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Old 05-08-2005, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what causes temporary freeze and stuttering in games??
is it my video card, processor, or ram?
the freezing and stuttering is sooo bad it freezes for 1-5 seconds
almost every 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
It might be my ram because i have two cheap value ram sticks.
a geil value ram and a cosiar value ram.

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Old 05-08-2005, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like RAM to me.

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Old 05-08-2005, 01:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Usually that is signs of the system over heating. You have some type of temp monitor for your system?
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i have a temp thing on my case and it reads a constant 80-85 degrees F. Didnt overclock either so i dont think its overheating.

I probably have to get more ram.
Should i get more higher quality ram to replace my value ram? or should i jus get another value ram and add more?
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try ending soem processes when you play the game. Make sure no virus scan is scheduled to run while your playing a game. Buying RAM will enhance your system's performance alot!

Two sticks of these should do, take the value crap out:

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Old 05-08-2005, 01:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i dont' think it's the ram

try using one stick at a time and play and see what happens

I don\'t play for fun, I play to win and winning is fun.
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desiboy I was thinking about getting the one up from those
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Old 05-08-2005, 05:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I dont think its ram either.. you wont even see a performance difference by adding ram, what more ram will do is stablize your fps not increase it.

you didnt even explain everything yet... what game is it stuttering in? and on what settings? and does this happen with all your games or just 1?

and i wouldnt jump to 1 conclution just yet with a problem with many variables. a driver confict would prolly cause stuttering. a hardware prob could cause stuttering. and running your games on settings above witch your hardware can support will cause stuttering.

if you dont have a temp monitoring program installed, you might wont to try one like 'Motherbourd monitor 5'. also just check and see what your CPU tem is in Bios b4 you bootup.

EDIT: and just incase, make shur its not somehting simple like forgetting to plug the extra molex power connector into your 6600gt
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Okay in this case this is usually due to the graphics card overheating, has been everytime I experince this.

You guys are too quick to point the finger at value ram, were not trying to scapegoat something here, were trying to help him.

What kind of games and what kind of graphics card do you have?

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