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Diablo 3 and Stuttering

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May 15, 2012 9:28:10 PM

Hi, I just posted a stuttering issue related to Diablo 3, and I was wondering if someone proficient with addressing CPU related issues can confirm my findings for me. Here are my specs:

HP Pavillion Motherboard and Ram: a6552f model.

Q6600 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad
550Ti EVGA FPB @ 951MHz
4x1GB DDR2 Ram
250GB HDD, 5400RPM, no SMART errors, good condition
Corsair CX600 v2



So, the issue is while playing Diablo 3 (any any other game, including games like League of Legends where Graphics is very low leveled) I'll have stuttering like a skipping record while playing the game. I know 99.9% this isn't a GPU related issue, because in some areas of the game, it's possible to achieve 60FPS with no stuttering, even when I'm in a graphically intense area. I've turned the settings down, physics down, everything, and I still have the stuttering.

Here is what you can see in the Resource Manager while running Diablo 3.

http://i.imgur.com/5ggUk.png

I'm not sure how threading works, but my really uneducated guess is that the threads are too large, or is trying to switch processes to other cores to compensate, and it's resulting is a pause whenever it does this. I could be completely wrong, and I'm sure I am.

Either way, it seems to be CPU related.

This is an OEM motherboard, so I'm screwed when it comes to Overclocking and upgrading. Any ideas? Or am I just going to have to live with it for a while?

Is there any way to determine for sure if this is a CPU issue?

Thanks for your help. :) 

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May 15, 2012 9:43:09 PM

core 3 running at 100% is the cause. possibly look into getting a replacement motherboard, can get them off ebay or craigslist, for older ddr2, 775 socket board, probably looking at ~$30-40. Question is will it fit into that hp case ..

the q6600 is capable of 3.0ghz and up to 3.4.

other than that, upgrading the MB, Cpu, and ram.
May 15, 2012 9:58:46 PM

noob2222 said:
core 3 running at 100% is the cause. possibly look into getting a replacement motherboard, can get them off ebay or craigslist, for older ddr2, 775 socket board, probably looking at ~$30-40. Question is will it fit into that hp case ..

the q6600 is capable of 3.0ghz and up to 3.4.

other than that, upgrading the MB, Cpu, and ram.



Yeah, that's what it seems like my only option is. Amazon.ca is really my only outlet, everything else costs me a lot more to ship, and they have *no* 775 slot selection.

I'm pretty much screwed it would seem until I can replace the motherboard, the ram, and the processor in one sitting.

Oh well.