I need help. I am turning to you all because you guys helped me out so much with my 1st build a while ago.
I decided to upgrade my video card from a 5850 to a 7950 recently. When I first got the card a little over a month ago, I initially had problems with stuttering in a couple of games, specifically Battlefield 3.
I did some research, even posted a topic here (no responses though ). I managed to seemingly work it out, I re-installed the drivers after doing a drive cleaner pro wipe, and the card worked great for a month or so.
Well, I wanted to try and push the card a little but more since, after doing some more research, it seemed easy enough to overclock a bit so I tried MSI afterburner to try and push it a bit more. So I upped the clock a bit to 1100, tried to see how it would work. Well, after a couple of mins my comp. froze and I was forced to restart.
After the restart, I was back to the stuttering problem I had before.
I have tried everything...drive cleaning/re-install drivers, older drivers, beta drivers, disabling AMD HD audio drivers, re-setting memory timings, flashing BIOS, and even doing a complete format and re-install of windows.
I am still having the issue. I'll try and describe it...the game runs great for a couple of minutes. Then it begins to stutter and become unpleasant to play. The game is choppy, even though the actual FPS don't seem affected.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...I'm stumped. Although, I will say too, that after the clean windows install I thought the problem was fixed for a while. I played for about 30 minutes before work with no stuttering. Came home from work tonight, fired it up, and back to the stuttering.
read this article. this could explain the stuttering problem. you could try recording the frames in fraps and see if its comparable to the TR results. if that's the case there probably isnt anything you can do other then hope amd fixes the problem.