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Stuttering framerate. Every game/different components.

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#1 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 26 November 2014 - 05:33 PM

I must be doing something wrong. All anybody every says is update drivers / switch out parts

Durr, I've done that. =;

 

I had my system (fx 8350 / 7970ge / 8gb ram / Win7) from april to november/decemeber last year before it started micro stuttering (I believe I'm using the right term), every single frame is at a different speed of the very next frame etc.

I sold that 8350 on ebay and got good feedback .___.

Now there's an 8320 attached to a sabbertooth board and a 7970 ge sitting around in some box somewhere in my house collecting dust.

Many times it makes a 'stair' type pattern and most of the time it'll shoot a frame up to 100-1000ms 5-10 times in a minute.

 

I must be doing something wrong.

 

Tried new drivers/old drivers/beta drivers

 

Tried Intel vs AMD

Tried Win 8 vs Win 7

 

I've switched out every part, reinstalled everything (multiple times)

 

Even tried building a whole new system

(and for whatever reason I can't get into the bios of this motherboard after

setting it up/updating, and really old games crash on it/same stutter problem)

Even tried testing my GF's laptop and got the same thing (f'in wat?)

 

About to buy a pre-built cause of this but I feel like I'm going to touch it and it'll do the same



#2 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3314 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 26 November 2014 - 05:56 PM

Sounds like an FFL error. I'm VERY familiar with those.



#3 Megazell   Linux Gamer CAGiversary!   5388 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Megazell

Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:34 AM

I would get a USB or CD/DVD and install a live version of Linux. Something like Lubuntu - easy stuff.

http://lubuntu.net/

 

Once you've done that - install it on a small partition - Something like 10 Gigs if you can spare it. Then install a 3D games like L4D 2 or Saubraten or something else and see if you get the same issues. If you do - You'll know for sure it's hardware. If not, the maybe something you installing on your Windows is getting involved in the background.



#4 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:38 PM

Sounds like an FFL error. I'm VERY familiar with those.


What's that .___.

#5 The Laughing Mann  

The Laughing Mann

Posted 30 November 2014 - 04:32 AM

What games are stuttering? Cause from what you said, what you haven't done is trying the games on a clean OS install. My recommendation? If you've got a spare and healthy HDD lying around, use it as a tester to do an OS install with drivers and updates (do the latest Windows updates and latest video driver). Running the games at that point, see if the same thing happens.

 

Also, refer to http://www.tomshardw...tuttering-games and http://www.gamespot....utter-29343711/ and http://www.computerh...?topic=145673.0 for possible fixes.



#6 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:18 PM

What games are stuttering? Cause from what you said, what you haven't done is trying the games on a clean OS install. My recommendation? If you've got a spare and healthy HDD lying around, use it as a tester to do an OS install with drivers and updates (do the latest Windows updates and latest video driver). Running the games at that point, see if the same thing happens.

All games are doing this with very apparent and even not so apparent stuttering.

(Many frames are being stalled and another one comes quick right after, etc.)

 

I have done clean OS install, many times in fact. With both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

And even on the Alienware Alpha 1 I just bought that I'm having the same exact issues on.

 

I've also tested one of my systems at my parents house and got the same results, hopefully ruling out a power issue (from the socket)

 

I had my first PC from about may to november last year without issues.

 

I also have a WiiU/PS4/Xbone and haven't had these problems with any of them. It must be a software/driver issue (it would seem) but how could that be with installing nothing but steam and a game? I even made windows 8 not install any up dates this time.



#7 The Laughing Mann  

The Laughing Mann

Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:48 PM

All games are doing this with very apparent and even not so apparent stuttering.

(Many frames are being stalled and another one comes quick right after, etc.)

 

I have done clean OS install, many times in fact. With both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

And even on the Alienware Alpha 1 I just bought that I'm having the same exact issues on.

 

I've also tested one of my systems at my parents house and got the same results, hopefully ruling out a power issue (from the socket)

 

I had my first PC from about may to november last year without issues.

 

I also have a WiiU/PS4/Xbone and haven't had these problems with any of them. It must be a software/driver issue (it would seem) but how could that be with installing nothing but steam and a game? I even made windows 8 not install any up dates this time.

From the way it sounds, it definitely sounds like a hardware issue. And Alienware ain't the best for gaming you can get into. From my experience, stuttering and framerate issues are attributed to traffic from the game itself and the hardware trying to run it can't keep up. I've seen it happen with games running at highest possible settings on rigs that can't take it (I am running an 8 core AMD, 3.5-4GHz, with 8GB RAM and dual GTX 660s SLI'd together); on my rig I get max settings on Far Cry 3, Skyrim, and Witcher 2 (to name some benchmark titles), the performance is stable; the fans I have installed in this thing pull out considerable heat; temps are normal for such instances.

 

To see the same issues occur on two different OS installs and on two different PCs, it indicates that either the games themselves are shitty with their coding...or the PCs trying to run them aren't up to snuff with what you're putting out with the game settings.



#8 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 07 December 2014 - 06:42 AM

To see the same issues occur on two different OS installs and on two different PCs, it indicates that either the games themselves are shitty with their coding...or the PCs trying to run them aren't up to snuff with what you're putting out with the game settings.

My original rig was an 8350/7970ge w/8gb ram on win7 it worked great from at least may till november last year

I was able to max out most games w/60fps at the time.

Worst case was my frames were below 60fps but not stuttering



#9 The Laughing Mann  

The Laughing Mann

Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:47 PM

My original rig was an 8350/7970ge w/8gb ram on win7 it worked great from at least may till november last year

I was able to max out most games w/60fps at the time.

Worst case was my frames were below 60fps but not stuttering

what was the power supply?



#10 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:01 PM

what was the power supply?

OCZ 850w gold - way over what I needed.

 

The components are not the issue as I've had exactly the same issue across all components/brands/speeds/sizes

 

The only thing that's stayed the same at this point is that I'm the one in charge.



#11 The Laughing Mann  

The Laughing Mann

Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

OCZ 850w gold - way over what I needed.

 

The components are not the issue as I've had exactly the same issue across all components/brands/speeds/sizes

 

The only thing that's stayed the same at this point is that I'm the one in charge.

I have no idea what is causing it, then. There may have been some component defect or deterioration that occurred, but otherwise...some real obscure possibility is that it's the Radeon video card. I've had better luck with Nvidia cards since they are pretty regular with their driver updates.

 

I would download and burn a copy of Linux (Ubuntu, maybe) and use it to check your hard disks for defects (it's a very obscure thing, but worth checking). Also, download Memtest+ and burn to disk and use it to do thorough and multiple scans of your hard drive.