PC Game stuttering problems. What is to blame?
I have a dimension e5150 dell computer with a pentium 4 3.4 ghz processor, 1 gb of ram, and a gefore 7800gt graphics card. I have bought and played Neverwinter nights, Unreal tournament 2004, CS:S and Half-life 2. All but UT 2004 experience stuttoring. I do not know what is causing this problem. i have downloaded nvidia's Latest drivers. When you do that are you supposed to delete the ones that came with the card? I don't know if that would affect anything. Any suggestions as to what i could do to help determine what my problem is would be appreciated. i have steam so getting an update is not a solution for half-life 2 and CS:S. My OS is windows xp SP2. The stuttoring happens when entering new areas, turning quickly, or viewing a bunch of action on screen. This effect is characterized by severe frame rate loss, and in the case of half-life 2, sound looping. I have been troubleshooting the problem for a great deal of time and would like to finally be rid of it.