I've just formatted the computer and installed the latest drivers, but I'm still having the issue I had before. Every couple seconds, games will stutter. The framerate drops noticeably for less than a second. It's pretty annoying and I don't see any solution for it. Just formatted, newest drivers installed. No idea what's happening.
This sort of goes back a while. I used to have an Antec Earthwatts 500w PSU. The computer was having problems, so in December I installed a new one (Corsair TX650W). Come back from school in spring, this stuttering issue comes up. Makes most games unplayable. Get back from school again a couple days ago, issue is still there. And then the power supply burns out. I thought it was just the power supply. I put in the old power supply for now, format, and same issue. No difference.
Intel E8400 (3.0 ghz)
Asus P5G41T M LX
Corsair XMS 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
EVGA Geforce GTX 560 Ti 1024mb
Windows XP Home 32-bit
You have windows 32 bit which means you have less than 4gb of ram installed or available. It could be that theres not enough ram and it causes stuttering, I had a similar issue myself, I fixed this by reformatting to the 64 bit version and i started running gamebooster 3 which ended up fixing my problem
Also you will want to overclock your cpu. You are actually getting a bottleneck, if you alt ctrl del when playing an intensive game like BF3, you will see both your ram and cpu topping out.
I had an E8500 that did this.
Add more ram and overclock your cpu , you will find this will elleviate your stuttering. Once your 560ti's vram gets slaughtered it will attack your system ram and therefore give you stuttering.
It's 4 years old and I don't have any thermal paste sitting around, so I really don't think overclocking it is a good idea. I'd rather just get a new one, but then I would probably need to get a new motherboard too. Like I said, I had 2 sticks of RAM in when I was getting the stuttering. I removed one just to see if anything was wrong with the RAM, but it seems to have made no difference. All I can do right now is hope my old video card still works for a bit.