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Vaio stuttering while playing games

Q: Vaio stuttering while playing games

Hello,

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!

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Preferred Solution: Vaio stuttering while playing games

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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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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Hello,

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

Hi,

You're missing a couple of drivers.


Code:
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: http://66.226.78.22/downloadsite/dri...1.0.4.220).zip

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

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Once you have done that, continue reading below:

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


Code:
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.


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

Code:
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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Been researching this problem (stuttering or chugging lag) for last few days. Unfortuneately I can find nothing conclusive solution wise and am a complete newb when it comes to PC tech stuff. I know enough to get around on my PCs (have 2) and install and play games etc. But when it comes to techincal stuff I am lost. So I finally broke down and decided to try some posting....

Have 2 PCs, older one runs my usual games fine, no apparent lag or problems. Newer one (bit over a year old) seems to have had lag problems ever since I bought it. At first I just assumed the lag was zone lag on the game I was playing (Everquest - online mmorgp) possibly because I was running three instances of the game (multiboxing) and perhaps just didnt have enough ram, but as time went by I noticed that:
1) the lag stutters and chugs
2) is somewhat intermittant - appears and vanishes at seemingly random times for no apparent reason/s (usually the lag issue isn't as bad at night - or if I stay in a certain zone for long periods of time, frequent zoning seems to make it worse - neither of these appear to be very consistant)
3) seems to affect any online games I use on 2nd PC (and thus far that is all I use it for)
4) is present even while one instance of a game is running

While it doesn't actually stop me from what i'm doing it is very annoying, and i'm very tired of having to deal with it.

General PC specs:
OS: WinXP HE version 2002 with SP3
PC: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Pr... Read more

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i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

A:stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

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

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Hi there this isn't really for me - I Ient my girlfriend's old computer to a friend and he's been experiencing problems with sound.

When using winamp sometimes after a while the sound stops working. But winamp appears to not actually be playing songs. Like you'll click a song and equaliser bars go flat and don't measure sound like when a song is playing with the bass/treble or whatever going up an down with regards to what's happening in the song.

So it's not like the song is playing and no sound is coming out - the song is refusing to play. This problem is worse when playing pro evolution soccer on mute with winamp in the background.

He says when he's playing COD2 that the sound stutters and does it with increasing frequency and then eventually stops. This mostly happens when there's a lot happening on screen.

Restarting the whole machine seems to sort it out with regards to winamp but sometimes just restarting call of duty fixes the sound issues.

I remember having similar problems with operation flashpoint about 7 years ago but can't remember how I sorted it.

He has:

windows xp home SP2
p4 3.0ghz
onboard graphics
onboard sound

I told him it might be an overheating issue and to take the case off the computer and clean the dust out, could it be slightly more serious like the northbridge cooler gone bad?

Or is it a windows/driver problem?

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A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

Well the onboard sound is actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date. Winamp is usually super-reliable so I would check which version he is running and maybe give that an update, which is free. Also, make sure DirectX is up to date and have him run dxdiag to run the sound tests. START > Run > type dxdiag in the bar...

Personally, I would just invest in a dedicated sound adapter. You can get a decent Creative card for around $30 now and the sound quality would be much better anyways.
 

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Wasn't sure what this could be related to. If this is in the wrong section just let me know.

Well, this started about a week ago. I thought nothing about it. I thought it may have been a bad driver. So I updated my graphics driver, stuttering is still there. So next I tried to update my hard drive firmware, but the stuttering is still there. Next I tried, to update my bios, that didn't help it. Any ideas?

I have an asus g73jw laptop with the specs:

i7-740qm
8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

If there is anything else you need just let me know.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Weird video/audio stuttering when playing games

Turns out I just needed to update my drivers then run the games as an admin and it fixed itself.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?

regards
 

A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?
 

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My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general.

Specs:
Core i7 2600k
Asus p8p67 deluxe
Asus Engtx 570
Corsair 8 gb 1600 mhz ram

A:Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games

Hi,

I would suggest you to check the performance in “Safe mode with networking”.

Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

Hope this helps.

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

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Hello, I have a question. My Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" doesn't overheat, although I've noticed something rather odd. When I play Fifa 17 with the charger plugged in, the fans are very loud and the laptop gets pretty hot. When I play Fifa 17 on battery only (charger not plugged in) the fans are quite silent and the laptop doesn't get hot at all. Why is that? For all I know, I would expect the exact opposite...Thanks in advance!Kind regards,Tijs

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 15" : hot when playing games on charger, cool when playing games on battery???

The CPU runs at full speed when it is plugged in and runs more slowly on battery to save power.  Faster = more heat.

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

A:Stuttering on games :(

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

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

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

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

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

A:Stuttering Games

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

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

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Hi,
When I play a video file or watch a video on YouTube the video stutters for a second or two then it play normally.
I checked the windows task manager and saw that the cpu spiked up to a 100% and one of the drives did the same thing, the drive itself(wd green) is inserted from the front drive bays of the case (haf-x).
I've updated the drivers. But it still happens.
Any help please.

A:Stuttering while playing media

Please provide you complete system specs, your ISP level of service (upload/download speeds), and do an actual speed test benchmark here and post the results:
Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

Code:
BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Hello,

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

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

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

Any help you can offer is appreciated! Thanks!

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

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

A:Stuttering in games regardless of framerate.

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

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

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

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

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

Now World of Warcraft was resolved due to Disabling APM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno d00d...how often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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My audio (when playing CDs or MP3's on the computer) seems to be stuttering and skipping. I've googled this and found all sorts of results regarding overclocking or PCI Latency Timers and I have NO IDEA what these things mean or how to deal with them.

I've removed all AdWare and scanned for viruses - nothing. I've defragged the hard drive. I've checked on the sound card driver - that seems to be up to date (or at least the automatic driver search couldn't find anything better).

Any advice? I use this system for audio and video editing so it's a pretty vital issue.

A:Audio Is Stuttering When Playing Back

Stuttering in any one specific program? or a whole range.

I know quicktime player stutters for me unbearable until I scrub through it enough so that it streams properly.

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

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Hello,
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).
Brian
 

A:Stuttering in graphics/speach in games

Need some more information.

What are your system spec's
processor
memory
video card
etc

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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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 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
2GB DDR2
750gb Seagate barracuda hd
Sapphire HD 5770
Basic Disk Drive
 

A:New CPU/Mobo - Stuttering on Highend Games

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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?

Specs:

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 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.

I really need help on this one. I'm considering returning my laptop to Dell since I have three weeks to return it in case I&... Read more

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hey, i woke up one morning, tried to turn this thing on, nothing.
took it to the shop, "oh sorry sir, you're cpu has lifted up and away from the motherboard, we had to put it back in place for you, but i`m afraid you'll ahve to re-install windows and your programs to get the drivers back" i said give it to me, i`ll do it myself, i back up some files through dos and decided a clean install was best, my computer hasn't been formated in 2 years, so what the heck.

do that, go to load windows, got some error, dont' rememebr what, but took it back and they said the original ram was bad and having conflicts. so the 32 was replaced with 128, plus a 64 we had put in a year ago. they loaded windows, but no drivers for the hardware already in like they said they would (burner and modem...) i installed the modem, no prob, the burner, looks fine.

i`m geting things loaded back in, then i decided to play some mp3s and surf the net, like i always did before, i could not switch a web page without the system stuttering, i mean performance and sound. i cant' do anything while playing mp3s or cds.

took it back in cause i thought it was the ram, they siad nope after testing. you're cpu is probably slightly damaged....blah blah blah, tried to put a new one in..many moons later nothign worked, gave back as is..... and now i`m stuck.

i`ve had some problems (download a song and play one, nothign else running, it comes up with system resources dangerously lo... Read more

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Morning All I have a RL70 with 4GB RAM, 512MB allocated to video card in BIOS.Drive has been replaced with high speed SSD and have tried Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Tried VLC and MPC MEdia players and on both when I play a 1080P movie from the SSD the CPU jumps up to 100% when the movie starts and the picture stutters and stops all the time. Obviously its not usable. Does anybody have any hints and tips to get this working?As far as I understand, this HD graphcs card should be capable of 1080P playback. Anybody else use this PC with 1080P without any issues?

A:RL70 playing 1080p movies - stuttering

What power plan are you using?  Balanced?  High performance? Have you tried jellyfish files? http://jell.yfish.us/  You've tested SSD and it is working like it's supposed to......4k aligned? etc.. http://www.userbenchmark.com/  You're thinking hardware acceleration is not working? http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-native-mkv-support-becomes-official Youtube 1080p works? www.youtube.com Edit: I forgot to mention....turn off your anti virus temporarily when you run your benchmark.  You'll get a better benchmark.  But don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.  There might be other RL70 users that have done a benchmark and you can compare to see if your hardware works the same as theirs.  There's other benchmarks you can run if you google. 

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Hi,
I am using DivX Plus Player version 8.1.2 to play some mkv files. The audio wasn't playing and I found from the error message that I needed a codec (AC3 and 8192 came up - I'm not technical enough to know what that means).

I found a codec, and now the audio plays but stutters to the point where I can't watch the video.

Please help a numpty in distress!

Thanks,
Meg
 

A:Audio stuttering on playing Divx video

Well, I'll tell you what I do with the DivxHD MKV files...I convert them to Xvid MP4 with Format Factory.
Why? Because I have nothing but trouble playing back MKV files...the audio is out of sync, the audio stops, the audio this the audio that (can't remember stuttering).
I convert to Xvid MP4 and the picture is still great, it plays in anything and the audio is rock solid.

Other than that I think MKV is great!
 

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Morning All I have a RL70 with 4GB RAM, 512MB allocated to video card in BIOS.Drive has been replaced with high speed SSD and have tried Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Tried VLC and MPC MEdia players and on both when I play a 1080P movie from the SSD the CPU jumps up to 100% when the movie starts and the picture stutters and stops all the time. Obviously its not usable. Does anybody have any hints and tips to get this working?As far as I understand, this HD graphcs card should be capable of 1080P playback. Anybody else use this PC with 1080P without any issues?

A:RL70 playing 1080p movies - stuttering

What power plan are you using?  Balanced?  High performance? Have you tried jellyfish files? http://jell.yfish.us/  You've tested SSD and it is working like it's supposed to......4k aligned? etc.. http://www.userbenchmark.com/  You're thinking hardware acceleration is not working? http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-native-mkv-support-becomes-official Youtube 1080p works? www.youtube.com Edit: I forgot to mention....turn off your anti virus temporarily when you run your benchmark.  You'll get a better benchmark.  But don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.  There might be other RL70 users that have done a benchmark and you can compare to see if your hardware works the same as theirs.  There's other benchmarks you can run if you google. 

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Hi,

Usually my internet connection is fine, surfing is good and playing games on my PS3 is quick and smooth. For the past few weeks however my connection has become a slow, stuttering/laggy mess and when I play COD I have the worst connection stats and I am usually chucked from a game.

Where do I start with my investigations? I do know there is no general issue with broadband in my area.

Would you guys need some stats from me to order to help?

Regards,

C h r e d g e.
 

A:Slow, stuttering internet with VERY laggy games

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Ok so in some of my games, when I am playing I get random stutters, the cause of which I have finally narrowed down to svchost being the culprit. Before I go any further my PC specs are:

Core i7 6700
GTX 1070
16 GB 2133 Mhz RAM
250 GB SSD
1 TB HDD

I have Windows automatically control the size of the paging file for the SSD, right now it is sitting at about 2.4 GB. But of course it can change size depending on what Windows uses it for.

The exact name of the process is svchost.exe Service Host: Local Service (Network Restricted). When the stuttering occurs this process jumps to the top of the "Processes" tab in Task Manager and from what I've observed, uses about 10% of my CPU. That, for whatever reason, is enough to cause stuttering when I'm gaming. I have also noticed that at the same time my GPU usage drops to 0% for a second or so.

My computer in terms of programs is honestly pretty barebones. I've attached a screenshot of 95% of my programs (the bottom got cut off unfortunately, but they're just simple programs like Train Simulator and WhoCrashed.

I run Windows Defender and Malwarebytes as my anti-evil programs. Anyway, just trying to get to the bottom of this because stuttering is pretty annoying and persistent; I'm surprised that Windows would have something like this occur.

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

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

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

Was hoping someone could help here.

A:Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

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

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

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

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

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

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

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

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

Any help will definitely be appreciated, thank you.

A:Stuttering Problem in All Games & Online Videos

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

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I get either a BSOD with IRQ_not less etc. message or I get a complete lock everyone time I play a flash or cd/dvd game.

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vent log shows categor 102 event 1003 each time

attaching mini dumps.

system athlon 64 3400+ 2.39 ghz
2 GB Ram
Windows XP media center SP2
Linksys wireless G USB adapter
Soundblaster audigy 4
nvidia geforce 9400GT

I have switched video cards, tried removing soundblaster, swapped ram chips with no success.

Thanks for any ideas.
 

A:Computer freezes with audio stuttering during all games

Typical of a bad sound card... I suspect your Audigy 4 Soundblaster has cooked its own goose from long use.
 

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Hello! I appreciate any assistance in advance.

[1] Problem:

I notice a stutter or choppiness that occurs when dragging programs across my screen. It "feels" like what I can best describe as a frame rate drop in a video game. This also occurs while playing video games. However, the frames per second shown in game are shown as not being affected.

[2] When:

Begins after random amounts of time; While on the desktop running programs like Chrome, Skype, & VLC...or running nothing. As well as when I play games. The problem does not always occur and usually straightens itself out once I restart. After a random amount of time, it will start again.

[3] Other:

(a) Disabling "Aero" theme on Windows 7 while the problem is occurring makes the stutter/choppiness less extreme, but it does not completely go away.

(b) While occurring, no pattern or abnormal CPU Usage showing from task manager.

(c) While issue is not occurring, Task Manager - Memory shows ~3GB used. No change while problem is occurring.

(d) Sometimes I can go an entire day without an issue, sometimes it begins occurring minutes after turning the computer on.

[4] What I've tried:

(a) Formatting & Reinstalling Windows.

(b) Both Updating and not Updating Windows after Format and Reinstall.

(c) Using the video driver that came with the video card and not updating to the latest.

(d) Updating to the latest video driver.

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Hi, recently I downloaded Age of Conan. I started playing yesterday and the game was really choppy all the time and it made the game unplayable. I thought my laptop was just not good enough to run the game but I tried playing Oblivion and World of Warcraft and both seem to be just as choppy. This has never been a problem before and both of these games always ran fine. I tried offline games also and the same thing happens so its not my internet connection. I defraged and also updated drivers but neither worked. What can I do to fix this problem? Thanks

My specs are:
Toshiba P105-S9312 laptop

Windows XP
Processor: Intel CPU T2500 @ 2.00 GHz (2 CPU's)
RAM: 2046 Mb
Hard drive: 186 gig, 70 free
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce Go 7900 GS
 

A:Constant stuttering/lag in all games just started yesterday

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Hello guys, so 2013 is my year of mini ITX gaming pc. I made a new config with the following spec:

MB: New coming Asus Maximus VI Impact
CPU: Intel i5 4670K
GPU: MSI TF GTX 760 OC
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8G 1600
CPU cooler: Corsair H80i
PSU: Seasonic X serie 650
SSD: Samsung Pro 840 128G
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1T
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy white

So the installation was not easy, but I finally managed to install all carefully. I made a super clean windows 7 ultimate 64 bit installation and installed all driver correctly.

The cpu doesn't seem to be hot, since the temperature is around 28C idle, and 35-40C playing ultra settings games like Batman arkham city, diablo 3 and starcraft 2. The only problem is this annoying stuttering. It happens in Diablo 3 and arkham city. The game suffer from micro freeze every 20-30 sec, and this is very annoying for my gaming experience. The graphic settings are all maxed off in both game.

So what do you think about this issue and which component could be the source of the problem? Thank you very much in advance. Regards.
 

A:New powerful mini ITX config Stuttering a lot in games

Are you playing online or offline?

Things you can try:
- Download and clean install the latest Nvidia drivers
- Run a RAM checker
- Open the task manager and check for CPU spikes
 

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Hey, I've been encountering stuttering on my graphics card recently on many different games. It occurs even at low resolutions which the 8800 should be able to technically spank. My specs are:

AMD athlon 64 FX 60 dual core (2.61 GHz)
2GB RAM
Previously mentioned Geforce 8800 GTX 768 MB
Mainboard ASUS A8N-SLI DELUXE

Tell me if you need further specs. Also, something that may matter: I get a message every time I boot up saying "Computer CHIP fan fail or speed too low" but I'm not sure how to fix it.
 

A:Stuttering on multiple games, Geforce 8800 GTX

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