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Anomalous seeking/stuttering in videos/scrolling/games on fresh xp install

Q: Anomalous seeking/stuttering in videos/scrolling/games on fresh xp install

For the record I now how a legit copy of Windows XP which I've just done a fresh install and updated up to SP3.

I will be playing team fortress 2 and suddenly get several second stutters like the HD is chugging or something. It specifically happens when there is some action on the screen.

It also happens when I am watching steaming video. The video will stop for a couple of seconds while the audio continues and when the vid starts again it jumps to meet the audio.

Also when I am scrolling down with the mouse it will get jammed for a second or two then jump down.

Another thing I just noticed while writing this is when I type that too will jam for several seconds then jump.

What's going on here?

Like I say fresh install and it didn't happen before on my previous install. My drivers are all updated (all the common ones).

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Preferred Solution: Anomalous seeking/stuttering in videos/scrolling/games on fresh xp install

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.

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For the record I now how a legit copy of Windows XP which I've just done a fresh install and updated up to SP3.

I will be playing team fortress 2 and suddenly get several second stutters like the HD is chugging or something. It specifically happens when there is some action on the screen.

It also happens when I am watching steaming video. The video will stop for a couple of seconds while the audio continues and when the vid starts again it jumps to meet the audio.

Also when I am scrolling down with the mouse it will get jammed for a second or two then jump down.

Another thing I just noticed while writing this is when I type that too will jam for several seconds then jump.

What's going on here?

Like I say fresh install and it didn't happen before on my previous install. My drivers are all updated (all the common ones).

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I am at a loss to what the cause of this is.

I will will be playing team fortress 2 and for about half an hour the game is fine then all of a sudden it starts stuttering madly every time it has to access the HD. It will not cease once it has started and the game becomes unplayable.

Also if I am playing streaming videos online the video will pause while the audio continues and then jump to the correct point again after a few seconds. This will happen a cpl times every minute.

Also when typing in boxes like this the words will freeze for a few seconds before spewing out in a big chunk. Also when scrolling a webpage the same thing happens. I will scroll and it locks up then I keep scrolling and the computer beep noise sounds from the mobo then it unclogs again.

I have now tried reinstallling windows several different times with two different windows versions and also on two different hard drives and still no change.

I didn't have this problem before but I had to reinstall windows cos it was screwing up for other reasons. Now that is fixed (fingers crossed) this thing has cropped up.

I require some new input as I've tried all the variables I can think of at the moment.

Another problem which is stopping me from trying the graphics card is that I tried updating the drivers but when I pick the new drivers they lockup youtube videos and cause a reset. I've tried it with several different versions of catalyst and each time the same problem .

I have a radeo... Read more

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I am at a loss to what the cause of this is.

I will will be playing team fortress 2 and for about half an hour the game is fine then all of a sudden it starts stuttering madly every time it has to access the HD. It will not cease once it has started and the game becomes unplayable.

Also if I am playing streaming videos online the video will pause while the audio continues and then jump to the correct point again after a few seconds. This will happen a cpl times every minute.

Also when typing in boxes like this the words will freeze for a few seconds before spewing out in a big chunk. Also when scrolling a webpage the same thing happens. I will scroll and it locks up then I keep scrolling and the computer beep noise sounds from the mobo then it unclogs again.

I have now tried reinstallling windows several different times with two different windows versions and also on two different hard drives and still no change.

I didn't have this problem before but I had to reinstall windows cos it was screwing up for other reasons. Now that is fixed (fingers crossed) this thing has cropped up.

I require some new input as I've tried all the variables I can think of at the moment.

Another problem which is stopping me from trying the graphics card is that I tried updating the drivers but when I pick the new drivers they lockup youtube videos and cause a reset. I've tried it with several different versions of catalyst and each time the same problem .

I have a radeon hd4650. My de... Read more

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After my computer did its usual updates, I've noticed a sound issue whenever I've been trying to play games/watch videos. At regular intervals the audio will freeze/skip for a second and make a loud grinding noise, then resume. This happens with music, streaming videos, games, pretty much everything. If I'm watching a video or playing a game, the screen will freeze for a second, then resume.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop with Windows 7

I assume I need to install a new driver or something, but I am pretty computer illiterate and don't exactly know what I need/where I need to get it from/how to figure out what I need.

Was hoping someone could help here.

A:Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

Since the screen will "freeze", suggests the sound problems are just a result of whatever is causing the PC to hang up and not directly a sound problem. Thus another forum section would be more applicable than the sound section.

You can run the Resplendence Latency Mon program and that may help, if you can figure it out as it gives you "information overload".

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

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Need Help
My old laptop has been having a stuttering problem with games for a couple of years now. It?ll stutter for around five seconds, run smooth for around ten seconds, stutter again for five, run smooth for ten. It?ll keep doing that until I stop playing and close the game. It doesn?t start doing the stutter the second I start the game, it?ll start maybe around five minutes into the game and not quit its pattern. It doesn?t matter what game, how old it is, it does this to all.

It also does this while watching online videos. I can?t watch anything on, for example, Hulu, or Gametrailers, without it doing the same stutter pattern.

I didn?t always have this annoyance. It started little over a year after I bought my laptop. During all this time, while putting up with the problem, I?ve done several clean installs. I?ve tried to solve this myself, but never could find anyone with the same exact problem.

I?ve uploaded several videos that show the stutter problem:
MrTatakichi's Channel - YouTube

Also, here's my hardware & processes:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/387...sprocesses.jpg

Any help will definitely be appreciated, thank you.

A:Stuttering Problem in All Games & Online Videos

Well, 761 MHz processor speed is way too slow for any modern games. You can check go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The command prompt box appears, press Y and reboot the computer. The Check Disk Utility will check the integrity of the drive. You can also click on the PC Running Slow? link in my signature and try those things. Other then that, you need a faster computer.

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.

Thanks.

A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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Hi I just recieved a new custom built computer from Cyberpowerpc. I installed the newest drivers for everything but for some reason when I scroll to fast on a web page, watch videos at full screen, attempt to play a game or even when I am trying to open a program my computer screen becomes distorted with pink and green lines and my mouse and keyboard are unresponsive and sound dies within 10 seconds. If I wait for a good 10 minutes sometimes my computer will restart. If anyone has any advice what so ever it will be greatly appreciated because I am ready to take out my graphics card and use the on board one. If you need any information i will be more then happy to give it to you.

Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:17:48 PM, on 2/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
F:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
F:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
F:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
F:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
F:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe
F:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\WIN... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Freezes when scrolling, watching videos or playing games.

I am moving this to the hijackthis section of the forum. If they give you a clean bill of health have them send it back over here and we'll see what we can do.

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I get random buzzing noise with micro freezing when im playing videos or playing games if the charger is plugged in.I did run diagnostics from SupportAssist but found no problem? I've only experienced buzzing noise whenever i suddenly connect my charger when im playing videos or gaming but now i think it gone worse.. I have all the latest drivers from dell and also updated the bios but still suddenly this problem appeared out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!specs:windows 10 creators updatei5 cpu8gb ramgtx 10501tb hdd

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Hey All, just installed a 2TB hard drive and then a fresh install of windows 7 ultimate. Now when I try to play any videos with either WMP or VLC player it plays for a couple of sec. then freezes up then wait forever for it to reset itself. Also sometimes have streaming videos online with firefox and does same thing, but not all the time, then I have to close firefox. [attachment=98957:(THEONE-PC).html] Please help

A:Problem playing videos after fresh install on new hard drive

you should delete[asap] that attachment if you still can as it contains the keys to you windows install and other software you have installed.

your mothereboard has 4 ram slots ,you are running only 2 gig ram ,i would look at adding more "asap" to help performance of you win7 ultimate install .

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I have the following:
ASUS A7V266
768MB RAM
AMD 2400
GEForce 5600
XP Pro Sp1
DirectX 9.0b
Nvidia 61.77 drivers

I installed Doom3 Tron 2.0, and Colin McRae Rally 4 on a fresh hard drive (WD 120GB 8mb cache) and defragged. When I try to play Colin McRae, the game will freeze at startup when loading the level. I have to reset the machine to get out! Doom3 will play (which is more processor intensive than Colin Mcrae) but will have significant frame rate drops intermittantly. Tron 2.0 will freeze, and then resume on the intro cut scenes with spots and blocks all over the video. I dont even get to the game, as it will then freeze at load.

I have two case fans, one in front blowing in, and one on the side blowing in. No dust either. I even "safely" overclocked the GPU using optimal settings and still have the problems. I'm at a complete loss as to the cause of these problems. These are the only three games i have installed, and none of them work! Any ideas?

William
 

A:Games freezing on a fresh install, please help!

can't help you much other than an opinion on D3- i have an amd 3000, gig of ram and a 5900 and D3 drops frames here and there; graphics are set to medium -
check out the D3 forums- may offer some tweaks http://www.quake3world.com/cgi-bin/...3+Discussion&number=9&DaysPrune=10&LastLogin=

search your pc for ASUSPROB.EXE - what temp is your cpu when games crash?
 

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I have about 10 games installed on E partition
And i want to do a OS fresh install ( only C partition ) Will the games work after i do the fresh install of Windows ?
Could i make a backup and restore them after the OS install ? I already saved all the saved games, just in case.
But i don't want to install all the 10 games, after i install Windows, it would take a long time.
Any ideas, guys ? Could i use Acronis True Image, for backup, maybe ? Will that work ? Would all the games start normally, after i recover them ?
Thanks, any ideas are welcome

A:backup games / Windows fresh install

If you do a fresh install, you lose the registry entries, user, appdata, etc for the games. So unless they are old standalone games that don't use what I mentioned, they probably won't work by just using the executable on your E partition. I have Steam games on my D drive, and if I restore my system drive, then play the game from Steam, it will do a "first time startup" or something similar to that. Doesn't take long as it doesn't re-download the entire game.
I can then move my saves back in from where I've stored them as a backup.
For non-steam games I just reinstall them, then move the save games back. That's the main thing, saving the saves, and you've done that. I assume you have them saved off the C partition, otherwise they could get deleted when you do a fresh install.
Taking an image of the games on the E partition won't work if you're doing a fresh install. That will only back up your game files. Your fresh install will still destroy the system entries I mentioned in the first sentence above.
Re-installing the games is your best option.

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hi, whenever i try and scroll down a page, it stutters, and the lowered screen sort of shifts downwards, in a overlapping/wiping out sort of way. it sounds strange but im sure you've seen it if you understand what im talking about.

the strange thing is that when im on facebook it doesnt happen, but when im on all other websites (ive tried other browsers and its the same) it does do it.

i using my brothers computer so its new, and its apartently a 64bit xp. i also cant get itunes working, apartently they dont do a 64bit version for xp, which sucks. do u know how i could itunes on here? Im not fussed if i dont get the latest version either...


thanks if you can help.

A:scrolling stuttering

Hi, welcome to TSF

The slow scrolling problem could be due to the graphics driver needing to be updated or some other process running in the background that is using the CPU or GPU heavily. What graphics card do you have?

For example, I run the GPU client for a program called [email protected] It runs in the background and doesn't slow the computer down, except for vertical scrolling in the browser, where I get the same problem as you.

Copy a large block of text into Notepad, then use the mouse wheel to scroll down for a few seconds. Does it lag in the same way as your browser pages? Try again using the up and down cursor keys. Does it still lag?

What other programs do you have running other than Firefox?

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If iTunes is not available for 64bit XP, try another media player like WinAmp. Do you need the shopping and iPod syncing features of iTunes or do you just need an audio player?

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can somebody help me with a problem I'm having an issue skipping through videos on Youtube I keep moving the indicator and the video doesn't continue playing it stops and the indicator goes back to the part I was originally at can somebody help thanks

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Which browser and version are you using ?

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Every-once-in-a-while I attempt to play a video embedded in a website. It starts to play OK, but then, after a few seconds, it stops for a few seconds, then start again, etc., all through the video.

What seems to be causing it and is there anything I can do about it?
 

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i cant get my videos to stop stuttering while playing the audio is fine but the video stutters. this has never happened till recent ! i dont know how to fix this glitch

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Hey, I'm installing windows XP onto a 500 g SATA hard disk that I just installed into a Dell Dimension 9100.

I have an .iso file that I need to place onto a DVD to serve as the OS boot disc. My DVD-R is in my Mac. So i need to burn this .iso file on the mac but have it boot the PC..

What is the proper file extension for the dvd file? is there anything I need to do that I'm missing?
 

A:Fresh Windows XP Install on a Fresh Hard Drive using a Burned DVD OS install - PLZ HL

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060619181010389
 

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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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I have this movie but the movie doesn't match with the sound. What I am trying to say is when the mouth moves then no sound comes or if sound comes out but the mouth doesn't move with it. Can anyone help me? I watched in a edit software and it said that if I use B-frames as a reference then it can lead to stuttering or crashes can anyone tell me what that is to.

A:[SOLVED] Stuttering Videos

Hello,

Does this happen with just one particular movie?

Do you have this problem with online videos?

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This is driving me crazy. Every YouTube vid moves inside the window like someone behind the camera is shaking it violently. The motion distorts into mosaic-like pixelation. I have noticed that this happens only when there is actual motion in the video.
 
For example, if someone is moving. If there is a still shot of the person, or if just a bunch of text is shown, no stuttering occurs.
 
And, if I move my cursor constantly inside the vid while it plays, the stuttering stops, but I can't continuously do that!
 
We're talking about a Windows 7 Fujitsu on Firefox with the latest updates. It's on a university server in Japan, hardwire connected, not wifi.
 
A wifi connected Panasonic laptop with Windows 8 shows none of this.

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Whenever I play a video on VLC, YouTube, KissCartoon or anywhere really, after a while it starts stuttering and then when I pause the video, it plays for a second still before stopping. Video of what I mean.

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hi
whenever I'm seeking an online video like in Youtube or Vevo,Firefox crashes and I can't watch online videos anymore.I've reinstalled firefox and flash player plugin but nothing's changed.what should I do???
Firefox version: 3.6.13
flash player plugin version: 10.1.102.64

A:[SOLVED] Firefox crashes when seeking online videos like youtube...

Disable all your addons, clear the cache and restart Firefox.

If that fixes the problem, start re-enabling the addons one at a time, restarting Firefox after each one until the problem returns. The last addon you re-enabled could be the cause of the crashes.

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Hello,

When I watch youtube videos, or videos in Windows Media Player Classic my audio randomly stutters. This also causes my mouse to stutter and skip and move slowly.

I have tried to fix this issue for awhile. However still no solution.

Any ideas or tips would be great, Thanks

A:Videos and audio stuttering with mouse

Can you fill in the "My System Specs". Without that we can't even offer a guess.

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while making a movie on dvd maker some of my clips stutter and get stuck audio is smooth but pic jumps in same place how can i fix this please
 

A:how can i stop my videos from stuttering while playing

this has never happen before i am so close to completing my project and throughout the video clips some play nice and some stutter around
 

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i have had this problem for a while. i use media player classic, part of the k-lite codec pack. whenever i play a video within 10-20 mins the video starts to stutter, slowing down before completely stopping as if it had been paused. i have tried watching in windows media player also, the same thing happens.

i am using Catalyst 9.12 drivers.

i had this problem with my old video card (GeForce 8800GTS) too.

i have done some googling and other people have had this problem, for some it was their drivers. others have had success with changing the output settings under DirectShow Video in media player classic. i have tried that, but it still happens, so i am thinking it is definitely a driver issue.

has anyone else had this problem? and if so how were u able to solve it?
 

A:media players stuttering and/or freezing videos

Have you tried an alternative to WMP or Classic?
Jet Player or VLC?
The Jet Player seems to play almost anything that WMP won't, and it's got all the extra's like BBE and equalizer settings. ( see if you still have the same problems with Jet)
http://www.jetaudio.com/download/
 

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I am experiencing an issue whereby videos refuse to play smoothly in IE (or Chrome for that matter, just on a PC in general). 

It's a Lenovo P50s 
It has the latest GPU drivers from Nvidia
Latest Flash Player

I cannot figure out why the videos refuse to play properly.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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I've just experienced this problem, I have no virus's, all the updates are up to date, virus program turned on and updated, but every time I want to watch a youtube video I get stuttering every few second through out the the video, It's very annoying I've tried every fix I googled and there's nothing to seem to fix this help please anyone know how to get rid of this cracking stuttering noise? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1750 very bad stuttering while watching youtube and videos

I had the same issue.its a memory problem.change or swap memory modules.and also defrag your hdd.this problem is linked to memory and hdd both.hope this helps you and others too.best of luck

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Sometime recently my Edge browser began an odd thing: When there was a video at the top of a page (such as a news story) the video window follows the page as I scroll down. This is extremely annoying on my laptop, but especially so on my tablet because
it takes most of the window away from reading the story.
This began after one of the updates (in the last 6-8 weeks).  At first I thought it may be Edge, but the same issue happens (albeit differently) in Firefox. So I am assuming it is a Win 10 "feature."
I have had my issues with Edge - most notably it simply freezing up every 3-5 minutes, but this is a significant issue that makes the browser nearly useless.  I switched to Firefox for this (and other) reasons, but it is happening with it too now.
What the [email protected]#$%^& is this? Why does Microsoft think forcibly blocking out 90% of the screen with a video window is a good idea?  And, how (or can) I stop it?

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I have tried on another forum getting answers to my problem with my new purchase.

Just acquired my first win 8 laptop. I had a loaner win 8 and hated everything between the computer and OS. I really like this Lenovo but im still having issues with win 8. Mainly this computer and the rental one seems very bogged down. Everything from social media or streaming etc even scrolling down this forum page has such a Lag or delay. Is this typical for win 8, can i do anything about this?

the lag is a delay. everytime I would scroll down a page it would have a delay, or if i stream a video (I use chromecast) it is delayed and choppy. My Win 7 Laptop had zero issues like these.

Specs:
PC SPEC (specInfo)
CPU: AMD E1-2100 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics
MB: LENOVO (Lenovo G505)
RAM: 3529mb
HDD: 465gb (WDC WD5000LPVT-24G33T1)
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 8210
Sound: Conexant SmartAudio HD
OS: Windows 8.1 (9600)
Scr: Generic PnP Monitor

A:delay when scrolling and choppy streaming of videos.

Everything you mention is internet or browser related. Whats your internet like? have you tried more than one browser?

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Hi hopeing someone here can help out.
 
built a new PC and installed Win 8.1 and updated it all.
had the BSOD clock watchdog time out since system 1st built
 
here is speccy link
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/s4AK5C6zNUVqlIYOPjkGncw
 
minidump file zip
 
https://www.mediafire.com/?5jtz00ulfjo5170
 
could only get access to 1/2 of the files ?
 
also attached is output of last 10 errors from mini tool box.
 
I am going to run 10 Pass memory test overnight to see if there are any errors with the memory.
 
Did speak to guy where i bought the components and his idea was to do full wipe and reinstall of windows.
I do try and leave this to last ditch attempt.
 
Thanks for all and any help or advice.
 
 
Ross.

A:Clock watchdog timeout win 8.1 fresh build pc and fresh windows install

A wee update.
 
ran mem test over night. did 10 passes and no errors with the memory.
 
Cheers

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Hi I'm having an annoying issue with some games with stuttering when my system seems to be more than capable of running them. Here are some of the games that have this issue whilst playing them: Crysis , Metro last light , Red faction guerilla (<--very rarely stutters) Deus ex human revolution , BF4 , Watch dogs and world of tanks.
 
Yes I understand that some of those games are old and It also could be because of in-game loading but its strange because it is not happening to anyone else and I have tried nearly everything to fix this issue (I play these games on a gaming laptop with a mobile GPU etc...) but It still persists so Is there any solutions and reasons to why this happens and is there anything I could turn down in the video menu of these games at could be causing them to stutter? Here are my main specs
 
CPU: i7 4700MQ
GPU: Geforce GTX 765M
RAM: 8GB
 
Running these games on a gaming laptop (with no SSD if that has anything to do with it) and hope to get this fixed. Thanks

A:Stuttering on games :(

Have you tried pulling up task manager going to the performance tab then resource manager to try and see what could be eating your system resources?

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I have recently encountered the same problem on my computer as of yesterday. Playing ESO i used to play on high settings no problems, now am on medium and it stuttering with my fps still at 80-100.

Was playing yesterday my keyboard starting being glitchy, restarted computer and keystrokes would not read but other things like caps lock would. I restored to factory settings using on screen keyboard, then when windows reloaded I could not even put keystrokes in to enter my computer name for setup. Magically it worked out of the blue out of many restarts etc. I have now reset to factory settings, cleared ram, disabled fw, ran superantispyware and clear, nothing running in background, drivers are up to date.

No idea what is going on, any help would be awesome. Seems the stutter gets worse the longer i play.

alienware x51
bios date:07/30/13 ver:04.06.05
processor: intel-core i7-4770 [email protected]
memory 8g
geforce 670 gtx
 

A:Stuttering Games

Sounds like a hardware or heat related issue. My first thought would be the power supply.

You should be able to check the voltages in the BIOS (unless Dell locked that page).
 

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In the last couple of days every game I play seems to lag after about 5 mins of game play. This is new and I have never had any problems with lag in my games.

Plz can someone tell me whats going on.

System Specs:

AMD 64 X2 [email protected]
3.07Gb Ram
Sapphire 3850 256mb version
(Can't remember mobo)

A:Big lag and stuttering in games

Hey there,

This is with every game? Are you playing the actual game, or Online?

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Hey everyone!
I'm new here so sorry if this is the wrong section or something. Basically I'm having stuttering issues within some games. I noticed this when I first installed Mirrors edge. Every 10 seconds or so the game will freeze for half a second. It gets worse as I play on and is eventually happening every few seconds. I thought it was a problem with this game alone until I downloaded Dead Space 3 and the same thing happened.

Here are my main specs:
Intel i7 2600
Gigabyte GTX 580
8gb of RAM
Gigabyte z68-xp-ud3
750w power supply

If anybody could suggest some ways to fix this that would be great.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Games stuttering

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Hi everyone,

I have a REALLY annoying problem with my PC.

When I play computer games I will get frequent half second pauses/stutters. It happens every 10 seconds or so, and i'm not certain but i THINK it's when a game plays a sound file.

What makes it all the more strange is that when i played the Guild Wars 2 beta it didn't happen AT ALL, yet on games like League of Legends and Guild Wars 1 it happens non-stop.

I have tried alot of different ideas that i've found on various gaming tech-help forums over the past few months; i've updated my audio and video drivers, I've parked and unparked CPUs, i've allocated a game to a specific CPU, i've reinstalled directx, i've made sure windows updates are all up to date, i've checked the temperature of my PC, etc.

Does anybody have ANY idea what might be causing this? I've never updated my BIOS because I can't find out how to do it, where to do it, or even if to do it. I got the PC second hand a year ago.

I get used to it after a while, but when my boyfriend is at work I play on his PC, and then coming back to mine in the evening just annoys me!

Here's my DXDiag:

System Information
Time of this report: 5/10/2012, 21:27:21
Machine name: BRUNOPC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120401-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Packard Bell BV
System Model: IMEDIA X2416
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Hi Everyone! please help!
Every time I turn my computer on (after it was completely off) again which I do a lot as this laptop is so fast to turn off and on, the video streaming does not work.
So after I turn on I go to the bbc, Facebook, youtube, or other streaming sites the video loads and I can click play though it does not actually play, just a still image. same on every website. so to fix this I have to restart the computer, then it works. So for some reason turning the computer off causes this and restarting it fixes it - seems strange to me though more irritating 
Second issue is that again online streaming videos stutter all websites all browsers (chrome internet explorer etc.). I have fixed this though by setting Nvidia to be used for the browsers instead of intel. Though this solution uses more power and might be related to the other problem.
This problem has been here since I got the laptop in December 2015, have updated to all the latest drivers bios, applications etc. What else can I do ???

Any help with the videos not playing would be greatly appreciated it is so annoying to turn on the computer go to websites then find you can't play the videos, then remembering you have to restart.

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Videos online do not play after computer is turned off, also video stuttering

 How are you shutting it down? If you use the standard "Start Menu" > "Power" > "Shutdown", it does not completely shut it down. It saves part of memory in a hibernation file which allows it to quickly restart. This could cause issues when you start up again. If you have not tried this, set up a desktop shortcut (right-click on an empty spot on the desktop, select "New" > "Shortcut" and enter "shutdown /s /t 0" in the box (that's "shutdown" + space + forward slash+"s" + space + forward slash+"t" + space + "0" [the number zero]) without the quotes. Click "Next" and give the shortcut a name, then "OK". This will shut the computer down completely.
  The other option is to disable "Fast Startup". That should accomplish the same thing. See if either of these help.
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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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Hello,

I have just built a new PC and need some help with it. . The specs are as follows:

Antec 900 Case
Asus M2N-VM-HDMI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+ 3.1ghz
4GB DDR2 1066 RAM
Antec Neo HE 550 GB High Efficiency 550W PSU
WD Caviar SE 640GB SATA II 7200rpm 16MB HDD
Sony Optiarc SATA DVDRW
Nvidia 9800GT 1gb DDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card
Creative Soundblaster Live! 24-bit Sound Card
Windows XP Pro SP2.

Nothing has been overclocked. It is all brand new from the boxes.

The problem I'm having is a Framerate Stutter/Slowdown. It happens on all DirectX and OpenGL games I have tried, on even the lowest quality settings (X3:TC, RA3, rFactor, GPBikes, TDU, PES2009, Trainz06, ArmA, BF2, FS:X). What happens is, the game will run great (40fps+) for anything from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, then for about 6 seconds it will drop to single figures, before running great again for another 30 seconds to 2 minutes or so. This is very annoying!

I've tried everything I can think of to fix it. I have the AMD Dual Core Optimizer installed, Microsoft Update KB896256 andAMD Processor Driver Version 1.3.2.0053. I have tried several different versions of the nForce drivers, as well as the GeForce drivers.

I don't think it's a graphics card issue though, as I took the 9800gt out, and put it into an older system, and it runs great there. I also put a ATI X1950 pro into this new system, and it does exactly the same thing (random stuttering, though with a lower starting framerate an... Read more

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i know this is isnt much of help or answer but exact same problem, sorta different setup.
I have amd 64 x2 6000+ 3.1ghz
2gb crucial 800mhz
ati hd 4670 512mb
vx-450w corsair PSU
asus m2n-mx se plus mobo
win xp sp3

no overclocks, i've run crysis, far cry, fallout 3, time shift, everything set to low, high or medium and no sucess, this is really getting to me, some1 out there must have some kind of fix.

thanks in advance..
 

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Hello!
I've been having an issue with limited success. I recently bought a new laptop for gaming and noticed a really annoying bug that has surfaced.

Laptop Stats:
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.6Ghz, 6MB, L3 Cache)
Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 Gig
Ram: 8 GB Ram
HDD: 2x500 Gig Western Digital Hard drives

The issue is that in games, when something new would happen, the computer would freeze and the
sound would stutter for 1-5 seconds. So of course if I played LONG enough it would go away, but once I started the game again the issue would come up. I found that downloading CrystalDiskInfo and disabling APM fixed the issue for some games.

Games that I've had the issue: World of Warcraft, Counter-strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Dragon Age, Last Scenario.

Games that I haven't had ONE issue with: Singularity, Dragon Age 2.

Now World of Warcraft was resolved due to Disabling APM.

Here is a list of things that I've tried:

- Updated all Drivers
- Used CrystalDiskMark on both Hard drives (Will post data)
- Ran EventViewer and noticed that when there was a stutter the Hardrive Spiked for the time of the freeze.
- Played with the APM
-Uninstalled the SATA AHCI Controller
-CheckDisk on both drives, no errors.

What makes me think it's a Hard Drive issue (or possibly a Driver issue) is because whenever the freeze happens the Hard drive light is on the entire time. I have two hard drives, all the games (save one) are installed th... Read more

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Hi guys,

First of all merry christmas

I have a weird issue where when I play games my computer, including audio and video, sometimes hangs for 1 second and then resumes again. This seems to happen in every game I play and it's very frustrating.

I checked my processes and I do have a 'System interrupts' process that sometimes pops up. I run Windows 8.1 , have 8GB ram, and use a GTX680 with the latest nvidia drivers.

Attached you can find my DXDIAG report.

I ran CCleaner and also did some virus scans, but no luck.

Any thoughts guys?

A:Stuttering while playing games

well be a scientist and start experimenting!! come on man..

1. turn off all sound in game.. run game. does it stutter?

2. disable sound in your actual windows 8.1 - go into device manager etc.. then run game.. stutter????!!

3. when running a game, (if it doesn't crash it) press shift,ctrl, and ESC. Look for whats using hard drive and look through performance for any % like disk usage..

4. what games are stuttering?

i mean your problem is so in-general (lag in games) its so hard to determine where to start.. but yeah, drivers are a must..

video drivers, hard drive updates, windows updates, sound driver update a huge one....

but if your sound and video hangs.. its hard drive or memory trying to sort it out..

you usually should run games in a clean environment meaning you disabled all services and background apps you aren't using because you are playing a game.. and when you restart your computer all your services will come back anyway..

if you dont know how to do this post here again..

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Hi everyone, This is my first post so allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Seth and I recently switched over to PC gaming from consoles because its just awsome
Im 18 and spent the last 3 months working at my school 8 hours a day for my whole summer so i could buy my first good gaming PC Now I have it and here are the specs

Motherboard: Z87X-D3H
CPU: Intel I7 4770k 3.5ghz (No Overclock)
GPU: Evga GTX 780 Superclocked (No Manual Overclock)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: 16 GB 1866
HDD: 2 TB Toshiba
SSD: 64gb
PSU: 750w Corsair
I play on a TV using a HDMI cord as 1360x720 Resolution

I got the computer prebuilt by Cyberpower PC, (I built one myself and am afraid Ill mess it up so i let the nice people at the store do it for me.) I can't find my parts list/receipt so I can't quite remember the exact specifications of the PC if anyone knows how i can go back and check let me know.

So the problem I'm having is on all my games I am having extreme lag/stuttering for no reason! Or at least no reason that this computer shouldn't be able to handle it, for example on skyrim, when i put it on ultra settings I have stuttering around large locations, I noticed that when i turned shadows to low though the stuttering was SEVERELY less but still there. On watchdogs Its works great at max settings except when I turn the lighting option (ambient occlusion?) up to max it has problems with lights flickering and textures flickeri... Read more

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Hello,

I've been getting stuttering in games ever since I got my new GTX 960 4Gb and installed it. Regardless of whether it's 30fps or 120fps, I get a tiny pause every second or so, very noticable while in motion. Here's a list of what I've tried/observations I've made so far:

- I tried wiping the drivers clean in safe mode and reinstalling, didn't help.
- Tried rolling back to an older version of drivers, no dice.
- Ran a mem test, no problems found.
- Put my older card, a GTX 750 Ti back in, still happening (what the hell?)

- Disk usage while playing games is very minimal, not maxing out.
- CPU does max out while playing games, maybe a bottleneck?
- With the GTX 960 in, I noticed it rarely goes above 50% gpu usage during gameplay.

Any help you can offer is appreciated! Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8157 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233126 MB, Free - 188957 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 152305 MB; E: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 31901 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 970A-G46 (MS-7693)
Antivirus: Windows Defender

- My PSU is a Thermaltake SMART 850w modular, which I imagine should be more than enough for my system.
 

A:Stuttering in games regardless of framerate.

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Hi. I have installed a whole new windows 7 pro x64. My new mobo an ASus p5e3 pro along with new ram pc12800 gskill 2x2 ddr3 (running in 1066mhz due to my q6600)

Everythingi s running perfectly...except some random BSOD. 4 total this week.

I have posted a pack of dump file in here, the last 4 ones are the ones that represent the 4 BSOD I had and that I cannot explain.

the others ones are for various reasons, crashes who happenned during installation but that I was able to resolve.

What is weird is that my BSOD only happenned when I was surfing explorer on when the CPU was idle at night, with utorrent running.
today mc pc got BSOD at 11:54 AM after 1 night or running perfectly. it is open since then and running perfectly again.

All the afternoon for 4 hours it loaded utorrent, I cam back from the university and started to play empire total war and lot of MW2 multiplayer.

Everything is working perfectly, no BSOD !! But I'm afraid to leave my pc open this night...when the BSOD happen I usually have to reboot manually because if it reboot by itself it lead to a DOS screen saying to select a boot device.
Help me someone... I cannot believe me G-skill memory are faulty, otherwise they would have failed in-game.

I suspect nvidia drivers 195.62 can be responsible for thoses bluescreen. The power management tool is not working properly and whatever the option I choose in the nvidia panel it will sometimes lower my frequencies and sometimes it will keep the stock one.

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I think I must also mention that BSOD didnt always give the same message, wich lead me to confusion in my troubleshooting research.

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My music computer started having problems with Windows 98 locking up at irregular intervals, and after a while the thing simply wouldn't boot up all the time. The lockups had been getting worse, so naturally I thought I had been vicitimized by some spyware/adware/virus infection and took measures. After countless hours, I finally gave up and bought a new hard drive, installed it, and put on a fresh copy of Windows 98 SE from my recovery CD.

It worked fine - for a while.

Now the computer is exhibiting the same symptoms with the new drive as it did with the old drive. I tried running the Seagate SeaTools to see if I could find any abmormalities and it checked out fine. What is odd is that the computer locks up at no particular place, with no particular interval of time. Quite often I can't even get it past the Windows splash screen.

My uneducated opinion is that this has to be a hardware issue, and I'm feeling frustrated by my inability to isolate the problem. If anyone can make suggestions as how I should proceed, I would be very grateful, indeed.

The computer has an AMD Athlon processor with 512 MB of RAM installed on an Azza 366X AS motherboard by the manufacturer, CyberPower Inc... It clocks around 1.4 ghz... The computer has a CD-R/RW, a Toshiba DVD-ROM, a 1.44 floppy drive, a Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live 5.1, GeForce 64 meg video adaptor, a 56k modem, a Turbolink switching power supply (375atx) and extra cooling fans. The original drive is an IBM Des... Read more

A:Fresh drive, fresh Windows 98 install, same old lockups!

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Hi there! This Saturday I received my new Ideapad 700 and I couldn't be more happy about it (just moved to the UK and didn't have a laptop/pc for 3 weeks) but there seems to be an issue I just can't resolve. Let's get to the problem :  The first thing I did was to make sure that all my drivers were up to date and all the necessary updates were done. After that I proceeded to download Smite to test out how this entry level gaming machine was performing in a relatively light game. After booting it up and making sure that all the settings were set to max I tried playing a practice match against bots to see if there are any issues. At first everything was perfect, getting 85 FPS+ and very happy about it, but then I noticed random stuttering. What seems to be causing it are new "new" icons on the screen. For instance when I open up the shop menu,or when an enemy is being killed my screen just freezes sometimes for 0.5 seconds and sometimes for even more than 1. At first I thought that this was internet lag but then, after installing Portal (yes, the 2007 Portal) to see if either my internet connection or the graphics were causing it I noticed the same thing when something "new" was happening.  Solutions I've tried. Downloaded and installed every update for Windows. Uninstalled and reinstalled Nvidia drivers Set the Nvidia GPU as my main GPU on every game I've tried (Note that this is quite likely not the cause of the problem s... Read more

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I CANT STAND THIS HELL I HAVE TO GO THROUGH ON MY 1000 PC I SOLD ALL MY STUFF FOR THIS
 

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