AMD XP 1600+
ECS K7S5A mboard
GF2 GTS 32mb
When I run 3dmark 2000, the frame rate is very good and I score high. But every couple of seconds, there is a sudden pause or "jerk" and then the benchmark continues. This is very annoying to look at and wrecks gameplay. Please help me stop the jerks!
How many RAM do you have? be sure that you set the AGP Aperture Size inside your BIOS to 1/2 of your system RAM (not video RAM).
Also be sure that you have the latest drivers from NVidia's site and that you installed all chipset drivers.
My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground .
Half your ram is a bit much. I usually try to set mine to double my Video card ram. However, I've found that I get worse performance with my 8500 with a 128 MB size than a 64MB size. Ultimately, it depends on what apps you are using, and if they even need the AGP Aperture.
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OK still have the problem. Gonna try reformatting tonight.
No offense, but all of the suggestion have helped little. The only one possible is that the hard drive isn't catching up but i doubt it. It a very consistent occurence, pauses quickly about once every 2-3 seconds.
No offence to anyone but I see a lot of techsupport type answers here - "you know the wire at the back? follow it to the wall. is it plugged in?" type answers. rather than answers from experience. Just the ones I looked at.
A lot of persons have the same problem with Win XP. After a while, 3d games starts to stutter every 2-3 seconds and i never found a solution for this anywhere. The only solution that i have is to format and wish for the problem not to come back. This happens with any driver and because of that, i format every 2 weeks. If you look at forums on madonion.com and search for "stutter", you will find a lot of posts talking about this.
P3-700 at 933
Win XP Pro
Have you tried setting a 500mb min, 500mb max windows swap file. This can cause the problem you are describing. Windows is constantly changeing the swap file size,which will cause your system to stutter, as windows hogs resourses when constantly changeing swap file size.
the problem of stuttering in win xp is caused by a driver conflict with the nvidia driver. the stack dump goes out of control (to a certain degree, not infinately)and the same bit of rendering gets re-done by the card, and then disgarded.this problem usually developes after a few games in d3d.
That could AGP thrashing. This is when the CPU is being over utiliesd and the graphics card under utilised. A couple of ways to prevent this is to reduce CPU utilisation (decrease sound quality requirements is one way), or increase graphics card usage (increase resolution).
This will drop your fps, but should reduce the amount of 'stutter'.
Set swap file to 2X the amount of ram you have, if you have 128 megs ram st swap file to no less than 256 and also no more than 256, this way the swap file is constant. 256 meg ram 512 swap file, get the picture.
If you are using Win 98 make sure to enable DMA mode on your Hard Drive. Win2k, XP it's done for you(no choice).
Make sure When you play games, certain TSR's are diabled, i.e, Hardware monitoring, realtime virus scanning, you can always re-enable these things later.
Also AMD has a registry patch on thier site specifically addressing an issue AMD processors handle large files, this one seems to be important, I was having some video issues and this fixed my problem.
"and the same bit of rendering gets re-done by the card, and then disgarded.this problem usually developes after a few games in d3d."
There's driver problem on a clean install of XP? and is there a solution to your explanation?