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

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

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?


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

does the laptop feel very warm?

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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?

I know there's not a lot of info here I'll ha... Read more

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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Hi, I have an acer aspire V3-772G-7448, I just bought it about 5 or 6 months ago.

Basic specs:
Intel Core i7 4712MQ (2.30GHz)
8GB Memory 1TB HDD
1920 x 1080

This just happened this morning, after about 20-30 minutes my mouse starts stuttering and games where I would normally be fine running have a lot of lag that comes in pulses, not constant but about as often as my mouse stutters, every couple of seconds. At first I thought it was overheating but this seems to happen regardless of temperature. I looked up some solutions and at one point changed my it to boot with 4 processors, and it seemed to help for a bit(don't know why) but altogether things remain unchanged. Any help that anyone can offer? I haven't changed anything lately.

A:Drop in performance/ mouse stuttering after about 20 min

When such happens to me, I dial back [but not eliminate] my security monitoring, protecting, thinking I may have had my assertively-set configurations and eventual fallout come back to slowly haunt my computer and me. I'm just straw-grabbing. This might not apply to you.

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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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I have this insufferable stuttering where it seems like I'm dropping/skipping a frame every couple of seconds in a variety of games. These games include Total War: Rome II, Dota 2, and Sim City.
I've owned my computer for a year and there have been no issues with anything of the sort. Recently, though, I moved and had to have my computer shipped so it is possible that something harmed it during the shipping (I have done this before with no issue but maybe this time is different). I've even tried restoring my computer to a previous point in time when everything worked perfectly but nothing has changed.
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-4690k, 3.50GHz(4 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Solutions that have already been tried:
Clearing download cache
Redownloading games
Updating Drivers
Checking for overheating (of CPU and GPU)/fan malfunction/cleaning fans

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

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

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

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

A:Vaio stuttering while playing games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:BSoD while playing Games and stuttering


You're missing a couple of drivers.

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

Intel USB 3.0 Driver:

Intel Chipset Driver:


Once you have done that, continue reading below:

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

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

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

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

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I have an about 2 weeks old HP Pavilion*, games have worked fine on it until now.
Yesterday I disabled some of Vista's services and after rebooting I started getting low performance in all of my games. My framerate would drop drastically when there's more than a few player models in my view and my average framerate has been about cut in half. I re-enabled the services but that didn't fix it! I doubt that it even caused the problem in the first place, but I honestly don't remember doing anything else that would explain this.

I have tried reinstalling my video drivers (tried both ForceWare 169.13b and 163.75) and cleaning with Driver Cleaner Pro. I've shut down all but necessary processes before gone in game. I've done spyware & virus scans. Vista is up to date and I've installed the hotfixes from Nvidia. DirectX won't update using End-User Runtime so I suppose it's up to date aswell. None of my components appear to be overheating either.

I really wouldn't want to have to reinstall Vista for a fix to this, perhaps someone here can help me? I'll try anything!

*HP Pavilion specs:
Athlon 64 X2 (B) 5000+ 2.6 GHz (65W)
Asus M2N68-LA (GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Chipset)
3GB Ram
GeForce 8600GT 512MB
Windows Vista Home Premium

A:Sudden performance drop in games

Fixed, somehow Vista decided to enable power save mode continuously.

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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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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 noticed this problem just yesterday when I downloaded the Torchlight 2 demo from Steam and started playing it on max settings.

Lo and behold, I only got 13fps while playing the game Which is weird because I'm able to hit ~25fps playing Crysis 2 on max (a game with much higher sysytem requirements)

After more observation since then, I've noticed that my laptop in general has slowed down a bit --- the mouse movement isn't as smooth, apps don't load as fast, and the system in general doesn't respond as quick as before.

So finally, I decided to benchmark my system again running Crysis 2 on max. Luckily, I benchmarked it two weeks ago using Fraps and got this result on max settings:

Ultra Detail; DX11; High-Res Textures
Min, Max, Avg
16, 31, 22.398

But just now when I benchmarked the game again - at the exact same part of the game I played before - I got this:

Ultra Detail; DX11; High-Res Textures
Min, Max, Avg
0, 22, 9.992

That's a 60% drop in FPS, which makes me positive that there's something wrong with my laptop....

...but I have no idea where to start diagnosing this problem My system specs are in my profile. Help please!

A:Sudden drop in performance by around 60% --- most noticeable in games.

I would start with checking and removing any malware, spyware and adware that might be on your system which does cause systems to slow down. Then go through your programs list and remove/un-install any software that you don't use anymore. Then use Ccleaner to clean up system and run the registry cleaner if you so desire. Then defrag your hard drive if not an SSD, then reboot.

Next, I would make sure I have all the latest drivers for all your hardware.

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Hi, after moving to Windows 8 I noticed a performance loss in many video games. After doing some testing I came to the conclusion that it is caused by the DWM(Desktop Window Manager) stealing CPU cycles from the games.

In order to make completely sure DWM was the culprit I tested the same games in Windows 7 with DWM on and off and the results with Windows 7 DWM on were impacted very much the say way as they were in Windows 8. While running games in Fullscreen rather than windowed mode relieved some of the loss in Windows 8, Windows 7 with DWM off still performed better regardless of how the screen mode was set.

In Windows 7 it was very simple to temporarily disable DWM by editing the shortcut of a game however from what I understand it is not possible to disable DWM at all in Windows 8. I can't understand why Microsoft didn't bother implementing a way around this issue fully knowing it had caused the same problem in their previous operating system.

Has anyone come up with a way to eliminate the issues caused by the DWM in video games? I'm afraid if there really is no way to get around this issue I will be forced to go back to Windows 7.

A:DWM causing a significant performance drop in games.

I don't know much about this issue but I can share my experience.
I used Windows 7 DVM 1.1 and notice no impact of performance to my games and Windows 8 DWM has slight update 1.2 which still no impact to games.

What I want to know if your trying to get the every single drop of performance or really DWM is drastically impacting your games?
Looking at your system specs I can't tell if its the hardware not up to par or some software problem like a patch. Could you give like an example game that has a performance impact?

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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.


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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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:

8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

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


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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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.

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


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:

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:

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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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 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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Hi I have noticed that I have been getting huge fps drops while playing most games. I get fps drops in bad company 2 and Crysis. I am not sure but I don't seem to notice fps drops when the settings are turned low however there are some hitches now and then but its often on high settings I get Fps drops. I am not sure if its the Graphics card or my system is acting as a bottleneck for the GPU. For reference I have recently got this graphics card which is MSI GTX 460 Hawk. I have currently ordered a new heatsink and fan for the CPU so I will be overclocking the CPU but in mean time are there any other suggestions?

A:Huge FPS drop while playing games

Hello there.

The only downside that i could think of is the fact that you're using DDR2 667MHz RAM, but that's it.

Try to turn down the clocks on the GTX 460 and bring them to the reference clocks to check if it is the Overclock.

Reference GTX 460 Clocks

Core Clock: 675Mhz
Shader Clock: 1350MHz.

MSI GTX 460 Hawk Clocks

Core Clock: 780MHz
Shader Clock: 1560MHz

Post back with the results

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Hi I have noticed that I have been getting huge fps drops while playing most games. I get fps drops in bad company 2 and Crysis. I am not sure but I don't seem to notice fps drops when the settings are turned low however there are some hitches now and then but its often on high settings I get Fps drops. I am not sure if its the Graphics card or my system is acting as a bottleneck for the GPU. For reference I have recently got this graphics card which is MSI GTX 460 Hawk. I have currently ordered a new heatsink and fan for the CPU so I will be overclocking the CPU but in mean time are there any other suggestions?

A:Huge FPS drop while playing games

I am sorry I created the thread under vista forums silly me :P

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

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


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

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

Hello, EditCross, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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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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It would be great if You guys could help me out with this FPS drop issue I've been dealing with for awhile now, I've got a high end system and it's really supposed to run the most recent games easily. I play Battlefield 4/Hardline/Bad Company 2 and on random occasions, My framerate will drop.
I've got the latest GPU drivers, I've used DDU and did a complete clean install of the GPU drivers.
I've basically updated everything including Windows updates, Chipset, etc.. except of BIOS due to the risks.
also I've unparked My CPU cores and I play these games on low at 1920x1080p at 144Hz with v-sync off.
I've even tried reformatting and doing a complete clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and the issue still occurs.


A:fps drop on random occasions while playing games

One thing to try is disable AV and see if any better.

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I usually am Playing League of Legends or World of Warcraft (not so much this game it does it) but on League of Legends... out of nowhere my game will drop from 30-40 FPS down to 7 FPS in an instant and then restarting the client does not work, and the rest of my PC starts to lag as well.. I have to do a soft reset on the computer and it works fine.

Any suggestions?

A:Sudden FPS drop when playing video games

have you checked your temps?

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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:, 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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I hope i posted this in the right place

I put together my own pc a few months ago.
For awhile i have been getting fps lag spikes that make my game jerky for a few secs. When playing Guild wars 2 the spikes make my game very jerky for a seconds. When playing wow i some times get spikes that freeze my game for about a second then it jumps to where it should be.

Every now and again ill get a blue screen of death when playing a game, it has only happened when playing Star Wars the old republic and guild wars 2. Havent had a blue screen for awhile though.

I have a feeling something might be faulty like the cpu, ram or something else. I have done some ram and graphic card tests to see if i can find any errors but they all seem to say that its fine.
I know its not the graphics card because i updated my card from a gtc 560 to a gtx 650 and it still has the same problems.

Im pretty sure the jerky game play and the blue screens are related.
I have been trying to fix this for awhile but havent had much luck, Any help is very appreciated

I hope i posted this in the right place
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8169 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114242 MB, Free - 13026 MB; E: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 589625 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Com... Read more

A:FPS drop/lagg spikes and BSOD playing games.

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Hi, My Sound lags/stutters on Video Games and or Youtube videos the most common problem for this is for example if im watching a youtube video or listening to a Podcast and browsing the web the sound stutters and glitches out and lags my whole computer.
My Computer Specs are Listed below.

GPU: GeForce GT 730

CPU: AMD FX 4300 Quad Core

Audio: Realtek HD Audio.
I just bought this Computer March 17th 2015 from IBuyPower so i don't know whats wrong with it

A:Windows 8.1 Sound Stuttering when Watching Youtube/Games

I assume, from your post, that this is only with on-line media.

Internet connection and speeds or congestion can cause what you are hearing. I have a high speed cable line (80 Mb/sec) and occasionally I get buffering on youtube. The originating server can cause this too.

Run a speed test and see what you come up with. by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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System build 11 months ago
Windows 7 Pro x64 Full Retail
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
AMD Radeon HD 6950
250GB M4-CT256M4SSD2 ATA Device (SATA-SSD) (OS)

I get BSOD sometimes when playing Battlefield 3, sometimes I dont get it. I also get BSOD when transferring large files from external hard drives or from my internal network. I dont know why?

A:BSOD @random transferring large files or playing BF3 and other games

Before going any further you need to fix this


The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.

Please visit this link: Asus tek computer inc. -support- drivers and download p7p55d le

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P5K-VM

Scroll down to the utilities category, then scroll down to the "atk0110 driver for windowsxp/vista/windows 7 32&64-bit" (it's about the 12th item down).

Download and install it.

Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers to check and make sure that the asacpi.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (not before).

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Hi I've HP ENVY Notebook - m7-n011dx for a year and a couple of months now , it was operating perfectly for the past year but recently it starts lagging after playing for a while.I tried : 1- recovering the original windows.2- installing custom windows.3- updating the drivers and bios.4- replacing the harddrive.5- cleaning the air vents and applying new thermal grease to the processor and graphics card (although i'm not experiencing any heat issues)6- swapping the memory slots.but there were no difference still the same problem,please help as i'm out of options.

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Hello Sevenforums i got this problem playing high performance games..

When i enter the following games (below) my graphic hits 75 - 85 celcius (what worries me is the world of warcraft... It's only on HIGH and it goes to almost 90 celcius)

World of warcraft (high)
Battlefield 3 (Ultra)
Guild wars 2 (Ultra)

I was reading abit about this problem on google and saw a person telling another one that was having the same problem as me that a PSU could heat up your GPU if it is just under your GPU..

- My PSU is not far from my GPU and the fan on my PSU is almost just up against my GPU so i kinda wonder can a PSU really heat up my GPU that much?

My cousin got a very tiny case for his pc, he got a gtx 560ti and hits 65 - 70 celcius and goes 50fps in stormwind with 60+ players around him and 200 - 250fps outside stormwind. in stormwind i got 20 fps and in world i got 60 - 100 fps.

I got a Evga GTX 580 1534MB myself and should be alot better then the gtx 560TI.. He also runs 20 - 30 fps higher then me in Guild wars (60 - 90fps) i am running 30 - 50fps..

Any help would help me.. I've updated my specs and i will upload a picture of the inside of my pc when i get back my phone tomorrow!

Battlefield runs smooth but my pc is overheating.


- Nexuhildrix

A:GTX 580 overheating playing High Performance games

A 580 draws more power, and delivers far more performance than a 560 so it is not thta stragnge it will run warmer.

75-85C for a 580 is normal. Now, if you simply want it to run cooler theres a couple things you should do.

1. Clean out your case with some compressed air. Clean all the fans, filters and inside of everything well to get rid of as much dust as you can.

2. Improve airflow.
You'll want to make sure you have plenty of cool air cioming in, and towards the GPU from the front of the case. make sure there are no wires etc that can obstruct the airflow.

3. And lastly, you can use a program like eVGA Precision or Afterburner and create a custom fan profile. I have mine set to ramp up on the slope type settings. At 70C its running the fan at 60% which keeps it much cooler than the default speeds. Never really goes over 65-70 under heavy load.
Just depends on how cool you want it to run, how much airflow you have now, and how much noise you are willing to add to your PC. Faster fan speeds do improve temps, but increase noise a good deal too.

Also, on framerates.
You must consider the game settings used, as well as resolution. If hes running a lower resolution, it will be easier to get hifgher FPS with less for example.

Also, depending on your monitor, Vsync should be used.

heres why.
Lets say your monitor is 60hz. This means it can only display 60FPS, no matter what. If your GPU is drawing 10,000 FPS it doesnt matter. Only 60FPs gets displayed on the screen... Read more

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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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So around the time of Dec. 2013 I decided it was time to buy/build my first custom computer. The computer is made of:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz


HDD: (1) SanDisk SDSSDXP240G ATA Device

Sound Card: (1) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (2) Realtek High Definition Audio

Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Power Supply: FirePower OCZ 850W ZX Series Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply

Mem: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB Kit (8GBx2) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 MT/s (PC3-14900) CL9 with 1.5V

The issue started sometime around Feb. 2014.

It started when I was playing Resident Evil 6 were my computer just randomly shut down. I dismissed the issue and rebooted my computer again and launched the game. Sure enough it ended up happening a second time. Eventually I noticed the trend in which if I played any performance heavy games (RE6, Skyrim, etc) the computer would randomly reboot. What puzzles me is that near Dec. I would play Assasins Creed 4: Black Flag for HOURS on the highest settings and it worked like a charm.

In the Event Viewer, I would get the Critical error:

Event 41
Task Category (63)

I used MemTest86+ which found no errors. I've been keeping an eye on my temperature using Thermal Radar II (software that came with MoBo) and noticed my CPU speed never goes above 60C when playing Skyrim. I made ... Read more

A:Random Reboot. Typically When Playing High Performance Games

Hello and welcome onetimer to check the PSU see this

Using HW Info

You can test the volts on the PSU with HWInfo HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.

The original right hand window shows themachine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use themain left hand side panel


Open each + down into the componentitself and then click on it - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that device. See pic for example.
Seems like you have decent size PSU in there but just worth a check run this too
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

or this one

Cooler Master Power Supply Calculator - Advance

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First off, my pc specs:

Motherboard: AsRock P5B-DE P965 Intel Chipset
GPU: NVidia GeForce 9800GT
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
Soundcard: Soundblaser XFi Extreme Audio

So my issue is that if I start any graphical applications, like Steam or iTunes the following drivers start to spike

LatencyMon gives me the following
Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. Also one or more ISR routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:00:59 (h:mm:ss) on all processors in the system.

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A:Games and Graphical Applications makes sound slow/stutter, massive FPS drop

still the same. Btw, are you able to run the HDD in AHCI mode? Check this in the BIOS. But install the AHCI driver before doing this to avoid the 0x7b STOP error."A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I have a turtle beach montego sound card and I am getting no sound when playing games. I have sound when playing a cd and sound when using windows. Are their known issues with this or is it just a setting in the multimedia and sound. I am using win 98 and the drivers have been recently deleted and reinstalled. I was getting no sound before.

A:no sound when playing games

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Hi, i recently bought a Geforce GTS 250 which is fully installed - but when playing FFXIV theres no sound at all.

Ive plugged in headphones and listened to music, but i cannot hear any in game sound

Anyone know any tricks?
Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere and ive missed it

A:New GFX Card - no sound only when playing games

How is the screen connected to the moniutor?

Check the sound settings, and make sure its set for the headphone/speakers.

It might be that the game is trying to put its sound out thed hdmi plug.

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I'm not sure if I should make this here or in the game forum..sorry if I made the wrong choice. >_>

I'm using an old Soundblaster card, as I can't get the integrated sound card on my mobo working. The name of the sound card, based on what is on the card, is Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Digital. I'm using the Live! 5.1 drivers, as the 5.1 Digital are Dell only..even though my card did not come from a Dell. Oh well.

The problem is, while playing Guild Wars or WoW there is a pretty frequent 'feedback' type of sound. I've tried using headphones, and the sound is still present. However, the sound is NOT present while playing F.E.A.R.. If I turn off the background sounds and effects in Guild Wars, it stops it. Not sure with WoW. I'm fine with using either the integrated card or the PCI card, as long as sound is working fine. I'm not sure if I've done all that is needed to disable the integrated card, as all I've done is disable it in the Device Manager. I'm using Windows XP Prof..
EDIT: Disabling Hardware Acceleration in DXDiag seems to fix it. I've only tried it completely disabled and fully enabled, and only in Guild Wars. Will disabling it cause any problems?

EDIT2: No acceleration and basic acceleration seem to be fine. I just need to know if setting it to that will cause any problems.

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i am running Windows Vista Business 32-bit and whenever i play World of Warcraft or Crysis my sound gets echoy and it stutters. Its really annoying and i can play, the video runs fine, its the sound that gets to me. And i have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4

I read a thread with the same problem as me, but the person had XP and he fixed the problem by going into device manager/ IDE ATA/ATAPI controller and unistalling the Primary IDE channel. Vista is a bit diffrent, it doesnt not have a Primary IDE channel under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller folder.

A:Sound issues while playing games

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Hello Sevenforums..
Lets just get right to the point

My friend told me about this game "Tribes" It's a fantasy shooting game. Requires a pretty good PC to run it on "very high" which i did. I didnt really have any lags or anything. Smooth gaming...

After 45min - 1hour playing this game. My pc suddenly starts to make this sound like it's "sparks" and my pc turns black for 2 - 4 secs. It did this 3 - 4 times in a row with 5 - 10 sec between. So i closed the game fast as possible and saw my graphic card running 70 degrease. My friend told me to take my cover on the side off to get a better airflow. I did it reduced it with 3 - 4 degrease.
With Cover on my PC runs 45 degrease with regular programs open. (Windows live messenger, Curse Client) And 2 - 3 internet browsers - Without my cover it runs 41 - 43 degrease. (My side cover got a 200x40 fan running on the side)
My question is:

What could cause these blackouts and the sparkling?? "Only tried this 1 time playing Tribes. I also got BF3 no problems playing that game"

Is 40 - 45 degrease to high running now game??

Does my PC suck lots of dust in without a side cover on??

Could my side fan be pushing air away from my GPU?? (causing the high degrease)
Thanks for reading my thread - Would be awesome if you knew what could cause this !

A:Sparkling sound playing games

While I'm not one of the gurus who regularly post here, the fact that you hear sparking noises and your display blacked out is definitely a Really Bad Thing. The graphics card might still work, but I'd recommend looking into getting a replacement before it's totally hosed.

40C is fine for CPU, my rig hits 50+ under full load. That's normal.

You can open the side casing cover if you want, but yes, watch out for dust.

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When I play games on my PC, certain sounds a subdued. Specifically voice sounds on some games are to quiet (even though voice is turned all the way up) or they cant be heard at all. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.


System Information
Time of this report: 8/14/2011, 18:08:41
Machine name: ZACH-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8168MB RAM
Page File: 1904MB used, 14431MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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A:Problem with sound while playing games

Is your Creative sound card rather old? Have you tried updating it's drivers from the Creative website?

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I get the weirdest thing when playing games.

I have a DELL Inspiron N7110. It has both Nvidia 525, and an Intel VGA chip. Whenever the Nvidia VGA is used, i get weird static tv like hissing humming sound from the speakers.

I tried running benchmarks, the same.
I tried updating drivers, the same
I uninstalled the Nvidia Drivers, ran a game (using the Intel chip this time) and i dont get the static sounds.

Typically the dell representative told me to run the Diagnostic test. He didnt even know what a hybrid vga system was. Anyways....

Any advice?

A:Garbled sound when playing games.

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Hey all,

I'm new to this forum, so I'm sorry if my post doesn't have the correct format.

Now for the problem, I have Realtek HD Audio for my sound, but since a few windows 10 updates ago, my sound goes dead when playing games (League of legends, WoW aswell). I updated to the newest driver version (22 january 2016) for my audio device, but this didn't solve the problem. I couldn't find others with quite the same kind of problem, so I figured i had to create my own post. Solutions for others with a likewise problem, didn't solve my problem.

To be more clear on the actual problem: My sounds works fine, but after 5 minuten ingame, it starts with some "white noice" (this is the most accurate translation i could find, basically the quality becomes really bad and its starts becoming quieter), and after a minute or so, the sound goes totally off. Sometime it comes back (with bad quality) during the game, sometimes it doesn't. After a few minutes when finishing the game, the sound comes back totally fine like nothing happened.

It isn't only the sound of the game itself, all other sounds stop working (like radio on google chrome). When i look at playback devices, it acts as if it plays the sounds correctly (the green beams keep on moving).

Thanks in advance,

OS: Microsoft windows 10 64-bit

A:Sound goes dead when playing games

​help please:)

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I'm getting blue screen of death when playing World of Tanks. Sometimes the sound gets really choppy before it crashes. Every time it does, the sound loops before BSOD. I had an xonar d1 that I removed. When I tried to uninstall the device the computer immediately BSOD. Currently I am running off on the onboard audio, but I am still getting BSOD. Drivers are all current. This is a pretty high end system that is not overclocked. MemTest Ran for 12+ hours with no errors. Any help will be appreciated.


Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
New install, not an upgrade.
OS installed January
Computer was built in Jan 2010, upgraded CPU, SSDs and Video Card Jan 2012

A:BSOD + sound loop when playing games

Stop 0x124 is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSOD here are some more things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.
4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instruct... Read more

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Good Evening guys, recently i've been playing games like Dota 2, Aura Kingdom here on my PC but suddenly it goes BSOD and it made a weird distort sort of static electricity noise. I panicked and i thought my PC would be smoking but nothing ever happened. I just recently experienced this today.

Here's an image i took with the BlueScreenViewer (This screenshot also includes tcpip.sys at the bottom of the pacer.sys but it is not shown here)

and Here's my CPU & GPU Temp (looks fine to me)

Any Help would be appreciated and Thanks in advance

A:Weird Sound + BSOD while playing games

Please follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions to grab all and upload a new report here.

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Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,

A:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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Hi.. I've been having this problem for a bloody long time. I get black screen (but theres still looping sound) after playing some game for a while.. It seems like the black screen is coming at random times. The games that doesn't crash on me is Warcraft 3 and WoW.. Seems like blizzard makes good games.. And games that crash on me is counter strike source, portal and teamfortress 2 and others.

My specs.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English
System Model: P5K-E
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/08/08 18:33:33 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 749MB used, 4461MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 (4.10.0000.18000)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0622&SUBSYS_827A1043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8250 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/27/2009 10:03:00, 6186880 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 3/27/2009 10:03:00, 6280416 bytes
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A:Screen goes black, but still have sound while playing games.

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Hi guys i posted this on a thread reply but i think i should start my own thread for it. so here it goes

when i plug my new Razer Kraken Pro(world of tanks addition)AUX and MIC jack in my front panel it works fine if i watch videos browse youtube
But once I play dota 2 after 10 min the sound complete cuts out and pulled off my headphone from front panel jack my speakers does not produce a sound but only the speaker bar it shows sound is produce everytime is clicked.
Then all my videos or music becomes jerky and does not play sound and only way to fix it is to restart it my PC

I thought it was realtek audio driver issue so uninstalled it and try to run the game again the cut out still happens. bought a new graphics R9 280 to replace HD5770 the old one, because I thought it could be the cause of jerky motion in the video player, but it the cut out still happens . disabled the AMD HD audio in device managers still same isssue. disabled all other device in sound still happens.

I'm out of ideas of what to do besides having to

Operating system
Windows 7 64bit

My PC specs are
i5 750 2.6Ghz
DP55WB motherboard
R9 280 sapphire graphics
12GB DDR3 Ram
CoolerMaster RC-K350-KWN1 K350 USB3.0 Gaming case

case has USB 3.0 for one of the front panel and i bought and adaptor off ebay to convert USB3 plug to USB 2.0 and plug into Mobo extra note if that really does influence it.. but i high doubt

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Razer Deathadder
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A:Sound Cuts out when playing games with headphones

The issue, by your posting, would appear to be the game, since (apparently) everything else works OK. I know nothing about the game or how it works so I can't make any suggestions towards that. Maybe someone in the gaming section can help you??

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I tried to play a small game using NES emulator.Upon starting the game I hear buzzer sound and highly distorted display in game window.

I also tried a game on SNES emulator and it played fine although I could not hear any sound as it displayed the following error "Failed to initialize XAudio2".

Suspecting driver issue i tried updating driver for my display adapter ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4650 through device manager but it reported that I already had the latest.

Is it something to do with corrupt directx? please help I do not know much about graphics cards?

Windows 7 32 bit

A:Buzzer sound and distorted graphics while playing games

I'm signing off for the day. will check back tomorrow.pls do post ur suggestions.

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i have a amd x2 64 3600+
big 7600 gt
1 gb ram
asus m2n-e mobo
onboard soundmax hd audio
all games i play coh , graw2 hang with sound looping in the background
i.e. hanging is accompanied by recurring sound .....once only once onrestart microsoft error report indicated that there was some problem with the audio hardware and told to install updates for sound ..... asusual there were no updates available ... i then reduced the sound hardware acceleration in dxdiag from full to standard ......still problem persists ........also for most hangups there is no event recorded in event viewer (how is this possible)
before this my two usb ports have stopped working and i switched the ram positions (think my other two slots are not working properly ) to find out whether the problem is related to mobo ,ram ,videocard ,audio.......

anybody please help

A:Comp hangs with sound looping while playing games....

This could be a video driver issue too

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Pretty much what happens is that i'll be playing a game for about an hour or two, and then the screen will suddenly go black, but the audio still plays. To get the computer responding again I have to manually restart the computer. This happens at random times in my games; I could be playing for not even 5 minutes and it will stop responding, and sometimes I can play for 3 hours straight and not a single thing happens.

A:Screen Goes Black, but Sound Still Plays When Playing Certain Games

Go to the website of your graphics card and update driver.

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Hi all,

Been having some problems with my PC since it was first put together 6 months back, but recently it has become an almost recurring problem.

During games the system will often freeze up. This is accompanied with a series of 'static' lines dancing across the screen and the souns cutting out to a static whine. Usually, the screen goes black, then comes back on, although there is no longer any sounds. Sometimes it never recovers and has to be rebooted.

When it happens seems to be random. League of Legebds only had it happen when the game was really busy on screen. However Diablo 3 (Beta) did it from an options menu, and Super Monday Night Combat did it 4 seconds into game start. League has stopped doing it since I turned the graphics settings lower, butreally based on the spec below it shouldnt have any problem running at max settings.

My PC doesn't have a sound card - it is all done through the motherboard. I nearly always have (flash based music website) running in the background. My best guess is either there's a sound conflict, or, since the graphics card appears to reboot and League stopped doing it after fiddling with the graphics, there's a fault at the graphics card end.

The site I followed for building the PC did suggest adding a soundcard to prevent a conflict, maybe this is the end result of that?

I managed to get a quick video of the 'static' effect I mentioned when playing LoL. In this case, it never recovered.... Read more

A:PC freezes up when playing games, 'static' across screen and sound

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AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHZ
8gb 1600 DDR3 ram.
Radeon 6850 HIS
630 watt Psu
Windows 8 64 bit.

I Ran prime 95 for 2 hours, no problems

Furmark for 10 minutes, it got to 60c but didn't crash, generally I can be playing something as simple as League of Legends and it will crash.

It's crashing one or two times a day, I either get a black, white or mixed color screen. (display looks messed up, sometimes i get white with random lines and stuff) I had a song playing on youtube last time and it played all the way through.

Here is a cpuid monitor of my computer. Temperatures are always good, and it crashes even if they're on the low side.

I want to believe it's my graphics card, but 10 minutes of furmark didn't even phase it, the games I play use such a laughably small amount compared to it.

OH and I also have the newest drivers.

Looking in even viewer didn't give me much, just the unexpected shutdown logs.

A:Computer freezes while playing games, sound appears to keep going.

Post make & model of PSU.

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I just recently put together a desktop and while playing Diablo 3 the mouse keyboard and sound (distorted sound) functions randomly fails and computer will freeze up. Sometimes it will be a few minutes into playing and other times nothing ever happens. When this happens the sound will always be distored followed by the keyboard functions in the game will have delays same with the mouse, like the computer is lagging. I'm not sure if its a driver issue or what. I've updated everything to the latest drivers. If someone could point me into the right direction on troubleshooting this I would much appreciate it.

System Specs:
Windows 7 Professional
Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0 motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Vishera
EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked
Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212
Antec 850W PSU
G.Skillz Ripjaws 2x4gb 2133mhz

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I've recently purchased a brand new PC for gaming, i'll list the specs below.
i7-2700k Intel CPU (3.5GHz) + Fan
8GB DDR3 RAM (16gb Max)
500gb Sata III Hard Drive, 7200RPM
Asus Motherboard (ASUS P8H61-MLE USB3)
NVidia GTX550Ti Performance Video Card, 1.0g GDDR5 RAM, VGA/DVi/HDMi
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
500W PSU
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

I've downloaded steam and bought a few games e.g. Arma 2, Skyrim, Blacklight Retrobution and my system crashes when I play these games after about 5-10 minutes. The screen goes black to a "NO SIGNAL" image and my speakers make a loud humming noise much like the sound is on repeat. The only solution is to perform a hard shutdown by holding the power button.

I've checked the VGA cable is connected correctly and i've updated my graphics cards drivers. I've also let Windows perform all the updates as it's a new computer.

It's beyond me now so that's why i've come to you guys.

I'd appreciate any help on the matter.


Went to town and bought a DVI cable to see if that would change anything, it lasts a little longer then crashes again.

I installed an internal monitoring system and saw that the graphics card temp went to 76C when playing Arma 2 then crashed.

A:No signal + humming sound from speakers when playing games

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Hey, recently I have been experiencing troubles playing games on my brand new PC.
I can play a game for a while, and then suddenly the screen will go completely black for about 5 seconds every half a minute or so. The game still plays (which usually results in me dying 'cause I can't see!) but there is no display.

I have a P4 3.4ghz with HT, 1024MB of RAM and a 256MB GeForce 7600GS

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks

A:Black screen while playing games, sound still plays

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Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

A:Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

Rather than post a ZIP file of items, we usually just post screen shots. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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A couple of days ago my pc started to behave weird. It would turn off when I'm playing games. But the weird thing is that the blue light on my pc would not go off, only my monitor would. But I could hear that the tower was making no noise at all. I thought it would be overheating so I oponed my case and cleaned it (it was really dusty). After I cleaned it it worked fine again but the next day I got a weird buzz and at the same time my game stutters/freezes. This happens every few seconds and then stops for maybe 10 minutes and then repeats it self by stuttering/freezing for like 10 minutes again. It's really annoying but I can't rule out overheating because I downloaded HwMonitor and it said that my Geforce GT 320 gets to like 104 degrees while playing games. I cleaned it but I just can't get it to lower. I know the graphics card isn't good but I can't upgrade due to the size of my case.

If anybody knows how I can fix my problem please comment.

A:Buzz sound and freezing when playing games or watching videos

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

If it's a constant buzzing sound or a ticking sound I would go with something like a wire brushing against a fan, or possibly a dead hard drive which makes like a grinding squealing noise. It could also be the CPU fan, if it's a really cheap fan and the blade is spun while the fan is not on the motor can burn out. This will usually either stop the fan from moving at all or it will still spin a little and make a grinding hum.

All of these aren't good, like if you were to keep watching YouTube, freeze, reboot, YouTube, freeze, whatever part that isn't liking this WILL die completely eventually. If it's the hard drive, your files may be at stake, or if it's the CPU fan you may need a whole new computer, so this is why I'm letting you know. So I would stop watching videos if you don't have to.

First, update the drivers for your graphic card. Download the latest drivers for the card and Driver sweeper. Uninstall the old drivers, run driver sweeper. It will clean the leftovers of the old driver. Install the latest driver.

Keep the case open and see if the temps goes down. Are you saying 104 C? if yes, you might fry the card.

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First off I need to say I have updated ALL drivers. This is a brand new custom build gaming computer with a quad core Q8200 2.33 GHz. 4GB ram, and a Radeon HD 4870 1GB. I use a 550w Power supply (brand new as well).

Attached: Dxdiag.exe
Recorded GPU temperture during crash

What happens is in most high graphic games my computer will randomly shut down into a black screen with my monitor looking like it is in standby mode. Then either two things will happen, the first is the sound will instantly turn into a rapid repeating noise, or the sound will continue as if i am still playing the game, but after a good 30 sec, it will turn into the rapid repeat noise as well.

Once or twice I have gotten vertical bars across my whole monitor, not artifacts, just vertical bars. Along with the rapid repeat sounds.

I have done everything trying to fix this computer, but I just don't know what causes these crashes! I've heard a lot of people complain about my graphics card, because it is Asus brand, but I even RMA it to Asus and they sent it back saying it was completely fine.

So please help if you can,

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Hello everyone,
I've built my new computer a week ago and I'm having a problem and I need to know ASAP if any part is defective to do a RMA.
When I play games, (League of Legends, Cod4,..), my computer randomly crashes on a black screen and a looping bug sound. The monitor says ''Monitor going to sleep''. I've tried to run OCCT on my GPU for about 30 minutes @ 90 degrees C withouth problem. I've done one or two pass in Memtest+ to check my RAM too.
Any thoughts on this? Maybe it is my PSU? I've heard about the NVidia HD audio too.
Here is my rig:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

I just checked my voltage with HW Monitor and my +12 v is kinda low! Is this really a psu problem?


A:Black screen crash and sound loop while playing games

If that +12v rail voltage is accurate then that would definately be a problem. Check the voltage in the BIOS as it could be a simple case of HWMonitor not reading the sensor output correctly.

Can you give us a DXDiag report.

Click Start and type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) in the Run box.

When the dxdiag window opens click the Save All Information button and save the text file to your desktop or another location so you know where it is.

Then copy and paste the entire content of that text file into a reply here.

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My problem is when i play both Music player (Windows Media Player/Winamp/iTune/Youtube/KMPlayer) with any Mini Flash Games, the sound sounded like corrupted files. i try playing them separate (like closing the flash game while playing the music), somehow the sound was fine. I get the feeling its got to with the flash but im not sure how. Any idea how can i solve this problem?

It never happen before.

OS: Vista Home Premium
Note: Not sure how to check what audio i have. Im newbie when comes to Computer.

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I apologize in advance if my post is missing any information; I attempted to follow the directions for properly posting but while I'm am computer functional, I'm not overly computer literate.

I'm running:
Windows 7 Professional computer 64 bit
4.0GB of RAM
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 3.20 GHz

The system constantly crashes when playing video games and games consistently lag. We have completely re-installed the OS and replaced all parts in the PC at least twice. When the system crashes the speakers buzz loudly, although sometimes it sounds like it's coming from the computer itself.

We switched from Nvidia because everything has checked out and it was hoped that the problem was the hardware not playing nice to no avail. I'm still getting the same error/crash.

The error report that comes up upon reboot is:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005E2A038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Routine crashing with buzzing sound when playing video games.

All except last one showed up a WHEA error stating that there was a timeout failure of the northbridge bus between CPU and RAM. Commonly this is due to a mobo, RAM or CPU failure. Just to make sure, if you believe your system is stable enough, you can attempt updating your BIOS for your mobo as that can commonly fix things. In most cases however, this is a problem that will only be resolved by swapping hardware.

If you wish, you can run some hardware tests as followed in the order given:

RAM: Memtest86+ - 7+ passes
CPU: Prime95 - Torture Test; Blend; overnight (9+ hours)
GPU: MemtestCL - Run twice (if any of the tests work on your GPU; ATI cards will need to install the ATI APP SDK as it requires OpenCL)

All of these (excluding MemtestCL) are included in the UBCD if you prefer a Live CD environment (which is the best environment to test hardware on). Note that Prime95 currently does not work on the latest version of UBCD. Also, please provide us temps/voltages using HWInfo with Sensors only option checked. Log two 30-minute instances: one for idle, and one for high load. If you can get the system to crash during high load logging, that's even better.

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Basically started last Friday, i installed crisis and played it for a bit and everything worked fine. I then installed black and white 2 and after 20mins of playing it the screen went blank and there was a buzzing noise coming from my speakers. I switched off the computer and uninstalled black and white 2 and crisis. I then began playing LOTRO and the problem still persisted! So I decided to do a disk defrag, there was no change. I then restored by PC to a a couple of days before I installed crisis and Black and white 2 but its still happening whenever I play LOTRO, but this time the blank screen is not accompanied by the buzzing noise from the speakers.
I really dont know what to do and this is becoming a bit frustrating. It only seems to happen when I'm playing games.


A:Solved: When playing games, screen goes blank and there is a buzzing sound from the s

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I'm experiencing constant stuttering / animation lag (only graphical, the sound is fine) at every game AFTER i did a fresh install of my XP (the internet browser seems to lag too sometimes)
I had NO problem with these games BEFORE the reinstall (At the SAME graphical settings).
The only noticeable "error" was that i couldn't connect to the Windows Update Network and had to download the WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86 to make the updates work.
I've tried the Catalyst 12.8 driver (which worked fine on the previous install) as well as the new Catalyst 13.1, i also did several defragmenting and boot time defragmenting, updated CCCP to the latest and installed the newest version of MSI Afterburner (for checking temps and adjusting fan speed as usual) and i checked my computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Dxdiag (sorry for the language):

Games: DOTA 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Heroes of Newerth

Everything is at stock speed, I don't OC
I partitioned and formated my hard drive to the same size as it was before
This was my first fresh install of an OS, maybe i messed up some drivers or driver installation order?

Also i was trying to find the latest Chipset driver for my GA-P35-DS3:
Gigabyte's site says that the newest version is (2010/04/29), is this correct?
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A:Performance and stuttering issues after re-installing OS

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I just bought a cheap desktop.
Acer M3100
AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.50 GHz
3 gigs of RAM
VisionTek HD2400 Pro PCI 256Mb (Just bought this...only PCI card BestBuy had...)
Windows Vista 32 bit

I didnt expect to be able to play any newer games, but I had planned on enjoying the occasional older game. Ive tried running Beyond Good and Evil, Psychonauts, and Max Payne 2. All games have had stuttering issues during cut scenes (Beyond Good and Evil so much so, that I havnt been able to get past the intro). Max Payne is the only game thats in game play is tolerable.

Its possible that this is to be expected, as it is not a great setup, but if anyone can offer any help, Id really appreciate it.

*I know is is meant to be for the 64 bit Vista, but it seemed like a fairly active forum.

A:CutScenen stuttering and overall lack in performance. Help...

Originally Posted by KIDiotequeA

I just bought a cheap desktop.
Acer M3100
AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.50 GHz
3 gigs of RAM
VisionTek HD2400 Pro PCI 256Mb (Just bought this...only PCI card BestBuy had...)
Windows Vista 32 bit

I didnt expect to be able to play any newer games, but I had planned on enjoying the occasional older game. Ive tried running Beyond Good and Evil, Psychonauts, and Max Payne 2. All games have had stuttering issues during cut scenes (Beyond Good and Evil so much so, that I havnt been able to get past the intro). Max Payne is the only game thats in game play is tolerable.

Its possible that this is to be expected, as it is not a great setup, but if anyone can offer any help, Id really appreciate it.

*I know is is meant to be for the 64 bit Vista, but it seemed like a fairly active forum.

Hi KIDiotequeA,

PCI graphics cards are very slow compared with AGP or PCI-E cards, I doubt you will get any good graphics performance using PCI anytime in the future so I would consider an upgrade.


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I think it may have something to do with Java. Getting a lot of bad jumpy performance with my computer. Videos at Gamespot and Youtube stutter terribly. NEVER had this problem before. Installed Java recently and now everything seems to be running pretty slowly and getting hang ups loading pages on the net. Anything I can do?

A:Video stuttering and buggy performance.

That is a possibility. I have also seen issues with Flash 10.1.
The easiest way to check would be dependent on when the upgrade took place.

A system restore to a time prior should help to pinpoint the cause.
Was the upgrade recent? I know on one of my systems it was today for Java, so I will need to keep an eye on it.

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Hi everybody.
I was playing Far Cry 4 without any problem but for 3-4 days it became unbelievable laggy. Sounds and screen started to sizzling and stuttering. I have Toshiba S55-A5279. i don't want to format my laptop. So if there is anybody can help me please don't ignore me. I am open to all solutions. By the way this problem started to occur all the other games i played. I have updated all drivers but no solution. If you ask me what are the changes that made 3-4 days ago,well there aren't any vital changes. I downloaded some video, played games ext. Windows update is closed. I have looked event manager and didn't see anything uncommon.

A:Sizzling, Stuttering, Decreased performance on Gaming..

Sizzling? Do you mean from the speakers or an actual sizzling sound from inside the computer?

Restore point before this started?

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A large thumbnail appears when a file or folder is selected in the right pane of explorer and moved to another location. Aero view only -- no problem when in "classic" view. Help on how to disable this icon much appreciated.

A:Disable Large Icon when Drag/Drop Files to New Location

Which horrible large folder or file icon are you talking about.?

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I bought a new PC lately that is
Abit AB9
GF8800 GTS
Samsung SpinPoint 250GB
BeQuiet 450W
OCZ Special Ops 2x1GB
the problem is that when im installing something the PC slows down. Everything that involves some graphic processing just lags, even my mouse coursor! I tried installing new hard drive drivers or uninstalling the hard drive so that windows finds it and installs again. None of this helped:/ Some info: When installing something one core works at full power the temp is up to 60C the graphic card temp is 79C hard drive is around 43C.
This only occurs when i install stuff, can anyone help me with this?

A:Performance drop

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I've suddenly got a steep proformance drop that makes playing all my games pretty much impossible.
It usually states when I'm playing MW2. I turn on the game and have no performance issues. I enter a game and no performance issues. The game starts and no performance issues. It's only until around 5-10 minutes in that I experience the performance drop. When that happens, I can't do anything except to hope that the performance goes back up again. Reducing the resolution does not help. Changing my graphics card from quality based to proformance based does not help. Increasing my performance vs power saving does not help. I'm not running any other programs that are using up all the space (How would I? you can't even tab out of MW2 while you're playing it). Restarting the computer also does not help.

Worse still, this performance drop also affects everything else randomly as well.
I really don't know what I can do.
This has happened before, but not for this long.

A:Performance drop

Take a memory diagnostic test

Type that phase in search to begin the test.

Check the event viewer right after the problem occurs.

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I'm running on a windows XPS M1730 laptop (the really really big one)

Running on windows vista Service Pack 1
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU, T9500 @2.60 GHz
4 GB ram
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT Video card with which my drivers are all updated on as well.
(Any other specs needed just ask and I'll dig them up)

My performance when running games has been complete garbage lately. When I first got this laptop about a year and a half ago it could run games such as Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, Shattered Horizons, Left 4 Dead, Dragon Age with little to no issues. Little by little the performance has been decreasing, however. I can't watch videos higher than standard definition because the video freezes up as well. I'm THINKING it's a heat related issue and my hardware is just sort of decaying because my screen completely fuzzed out in pixles one night when playing a game (fixed after a restart).

This inspired me to clean my laptop out intensely. I virus scanned with AVG, spybot checked and cleaned up all issues. Deleted tens of gigs worth of old games I hardly play anymore, defragmented, disk cleanup'd etc. After this the laptop ran smoothly again, I could watch fight club in 720p and all my game were good. Now out of the blue it's back to running like crap and I can't figure out why. Spybot and AVG are picking up nothing, there's nothing on the disk to cleanup and I find it hard to believe that I need to defragment again after 24 hours. Any insight on what may be wrong... Read more

A:Performance Drop

When you did the Disc Cleanup did you delete all but the latest System Retore point (in the more options TAB)?
System restore points chew up large chunks of HDD very quickly so you have to do regular clean ups or reduce the System restore area size.
I'd also apply SP2, check the paging file size and run CHKDSK.
You could also download Treesize Free and check to see whta is chewing up HDD space:

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So I noticed this performance drop whenever I'm playing games or running programs such as Photoshop, iTunes, etc. Base speed 1.8, overclocked is 2.4 Ghz but this is dropping so hard at 0.7 Ghz and when this happens, audio from VLC or any music running at that time will be stuttering. I right-click desktop and hit refresh many times until it went back up to 2.4 Ghz. This is so annoying because when I'm playing games like LoL or CSGO, the fps will drop from 150+ to 20-30 fps, totally unplayable. Have to quit game and right-click desktop, refresh many times before speed comes back up. Any ideas/solution?

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I just formatted this computer a little under two months ago when I went on break from College. It use to generally respond instnatly, but now, opening programs can cause a serious delay in anything for up to ten minutes before reponsiveness returns. Aside from that, performance for just about anything (including games) has gone down. I tried a defrag and several other steps to check what was going on, but it still exhibits these symptoms.Aside from that, I'm not sure to what impact it is, but the GPU is constant at around 70-72 Celsius when idling. From research, isn't that usually suppose to be around 30-32 Celsius? Either way.. If you can't find anything wrong, I'll continue to try and check my hardware. I've done several scans of it, installed several programs (prior to the hijackthis log and to all the steps in the preparation guide.) to check my nvidia card. Edit: Also discovered internal temperature is at 105 Celsius if that has any bearing. However, this reading is from SpeedFan, and research says that this rather a negative reading method. However, being that the GPU is up at 70 Celsius average, combined with everything else..Basically: Performance has sloooowed way down. I understand dorm nets are rather unsecured as well.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:14:35 PM, on 2/1/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:&... Read more

A:Performance Drop

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

A:Games stuttering

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

A:Stuttering on games :(

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

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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 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

A:Stuttering during games

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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: by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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I have been struggling with this problem for a while and now I am at my wits end about it. For a while now my computer has had major drop in performance to the point of freezing up. Usually I notice it when gaming so I thought it was a hardware problem. I no longer think that is the case.
I have checked the temps when the problem occurs and they seem to be good.
The funny thing is that these drops always seem to happen on the hour. I don't know if it is every hour but it does occur several times a day.
Anyone have any thoughts on what this could be?

A:Performance drop on the hour

Do you have any applications such as Antivirus or Antimalware apps running that do hourly updates? On the hour slowdowns sounds like you have some sort of 'polling' application running that 'calls' home. That's my initial thought without additional information.

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I was running win 8.1 enterprise well yesterday day and all the year
until suddenly it failed to boot the next day keeps checking for disk errors all day
I left it more than 24 hours with no luck only H.D.D LED on all time
then I installed win xp sp3 to see whats happening now I cant install the chipset , the display device
and any program begins to install rolls back with a fatal error and freezing the PC
when transferring files sometimes saying there is no operating system now what happened to this H.D.D
when the pc freezes i can hear the HDD trying to spin then stops then spins again with a strange sound
changed all cables . and defrag wont help . no errors checked
need help

A:H.D.D issuse - performance drop

Have you performed the hard disk diagnostics from WD

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Just yesterday I noticed that my Windows experience index scored my processor at a 2.9 when it has always been way higher than that. It caused me to investigate and download a program called CPUID to see how my processor was actually running, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it to go higher than 800MHz. As of recent my laptop has been getting extremely hot and sometimes overheating and shutting down (even though I can hear the fan running)... Is it possible that my computer is running so hot that it's attempting to protect itself from overheating by locking my computer to run no higher than 800Mhz?

I have a Gateway NV53 with an AMD Athlon II Duel-Core M300 2.00GHz that is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

A:Why did my processor performance drop?

It`s quite possible, you should get it cleaned.

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Hi guys,

Past week I did a manual cleaning of my whole cabinet, and also the processor's stock fan that was making a constant sound that fans generally make.

I pulled out the lever for detaching the fan, and did a thorough cleaning of the fan.
After that I blew away the excess dust inside the motherboard, which I regret.

And after fixing it back, without new thermal paste was happy that the sound was gone.

But, now the sound has came back again, which is quite annoying, but can be ignored.
Strangely though, I am experiencing a general performance drop, and slow response of my mouse (Razer Death Adder).

And also the loading time of webpages has increased.

I wanna know if this is happening because of the thermal paste not applied or is it something with my OS ?
Should I apply thermal paste again ? Its been about 2 years since I bought the machine.


My Motherboard (link)
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Windows 7 Ultimate (w/0 SP1)
AMD Phenom II X4 924 with stock fan.


A:Possible performance drop due to cleaning fan.

Quote: Originally Posted by youllbelost

Hi guys,

Past week I did a manual cleaning of my whole cabinet, and also the processor's stock fan that was making a constant sound that fans generally make.

I pulled out the lever for detaching the fan, and did a thorough cleaning of the fan.
After that I blew away the excess dust inside the motherboard, which I regret.

And after fixing it back, without new thermal paste was happy that the sound was gone.

But, now the sound has came back again, which is quite annoying, but can be ignored.
Strangely though, I am experiencing a general performance drop, and slow response of my mouse (Razer Death Adder).

And also the loading time of webpages has increased.

I wanna know if this is happening because of the thermal paste not applied or is it something with my OS ?
Should I apply thermal paste again ? Its been about 2 years since I bought the machine.

You certainly should have cleaned off the old paste and reapplied new paste.

Are you having any temperature issues?

Are you POSITIVE that the fan is responsible for the noise you hear?

I wouldn't expect what you did to affect the mouse or performance unless your PC is now throttling due to heat issues or unless you accidentally did something else.

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I am currently running:

ASRock 939 Dual SATAII
Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
2 x 512 pc3200
GeForce 6800

I just purchased the 120 GB hard drive a few days ago and decided to do a complete wipe of my old hard drive and instal the OS on the new one. I did this and everything works great. I have all the current drivers and such but I have one huge problem. The system can barely play games at the level I could on the old HDD. I got a 939 in PCMark 06!!!. It is riduculous. I found a link to a thread with people having problems with this board and AGP cards. However I followed their instructions but to no avail. After looking at my PCMark 06 test results I saw that it listed my videocards core clock speed at 10mhz, yet the actual clock speed listed in the nVidia tab is 325mhz. I'm wondering what could be wrong...

A:Horrible drop in performance

did you check to see what AGP speed your card is operating at? also if the board has had alot of problmes then it is very likely there are bios updates available that address those problems.

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So my Windows Vista seems to getting a performance drop every minute or so. At first I thought it was the infamous 'Vista trying to find a better wireless networks' but I've tested it wired, with the wireless card disabled and the service disabled. I try wireless/wired/offline and still I get the performance drop. Next I try and see if anything is hogging the CPU&memory but when the lag occurs there isn't any significant change.

So now I try and kill any unnecessary processes and services to see if anything was slowing it down.. I managed to get down to the bare essentials (Heh, not even having sound or explorer.exe) but it still manages to lag on half life.

I made sure my powerplan was set to high performance (Tried it on balanced/powersaver, same result)

I scanned for viruses using Avast! but nothing came up.. perhaps I should try it with another Anti virus :/

I really don't know whats happening.. whatever it is, it's stopping me from playing games, watching films and all sorts >.<

Help please? :)

A:Unexplained performance drop.

hi when did you last run the clean up tool or defrag the hdd that should be of some help

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Recently I have noticed a very significant performance drop in games. Doom 3 runs at least a full 10 fps slower, F.E.A.R. sp demo lags like crazy, Swat 4, which I used to run at absolute max specs on everything, is now jumpy. ***!!!??? Sorry...I'm just a bit pissed that my investment seems to have gone to crap...

Recent things that have happened that seem a bit suspicious but I dunno how they would be linked to this: 1. I changed some bios settings and when I restarted my computer, it did nothing, so I had to reset my bios manually to get it to start. Then ZoneAlarm gave me hell about not having a proper root certificate, so I had to go through a long process of unistalling that manually (believe me it was hell). 2. I recently bought a Zalman VF700 cooler for my 6800 ultra, which keeps the temps about 7 degrees cooler. 3. I flashed my bios.

my system specs:

3.2 Ghz P4 w/ HT
6800 ultra
2048mb pc3200

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Hi, I have a very frustrating issue on my PC. Games performance drops whenever I play it for 10-20 minutes. It varies, e.g. when I play watch dogs, it stutters after playing for 15 minutes. GTA IV lags and stutters after playing for 10 minutes. However there are also games that do not experience lag, or the performance drops very little. For example: Battlefield 4 (ultra settings), ARMA III (when i adjust the view distance slider all the way max, it lags after playing 10 minutes). During the lag moment, for games that lag, when i set the resolution from 1080p to 720p, they don't lag before 5 minutes. After that, they lag. So please any help would be appreciated, and thanks

Intel core i7-2600k
Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 4 GB VRAM
Windows 7 Ultimate
Cooler Master 700w silent pro

A:PC gaming performance drop

Game Booster Diagnose Report v1.0
Date: 2014/11/11 18:31:54

01 - Operating System

0101 - Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : BIOS Date: 02/14/12 10:03:14 Ver: 04.06.04
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
0105 - Memory : 8192MB RAM
0106 - Available OS Memory : 8174MB RAM
0107 - Page File : 1404MB used, 14941MB available
0108 - Windows Dir : C:\Windows
0109 - DirectX Version : DirectX 11
0110 - DX Setup Parameters : Not found
0111 - User DPI Setting : Using System DPI
0112 - System DPI Setting : 96 DPI (100 percent)
0113 - DWM DPI Scaling : Disabled
0114 - DxDiag Version : 6.01.7600.16385

02 - Processor

0201 - Caption : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz x8 ~3401MHz
0202 - Current Clock Speed : 3401MHz

03 - Video Adapter

0301 - Card Name : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
0302 - Manufacturer : NVIDIA
0303 - Chip Type : GeForce GTX 760
03... Read more

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Hello. Yesterday I upgraded my laptop (win7, 4gb ram, intel 1,8HZ) to windows 10.
After update I feel great performance drop. Not only it works slower, but also has troubles with things that run smoothly on windows 7.
The biggest problem although is my touchpad. It became less responsive. Originally it didn't work at all. I had to install latest official driver.
Any suggestions to improve it?
I expected that performance would drop but not that greatly. Currently my old pc with 1 Gb Ram and 7 boots up faster. I tried disabling many services and it helped a little. Could someone give me a list of services which are safe to disable?

A:Performance drop after Update

Is it 32-bit or 64-bit? 64-bit edition requires 2GB RAM for smooth performance.Edit: Sorry, I looked only at the specs of your old PC. Did the performance drop occur just after the upgrade or after you started using it i.e. installing new applications et cetera?

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The speed and performance of my computer will drop after a short while of usage. For example, Just attempting to play LoL, the match will start at 60, 70 fps, but will drop to 5-10 after a couple of minutes of playing. The computer slows down when not playing games as well, and even browsing the internet can become very slow (not because of internet speed; in terms of typing, etc). I reset the computer and closed a lot of tasks that were running but the problem wasn't solved. I have an Alienware M14x with 8GB ram from a few years ago. Could anyone give some help? Thanks!

A:PC performance drop after some usage

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please run TFC by following this guide here:

How to use Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) | Tech Support Forum

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Windows 8 Performance Drop
So I upgraded to Windows 8 64bit a month ago, and my gaming performance has dropped ever since then. I have a gt650M, so I know that isn't a problem. I didn't do a clean install; I did the upgrade via the assistant. For instance, Just Cause 2 stutters, whereas in 7 it didn't. My nVidia drivers are up to date as well. This is really irritating me. Any suggestions?

A:Windows 8 Performance Drop

Have you updated all your mobo drivers and your BIOS, sometimes this helps especially with the BIOS update. Windows 8 recommends updating your BIOS before installing the OS.

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I have a trouble with my computer performance.
First time i bought my Notebook, my processor subscore is 6.3
about 4 month past i rerun my WEI and the score become 4.6
What happen to my computer?
Did my processor broken or something?
Now my notebook is reaaaaaly slow...
It takes up to 8 minutes to boot up

Processor - Intel Centrino2 Duo P8700

A:Performance + WEI Subscore drop

Hello Darkshadow, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It could be a number of things that affect the WEI score. Here are a few ideas that I hope may help:Did you leave the computer idle with nothing else running or opened while running the WEI score update? (most common cause)
Did you update your chipset drivers?
Did you flash your BIOS with a new version?

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hello all
a week or so ago my sound on my pc became crackely and stuttering , i first noticed it while useing flight simulator , i thought it would be related to that but i get the same problem in windows media and div-x .
i have a build in sound on my ASUS P4S8X-X MOTHERBOARD , I have the up to date drivers and the soundMAX audio control package ( that came with the motherboard ) installed , i have 5.1 souround sound speakers ,
i have tried swaping cables around , different speakers , different settings on the control panel ,etc , no use

one other thing , i tried to use a voice control system for the flight sim (voice buddy ) and i could not get the mike to work or pick up my voice no matter what i did in settings ,
it may not be relevent but it all worked fine before i did a reinstall a few weeks ago with a bigger hard drive
runing XP with service pack 2

any help gratefully recived , the pc is hopless without sound
thank you

A:Sound Problem , Crackely And Stuttering /built In Sound

Try uninstalling Voice Buddy. If the sound is OK, then you know it was either a corrupt install of Voice Buddy or a setting in the program needs tweaked

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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 and downloaded / installed the 77.77 drivers. I had been using the 77.72... Read more

A:Freezing and stuttering in my games

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

Anyone, please?

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Intermittent stuttering in all Games

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

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

thanks in advance..

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Hi 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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