.ax,6.06.7601.17514

Multi-Instance Capable VBI Codecs:
VBI Codec,0x00600000,1,4,VBICodec.ax,6.06.7601.17514

BDA Transport Information Renderers:
BDA MPEG2 Transport Information Filter,0x00600000,2,0,psisrndr.ax,6.06.7601.17669
MPEG-2 Sections and Tables,0x00600000,1,0,Mpeg2Data.ax,6.06.7601.17514

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00600000,1,1,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
PTFilter,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,EncDec.dll,6.06.7601.17708

WDM Streaming Communication Transforms:
Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter,0x00200000,1,1,ksproxy.ax,6.01.7601.17514

Audio Renderers:
Speakers (Realtek High Definiti,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
DirectSound: Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
DirectSound: Realtek Digital Output(Optical) (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
DirectSound: SAMSUNG (5- High Definition Audio Device),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
DirectSound: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
Realtek Digital Output(Optical),0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713
SAMSUNG (5- High Definition Aud,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.06.7601.17713

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EVR Power Information
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Current Setting: {5C67A112-A4C9-483F-B4A7-1D473BECAFDC} (Quality)
Quality Flags: 2576
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow half deinterlace
Allow scaling
Decode Power Usage: 100
Balanced Flags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 50
PowerFlags: 1424
Enabled:
Force throttling
Allow batching
Force half deinterlace
Force scaling
Decode Power Usage: 0
Is Vsync enabled? It might be from that. At least tell us what settings you're attempting to run the game at.

Blizzard in their infinite wisdom only implemented standard VSync without Triple Buffering. So I'm lead to believe it might be that causing the issue, that card should easily be able to handle the game.
Is Vsync enabled? It might be from that. At least tell us what settings you're attempting to run the game at.

Blizzard in their infinite wisdom only implemented standard VSync without Triple Buffering. So I'm lead to believe it might be that causing the issue, that card should easily be able to handle the game.

I'm running the game on all high settings with vsync on. When I turn it off, the framerate improves, but it's still under 60fps. Also the video card still stays at 100% usage and the game still stutters.
Odd. Is Limit Foreground FPS enabled? I find that even if you set it to say 60, it'll stay closer to 50fps for some stupid reason.

Though that wouldn't explain why the card is constantly at 100% either. Could be a driver issue. I hear that some of nVidia's drivers are borked for D3. The 301.24 Beta drivers are apparently good going off another post I saw. That or the 280.xx drivers.
Odd. Is Limit Foreground FPS enabled? I find that even if you set it to say 60, it'll stay closer to 50fps for some stupid reason.

Though that wouldn't explain why the card is constantly at 100% either. Could be a driver issue. I hear that some of nVidia's drivers are borked for D3. The 301.24 Beta drivers are apparently good going off another post I saw. That or the 280.xx drivers.


I've tried both the 301.24 and the new 301.42 drivers. No change between them.

I've noticed that the game runs correctly when I first start it up, then after a short time the gpu usage rises and the performance drops. GPU memory usage stays normal throughout.
Hope this thread hasn't died. The problem is still there. Other games run perfectly, but this one still has my GPU at 100% usage, bad framerate, and stuttering. I'm assuming the bad symtoms are because the card is maxing out. None of the following changes have made a difference.

SLI is disabled and only one card is in use.
I've limited the foreground fps to 65.
I've tried disabling V-sync.
I've tried a host of different video driver settings. They are currently on the default settings.
Tested these settings with other games, and they run perfectly.
I've tried different versions of the Geforce drivers.

The card is not overheating.
Nothing on this computer is overclocked, including the graphics cards, all default.
The GPU memory is in very normal ranges.

The game does stutter and pause momentarily as well once the card begins maxing out. It will hang for a second, and then speed up for a second to catch up. I assume this is because the card is overloading at 100%. Not sure if it's helpful information, but I don't know what else to say.

Please help!
If your card temperatures are staying within normal ranges I wouldn't worry too much.
wouldn't worry much? This game runs on a 6-year old card... gtx 570 should be running this like a breeze. It's obviously another blizzards fault on this game. with GPU powerful like that getting to 100% and stuttering every ***** second, it's really impossible to play. Nothing to worry about? guess not :)
I am using GTX560ti, i7, 16G ram.

Turned everything to "High/1920x1080", it runs good. But recently, I noticed that sometimes the pictures torn.
And in a recent butcher fight, my fps dropped to 30fps all in a sudden.
I guess the temperature of the card is high.(no application used, just feeling the heat of the air flow using my hand)

I then set the shadow to medium and ticked "low fx".
It's now running a lot better without any sudden spike. The temperature is stable as well.
I just noticed this thread, i have the exact same graphics card and i didn't really notice that my gpu is also maxing out at 100% usage. Once i capped the fps to 70 i didn't have any more issues it dropped back to about 60% - 70%. Everything setting is also maxed.

I haven't had any graphical issues to note.
I just noticed this thread, i have the exact same graphics card and i didn't really notice that my gpu is also maxing out at 100% usage. Once i capped the fps to 70 i didn't have any more issues it dropped back to about 60% - 70%. Everything setting is also maxed.

I haven't had any graphical issues to note.

You probably had vsync off, and the card was trying to run the game at 150fps, or whatever the foreground fps setting was. My problem is the game won't run better than 45-50 fps at best, and the whole time it is stuttering. Because the card is maxing out at 100% constantly it starts to "choke" for lack of a better term.
I have turned every graphics setting to the lowest possible value, vsync off, low fx on, antialiasing off.
Without foreground limiting enabled, the fps gets up to 75-80 with the card at 100% usage. And the game still stutters :(

With everything on the highest settings, vsync enabled, antialiasing enabled, low fx off, I can just be standing in town and only get 30 fps, card maxed out at 100%.

Probably overloading you on information, but I hope something here helps solve this problem.
THIS IS A DIABLO 3 SPECIFIC PROBLEM!!!
Are you sure its not downclocking with Adaptive Power Management enabled?

Mine does that one certain games when its not stressing out the GPU enough to run full speed. I have to switch it to Prefer Maximum Performance
Are you sure its not downclocking with Adaptive Power Management enabled?

Mine does that one certain games when its not stressing out the GPU enough to run full speed. I have to switch it to Prefer Maximum Performance

The clock speeds always stay constant, and correct while playing the game.
I tried changing power management to "prefer maximum performace", no change.
I would submit a ticket. Thats all the support I can offer.
05/27/2012 09:28 PMPosted by SayRay
I would submit a ticket. Thats all the support I can offer.

Ticket submitted. And now we wait.

I really hope this can be resolved because I like the game.
hey, all i can tell you to do is, update your drivers bc i'm running two 590's sli and i do fine.
05/27/2012 10:25 PMPosted by crytek
hey, all i can tell you to do is, update your drivers bc i'm running two 590's sli and i do fine.

As I said above, I'm running the latest drivers.
I've the exact same problem. Running on GTX 560 Ti, 4GB Ram, i5, using latest drivers.
Even on the lowest setting.

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