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Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

Q: Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

I recently put together a HTPC out of some old parts, but when I try to stream videos from Hulu, Neftlix, and the likes, I get very poor performance. Netflix is watchable, with only occasional freezing, but the audio is slightly off sink from the video. Hulu on the other hand is extremely slow, and in full screen the video becomes a slideshow. Through the task manager, I can see that while streaming from Netflix I get around 60-70% CPU usage, while from Hulu I get a flat out 100%. I have installed available updates, including the most recent nVidia drivers, and flash 10.1, which is supposed to have GPU acceleration. Neither of those helped in the slightest bit.

Here are the specs:

Commell LV-670 ITX motherboard
Celeron 2.6
1 Gb DDR
GeForce 8400gs
Windows Server 2008

I know this is not a very powerful system, but it handles DVDs relatively smoothly, though there is still high CPU usage with them. I have tried multiple browsers as well, and have noticed no difference between them.

Any ideas on how to get GPU accelerated flash working, or how to improve streaming performance in general?



Preferred Solution: Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

sounds more like a network issue than anything... check for conflicts and update network drivers if necessary. i don't understand why CPU usage is so high but perhaps a network protocol or service is hogging res? download process explorer to get a better picture of what's going on why the streaming is running.

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Hi all, my Yoga 720 stutters when streaming a video from Netflix for some time. The stuttering kicks in after maybe 30 minutes and gets slowly worse from there on. Has anyone experienced the same? 16 gigs of RAM and the I7 7700 HQ should be enough for video streaming - at least thats what I thought lol. Im using Google Chrome. I never had this problem on my desktop PC. (worse CPU; worse GPU and less RAM) Ive forced my Yoga to use the GPU for all programs - just a little difference but still stuttering. I am aware that this might come from CPU Throttling and might be solved through undervolting - but is HD video streaming really that much of stress for the CPU? Best, Lennart Edit: I know there has been another post about stuttering while using chrome - it didnt come to a clear solution though. What confuses me is that this laptop is actually way stronger than my desktop PC yet shows less performance while video streaming...

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Hello all, I recently picked up a new laptop, a Lenovo y570 ( Intel Core i7-2670QM 2.20GHz,
8GB Memory , NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M ), and I noticed recently that when I am watching a streamed video (on Hulu, Itunes and other streaming sites)It glitches and stutters randomly, usually when I am running other programs. When it glitches the sound will sound very digital and strange, and if I am moving my mouse, it will stutter as well. The laptop has 2 graphics cards, the gt 555m and intel 3000 and the stuttering happens on both.

Why would this be happening? Thx in advance for your help.

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I recently purchased a nice LG Blu-Ray player with built-in wi-fi.

What I really like is that I can stream avi videos from my computer but the stream is inconsistent. Most of the time the video will begin stuttering, then gradually it will smooth out over about 10-15 minutes. (The video quality is fine.)
It's a little issue, but I was wondering if there was anything I could do to prevent this. The wi-fi is through an ATT U-verse router that I believe is 802.11G.

Any suggestions?

A:stuttering streaming video from Blu-Ray player

I could be wrong, one thing that comes to mind is a buffering problem. Have you tried using an application that will give you real-time bandwidth readings? That way you can see if a slowed internet connection or bandwidth loss is the culprit.

Try: http://www.speedtest.net

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I apologize about the length of this post, but I want to include as much detail as possible. I posted about it on tenforums.com as well, since it's also plaguing my 10 PC, but I haven't received any answers in a week despite a lot of views. I'm not being critical of the folks there, just explaining why I'm posting this here, in case others visit both forums.

I've been getting what is best described as stuttering video on two different computers, one running 7 and the other 10. It's not an extreme effect, more like random frames are missing, and it's most noticeable on slow camera pans and zooms, or in slow and smooth FX shots.

At first I thought it was limited to streaming video, but tests and a new modem prove otherwise (our internet speeds are consistently above 200 Mbps). Besides, I found that it's happening with local video files as well, except DVDs and Blu-ray discs. These are MP4 and mpeg-2 files that played smoothly before the problem started, and others made more recently on a standalone device. Most of these files are HD 720p or 1180p, but some are SD.

The 7 PC is an older Dell running an Intel Core 2 Duo E8600, with 4gb of RAM and a separate video card with its own 1gb RAM. The OS is 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I have it set up with our main TV, which is a Hitachi plasma set. I'd blame the PC's age, but it streamed and played local files smoothly until sometime in the past few months.

Side note: My other PC is newer and is running 10 Pro 64-bit, but I still ... Read more

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I have this issue where sometimes when playing a game, whenever it's about to load a new audio asset, the game briefly freezes. Like for instance, I'm playing the Brutal Doom mod, and it will go fine for a little while but whenever I"m about to for example fire a new weapon, it will freeze itself for a second to seemingly load the new audio file for the gun being shot. There are other games that do this as well. Also, sometimes when watching a video on YouTube, I get audio stutter for a few seconds.

I've done scans with Avast!, Malware Bytes, and Spybot and so far nothing conclusive has come up. I ran the Intel Driver Update program and updated several drivers, but that hasn't fixed it. I also tried disabling Andrea ST but that didn't fix it neither. I've had this laptop for several years now, and it never did this until recently.

Here is a Speccy Link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HTOvaCdvUZG6UjYSenWcXLn

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I am having problems with my laptop, Dell latitude E4300 using windows XP, streaming videos online and occationally when i am using windows media player for both video and music.

Sometimes I am able to view the whole video but most of the time I get between 4minutes and 10 minutes before my laptop makes a strange popping noise through the speakers and the screan freezes. I am unable to move the mouse and i have to restart the laptop buy powering down using the on/off button and this is quite irritating.?!

websites that do not work include BBCi, Channel 4 on demand and you tube.

I am using Trend micro officescan which has not detected anything, and all my windows updates and drivers are uptodate?

Does anyone have ideas?

I am not brilliant on the technical side of pc setups but am quite confident using windows and can follow instructions pretty well!

Thanks in advance.

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Basically, any time I stream a video my computer freezes, generally with a buzzing noise. The only time it happens is when I stream videos. I can play Skyrim or WoW all day without a hitch, but 5 minutes into a show on Hulu and its frozen. I've tried replacing the graphics card but that didn't help. According to windows, my sound driver is up to date. I don't know what else could be causing this issue.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8182 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 52819 MB; D: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 126047 MB; E: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 689272 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6T
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Computer freezing while streaming video

What browser?

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I have a Dell Optiplex 330 which has a 2.0 dual processor with 4gb of ddr2 ram. I have windows xp installed and I have a video card that has 1024 mb of ram. I am unsure of the brand of video card or further specs. I bought it off of ebay some time ago.

My problem is that when I try to play streaming video it wants to freeze a lot. I have already given more space for the virtual memory on my computer: I think 4 to 8 gb and I have set my hardware acceleration way down but these changes haven't helped.

I can download and play movies fine, I only seem to have problems when playing streaming video like from hulu.com or letmewatchthis.com which directs you to sites like: putlocker, deditv, sockshare, loomba, etc. I have used other computers and they don't seem to have as much problems with this so I hope that somebody knows what I need to do to solve this problem. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Freezing problems with streaming video

When you say freezing, do you mean just the video freezes, or the whole system? If its just the video, it could have something to do with your internet connection. Is the computer on wired internet or wireless?

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Hey guys,
This one has been eluding me so I'm looking for outside help.   This computer belongs to a friend of the Wife, who uses it for World of Warcraft and watching videos on youtube and hulu.   She says it's frozen up off and on over various incarnations and has had some hardware changed (gpu, hard drive for sure- memory and motherboard have never been changed).   
OS - Windows 7 x64 · What was original installed OS on system?   Unsure.   It had been reinstalled once or twice.   When the computer came to me the windows installer was acting up and I couldn't update drivers or install Windows Updates so I just reformatted and re-installed Windows 7 Ultimate at the owner's request.
· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?  Full retail version I purchased for personal use some years back and never used, so I had it laying around.· Age of system (hardware):   Uncertain.   5-6 years old maybe?  · Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?   2 weeks old.· CPU:   Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.00GHz· Video Card - 1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD R7750· MotherBoard - NVIDIA NFORCE 790i ULTRA SLI (Socket 775)  (It's a XFX and their website makes it very hard to find drivers for anything but video cards)· Power Supply - I though... Read more

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Basically what the title suggests. My computer will work fine for varying amounts of time when streaming video (watching movies, skyping, etc) but eventually the computer starts running sluggish until it virtually freezes. This problem doesn't seem to be nearly as bad when I'm streaming movies or tv shows, but when it comes to skyping this problem has been a nightmare. I'm at the point where I can't skype someone for more than 10 minutes before my computer freezes. Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be awesome.

A:Computer is constantly freezing when streaming video

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Hi,My X1 carbon 3rd gen (20BT-A00MTH) has an issue with streaming video.After i watch streaming video(e.g. youtube) for a period of time (15-30 minute), and then I try to shutdown the laptop.My laptop is freezing during the shutdown process. The screen turnoff but the fan, keyboard light and power light still keep running(I tried once to wait for 30 minute but nothing happen).So that I have to push the power button for five second to shutdown the laptop. Please advise how to solve this issue.P.S. I have tried to reinstall fresh Windows10 twice, but it does not solve the issue.Thank you 

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I have an ASUS ux305f laptop running windows 10.
It has a tendency to crash (black screen) or freeze (the screen looks like what i imagine a shortet circut looks like - dont know if that makes sense).

However, this only happens if i am streaming video, like youtube or skype. It has happened while playing eu4, but i cannot rule out that this wasnt just windows being windows. And it only happens if the computer is moved - even bumping in to the table it is standing on can be enough to do it, and i can forget about having it on my lap when sitting on the sofa.
I cant recall it happening while not streaming something, i have tried "shaking" it while just browsing the web, but that wont make it crash.

I have tried updating everything that can be updated, and switching web browser, but nothing really helps.

I hope someone has a solution for this.

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This may seem daft but this problem has been going on for a while and I've not needed to do anything about it.

I got my computer for my A-levels and only used it for work or the internet (at that point I didn't have games or anything else on it). The only thing that was a problem was the screensaver, which if I left the computer on it froze and I could only restart using the restart button. I solved this by just switching the screensaver off (and if I had to leave my computer on, which was rare, I just turned the screen off and problem solved). As I was having no other troubles I left it.

A long time after I had another problem when I played 'Zoo Tycoon', the same thing happened, but it was so long after the screensaver problem I didn't connect the two. I also brought the game second hand, so I assumed it was a bug in the game and I stopped playing it. It was inconsistant freezing (sometimes I could play for hours and no problems, other times it would go for 10 minutes then freeze). Once I stopped playing it was solved.

It's only been in the last few months where at Uni I haven't got a telly so I've tried watching dvds and such on my computer and the same problem is happening, and getting worse. I cleared out my old files (removing all the games and uploaded software), I have done virus checks with AVG (before that with Norton), I have windows cleanup which seemed to solve it over Christmas. I find it will freeze once, I reset it us... Read more

A:Freezing during screensaver/video streaming/itunes/DVDs/occassionally on internet

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Even if a section of video is buffered, it can still stutter, then catches up, though the sound runs smooth.
And typing in a forum or wherever, sometimes my cursor will stop, I'll keep typing, and then the letters catch up.

Basic info is:
Windows Vista Home Premium, SP 2
64 bit
AMD pheonom 2 x4, 3.2 ghz
4 gb ram

Any tests I can do to see what is causing this?

A:Stuttering streaming vid, curser movement

Wow. I'm surprised no one here has this problem.

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Even if a section of video is buffered, it can still stutter, then catches up, though the sound runs smooth.
And typing in a forum or wherever, sometimes my cursor will stop, I'll keep typing, and then the letters catch up.

I'm not sure if this is an OS issue or connection, or browser issue.

PC info is:
custom build (from Cyberpower)
Operating System
MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2
AMD Phenom II X4 955 149 ?F
Deneb 45nm Technology
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. Crosshair III Formula (AM3) 135 ?F
ViewSonic P810 ([email protected])
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (ATI AIB) 144 ?F
Hard Drives
733GB Western Digital WDC WD7500AADS-00M2B0 ATA Device (SATA) 108 ?F
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-00L9A0 ATA Device (SATA) 110 ?F
Optical Drives
SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
Thermaltake tr2-rx 850
Firefox 10.0.2

Any tests I can do to see what is causing this?

A:Stuttering streaming vid and cursor movement

Go to ATI.com update your drivers, Update to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

Clear Browser History, Decrease tool bars and browser add-ons, defrag HDD.

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My work computer has been very slow for some time now. It's running Windows XP SP3 on an Intel P4 2.4 GHz with 1.5 GB of RAM (I went up from 768 MB to 1 GB, then to 1.5 GB hoping it would solve some of my issues, but it didn't). It also has an NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX400, so it's not even running on an integrated graphics card. It is extremely slow to start-up (despite getting rid of startup entries), and YouTube videos are always choppy. SiriusXM streaming radio also skips (but strangely enough, Spotify doesn't). Temperatures are in normal ranges so it doesn't seem to be overheating.

I know this system is somewhat ancient, but it should be able to handle the basic functions (internet browsing and work applications) I throw at it. I've cleaned thoroughly with CCleaner and MalwareBytes. I even got rid of Norton and installed Avast, since I know Norton is a huge resource hog. I've tried to stop a lot of unnecessary services, but if there is anything else I've missed, please let me know. This is my new HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:02:36 AM, on 7/9/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcho... Read more

A:Slow comptuer, stuttering youtube streaming, HJT log included

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Okay, first post ever here, so be kind, please!

I was having major issues with streaming audio and video where the media would stutter and stop horribly in both IE and Chrome. This was taking place with YouTube video as well as audio through Rhapsody, Pandora, and SoundCloud.

I went to the Devices and Printers window from the Start menu and there I found that the icon for my PC had a yellow exclamation mark next to it. I ran the troubleshooter utility and it reported that there was an issue with the Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter Driver. I uninstalled and then re-installed the driver, but the issue was still there. When I opened up the device manager there was a yellow exclamation point next to that driver.

I did some research and determined that I did NOT need the Teredo Tunneling Adapter based on my network setup so I uninstalled it.

Now, all audio and video streaming is working wonderfully on any browser.

Could it be that I stumbled upon the fix? Does anyone have any more information on WHY this may have caused my problem? Thanks!

A:Could Teredo Tunneling Adapter Have Anything To Do With Streaming Media Stuttering

Moved thread from Windows 7 to Networking.

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I have a 1.7GHz XP (home Edition and unfortuantly an OEM) PC trying to run Kurzweill 3000; word; ie; outlook express; zoomtext; adobe reader; PCTV; Olympus DM1 up & download; BT broadband; winzip; access; powerpoint; excel; ahead nero; inspiration; dragon naturally speaking.

Problem is PC sound stutters and PC freezes randomly. Have done restore points and restore to image/ghost. Issue still there.

I think I need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall everything - but how do I do it with an OEM? How can I communicate this to the supplier - whats the keyword to use. PC is still under warrenty until 8th Jan but issue been around for years - PC used to be a windows 98 - they did an upgrade - could they have missed something?

They think they've done enough - I need a working pc!

Any help welcome



A:PC Stuttering & freezing

Let's see if you have any nasties hiding there first.....

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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ok, i've had about enuf of this comp of mine! i have tried everything to fix my problem but i just can't seem to do it.

here is my problem:
when i play my games or listen to my music, i get a freezing or stuttering situation

i cant fix it. i have tried to re install the game, i updated my drivers for my audio/video card, but no matter what i try- nothing seems to work. i have a decent comp

p3 processor, 600 mhz,
40 gigs,
320 ram,
allegro audio/sound card

so i should not have this problem.
if any 1 can give me some tips or solutions; plz do, because i have had enuf right now and i am going to snap and take out my comp with one big match!
i left a thread b 4 but i think it was not specific to my problem; so i didn't get the answers i needed. i know there are lots of comp geniuses out there, so if u could give me step by step info i would be really happy.

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A:freezing/ stuttering

What type of video card do you have? That may be the root of your issue..

Once you respond back I'll have a better idea of what may help your situation

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I had an issue in the past where I installed a 32-bit version of a program and it messed everything up. You can take a look at this thread for more information.

Mouse/Keyboard/USB don't work anymore after turning off computer

I had to do a repair install in order for my computer to run properly again. However, 3/4 months after the repair install, my computer is acting strange. It constantly stutters/freezes every 5-10 seconds or so. When I browse the internet, it freezes for about 5 seconds before it resumes; when I open up anything, it freezes before it starts; when I play a game, it lags/freezes randomly for a good 3-5 seconds.

I have no idea what happened or if this has anything to do with the "repair install". I assume it does and I am asking you guys if anything can be done to fix this issue before a complete format of my system.


If this began 3 or 4 months after the repair install, it is probably not related to it.

I think you should check for malware.
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and save it to a convenient location.
Right click on mbam-setup.exe and select Run as administrator
Before clicking the Finish button, make sure that these 2 boxes are checked (ticked):Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now check for updates. If your firewall prompts, please allow it. If you can't update it, select the Update tab. Under Update Mirror, select one of the websites and click on Check for Updates.
Select the Scanner tab. Click on Perform quick scan, then click on Scan.
Leave the default options as it is and click on Start Scan.
When done, you will be prompted. Click OK, then click on Show Results.
Check (tick) all items except items in the C:\System Volume Information folder and click on Remove Selected.
After it has removed the items, Notepad will open. Please post this log in your next reply. You can also find the log in the Logs tab. The bottom most log is the latest.

ESET Online Scanner:

Note: You can use either Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox for this scan. You will however need to disable your current installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be read here.

Vista/Windows 7 users: You will need to to right-click on the either the IE or FF icon in t... Read more

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Hi, all.

I've recently put together a new multimedia computer which I've hooked up to a 32'' LCD 1080i TV.

The machine has up until now, played DVDs fine, but when I tried playing my first HD DVD the other day, I noticed a slight 'stutter' every five seconds or so, during playback.

I tried changing some of the ATI Catalyst settings, but nothing worked, so I turned to downloading the newest ATI drivers I could find on their official website.

After I'd installed them and restarted, an error message appeared saying that the 'new' drivers I'd just installed (even though I'd double-checked) were in fact, 'old' drivers, and that Catalyst would now not work under them.

I tried rolling back the drivers, but that didn't help - if anything, it made things worse - I lost all sound, and eventually picture whilst running XP - so as a last resort, I tried reinstalling Windows.

This has pretty much restored everything to how it was before (and also HD DVD playback in PowerDVD Ultra) but now I can only play a film/disc for so long (about 10-20 mins) until the image freezes and/or goes into an infinite stuttering loop (video, that is - the sound keeps running).
I'd be eternally grateful if anyone could help me with this.

Thanks in advance,
PS - I've also recently installed WMP11, assuming I could play blu-ray and HD DVD discs with that, but it doesn't seem to recognise HD DVD's at all.... Read more

A:HD DVD stuttering/freezing

VLC media player will play high definition content www.videolan.org version_8 is ok..
check cpu usage in windows task manager (performance tab.) while playing the media.
it may be necessary to sop all other programs running in the background (loaded at boot up )

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Hey everyone. I installed a second video card to my system because I have a dual monitor setup running off one card (ATI 3850) and now I have an ATI 4670 running my projector.

It seems that when I play video off the second card (to my projector) it shows a slight stuttering in the video, but not the audio. These are files I know work properly, so it's not that.

When I plugged in the second card and fired up the machine, 7 automatically installed the drivers. Was this a bad idea? Should I uninstall them and do an manual install from drivers available in the setup from ATI's website?

I had to do some rearranging of the screens under the screen resolution menu, but it seemed ok until I played video off the second card.

Also, when I start the computer, ATI blacks my screens out for a few seconds and then comes back on, similar to what it does when I want to change the resolution of a screen. This is frustrating to watch every time I turn on the machine.

Anyone now what I can possible do to solve these problems? I never thought it would be so difficult to install a second video card and have it work properly! Thanks everyone.

A:Video Stuttering on Third Monitor Running off Second Video Card

Definitely install the ATI drivers.


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The Problem
I am having video stuttering for the duration of 0,5s - 1s exactly every 60s on all games and videos. During the stuttering the framerate drops significantly and rises back to normal immediately after that. The mouse cursor remains unaffected during the stuttering. CPU and GPU usage and temperatures remain normal during the stutter. The Process "System interrupts" raises from 0,1% CPU usage to around 0,5% during this. Sometimes the 60s-interval-stuttering disappears without a cause, but most of the time it persists.

I have also noticed that the same kind of stuttering happens 5-6 times in quick succession when I plug in my mouse or keyboard or plug out my mouse (plugging out keyboard doesn?t trigger it). This kind of stutter also happens 3 times when i Connect my Wireless XBox360 Controller and 1 time when i disconnect it. This happens across all USB ports equally. I have tried plugging out all USB connections. The every-60s stuttering still happens.

The second observation isn?t really a problem, but due to similar stuttering nature they might be connected.
When did the problem start?
My PC started to work less smoothly over the time (some components are 7 years old), so i decided to format my Windows 7-SSD and install Windows 10 Pro freshly on it about a month ago. I have also bought a new PSU around this time, because my old one?s fan degraded due to age.
Sadly I can?t say 100% that the problem started with Windows 10, it might?ve been there before... Read more

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I bought my HP laptop a month ago and during video editing, videos played on Adobe Premiere Pro stutter and jerk. Is there any solution? Thanks.

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The Problem
I am having video stuttering for the duration of 0,5s - 1s exactly every 60s on all games and videos. During the stuttering the framerate drops significantly and rises back to normal immediately after that. The mouse cursor remains unaffected during the stuttering. CPU and GPU usage and temperatures remain normal during the stutter. The Process "System interrupts" raises from 0,1% CPU usage to around 0,5% during this. Sometimes the 60s-interval-stuttering disappears without a cause, but most of the time it persists.

I have also noticed that the same kind of stuttering happens 5-6 times in quick succession when I plug in my mouse or keyboard or plug out my mouse (plugging out keyboard doesn?t trigger it). This kind of stutter also happens 3 times when i Connect my Wireless XBox360 Controller and 1 time when i disconnect it. This happens across all USB ports equally. I have tried plugging out all USB connections. The every-60s stuttering still happens.

The second observation isn?t really a problem, but due to similar stuttering nature they might be connected.
When did the problem start?
My PC started to work less smoothly over the time (some components are 7 years old), so i decided to format my Windows 7-SSD and install Windows 10 Pro freshly on it about a month ago. I have also bought a new PSU around this time, because my old one?s fan degraded due to age.
Sadly I can?t say 100% that the problem started with Windows 10, it might?ve been there before... Read more

A:Video Stuttering every 60s across all games, benchmarks and video players

What I have also tried:
- Disable SpeedStep in BIOS
- Disable USB selective suspend setting in Power Options

(Sorry, couldn?t find a way to edit my post)

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I recently got a computer system of my father, [I have no idea what's been done with it in the past]

I would really appreciate it if you could help me sort the issues of it which are it being slow, and seeming to stutter / pause and jump forward. in games, sometimes in the browser and in YouTube videos. Its also extreemely noisy when Im playing games, im not sure if this has anything to do with it or not.

All i wish for, is the computer to let me play games such as World of warcraft without any issues, and use things such as facebook.

Here is the stuff i think i needed to add?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X850 XT Platinum Edition, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 302285 MB, Free - 171517 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0J3492
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16:44:22, on 28/01/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost... Read more

A:Slow, Stuttering / Freezing.

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Okay, so I've tried working on this for a while now and nothing seems to really be helping.First here's my specs: http://i.imgur.com/4Xl5Dph.pngThis usually only happens while I'm using Chrome but it happens at random times while I'm using it. Suddenly my internet will like come to a halt, no new pages will load at all. It will just show the circle that is supposed to represent loading but it will never get anywhere, then it's like my computer just locks up...except it doesn't? All of my applications, like chrome or windows explorer just kinda freeze but I can still move my mouse and sometimes open my start menu. If I can open my start menu and click a bunch on something, let's say "My Computer" once it unfreezes it will open them all at once and load all of my internet tabs and everything.When this first happened I thought it was my SSD just taking a bleep, which it could still be, so I looked up some fixes and I found something that is supposed to stop your SSD from stuttering/freezing ( Link to tutorial HERE it may just be for laptops or not compatible for me but I gave it a shot anyway) and it seemed to work at first but now it's gone back to it's old ways and now I'm starting to notice the second issue even more, which I will explain now.The second issue happens occasionally but especially when I am trying to do something off of my SSD, like run some programs I have on it or something. What happens is my computer just kinda starts to lag and I hear an audio scr... Read more

A:Random Freezing and Stuttering

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hey all, I've run into a few problems here. I'm an avid player of Neverwinter Nights, EverQuest, and EQ2. And recently I've hit some... issues.

Two nights ago on EQ2, I was running through a zone, when my screen blipped. it froze for about five seconds, flickered black just before un-freezing, and my toon's pet would be a few yards ahead. Well I figured it was just some weird game glitch or lag or something, since the zone in question isn't exactly well-known for its stability. So I log out and reboot.

I can't even get into the game. It halts at the character select, and the opening screen resembles what I can best describe as "polygon explosion". Just a mass of color and triangles. I bluescreen after a while, it tells me that an error involving nv4_disp.dll resulted in an infinite loop.

So the next thing I do after I reboot is run avg, it finds nothing out of the ordinary, then I run ad-aware and spybot, both of whom just pick up your every day "you've won a million dollars!" type spyware. So I shrug and fire up WMP to enjoy some music. Well I have the visualization active on WMP, and... well, same thing that was happening in the game, only five times worse, flickering, stuttering, freezing on and off. I eventually wrestled it to the ground, uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and slapped a new skin on that works just fine. I then went to nvidia.com and downloaded / installed the 77.77 drivers. I had been using the 77.72... Read more

A:Freezing and stuttering in my games

Well I went in, uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, ran a driver cleaner, rebooted, reinstalled drivers, rebooted, no good.

Anyone, please?

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Hi there,

I have been having problems with my desktop for the past 4-5 months, have tried so much and looked on almost
every thread relating to lag and stuttering without finding a solution.

I have had the PC for nearly 3 years, built myself.

CPU: Intel i7 7700k ( swaped to a celeron G3930)
GPU: Geoforce 1070 (taken out for testing)
Motherboard: MSI z270 pro carbon (swaped to an ASUS prime z270-P for testing)
Power supply: EVGA Supernova 850 W Gold G2
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz (tried individually)
Storage: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 (boot drive) and a Seagate BarraCuda

The problem occurs every 5-10 minutes with normal use, but every 20-30 seconds while playing games. This becomes more often for both the longer the computer is turned on for.

Things I have tried software wise:
-Clean install of windows 10
-Update/reinstall drivers for every component
-Change resolution and refresh rate of the monitor
-Disable prefetch and superfetch

There are no errors in event manager leading me to assume this problem is due to hardware. I have tried unplugging my GPU
and using my CPU's onboard graphics, the problem still occurs.

Screen recording of what the freezing looks like:

View: https://youtu.be/Q28k25lj8QQ

This problem 100% is not related to:
Loose cables

I have checked the PSU readings in the BIOS, there are no anomalous readings, everything looks very stable.
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A:Freezing and stuttering with normal use

You post that the problem is 100% not ram however I do not see where you tested the ram and what you used to test? Unless you use something like memtest and or prime95 [ram test] for a minimum of 1hr, then you really do not know if the problem is ram or not.

I have checked the PSU readings in the BIOS, there are no anomalous readingsClick to expand...

While this has some validity, it does not test under a load [which is where a pw supply would most likely have problems]
If you want to test a pw supply, you use the motherboard mfg's monitoring software while running prime95, OCCT, or IBT [intel burn test] If by chance your board mfg does not have monitoring software [which I know asus has] then you can use the intel extreme tuning utility. The intel utility will both monitor and do a stress test.

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Hey, about a week ago, the mouse I use for my laptop started stuttering. At first I thought it was a problem with Minecraft, as it was only happening if I played Beta or Classic. But it later got worse, it started happening outside of Minecraft and the mouse often freezes completely, and I have to unplug and then plug the mouse back into the USB port. That works for up to several minutes max, then the lagging returns again. Sometimes the lagging even returns seconds after plugging the mouse back in. The built-in trackpad on the laptop doesn't seem to stutter or freeze, but using that is a pain and tedious when doing certain tasks.

I was using a Microsoft Intellipoint mouse at the time the problem started. And thought that it could be a driver issue and that the mouse drivers would've been be out of date. Turned out they were already up-to-date though, and the driver updates come through Windows Update. After that, I swapped mice. I got another mouse from my desktop PC, and hoped that would help fix the problem. Well, nope. I still get the same stuttering and freezes. And the mice seem to work normally on the desktop. I also tried blowing out the USB ports and adapters for the mice to see if dust was causing the problem. That didn't help either. Then I thought maybe it was the mouse pad I was using, but turns out that wasn't the problem either.

Edit: the LED lights on the second mouse remain lit even when the mouse pointer has frozen.

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A:Mice Stuttering and Freezing

Is there a chance that Windows Update has updated your graphics drivers? I have had Windows Update cause problems before if I let it update hardware drivers.

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Sometimes my computer would freeze or slow to a crawl, regardless of what I'm doing, even if it's idle. When it slows, the computer stutters every second or so (Task manager shows CPU usage go up and down every second) and everything takes a lot longer to open/close/etc. When restarting afterwards, sometimes I'd get "A disk read error occured, press ctrl alt del to restart", or it'll hang on "Detecting IDE Drives" and then it'd do this test thing and "Media test failure, check cable". I figure these are all related and it's the cause of faulty hardware, but I don't know what. Please help. OS vista home edition 32bit intel quad core q6600 WD 320gb sata-2 16m 3200ks HDD Corsair 4gb ddr2-800 dual xms RAM Thermaltake W0131RU 850w power supply Evga nvidia 680i motherboard

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Other than a few minor hiccups, the only issue I seem to be having after upgrading to Windows 8 is some freezing and very slow performance. I may right-click something, or open a window, and it might take minutes instead of a fraction of a second. Sometimes, Explorer will crash or freeze. Other times, video/picture thumbnails will not be present, or may take a very long time to show up. Sometimes, I will open a folder, and it will display as if it is empty, even if it is full of files.
My computer is very fast, so I am unsure of what might be causing this. I scanned my drivers for errors, but they seem to be alright.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/suggestions!

Windows 8 Pro x64
Intel Core i7 2600k
128 GB SSD
2 TB HDD, 1 TB HDD x2, 1 TB ext. HDD, 3 TB ext. HDD x2
GTX 670
Security: Bitdefender Total Security 2013

A:Freezing, Stuttering, and Crashing

Did you upgrade or do a clean install? I had similar issues when I ran in dual-boot mode and everything cleared up after I did a clean install. Check your drivers and be sure they're all up-to-date. Is your PC running hot? Does it always do the same thing or just after it's been running awhile?

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Warning: semi long block of text ahead

plz help me out i am now running 7201 but have had this problem since windows 7 build like 6595 or whatever it was,. anyway my problem is that whenever i play online games like tf2 and l4d i get great ping usually like 50ish give or take but for some reason every few minutes or half hours depending on what it feels like that day my character and everyone else s will just freeze in place like my pc doesn't know what to do with them like its not frame-rate issues but rather a network issue i thought it was my router and network but i even got a brand new router and wireless adapter,. this didnt happen ever on vista so idk so in short my network basically stutters while playing online games and every once in a while ill get that yellow symbol on my network status next to the clock but i just have to wait a few seconds or disconnect and then reconnect so can someone plz help me ?

btw my old router was a linksys wrt54g and my new one is a d-link gaming router i have a linksys wifi usb adapter

A:Network stuttering and freezing

well, it turns out for some reason the lag spikes are only in tf2 as far as i no cause i was playing css fine,. however it still drops everyonce and a while and i cant find a fix for tf2

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Hey I recently upgraded my operating system from windows 7 basic to ultimate but now my laptop freezes and stutters when i play videos or music while I search the web. I've used CCleaner to fix any registry errors there might be and updated my chipset drivers but still no solution. Can anyone help???

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Hey everyone, I reciently built a computer for a friend, and after everything was built, I installed a legal copy of Vista Home Premium on it. During the past few days though, the computer has begun freezing. It's not so much as a full system freeze, as a stuttering. Audio playback begins to loop, and you can't do anything, but after a little while, the system returns to normal.

I have installed the latest video drivers, but haven't been able to think of much more than that.

Here's a list of the hardware.

ECS P35T-A LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

FSP Group Blue Storm II 500W ATX 2.2 SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200 - Retail

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250310AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

LG 20X DVD?R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech Black SATA Model GH20NS15 - OEM

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Vista Freezing/Stuttering Issue

hi ya the first thing I see is the PSU way to small to run that Video Card your gana need some thing with 700w and 26A on the 12v rail your one has only 18A on it

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Alienware 17 R4 GTX 108016Gb Rami7-7820
Out of the box it would play games fine with no freezes.  Windows and Graphics drivers updated once connected to the web and then it started freezing for a couple seconds in Wildlands and Watchdogs 2.  It will also freeze in the Heaven benchmark from Unigine. It freezes for a couple seconds then will run for a couple seconds then freeze again.  The freezes become more and more frequent.
The freezes will occur in the Heaven benchmark even on lower graphics settings.
GPU Temps are 70C and under while this is happening.
What I've tried:
1. Windows reset.
2. Windows fresh install
3. Staying with previous Graphics driver
4. Disabling Geforce Sharing
The freezing is still there.

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I'll try to keep this brief.

I purchased my HP Probook 4530s off my friend last week. Naturally, I formatted it to give a fresh install of Windows. Since then I have been having this issue:

Laptop freezing up - YouTube

Watch the video above, as you can hear the video lags/stutters as well as the sound 'buzzing'. The mouse lags across the screen and for some reason the internet disconnects during this time. The only way to fix this is to restart the laptop, although is happens again.

I have re installed Windows 3 times now and every time I get the issue.

I notice it the most under the following circumstances:

-Awaken PC from sleep mode
-Run laptop on battery power

In saying that, it is completely random. I was just in a Skype call on battery power and it was fine. I hung up and then rang someone again and it started freezing/buzzing/stuttering. The internet disconnected and I had to restart the laptop for fix it.

What on earth is causing this? The laptop worked perfectly before I formatted it the first time.


HP Probook 4530s
i5 2430m 2.4GHz
HD 6490

Please and thank you for anyone who can offer any advice!

A:Laptop Freezing/Stuttering Randomly During Use

I believe I have narrowed it down to my network card.

I guess it would make sense why the internet disconnects when I get those issues, but why would it freeze up my system?

I ran the DPC latency checker, and sure enough after 5 minutes on battery, I got the issue. I disabled things in device manager 1 by 1 and found when I disable my "802.11n Wireless LAN Card" the issue INSTANTLY goes away. Re-enabling it brings the issue back again.

I've tried updating the card's drivers yet it doesn't change the driver version of the card.


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I have an HP ProBook 4540s that stutters when accepting input via both keyboard and mouse. This happens not just in windows, but also in the BIOS itself. Issue is also present when booting to safe mode, and in POST. I am a bit stumped, but I have run a memtest from the UBCD and it checked out fine, as did my HDD. Any ideas?

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Every time I listen to music or watch a video my computer seems to freeze or stutter for just a second. During this time the music screeches and everything hangs. I don't know if this only occurs when listening to music or watching a video, but it is the only time I notice.

I have tried disk defrag, updating drivers, cleaning my registry, disabling AVG resident shield and nothing seems to work. It is getting really annoying, so if anyone has any suggestion please let me know and thank you in advance.

A:Computer Micro Freezing/Stuttering

Hi -

I suggest playing a song or video and shortly following the stuttering/freezing right- clicking on the taskmbar (at bottom) and selecting 'Task manager'.

This will open a new window in which J want you to switch to the 'Processes' tab at the top. Then expand the window and click on the bar that says 'Mem Usage'. The highest process should be listed at the top, in your reply post the top 4 processes along with their name and memory usage. It might be that your CPU is struggling to keep up.


- Jon

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Bit of a story, but my z97 itx motherboard, and I was not able to replace it, so I got a z170 + 6700 thinking everything was going to be okay.

Now that I've installed it, I'm experiencing massive DCP latency, stuttering and random freezes (no overheating).

First I bought a Asus z170 itx Pro gaming board, and this was a aboslute nightmare, and the board was terrible (disconnecting my bluetooth devices, not connecting to 5ghz network etc. stuff like that.) So I returned that, and bought a Msi Ac gaming board, hoping the DCP latency was a part of the board, but nay.

Now I've tried a fresh install of windows 10 twice (once where I installed the drivers from Msi) no help, and then I tried to do a another fresh install and let windows install the drivers, but still no luck.

I've disabled NIC and onboard sound drivers.

Heres a pastebin from Latencymon:
________________________________________________________________________________ - Pastebin.com

And heres a screenshot from "Drivers"
2016-02-09_12-56-40.png - Google Drive

I just really don't get it. My z97 system ran like a dream with no problems what so ever, and now this nightmare...


This is LatencyMon for 1min with Wifi and Lan disabled.

2016-02-09_13-38-59.png - Google Drive

2016-02-09_13-38-52.png - Google Drive


I can se that dxgkrnl is pretty high up, but this is the same driver that I had on my old z97 board, and I can't see why it should be a problem all of a sudden.


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A:DPC Latency, stuttering and random freezing

before i say anything stupid. can you \ have you reinstalled the storage port driver? like deleted software then let windows reinstall it \ manually?

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Ok i dont know if this is windows 7 related or hardware or what but heres the deal:

I've had this gaming pc for about 2 years and ever since ive gotten it, it seems to freeze and/or restart at weird times.
at first i thought it was over heating so i got a better heat sink and some top shelf thermal paste, took the side panels off and added a huge box fan to the side and put it next to an air conditioner.
still happened... so its not a heat thing i dont think.
and what confuses me the most is that it does it when performing simple tasks but now when performing complex ones.

i play a highly graphical video game for 5 hours = no problem
i watch a youtube video = sometimes freezes and the audio will "stutter" or shut off or both OR none.

i host a game server, or 2, play a game and my room is 85 degrees = no problem.

i play a flash game for 10 minutes in a 65 degree room = freeze and sound stutter and/or restart.

also i have tried completely cleaning all of the hardware and removing dust and i have tried reformatting the harddrive and starting over.

no matter what i try, same problem.


A:Random restarting/ freezing with stuttering sound.

What is the make, model and Wattage of your PSU? Boot into Setup (Bios) to PC Health, report the temperatures, and the +12V line of the PSU.

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Ever since I got the tb16 I noticed that whenever I watch a video it would cause the machine to stutter. I notice this stutter when I initially plug the tb16 into my laptop but then it appears again when I'm watching a video. I've tried searching for a solution but nothing has worked. I've updated the bios and drivers (for the xps 15 and tb16) but the problem still remains. This stuttering and freezing would also happen but during normal usage as well but only very rarely (my machine actually froze while I was writing this post :( ). 

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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I received a new X1 Yoga roughly a week ago and have been having a consistent issue from day 1 wherein, at random (but frequent) intervals output to the display will freeze. I know the operating system hasn't hung, as I can use the keyboard or mouse to interact with the UI and hear audio feedback, but it's like the display completely stops refreshing and it frozen on a given frame for anywhere from 2 seconds to indefinitely. Once this issue starts, it seems to get worse and worse until one of these indefinite freezes. The freezes can always be recovered from by shutting the display, letting the laptop enter sleep mode, then re-opening, but usually re-occurs very shortly afterward. Extended diagnostics with the Lenovo diagnostic tool and memtest86 return no errors, and Lenovo support sent out a replacement NVMe SSD which failed to resolve the issue. For now I have escalated in MTSA again and am waiting for a response to see what their next idea is, but was curious if this issue sounds familiar to anybody else/if anyone may have a root cause? FWIW, I haven't been able to reproduce this issue in Linux, but it can be produced in windows (both fresh from MS and via Lenovo's restore image) in <10 mins, making it that much more frustrating to nail down which component may be acting up. Cheers!

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My new XPS 15 9560 is terribly slow and freezes, especially when using Chrome (I'm writing this using Edge)  I have only run Windows Update, installed Chrome (in admin account), created a regular user and logged into Dropbox under my regular user account.  I have run the dell diagnostics which reported no problems. 
The machine is unusable in Chrome and Edge stutters and lags also.  I'm incredibly  disappointed as this brand new machine, with virtually no software installed is even slower than the 5 year old machine it was to replace.
Any ideas?  Maybe I just need to return the machine and buy another brand.
And now the reCAPTCHA is freezing so I can't post this message.  ***!

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Hello All! I've bought Lenovo P51 recently. I upgraded Lenovo drivers, BIOS and installed all Microsoft updates. Within the last couple of days, I noticed that Windows 10 hangs (off and on) while accessing Windows shares on my local network.The behavior I see is as follows:Mouse movement is no longer smooth, jumping between locations versus gliding.Applications (explorer and other) become unresponsive sporadically. It seems to affect just about everything...The file copy window itself is also impacted, jumping in % versus advancing like normal and unresponsive sporadically.Even BSOD happened once while the file was copying.If I cancel the file copy the problem immediately goes away.I chose a test file (about 170 GB) to do some testing with:Copy from local SSD to the same SSD - no problems.Copy from fileserver to SSD via Internal LAN Adapter (Intel 1Gbps) - problem occurs.Copy from fileserver to SSD via External USB LAN Adapter (usb stick 1Gbps) - no problems.All tests in Lenovo Vantage passes without any error.Is anyone else experiencing a similar issue?Thanks in advance! Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (20HH0014RT)Intel Core i7, 7700HQ, 8 Gb, nVidia Quadro M1200M, SSD, 256 Gb, Windows 10 Pro

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