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Need help regarding "stuttering" please

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November 28, 2011 11:35:54 AM

Hey. so i recently upgraded my pc and can run every game maxed out with 40+fps. however im experiencing large stuttering in every single game. when i look at the fraps it seems like every couple of seconds my fps drops significantly. ie. i was playing black ops and usually im running at 91lock. then every few seconds my fps drops to 0. same thing happens with swtor beta , mw3, saints row and nfs the run.

specs:
phenom II x6 1605t@3.4ghz
zotac amp! gtx550ti
corsair 2gb 1333
n68-vs3
2x350W psu
win7 x64

my questions is what can be causing this? i suspect few things. 1.ram(will be getting 2 more gigs somewhere next week) 2. software based issue(OS,drivers,etc) and 3. something wrong with HDD because i ofter hear noise from it at the same time with fps drops. thanks

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November 28, 2011 11:44:44 AM

when you add the extra ram most if not all of that noise should stop. your hard drive is being used because one, two or three things........ not enough vram, not enough system ram or no L3 cache on the processor.
November 28, 2011 1:00:26 PM

ight thanks. will try adding some ram and and then see
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November 28, 2011 1:02:31 PM

2x350W psu
Care to explain?
November 28, 2011 1:51:19 PM

short-circuited(green/black wire) 2nd psu so i can power 6-pin connectors for gpu and hdds.
November 28, 2011 2:14:17 PM

There is the problem methinks...^^
November 28, 2011 2:21:23 PM

If I remember correctly the psu has to draw from a selection of rails to stay stable.
I think its the 5v which needs load, which I think the hdds use.

Try hooking up the power ok lead to one of the 3.3v leads.
November 28, 2011 5:04:40 PM

i connected hdds to my main psu now so that secondary only powers gpu. problem is somewhat fixed. but still feels to slow on occasions. btw i noticed something strange with my cpu. when i reset it to stock cpuz shows 1605t and when i OC it , shows 1600t. idk why. and my ddr3 ram is running at 400mhz which also should be happening. any solutions to this? what would be the safest way to OC cpu?(multiplier or with fsb) and should i increase ram clock speed to 667 so it matches factory promised speed? ill upload some pictures or maybe video to explain ingame "lagg"
November 29, 2011 7:42:49 AM

Get a better psu before you do anything.
Two 350w psu's doesn't equal a 700w psu.
You'll be lucky if one of them is giving out more then 10amps on the 12v.
This card needs atleast 24amps to run correctly.
November 29, 2011 9:20:04 AM

ill check that later. i dont have $$ atm and my priority is to buy 2 more gigs first
November 29, 2011 9:44:02 AM

joedastudd said:
Get a better psu before you do anything.
Two 350w psu's doesn't equal a 700w psu.
You'll be lucky if one of them is giving out more then 10amps on the 12v.
This card needs atleast 24amps to run correctly.

Actually the card being a 116w part only needs 9.66 amps to run correctly.
November 29, 2011 9:48:56 AM

Your priority should be the psu(s).

Right now its like you have 2, 3 door hatchbacks and your on your way to a tug of war match.
In one you've got 1 average size person and 2 children.
In the other your trying to fit a 5, 25 stone guys into it.

Instead of getting a minibus your just choosing replace one of the children with an adult.
Sure the adult will help at the match, but your still not going to fit all the 25 stone guys into the 3 door hatchback.
November 29, 2011 2:03:52 PM

i said ram because after looking at task manager and other monitoring programs i saw 100% load on ram. then when i installed other games(nfs the run, saints row the third) i experienced very little to no stuttering. anyway ill check amperage on rails when i borrow friends multimeter tomorrow. also should i clock my ram to 667@9-9-9-24 like they should be working? now im at 400mhz@6-6-6-17