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Q: Ideapad 700 lag spikes/stuttering during Games. Lo...

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 since I'm getting very good performance 90% of the time.) Removed Mcafee bloatware and turned off indexing on the hard drive I've installed the games. Tested my RAM for any issues with the "Windows memory diagnostic tool" Kept my laptop plugged in while performing the tests to make sure no "power saving" setting would cause issues. Disabled One Drive from performing any action. Made sure that non of the programs I installed after purchase was running at the time. Called Lenovo support explaining the problem (they didn't propose any additional solution. I don't think they even understood the problem. Casuals) Solutions I havet NOT tried Installing the games on the SSD Updating BIOS drivers Spec and other general info that might play a role. Systems specs are : https://snag.gy/dRHpqy.jpg I run on WiFi since this house does not have an ethernet cable. I don't believe that this causes the issues since the problem was reproduced on Portal, an offline game. The only thing I have connected to the computer is a Logitech 402. So far I have not encountered any other issue. The computer is booting incredibely fast and everything seems to be running flawlesly. What I would like from you lovely people to help me with: I'm pretty sure that you can't give me a solution right away so please tell me what I should do next. If there is any program that can monitor ALL my hardware while im gaming (plus hard drives) I would like to know where to find it. I'm open to any proposed solution. I would like to avoid sending it back for repair/replacement since I need it for my Uni so I'll eliminate any possibility before doing so. I can also try and reproduce the problem on a video and upload it here if you think it's necessary.

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Preferred Solution: Ideapad 700 lag spikes/stuttering during Games. Lo...

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.)


Computer has been stuttering while playing music/video/gaming lately so I decided to use RATTV3 to diagnose the problem. The culprit appeared to be a file called "atapi.sys" causing huge DPC latency spikes. Possible virus? The stutter is exactly like in this video:

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Hi, about a week ago I noticed my games fps is much lower and jumpy. I have a Logitech app that shows my gpu, cpu usage and the gpu jumps from 0% usage up to usually 60-70 and sometimes up to 90 while the temp is fine at around 55-65C it's kinda hard to explain but I usually had around 350 fps on CSGO and now I'm getting 50-200 with micro lag spikes and really sudden fps jumps. I tried replacing my gpu and still have this problem, I don't want to be replacing all these parts unless I know what part it is or if I can fix it without replacing anything. I also tested on games like Rust, Minecraft, with the same problem.
I have built this PC about a year ago with no problems until now.
BenQ 144hz monitor
Gtx 980 ti
Intel i7 5930K 3.5Ghz
Msi X99A Sli Plus
16gb DDr4 ram

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Good day,
I have recently discovered that my laptop (running Windows 10 now) is suffering from a form of millisecond-stuttering or lag spikes (whatever floats your boat to call it)
I have done quite some research on it already, so you don't have to do it.

So, the laptop is a Lenovo Z50-70 (compatible with Windows 10)
I have performed a clean install of Windows 10 on it. Everything went smooth and still is running smooth, except for the issue I'm currently describing.
However, this issue did not occur after the clean installation. It occured before that already. It occured after upgrading to Windows 10 in a whole. (didn't occur back on Windows 8.1) I hoped it would be gone after my planned clean install, but it didn't.

To describe the issue in more detail:
The only way I could perceive it was through anything that is sound-related. Watching a video for example:
When someone in the video says "tenforums dot com"; when a lag spike occurs, it may sound like "terrrrnforums dot com" or "tenforrrrums dorrrt com", depending on when it happens.
Such a lag-spike / stutter is indeed very Micro, as it happens for a real fraction of a second.
All of this may not sound as a major issue to you, but it is quite an annoyance, especially when watching/editing videos and music.
I have observed the Performance tab in the task manager aswell. Whenever such a lag-spike occurs, there is no sign of increase in CPU usage or RAM usage.

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A:Occasional micro-stuttering / lag-spikes

Hi @Sonar637

I cannot see how you would be harmed by reflashing the new BIOS.

If you have Macrium Reflect (and you should). Take a system image of your C: drive, and then reflash the bios.

Try and see if you still have the same issues. I'll be happy to continue to help you if the micro-stuttering continues after you reflash the lastest BIOS.

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From a couple of days ago I had some audio stuttering from sudden spikes of activity from
"Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation"
"System interrupts"
Problems usually appear after my computer has worked for awhile with Chrome active and some resource consuming program at the same time.

I tried to install new Realtek drivers(​build 7779 ) and to disable audio enhancements, but it didn't help.
Restarting computer helps for a bit.
The only new noteworthy things to happen to my computer was the latest Windows 10 cumulative update, flash update and maybe chrome and firefox updates.

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Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.

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Hello everyone. I recently got my Lenovo Ideapad y470 this Friday and I love it so far. http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.det...
I got the 085525U version. My problem is that whenever I'm watching Youtube or playing any games/audio I'll get a random stuttering that lasts for .5-2 seconds. Recently today, I did some more research on it and I tested that it only seems to happen with headphones. When I used the normal speakers, it was perfectly fine. This is a minor annoyance to me and I was wondering if there was any way to fix it. I read somewhere that getting rid of Lenovo Power Manager works, but I can't seem to find it under Control Panel. I also read that playing without the battery in fixes the audio, but I have yet to test that. I'm on a wired connection by the way.
Thank you for your time.
EDIT: Nevermind, it also stutters without the headphones in. Can anyone help me solve this? Again, I find it a minor annoyance and it is tolerable to an extent, but having it stutter every now and then can get annoying, especially during gameplay.
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Urgh. me too.. Will be very grateful for a speedy reply! it bugs me a lot!

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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!

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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
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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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
BIOS: Default System ... Read more

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Hello there!
My PC games are stuttering/chopping , don't know why? My drivers are updated, and games. I have an 8700 @3.20gh
Thank you

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So my problem is a real strange one to me, i've never had one like it before.
All of my online games, from Counter Strike to Left 4 Dead to WoW experience lag spikes that jump the ms from 60 to 80 or 90, sometimes more. Enough to Cause a sudden pause that can last from 1-2 seconds, then resuming later on. In CS this results in me "reequipping" all my items after the lag spike, as if i've just picked up a cart load of guns n ammo. I've checked Frame rates in Counter Strike, and they appear to be fine. None of this happens in my non-online games.
I've done several virus and spy-ware scans and removed what i could find. I still have this issue. It started around the time I installed Windows Vista's Service Pack 2. Since then i have uninstalled it, but that has not fixed anything.

I've tried updating and reinstalling drivers for both the network card and the video card, and any other related hardware i could think of. Nothing seems to work. I switched the connection from the router to directly from the cable modem, while also resetting it, to no avail.

Any clue what It might be?

I Run Vista 32bit laptop (Alienware) with a 2.0 ghz intel core 2 , 4 gigs ram
The network card is a Marvell Yukon 88e8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
The ISP is bresnan.

A:Lag spikes in all games.

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Hey it seems every game i play it runs smooth until i try to turn around or look anywhere, and it freezes from 1 to 5 seconds, this can happen multiple times when turning around

how does one fix this problem, i have closed everything running, ran ccleaner done the usual checks. it used 2 only be a little bit every now and again (before i formatted) and now it's made all my games unplayable. to the point of freezing every 1 - 2 seconds when ever i move. if i dont move or do anything it settles down but the second i move again it freezes even before i get 2 turn

these are not network related, happens in single player games also

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Hey ive been having problems with my internet gaming recently.
I recently changed from DSL To Verizon FIOS internet
and i also went from being directly connected to DSL to being wirelessly connected to FIOS.
heres the problem
ever since the change ive been getting lag spikes during games and sometimes being instantly disconnected.
im pretty sure it has something to do with the wireless becuase i never had problems with direct connection through wired.

I've tried turning off WIreless zero config, but that doesnt work

any help or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated
please T.T im dying without my gaming needs.

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Hi and welcome to the site!

i would have stayed with the DSL connection. as for gaming i stay away from Wireless when internet gaming. too much demand on the network and too many issues that could arize during gameplay.

When you connect to the internet make sure you have no extra applications running in the background such as antivirus updates etc. Does Verizon FIOS offer a DSL connection or is it ADSL connection?

Hope this helps


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I'm having problems with all online games where my ping will spike from 50 to 800 or so, it all happens at random. This is NOT an internet problem as I have played on LAN servers that were right next to me and I still had this spikes so it looks like a problem with hardware (not sure which forum to post this in but since it involved games i posted it here). I am directly connected to my router and am using the NIC on my motherboard. I've tested my RAM and GPU for problems and both work fine. I've bought a dedicated PCI NIC and I still had problems with that. I have also tried a USB wireless adapter and still get the spikes. This leads me to believe that there is a problem with the motherboard but before I go out and buy a new one I wanted to get some opinions from people here so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I purchased my computer on Nov. 26, 2016 less than 3 months later, on Feb 2, 2017, the sound when I played music or videos started to stutter and become distorted.  This happened when using the laptop speakers, external speakers and headphones. If I restarted the computer the stuttering would stop for a few hours then come back. I researched online for a fix and couldn't find one that worked. After a month of this happening I finally called Lenovo customer service. They had me reinstall the drivers. That didn't work so they suggested a factory reset. So I backed up my files and did one. That still didn't make the stuttering stop.  It was still under warrenty, so per their advice I had to send the laptop in to Louisville, KY. (Which I had to pay $60 to ship them, because they only cover return shipping, this is the sign of a terrible company.)   I sent it in on 3/13 and they have been waiting on a part since 3/20.  Today 3/30 I call costumer service for an update and they tell me the part will not be in until APRIL 10th!!! Of course costumer service can not tell me why the part is taking so long to get there.  I'm very upset with this whole process.  My computer only worked for a little over 2 months and now Lenovo is keeping my computer for a month at least? This is not what I paid for.  I use my computer for work so this is a major. Has anyone else had any of these same issues?

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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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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
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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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 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

A:Stuttering/Lag in games with good PC

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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 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

A:Intermittent stuttering in all Games

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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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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In many of the games I play, such as Combat Arms, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, etc, I always lag spike every 1-2 minutes. When I say lag spike, I mean my frame rate will drop to around 1-15, and then after maybe 20 seconds or so it will return back to normal. It makes it very hard for me to play, so I would appreciate some feedback.

My system specs are:

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292364 MB, Free - 183039 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 194 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0JX269, , .4B9L0G1.CN787837CR02WD.
Antivirus: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I've also removed many programs on my hard drive that I found unnecessary as well as defragment my computer.

A:Solved: Lag Spikes in Various Games

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Sorry Delete this I moved it to the Gaming Forums. I didn't see them until after.

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Lag spikes (especially during gaming) using vista computer with D-link, anyone know my problem?

A:Lag spikes when playing games.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

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I have a Netgear DG834G wireless router which i connect to the internet via AOL

My problem is the connection cuts out, mostly when I am playing games such as Red Faction. My internet works OK, i am able to access most sites via Mozilla Firefox and sites that I cant access, i CAN if i load up the AOL browser. All is OK but when i start playing games, the connection is OK, i get 30 ping for about 1 minute, after that ALL HELL BREAKS LOSE and my ping jumps into the 9000 region, it hangs there for a while, then after 2-3 mins it comes back down to 40. This cycle repeats.. and its VERY annoying vbecause it makes games unplayable.

I also notice that when i enter a game and i dont spawn (dont start playing), the ping stays at a good 40-50 and doesnt change. When I do start playing, after about 20 secs the ping jumps to 9000 and my connection drops for 1min and then it returns.

A:Router lag spikes during games

any1 PLZ help?

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Ever since I got Java JDK (or is it sdk?) (The development kit) and installed it, and this program called Tortoise SDN or something like that, my computer has been lagging like crazy in random games...

The only problem is... I uninstalled both of them, but it's still lagging like crazy during those games...

It lags in ALL of the games I play... (My internet browsers have been going a lot slower lately too...)

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I recently purchased an new laptop from ibuypower it ran all my games fine no lag . About a month or so ago i recently began getting 1-2 min lag spikes when playing games , online and off. I would like to know if there is a way to fix this , or where the problem lies .

I'm using : 2.00 ghz intel dual core processor
Nvidia 9600 GT
2 GB ram
120 GB HDD

A:Lag spikes in offline games

Hm...Did you remember to set the game's graphic options? Sometimes if you put it high, it causes lag on the games. I have small lag on Rainbow Six:Vegas 2. If your playing a FPS game, try setting to medium or low. You may turn off "Shadow".
Problem lies on the amount of space,ram,and free space of your Video/Graphics card. The more you install games, the more space it takes up on RAM, your local disk (C: or G: or other), and your graphics card.

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I get a solid 200+ fps in all games but every few minutes I get lag spikes down to 15-30 fps that last 10 seconds or so. I mainly play CSGO and PUBG. It isn't a thermal issue because my pc peaks at 70 degrees Celsius. I recently also checked for spyware and found nothing

-FX 8350
-Gtx 1050
-8gb of ram
-Two SSD's (One 120Gb and One 240GB)

A:Consistent Lag Spikes In ALL GAMES

Power supply make and model?

How are you connected to internet? WiFi? LAN?

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Wasn't sure where to post this. So, let me start by describing my setup and giving specs for my two computers. I have a 15mb connection with time warner cable and have the modem connected to a netgear router. I have a hardwired desktop and a wireless laptop. The lag spikes only occur on the desktop. My online games run perfectly smoothe on the wireless laptop. The specs on my desktop are A LOT higher than the desktop. Desktop - Intel Core i7, 2.8 ghz, 9 gig ram, nvidia gtx 460 vid card. Laptop - intel core i5, 2.5 ghz, 6 gig ram, nvidia geforce gt550 m. I have tested Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Counterstrike: Source on both computers. All 3 of those games ran perfectly fine on my laptop, but had lag spikes every 3-4 seconds in all 3 of the games on my desktop on every single server. My ping was below 50 on both computers and never went below that. What could be the cause of my desktop lag spiking like this? Now, I did get a virus on my desktop a couple weeks ago and had it cleaned with Combofix. Not sure exactly when I started noticing this lag spike though.

Forgot to mention, running Windows 7 64-bit on both computers

Decided to just reformat my desktop and everything is working fine now.

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I'm currently playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and Smite but I get lag spikes in both of them. My latency is generally steady and low, between 20-60ms on both games but I get spikes of 1000ms+ that look like I've disconnected randomly. They often happen when I use abilities, interact with nps or open in game menus etc.

My brother plays Star Wars as well on the same net but he doesn't lag unless he's playing with me. I asked for help on both the forums of the games and got no replies.

Here's a speed test: http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/5097684234


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I just got a AMD Phenom II x6 1090T and Im now stuttering in games with highend graphics were as with my AMD Phenom II x4 925 I did not. My temps seems excellent, even better than with my 925, my 925 idled @ high 40's/low 50s, my 1090 idles @ high 20's/low 30's. Do I need a new PSU, current have a 650w, i think it is the psu for some reason but I hope theres something else cheaper.

My Specs:
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H
HEC x-power pro 650w
750gb Seagate barracuda hd
Sapphire HD 5770
Basic Disk Drive

A:New CPU/Mobo - Stuttering on Highend Games

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I need help in clearing up a problem with (I think) my graphic software. When I play games that require the cursor to move around a site, the person takes a few steps, stops, takes a few steps, stops etc. It also causes voices to stutter. I found it affects the solitaire game speed when you win a hand. I have used Norton utilities to find the problem, to no avail.
Thank You (New to this site).

A:Stuttering in graphics/speach in games

Need some more information.

What are your system spec's
video card

What are your free resources, start/settings/control panel/system/performance tab, what is the percent free.

Have you tried using control alt delete to bring up taskmanager, end task on everyting except systray and explorer. does it still do it.

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A few weeks ago. I loaded up steam as normal i tried to load up a game and it said you are unable to play this game as you must update your Graphics Driver, So i updated all my drivers including my Graphics driver. And now every game i play it stutters constantly, My FPS is fine, its just stuttering, I open task manager and when i play games, My GPU usage is from 90-100% when playing games and when i load up my PC it is around 50% when i'm doing nothing. But for some reason if i share screens on e.g Discord i am able to run relatively smoothly.

Im thinking of sending my PC back to get a new Graphics card, but i thought i may as well ask before sending it off.

My Specs Are, GeForce GTX 950A, i7-6700 CPU and 12 GB Ram

But before i did this my PC ran perfectly!

A:PC Stuttering Constantly When Playing Games

We know nothing about your PC and its operating system, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) file.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your PC will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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I recently just upgraded my Mobo/CPU as well as RAM/PSU. Only hardware I brought over to the new PC was my Hard Drive and Vid card. I'm having issues of certain games (Bioshock,Hellgate:London Demo, Dance Online) having major static/stuttering during all aspects of the games. Other games such as Team Fortress 2/Crysis Demo are not having the issues at all, and everything is perfect. I don't have a sound card, so I'm using onboard. Should I buy a sound card as well?

I'm wondering if this is a software issue with the games themselves, or if it is my system?


Mobo : EVGA nVidia 650i Ultra
CPU : Intel Core2 Duo E6750
RAM : Corsair XMS2 2GB
Vid Card : nVidia 7900 GS

A:Sound is static/stuttering in certain games only....

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With regards to your problem, have you installed the latest nvidia drivers? Also, are you on windows xp or vista

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I'm having some problems for about 3-4 weeks now.

Up until the first BSoD I could load two games at the same time and feel like nothing was wrong or slow. Now when I try to do this (for w/e reason), the 2nd game I start either freeze or loads but when I'm moving the mouse it stutters to 1fps movement, sound too. This happens in both games, exactly the same.

If I don't do anything, main menu animation, music runs just fine...

When I try running a game, for example CS:GO. It works fine a bit, then randomly freeze + loop sound and can't tab out. Only after I End Task the program it goes to normal, or so it seems. Then after I try to reenter the game, it freezes again and I get BSoD.

Another thing I found is, while a game is open and I'm tab out in firefox for example; scrolling, general movement of the browser is not fluid and has some stutter. It lags even when I try to drag something on desktop.

Ran multiple malware scans, even in parted magic (virus scaner) on flash drive boot, nothing of note was found.

Thought the problem was because of some part of the video driver, so I uninstalled it. Rebooted in Safe Mode and ran Display Driver Uninstaller to be sure nothing was left from the previous one, reinstalled the latest one and the problem still persisted. Reinstalled Windows with fresh drivers, same problem.
Unistalled .Net Framework rebooted, then unistalled ATI VDriver, rebooted. Did a windows update and it installed a fresh .Net, restarted and after that I in... Read more

A:BSoD while playing Games and stuttering


You're missing a couple of drivers.

SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_1E221849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB The drivers for this device are not installed.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_1E311849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&A0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Go ahead and download and install the below drivers from the links provided

Intel USB 3.0 Driver:

Intel Chipset Driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775


Once you have done that, continue reading below:

Your BSOD suggests a problem with the ATi graphics card driver: atikmpag.sys

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys
You may be having some conflicts regarding the onboard Intel graphics display and the ATi Radeon graphics card you have. There are a lot of errors relating the onboard graphics process so let's temporarily disable it while we continue to troubleshoot.

Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service igfxCUIService1.0.0.0 Running Auto Own Process c:\windows\system32\igfxcuiservice.exe Normal LocalSystem 0

6468 4/17/2015 7:09:34 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_igfxCUIService.e_a7c7c9e8a7a1f457a98e109d32b247d585dbdaf5_040c2f78\Report.wer"
6468 4/19/2015 12:28:10 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microso... Read more

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I've been scouring the web for a while now and haven't found the answer yet.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VPCEB laptop. I used this for gaming a year ago, and have started using it again. Now though, every few seconds while playing a game, the game will stutter or freeze for a couple seconds, then resume. It's made gaming impossible on the machine.

Using PC Wizard, it tells me my graphics hardware is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. This is no problem since all the games I play are old or emulated. I can't seem to find a driver for it either.

OS is Win7 x64. Any help you can offer would be great!

A:Vaio stuttering while playing games

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Hello, I had a XPS 8700, an old model to be honest. It had a GT635 1GB and an i7 4770k, 8GB RAM etc.
So, I've asked before in a few websites, including here about upgrading. I've bought a GTX 1050 2gb, and only that. I still have the MoBo from Dell and the processor that came with the computer.
So, from the day I bought the video card I'm suffering from a problem which I believe that is hardware related, because I have already tested almost everything. The upgrade was a perfect hit, I'm running almost every new game on favorable settings and perfomance. But the real problem is, in every game, even on the games which don't require high hardware, I'm suffering from stutters, freezes that occurs all the time and have a duration of 1 to 2 seconds. They happen every 5 seconds of playtime, and I've asked in more than 3 websites since the two last months (when I upgraded the GPU.) 
I don't think the GPU is the problem as I've tested on another computer and didn't have any problems. So I think it is related to my computer. Last week I ran dell complete diagnostic program and it didn't find any problems. Nothing is overheating when I monitor the temps. CPU Usage is normal too. Memory isn't the problem either, so my last resort is to ask here, and I hope you guys can help me. I've always been satisfied with Dell, and they support for upgrades. So I hope we can solve this.

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I recently bought an Inspiron 9300. I am having problems running games on it because there is a lot of stuttering. Stuttering seems to happen more frequently when there is a lot of sound going on. It is so bad, that I can't play any of my games. I noticed that my video card and sound card are sharing the same IRQ. Could this be the cause of the stuttering? Also, in dxdiag, the test sound button gives me an error after testing the software buffers saying that my sound card does not support hardware buffering. My problem only occurs in games. Listening to mp3, or playing movies does not induce stuttering.

What I've tried so far:
- Updating to the latest Dell video and sound card drivers.
- Installling other video drivers like Xtreme-G.
- Flashing the bios to the most rercent version.
- Switching from "ACPI Uniprocessor PC" to "Standard PC". This one did not work because the PCI Express Root Port device was giving an error about not being able to free enough resources. Windows was not able to detect my video card because of this.
- Disabling hardware sound acceleration.

The only solution to the stuttering problem right now is to deactivate the sound card. Once I do this, the stuttering is gone in all of my games. I thought about purchasing a PCMCIA sound card but I heard that it didn't work with internal speakers.

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A:Inspiron 9300: stuttering in games

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Hey. This is an awful issue for me I've been having.

I may open a browser and it will work fine for a while. Or I may be browsing and it takes 10 seconds just to highlight whatever I'm hovering my mouse over. I check CPU usage and it's at 100%...

Usually I will play a game of sc2 and it will be chugging along at 65-110 fps on lowest and then suddenly lag... freeze and jump. Then maybe 2 games later I play through a whole game at 90 fps.

I recently REFORMATED so it is NOT a virus issue or a ****ed up registry issue or similar.

I'm using AMD Athlon 64x2.

Windows Vista 32 bit. Service pack 2.

Please help me, this is killing me

A:Random CPU usage. Also lag spikes on games.

bump...still no help

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I get lag spikes every 2-3 mins that last about a minute. It's as if the computer is constantly trying to scan for a wireless connection, but I do not use a wireless connection. I was wandering how I can turn off the thing that does the scan for the wireless connection. I think that's the problem. If anyone could help?


A:Lag spikes when playing games online

Just a wild guess but is your isp VirginMedia by any chance?

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I recently bought a new laptop and it was horribly laggy when I played games like MapleStory and Audition. The screen was really slow.

I did everything I could to improve the performance speed for it (uninstalled programs I didn't need, deleted unwanted files, Disk Clean Up, scanned Disk for errors, Disk defragment, scanned for spyware/adware/viruses, clean registry, blocked some programs from starting when Vista is turned on). It worked pretty well, and it stopped the lag, BUT now I have this horrible lag spike. My screen will randomly freeze for a second and resume. I play on a wired connection, and I use my dorm's internet, so the connection speed is really fast. What can I do to fix this problem?

My computer specs are

Windows Vista Home Premium
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: HP Pavillion dv9500 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-53 1.70 GHz
Memory (RAM): 1983 MB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
Space: 103 GB

A:Lag Spikes When Playing Multiplayer Games

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Hi, i am experiencing ping spikes whilst I am playing online games and I am looking for any assistance in solving this problem.

I usually play on severs with a ping of less than 125, but randomly whilst i am mid-game my ping will begin to spike to around 500-600 which lasts for around 2 minutes then it falls back to down to my original ping.

This problem only occurs in Windows 7. My router is a Netgear DG834Gv2.

A:Ping spikes during online games

What carrier? Also are you in a city or small town etc? Might help locating where the loads are coming from. Also, have you contacted your carrier letting them know whats going on? They can check to see if its on their end.

I had that problem some time ago, when I called them it turned out the lines were actually brittle and old, and needed replacement, the morning dew was causing my internet to no longer work until the afternoon sun hit it!

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