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P51 freezing/stuttering under high network load

Q: P51 freezing/stuttering under high network load

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

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Preferred Solution: P51 freezing/stuttering under high network load

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.)


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

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

A:Network stuttering and freezing

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

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I've been having this problem now for an year or so now. It started when I upgraded my connection from 8/1 ADSL to 100/10 cable (so the problem wasn't noticeable even if it was there before) and when I download at high speeds (in steam, for example) my CPU usage jumps to 80% and higher, and my pc starts to stutter (mouse, audio, everything).

What makes it harder for me to track down, is that it does not happen right after I start my PC. For a good 1 to 3 hours after starting my PC I can download fine at full speed (~12MB/s) without any problems. But after my PC has been on for few hours the problem starts. When ever I download above 5MB/s (sometimes even above 3MB/s) my CPU usage goes to around 75% to 99% and everything stutters, mouse, video, audio etc.

Using Task Manager, it shows that NT Kernel & System is what is using the CPU.
Process Explorer shows Hardware Interrupts and DPCs as the cause for high CPU usage.

I've tried updating my drivers (mouse, keyboard audio, video and network drivers are up to date), but I cannot seem to find USB or hard drive drivers in case it's those that are causing it. If it's even drivers causing it.

I'm using AVG Free and ZoneAlarm.
My HDD is 7200rpm so it should be able to handle 100mb cable connection. (not 100% sure about that)

I've also noticed that my windows has set pagefile at 8190MB, even though it says 12285MB is recommended. But that might not have anything to do with the problem.

A:Stuttering and high CPU usage while downloading at high speeds

Hey, some thoughts,

- Is your BIOS up-to-date?
- Are you sure AVG Free and ZoneAlarm work nicely together? They used to be fine couple years ago when they were AV/Firewall but recent versions tend to cross-over. Try uninstalling one? I can't say why would the problem start after sometime though.
- Are you using Ethernet or wireless?
- How is your power options set in control panel? Try High Performance if it is not set that way already.

I guess these drivers are good for you too Latest AMD Chipset Drivers Released

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I've just installed the Win7 RC on my lab-pc. It's a 2,4GHz Celeron, 1GB DDR-RAM, everything installend on some old 160GB PATA-HDD. Two hi-speed USB Keys are used for ReadyBoost (love that feature).

Everything works like a charm, except the file transfer from my WXP machine.

I mount the SMB share (which is on my WXP) from the W7 machine and start to copy some big files. Transfer speed is ~1MB/sec on 10MBit, ~5MB/sec on 100MBit and ~11MB/sec on 1GBit. When I start file transfer the CPU load pops up to 50% while 10MBit is active, for 100 and 1000MBit it jumps to 100% and stays there until the transfer is over.

Since I read about IRQ issues I tried some NICs. An onboard SiS-900, an RTL8139 based PCI card and an Intel Pro 1000/MT Desktop adapter. I thought that - at last - the Intel NIC should stop my problems as it comes with IRQ moderation and TCP/UDP checksum offload.

None of these 3 NICs solved my problem.

All these NICs run on the driver W7 has found for them. None of the vendors had a special driver for me.

What I tried to do in addition:

- disable W7 firewall
- disable IPv6
- disable QoS
- tried another CAT5e cable
- restart the switch (Netgear GS108)
- hit the whole machine

Note of the above worked.

I just hope you just have an idea left for me. Just ask if I missed out some details.

A:High CPU load when copying files over network

Update: I just found & installed the new Intel Driver V14.2. Didn't help either

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My Network has been failing and it has been happening for about a month or so on Windows 7 x64.  I dont think that the system configuration is the problem as it is happening on 2 seperate machines.  One being a relatively beefed up "white" box, 4 gig OCZ ram, EVGA nForce 790I SLI Mobo, Q9600 Quad core processor, dual raid 1 - 150 Gig Raptors, 2 8800GTX SLI cards, Pure Power 800W PS.  The second machine is an IBM Netbook S10.  I use the Netbook as a media center connected to a Pioneer Elite 1050HD.  One thing is I have a PS3 and have several 1TB Esata drives connected to an IOGear 3132 Esata 3.0Gb pciX card to my desktop.My typical usages:1. FTP from a private server2. Streaming music via Winamp3. Streaming video 720, 1080 from pc to PS3 via the PS3 Media Server4. DLing demos or movies on the PS35. Network streaming a movie from the Esata drives to the bedroom or kids rooms6. Streaming video from abc.com or southparkstudios.com from the Cox cable modem7. RDC over VPN to work machinesNow I have noticed that when I am streaming HEAVILY, from any 2 of the above mentioned, my network connections will simply stop working with a yellow exclamation mark on the task bar network icon after a few moments, nothing in the event logs, no logs or ANYTHING at all.  It will simply stop working no notifications or anything poof, gone.  I have EVERY single patch, driver anything I can think of installed.  Nothing works, the timing is completely random.  FYI I have a NET... Read more

A:Windows 7 x64 Network Adapter Stops working on high load

Considering this issue occurs on 2 different machines, I also think this issue may be more hardware related. You may also try the following:
1.    If the computers are connecting to a router, please ensure the router?s firmware is up-to-date.
2.    Please run the following command in an elevated command prompt in Windows 7:
netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int ip set global taskoffload=disabled
3.    Disable SNP in Windows 7 by setting Registry as following:
Note: Please perform a full-system backup first.
If the keys do not exist, please create them and assign the value.
An update to turn off default SNP features is available for Windows Server 2003-based and Small Business Server 2003-based computers
4.    If the issue persists, please add another network adapter to this computer and see how it works.
Hope this helps. Thanks. Nicholas Li - MSFT

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I'm trying to provide some desktop support for a co-worker who is using Windows 7 on a laptop. The heart of the problem, as far as I can tell, has to do with operating on a network with a lot of Apple machines (all using OS X afaik). The problem she's experiencing is cpu load and memory usage that climbs until it essentially causes the machine to be unusably slow (load stable close to/at 100%, memory usage typically at least 70-80%).

I believe it has to do with the mixed network because she does not have the same problems at home or on any other network she's used (at which times I suspect a much higher ratio of Windows to Apple machines using the network involved than she has at work). Also her machine is recently updated (and is being updated again as I type this), and I haven't found any probative entries in the event logs, etc I've perused, and no reports of hardware or driver issues.

It is possible that Skype enters this picture, as not running it seems to help (a little) with the load problem. However, it can't be the root cause, as she uses Skype at home on the same machine without problems.

I've searched extensively for some information that would illuminate this problem, but have found very little, and the most promising related questions I've found anywhere remain unanswered currently.

I've already followed several suggestions I've found that seemed promising, such as disabling autotuning, disabling RDC, using Microsoft's online network diagnostics t... Read more

A:Windows 7 high cpu load/memory usage on mixed network (with OS X)

If you were to take (whilst the problems are occurring, of course) a screenshot of the task manager (sorted by CPU usage), showing the CPU load, and a second screenshot of resmon.exe (on the memory tab), showing the memory usage, and posting them here, that would be of great assistance in getting started.

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I've recently started to notice I get stutter in a game. I play mostly GTL, so this will be the reference. It shows in replay as well as game. I can be merrily cruising along with 45fps and I'll get a slide show stutter effect...not like it drops to 2fps, but just like it suddenly gets choppy, but yet I am showing a constant fps well within a range where it should be very smooth. The vidcard is a BFG 7800GSOC and my PC spec is AMD643500+ and 1gig OCZ ram in dual channel. I upgraded to the BFG from an ATI x800xl AIW and never once noticed this issue with the ATI card. Anybody offer some suggestions ?? It really does affect online play which is what I do mostly.

A:Getting stuttering with high FPS

Have you enabled/disabled V-sync?

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Recently I had some High DPC Latency which I believe was the cause of some sound stuttering. I believed it was my headset but when my new headset, Sennheiser PC363D, came in I had the same problem. At the time I was unaware of what DPC Latency was and just thought my old headset was dying. When I used my new headset I experienced the same stutter in sound. I never once experienced any stutter in sound when I use my TV, I use a TV as a monitor.

I ended up switching USB ports a couple times and found that I no longer had any sound stutter but I was still experiencing High DPC Latency.

If I am playing music through youtube and teamspeak I experience on average 550 DPC Latency.

If I turn on OBS to stream I experience around 600-700 DPC Latency

If I turn on Steam to play games I experience about 12000+ DPC Latency

Now I know none of this is normal because my friends are running all of this on computers that are not as strong as mine and are averaging 50 DPC Latency, 130 DPC Latency, and 80 DPC Latency.

I tried doing this guide How to Diagnose and Fix High DPC Latency Issues with WPA (Windows Vista/7/8) - Sysnative Forums but I was getting stuck on this part xperf -d %userprofile%\Desktop\trace.etl

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me lower my DPC Latency or give me an explanation why mine is so much higher than my friends who rigs are not as good as mine.

Either way thanks for the help ahead of time! As a note I am not extremely tech savvy bu... Read more

A:High DPC Latency No Stuttering

I am assuming you are using Windows 7 Ultimate.

1. Forget about "xperf -d %userprofile%\Desktop\trace.etl". That is part of a toolkit for Windows 8. The only reason they suggest using it, is that LatencyMon is not compatible with Windows 8.

2. Download and install LatencyMon from Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

3. Download DPC Latency Checker from DPC Latency Checker

4. Run DPC Latency Checker. Note if you are still having high latency.

5. If you area experiencing high latency, run LatencyMon. From there look at the Processes tab and Drivers tab and see which processes and drivers are causing the most amount of latency. If it is a process causing the issue, try ending the process to see if things improve. If it is a driver, try updating the driver.

6. If you need to disable prevent a driver or process from running at startup, download and install Autoruns from Autoruns Download Be sure to run as administrator and be sure you know what you are disabling before you do so. To disable something from startup, just uncheck the box next to the item (do not delete it!).

7. If you suspect a virus or malware, post your problem in Windows 7 Forum - BleepingComputer.com Bleeping Computer is very reliable and would be a great place to help you with such things.

Notes: If it is specifically the USB driver, also try unplugging everything from your USB ports to see if that helps. USB 2 generally has a higher contribution to D... Read more

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I recently installed windows 64 bit on my computer, it installed fine but I am getting this extremely high cpu usage for no reason, even games really stutter. So I got all of the updates and disables mscorsvw.exe , disable the windows media player network sharing service and the HD audio controller which worked for some people but it has not done anything unfortunatly. My specs are 500w power supply which is bronze certified which has one amp on the 12v rail. an lenovo a55 8985 with a Core 2 duo E6300 1.86 ghz 4gb or ddr2 ram, an evga 8800gts 512 video card.

I even tried installed a 32bit version of windows 7 but I get the exact same problem , windows xp works though.

Is there anything I could do ?

A:Wiindows 7 64 bit High CPU Usage and stuttering

Quote: Originally Posted by Everfader

I recently installed windows 64 bit on my computer, it installed fine but I am getting this extremely high cpu usage for no reason, even games really stutter. So I got all of the updates and disables mscorsvw.exe , disable the windows media player network sharing service and the HD audio controller which worked for some people but it has not done anything unfortunatly. My specs are 500w power supply which is bronze certified which has one amp on the 12v rail. an lenovo a55 8985 with a Core 2 duo E6300 1.86 ghz 4gb or ddr2 ram, an evga 8800gts 512 video card.

I even tried installed a 32bit version of windows 7 but I get the exact same problem , windows xp works though.

Is there anything I could do ?

Your post makes no mention of any attempt to determine what is using the resources. See if the following helps;

How do I find out what program is using all my CPU?


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Greetings - I'm at my wits end.
Video stuttering is making ALL games unplayable.
XPS Gen 4
3.2 Ghz
1 GB ram
Radeon X850
Radeon 1800XT
Catalyst 6.3 drivers
Windows XP sp2

Tests thus far:
Ran memtest for 8 hours - no errors

Ran Prime95
1024k passed
8k passed
896 passed

no errors

I've swapped out video cards as a test.
Exact same stuttering using the X1800 as when using the X850.

Other than this hitching and stuttering during gameplay, the system is generally clean and stable otherwise. Virus free. Adware free.
Running updated Norton.
Sound is working fine.

Sure, play my Turbo Tax just fine, but just not F.E.A.R.
Bad Computer!


Finally some examples.
The stuttering occurs (to a greater or lesser degree) when playing all games: We get stuttering scrolling issues in the Sims 2 and The Movies, to intermittent freezes in sports games like Alpine Skiing 2006.

F.E.A.R gets high frame rates (as you would expect from the x1800) when doing the performance test... however as soon as you begin gameplay you get stutters and hangs... sometimes lasting a split second and sometimes SEVERAL seconds or more.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

A:hlp please! - video stuttering - high end system

have you defraged your hard drive? have all the latest drivers?

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i ran latencymon and did a trace, but am unsure how to procede

A:high dpc latency causing audio stuttering

It is most likely a driver problem.

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I have audio stutterings since I foolishly tried to install windows 8.1 6 months ago, reinstalled windows 7 since I didn't have stuttering in that, still having the problem.
I have installed all drivers/updated bios and I am lost now.
EDIT: It stutters randomly, every once in a while

My specs are:
core: I7 - 2600K (unmoddified atm)
mobo: P8Z68-V
graph: GTX 560 TI (asus)
ram: 8gb

I also got an latencymon log: some screenshots included

I really hope that someone can help me with this, because it is driving me crazy, if I need to post anything else, I will gladly do so!

Thanks in advance

A:Stuttering sound - dxgkrnl.exe high ISR rate

Try a linux live cd like ubuntu. Do you have stuttering in there?

If so, it is most likely a hardware issue.

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Hello All,

I recently built a computer and everything was running buttery smooth. Then a few days ago I had several warnings of Malware from Antivir. I proceeded and removed items that were flagged. Upon rebooting I started receiving the below error message.

I checked my startup programs and realized it was the "Microsoft Register Server" located in the SysWOW64 folder. I unchecked that and rebooted and it never popped up again. I then proceeded to start playing some games and noticed I now have stuttering in my frames and high CPU usage. The problem even extends to my desktop when moving windows around really fast it will constantly stop and go at times. From there I installed Malwarebytes and ended up removing several items it deemed I needed to. Upon another reboot I checked the startup program to see it the "Microsoft Register Server" was still there and it wasn't, however, the stuttering is still present. I tried to do a system restore from the one point I had and it failed. I then ran a sfc /scannow and it checked out fine.

I really don't want to reformat my entire computer at this point so I would really appreciate some help in getting my computer back to buttery smooth please. Below is my information from the TSG SysInfo.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM:... Read more

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Good morning, We recently purchased 25 Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 5's.  All of them have been experiencing significant issues that we've been unable to resolve.   We've tried updating to Winver 1709, downloading all the most recent patches from Lenovo, changing every conceivable setting on the BIOS, disabling every system device, etc.  Nothing helps. Attached is a screenshot of DPC latency on a fully patched machine. Has anyone else with an X1 experienced this and do you have any ideas?

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Hi all,

This is my first computer build. For the most part it is playing games fine, but three times now in the last several weeks I have gotten BSODs, in Crysis 3, Battlefield 4. I didn't have the presence of mind to write down the error code.

I have attached the /zip file generated by SF.

Any ideas? I got error codes when trying to debug myself with windbg.

A:BSOD playing games under high load, High-end Intel/Nvidia custom PC

Hello i have had a look the the files you provided.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800cfd5028, bf800000, 124}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner

6: kd> !errrec fffffa800cfd5028
Common Platform Error Record @ fffffa800cfd5028
Record Id : 01cf956465f79ba4
Severity : Fatal (1)
Length : 928
Creator : Microsoft
Notify Type : Machine Check Exception
Timestamp : 7/4/2014 6:47:18 (UTC)
Flags : 0x00000000

Section 0 : Processor Generic
Descriptor @ fffffa800cfd50a8
Section @ fffffa800cfd5180
Offset : 344
Length : 192
Flags : 0x00000001 Primary
Severity : Fatal

Proc. Ty... Read more

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I recently formatted my hard drive and did a clean install of windows 7.

Lately ive noticed that while watching youtube videos or listening to music in windows media player, ill get these random stutter moments where the computer just seems to slow down for a second. It makes my audio/ video/ and mouse all stutter.

I ran DPC Latency checker and found that at the moments I had stutters, the latency checker was spiking up to max in the red.

I read around online that it is the network card that causes this, so i disabled my network card and the latency checker remained in the green.
Then I tried reconnecting my internet via wifi while the network card was disabled, and once again I started getting spikes.
I also tried updating my network card to the latest driver and now its even worse....

can someone please help me? These random stutters are starting to get annoying.

Also a side note:
Ive noticed that if the driver is enabled, and im not doing anything network related its all fine. But once I do something like load a page or load a video, thats when I start to get the random stutters.

Update: I ran latencymon and I found that flash player is causing many hardpage faults, and that a driver called ndis.sys - NDIS 6.20 driver is causing my latency spikes.
Here is the summary report
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A:Computer stuttering randomly. And high Latency on windows 7

So... is no one going to help me?

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This is a continuation of this topic. After getting autorun working, CDs and DVDs stutter. While playing a CD, the CPU usage stays around 30%, while it takes almost no CPU usage to play the same CD on a much older computer. While playing a DVD, the CPU usage is stuck at 100% and both sound and video stutter. This computer normally has about 70-90% CPU usage while playing DVDs. I installed a known working optical drive in this computer and experienced the same problem.The computer is an HP Pavilion ze1210 with an AMD Athlon XP-M 1400+ processor and 768MB of RAM. The computer worked fine before the autorun fix in the topic mentioned above.Also, I've already made 40 posts in four days, and all of them are related to problems with my own computers. That doesn't seem right.

A:Stuttering sound and high CPU usage when playing CDs and DVDs

What program do you use to play DVDs?Run the program listed below WHILE playing some DVD....Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.

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Hi forum, This has been an issue since I bought the laptop (about 2 months ago). Problem:- All online games I play (Overwatch, League of Legends, etc) consistently stutter despite having high FPS (120) and Low Ping (52ms). It feels like micro lag spikes all the time or maybe input lag. What i tried:- Updating all drivers and bios.- Disabling the pen and touchscreen stuff.- Optimizing Nvidia, Intel and laptop power settings. Would appreciate any help even if its not a verified solution. This is frustating. Thanks, Kira 

A:Yoga 730 15' - Stuttering despite high FPS and Low Latency in all online games

What are the specs on your laptop? Specifically, the panel (guessing it's a 60hz display). I'd make sure that vsync isn't turned on in the games as well.When games are running, is your CPU able to keep up?You could also contact support, perhaps they have some insight.

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I was wondering if anyone found a solution for a high latency issue with intel's ethernet drivers and windows 10 which results in ndis.sys driver producing stuttering? It's a known issue which became worse with the release of windows 10 and apparently the only solution so far is to use older drivers which only work on windows 7 and 8.

Basically whenever i download something big and or use the internet connection for several hours the ethernet adapter starts producing latency spikes. I've contacted motherboard support 4 times and been told that this is an intel's issue or that i should buy additional cheap lan card or just wait for a fix but and im kinda tired of waiting. Also intel never properly responded or confirmed this issue either, apart some guy claiming to be an "engineer" and writing a couple of messages on intel's forums basically saying "this is not our issue go and talk to motherboard's manufacturer".

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

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

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

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

Any help welcome



A:PC Stuttering & freezing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:freezing/ stuttering

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

ESET Online Scanner:

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

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

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Hi, all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance,
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A:HD DVD stuttering/freezing

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

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At first everything seemed fine. Everything was working, I only needed to upgrade the VGA driver.
I have a xonar D1 card with uni-xonar which worked immediately.

Than when I listened to music I noticed clicking and stuttering which got really horrible after while.

Talked about it on hydrogenaudio: Clicking, stuttering after upgrade to Windows 10 - Hydrogenaudio Forums

I clean installed VGA, updated the LAN driver, re-installed xonar. Things improved but they still suck. Clicking is still a regular occurance.

I checked latency when LAN and the soundcard was disabled but latency still sucked:

Since I was using the very same hardware for years without these issues and I have doubts that several hardware or their drivers suddenly started misbehaving I'm guessing it might be an issue in win10 itself.

I attached the latest measurements. (screenshots and report) The worst values still belong to the same as the first time: VGA, soundcard, LAN, USB, ntoskernel

Don't know what else to do.

A:Clicking, stuttering sound after upgrade to Windows 10 - High latency

The latency-problem is usually caused by the latest Intel network driver. There are countless threads about this and easily google-able. There is no real help, Intel is promising to "look into it" for over a year now and still no fix.
I changed to Realtek NIC because of that - best €10 I ever bought for the computer, to have no problems.

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

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

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

Here is the stuff i think i needed to add?

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


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

Running processes:
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A:Slow, Stuttering / Freezing.

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Hi there,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Screen recording of what the freezing looks like:

View: https://youtu.be/Q28k25lj8QQ

This problem 100% is not related to:
Loose cables

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any ideas/suggestions!

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

A:Freezing, Stuttering, and Crashing

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

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

A:Random Freezing and Stuttering

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Mice Stuttering and Freezing

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

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My problem is when I am watching flash videos, specifically YouTube and Twitch.TV, my sound stutters when opening another tab or just when simply watching the video and not doing anything else. Things like games and iTunes DO NOT stutter.

A good thing but sort of bad thing for troubleshooting is that the stuttering/popping of sound starts after a good 10 hours to a day of up time but DPC latency spikes are almost always there after a couple hours.

Its definitely not my computer specs/temps, nor my internet speed.

I am pretty sure my drivers are also up to date. Im on the latest BETA AMD GPU drivers (Note: I still had problems with the latest STABLE drivers) Everything in device manager is installed. I ran the intel update utility, install AISuite with all the drivers and grabbed the latest off of asus.com, and I also ran a driver upgrade program and upgrade 4 drivers in there and still nothing.

Ive tried disabling various different flashes in chrome://plugins aswell as updating flash, chrome etc.

I have disable Intel cpu throttling in bios and disabled in in power management. Ive also updated my bios to the latest as well as sound drivers.

I have also disabled all enhancements under audio device and I have tried ,to make sure its not speakers, playing sound through my monitors built in speakers and I have the same problem.

I did find people that had problems with AISuite and Avast antivirus which are programs I have and run.

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A:High DPC Latency, causing Audio STUTTERING after a couple hours uptime

If I'm correct, this only happens with Flash applications.

I assume you have only run DPC Latency Checker??? Have you run the Respledance Latency Monitor ? If not, suggest you run that as it may help you in troubleshooting.

Along with Sound drivers causing stuttering, Video drivers are also suspect, along with the Flash Player.

One other issue is the fact that Audio is on a Shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device and in some circumstances the higher priority device can cause interruptions that sound like stuttering I haven't found how to manually change the Audio IRQ, but sometimes if the audio is uninstalled in the Device Manager (but do not uninstall the drivers) then the PC is restarted, when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. In some cases this will put sound on a different IRQ.

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I'll try to keep this brief.

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

Laptop freezing up - YouTube

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

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

I notice it the most under the following circumstances:

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

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

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


HP Probook 4530s
i5 2430m 2.4GHz
HD 6490

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

A:Laptop Freezing/Stuttering Randomly During Use

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

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

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

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


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

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

A:Computer Micro Freezing/Stuttering

Hi -

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

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


- Jon

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

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

Here's a list of the hardware.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Vista Freezing/Stuttering Issue

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've disabled NIC and onboard sound drivers.

Heres a pastebin from Latencymon:
________________________________________________________________________________ - Pastebin.com

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

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


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

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

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


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


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A:DPC Latency, stuttering and random freezing

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

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

Here are the specs:

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

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

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



A:Video Streaming Stuttering/Freezing

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

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

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

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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My computer has been having this issue since purchase. Occasionally, whatever it is that I am doing will become unresponsive for 1-3 seconds at a time. This occurs fairly often, at least once every 5-10 minutes or so, so this can become increasingly irritating. Sometimes this freezing will occur when i open a new link on an internet browser, try to run some software, etc and will make cause the computer to remain frozen until I hold the power button, either forcing it to turn off or enter sleep mode (system is unresponsive to CTRL+ALT+DEL command so this is my only option). Any insight on to what this issue could be? I should also mention that my device is out of warranty. Thanks. 

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

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

no matter what i try, same problem.


A:Random restarting/ freezing with stuttering sound.

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

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Hello, I have a problem with my computer that I built myself a couple of months ago.

The problem is that it keeps stuttering, it will freeze for two seconds unfreeze freeze for another two seconds unfreeze and it will do this roughly 6 times 10 times a day. I have put up with it in the past but now I am experiencing complete crashes where my computer will not respond and will shut down.

I have tried to research this online but havent found much solutions available, rumour has it it could be from the cables i am using to connect my SSD, HDD and optical drive to my motherboard.

I have windows 7 on my SSD, and all of my other large files on my samsung HDD.

here is my computer setup;

Error in event viewer;

General; The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0.


Details; + System

- Provider

[ Name] atapi

- EventID 11

[ Qualifiers] 49156

Level 2

Task 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2011-09-04T18:14:11.811812600Z

EventRecordID 142424

Channel System

Computer Sam-PC


- EventData



Binary data:

In Words

0000: 00100000 00000001 00000000 C004000B
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