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Old 11-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I come to you out of desperation, I cant figure out whats causing this!

Almost every game I run, from low end (minecraft) to high end (blops, BF3), has this hanging stutter every half second or so. I thought my GPU was underpowered, but even after purchasing a new one today the stutter is still there. The only difference is the action between the stutters looks smoother now. Its probably something obvious, here are my specs:

3gb ddr2 memory

AMD Phenom II x2 555 @ 3.20ghz

the old card I was using was an Nvidia 9600gt Oc2

And the new card I bought today is a GTX 560

Power supply is 500w edit: nzxt pp 500

This is a video of BF3 showing the stutter

If you need any more info please let me know!
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What model of PSU. I'd point at that first. While it is 500W, it might not be producing enough amps.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is an nzxt pp500,

Its pretty old Ive had it since I built the rig the first time in 2007 ish.

Since then I've swapped out everything but the PSU and the main HDD.

Thanks for the quick reply!

Quick Edit: I heard somewhere that a fragmented drive can cause this as it takes longer for to fetch data? I was just wondering if there is any truth to this at all.
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Use your diagnostics of your hard drive, Western Digital tools or Sandisk tools. You can download them. Run them.
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I ran WD tool, Passed test all fine. I also downloaded a temp monitor, and my cpu is idling at 61!!

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Clean out your case of bunnies. Maybe re-apply the grease. Make sure your fans are working.

Also, your -12V is way off. Your other volts on your PSU is slightly off.

I would look at first getting your CPU temp down, and then get a new PSU.
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alright im going on a mission!

Going to the store to grab some arctic silver 5, couple air cans, and check out PSUs.

Power supplys are a universal fit right? I dont need to worry about case dimensions?
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AS5 is old crap. Get some TX2.

PSU's are mostly universal. Some companies like Dell use non-standard sizes. If you built it yourself, you should be fine.

Look at this before you buy a PSU: *READ FIRST* Updated Power supply guide
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I went to the store, all they had was AS5. :'(

I reseated the sink, and I am now idling at 38 degrees!

Now everything runs LIKE BUTTER.

Thank you so much!!
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