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Stuttering Games

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February 5, 2010 9:52:27 PM

Hey all, wasn't entirely sure where to put this since im new to 'Tom's Hardware' so i thought i would put it here.

Basically my problem is, during games (any games at all online AND offline games) i get random lag spikes. The game will be fine for about 2 minutes, and then will randomly start to lag and the audio will start to crackle. This willlastforapproximately1 or 2 minutes, then the game will return to normal for another two minutes before lagging andcracklingagain. As i said this happens on both online AND offline games.

I have tried everything i can think off to solve the issue but nothing seems to work

I have tried using Advanced system care to clean my system and remove any unwanted files and bug's etc. I have tried using Game booster to close down any services and operations that may be going on in the background whileI'mgaming, I have tried running the game with a high priority level, I have tried playing the online games on a wireless and wired network (two different networks), I have tried playing the games in high and low detail but none of these work.

My system specs:

AMD Turion X2 ultra 64

ATI Radeon HD 4570 Graphics 512 MB

4 GB Memory

Windows Vista Home Premium

I will extremely grateful for any assistance with this problem

Thanks in advance

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February 5, 2010 10:31:21 PM

1.) what games are you playing
2.) check your temps, i use HWmonitor, i think it works better than rivatuner. both are good tho.
February 5, 2010 10:41:39 PM

online games:
Runes of magic

Offline games:
S.TA.L.K.E.R. Clear sky
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of pripyat
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February 5, 2010 10:44:54 PM

I've checked my Temps and everything is running at 72oC
February 5, 2010 11:09:21 PM

Do you think if i did a system restore to about 2 weeks ago it may fix the issue, as it only started 1 week ago?
February 6, 2010 12:37:50 AM

well i've done system restore and gone back 2 weeks just reinstalling a game. Hopefully stutter free....
February 6, 2010 1:27:12 AM

im still getting the lag/stuttering in game even after the system restore, so i really have no idea what the problem is