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Can anyone help with my problem while gaming?

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January 30, 2014 12:30:01 PM

Whenever my framerate drops below my monitors refresh rate, it feels nearly unplayable. Another example, let's say I'm playing at 75 fps and my framerate barely drops to 71, the difference in smoothness is ridiculous. Even though it only dropped maybe 3 or 4 frames, it feels like it dropped 30 or more. This happens in Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Black Ops.

I've re-installed video drivers.
My CPU temps run between 52C-56C while gaming. My GTX 560 runs at 55C while gaming, so it's not overheating
I've defragged my hard-drive
I've ran CCleaner
I've changed NVidia Control Panel settings
I've used V-Sync, and Adaptive V-Sync
Used Razer Gambooster
I even upgraded to Windows 8.1

I've been looking all over every forum section I could find and it seems no one has found a solution to this problem. Could it possible be my Hard drive?

I took a screenshot while running HWiNFO64. Does everything look okay? I notice that my CPU core frequency is lower than what it should be, but think that's because I have 'Cool and Quiet' enabled in my BIOS.
http://s32.photobucket.com/user/anthonyfoust123/media/U...

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a b 4 Gaming
January 30, 2014 12:37:03 PM

Try turning v-sync off in general. also yea disable the cool and quiet functionality and go for full raw power, especially since your temps are actually really good and can go up without any harm for better performance
also try overclocking your gpu (even a moderate overclock that is in no way damaging to your card can fix some slight stuttering problems)
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January 30, 2014 6:36:42 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
Try turning v-sync off in general. also yea disable the cool and quiet functionality and go for full raw power, especially since your temps are actually really good and can go up without any harm for better performance
also try overclocking your gpu (even a moderate overclock that is in no way damaging to your card can fix some slight stuttering problems)


I disabled cool and quiet in the bios and disabled v-sync and it helped, a little, but the problem was still there. How exactly should I try to overclock my gpu? I've never oc'ed anything before. Should I use MSI afterburner?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 31, 2014 9:33:12 AM

MSI afterburner is a good one. and to overclock, you start on the core clock, and move the slider up 10mhz at a time, and after each jump, you do a run of a gpu stresser like unigine valley or furmark (prefer unigine)
then you repeat the process until you get a driver crash. after it crashes, dial the core clock back by 20mhz, and then restart your computer.
repeat the same process for the memory clock AFTER you have found your stable core clock
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January 31, 2014 10:22:04 AM

Brantyn Gerik said:
MSI afterburner is a good one. and to overclock, you start on the core clock, and move the slider up 10mhz at a time, and after each jump, you do a run of a gpu stresser like unigine valley or furmark (prefer unigine)
then you repeat the process until you get a driver crash. after it crashes, dial the core clock back by 20mhz, and then restart your computer.
repeat the same process for the memory clock AFTER you have found your stable core clock


Okay, thanks will try this in a bit.

I was looking up similar threads with people who are experiencing the same thing I am
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?40784-From-60-...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1419417/stuttering-at-anythi...
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1726574
https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/525174/is-this...

I honestly saw like 20 other ones, that people have the same problem on. I don't think any of them have found solutions.
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January 31, 2014 11:36:31 AM

Brantyn Gerik said:
MSI afterburner is a good one. and to overclock, you start on the core clock, and move the slider up 10mhz at a time, and after each jump, you do a run of a gpu stresser like unigine valley or furmark (prefer unigine)
then you repeat the process until you get a driver crash. after it crashes, dial the core clock back by 20mhz, and then restart your computer.
repeat the same process for the memory clock AFTER you have found your stable core clock


Got the Core clock up to 890mhz and then got the crash, so I set it to 870mhz.
Trying Memory now.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2014 11:09:25 AM

Sounds good, but don't expect huge gains, as the max gain will be like 10%. But this may be able to smooth out your games a bit
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February 2, 2014 10:18:20 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
Sounds good, but don't expect huge gains, as the max gain will be like 10%. But this may be able to smooth out your games a bit


Sorry for not responding earlier, forgot I made this thread. Actually, oc'ing my gtx 560 actually did smooth out my gameplay. Thanks man.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 10:43:40 AM

NP, glad i could help. It's funny how truly different people can view the quality on their screen (one person might be totally fine with it, while in your case, you found the stuttering quite annoying) :p  Makes me love studying psychology
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February 3, 2014 12:46:50 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
NP, glad i could help. It's funny how truly different people can view the quality on their screen (one person might be totally fine with it, while in your case, you found the stuttering quite annoying) :p  Makes me love studying psychology


Honestly, I thought i was just imagining the skipping because whenever I would record and watch the video back, the stuttering was gone. Once I found all those threads of people experiencing the same thing, I knew something was off.

I was also skeptical that overclocking my video card slightly would have helped honestly lol. I've seen instances of people with the same problem and they did everything to relieve their problem, but nothing worked.

Thanks again man, you're a huge life saver.
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