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Computer stuttering during games

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December 12, 2011 12:36:50 AM

I'm getting fps jumps all over the place. This just started happening in the last couple weeks. Changing my graphics settings doesn't seem to help either. I was playing saints row three and my fps would go from 55 to the teens in a matter of seconds. Once it starts it wont stop. Battlefield 3 intermittently drops to the teens as well.

My specs

AMD Phenom x6 1055t 2.80GHZ

8gb of ram

1gb amd hd 6850

Windows 7

My graphics card goes up in temp to about 40c or 50c under load and my cpu gets up to 100 Farenheit under load.

I would appreciate any help if possible.
December 12, 2011 6:50:56 AM

Are you sure 100 F is accurate? that works out around 37 C and seems too low for a CPU under load, My i7 idles around 34 C.

Is your CPU underclocked by mistake? download a CPU monitoring tool (I use coretemp) and check it is running at full speed.

Your symptoms sound like the CPU is getting too hot and throttling back to a slower speed.
December 12, 2011 12:42:48 PM

yep monitor your temps properly with gpu-z and coretemp if your not maxing out the temps it may be a threading problem go into bios and turn off two cores and see if your games play better.
this will force the 4 remaining cores to work more effectively instead of just passing on to another core which can slow a program down if its designed for a max of 4 cores... this may tie in to the fact it only started a few weeks ago when bf3 may have been patched.
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December 12, 2011 3:38:12 PM

I downloaded the temp programs and am still getting similar readings. I turned off the two cores as well. I still had some slow downs playing saints row 3. It still played much smoother than before. Battlefield 3 also seemed to run smoother but it still slowed down once. I should be getting steady high fps with my setup though right? Is it possible that my comp isn't pulling enough power?
December 13, 2011 5:22:39 PM

Started up the comp this morning and this message was on the screen. Blue screen error.

bcc 117
BCP1: FFFFFA800A346010
BCP2: FFFFF880036258B8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
!