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High end pc stutter

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April 9, 2011 3:50:38 PM

One year ago i bought a high end pc
it´s specs are:
-RAM : GSKILL PC3-12800 4GB Ripjaws CL7 (2x2GB) DDR3
-CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
HDD : Samsung spinpoint f3 500 gb 7200 rpm
GPU: gigabyte hd 5850
PSU: corsair TX 650W
As you can see it´s a solid build, however every modern game i play like homefornt , bullestorm , crysis 2 and so on stutters heavily while maintaining great fps.
Can you help me please?
Greets John

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April 9, 2011 5:59:21 PM

You my friend seem to be experiencing "hitching" due to the HDD bottleneck
April 9, 2011 6:19:00 PM

I though my HDD was solid
Infact it was tested by review sites with much more powerful hardware(i7´s and such) with pleasent results
if thats so what are my options? buy a new hdd?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 9, 2011 6:45:36 PM

I doubt it's the hard drive unless it's defective.

MANY of us use 7200rpm drives and we don't have stuttering in games.

Is this a new problem or has it always been a problem?

What is your internet connection speed?

Have you done a disk cleanup and disk defrag lately?

Have you run any tests on your memory?

Do you have the latest graphics drivers for your 5850?

April 9, 2011 7:36:40 PM

1- It´s always been a problerm
2-50 mb/s fiber
3-I do them weekly
4-how can i test it , is there a specific software ?
5- I downloaded the last batch of drivers today

a b B Homebuilt system
April 10, 2011 2:22:50 AM

I don't know man, i would probably format the drive, re-install windows. Then reinstall your motherboards chipset drivers and then your gpu driver from the website. Then get all your windows updates installed.

In that order.
April 13, 2011 8:11:39 PM

Ok problem solved
I did what you posted and i cleaned the thermal paste in my cpu.
Basicly it was thick like cement and had no thermal properties left
I installed some nice artic silver 5 paste and cleaned the cooler
Games run fine now :D 
Greets and thank you