I've often gotten stuttering in some gaming applications. Most notable is Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
I get stutters in most games when looking at a new area, and most of the time it doesn't occur often enough to annoy me, or maybe it just doesn't happen really at all.
Now you may suspect it to be attributed to me not having an adequate amount of texture memory. However, I also get extremely short stutters in Mass Effect 2, and that game has rather low res textures. I'm more inclined to think that my RAM or HDD is the problem. When I was building my computer, I made a mistake and bought one stick of 4gb of RAM. I know I should've bought a 2x2 setup of RAM, but could this really be it? I didn't think that 1333 mhz of RAM would cause a very noticeable amount of stuttering.
Specs: Phenom 2 Quad OC'd to 4gh
GTX 550 ti 1gb OC'd to 970gn
4gb DDR3 1333 mhz RAM
7200 RPM HDD
Biostar 880g motherboard
What resolution are you trying to run DE:HR at? I had a GTX550ti and it couldn't run DE:HR worth a darn at 1680x1050 with most settings on high. I had to back off to a lower resolution to make the game playable. It is quite demanding.
Remember, I said I have SSAO off, which is a huge performance hog. With it on, I get around 30-40. Also note that I OC'd it (Although the stutter happens at different OCs).
I'm not really sure whats happening. I have my drivers updated and have deleted the old ones.
Anyway, thanks for the help. I'll snoop around the internets to see if I can find an answer.