Hey, I will deactivate AVG. That hopefully will solve things.
Another odd phenomenon is I installed windows 2007 about 1.5 wks ago. But in "Uninstall a Program" it says it was installed yesterday???!?
The screen stutters about every 5-6 seconds for about half a second, so it's "almost" undetectable, but for me, detectable enough that it makes gaming (and a few other other things and tasks) almost agitatingly burdensome.
This is one of my few gripes with windows OS, the sluggish (or in this case stuttering) performance that sometimes pops up and it's difficult to diagnose what causes it.
My previous solution was reformatting the hard disk and reinstalling everythign. While that works, it's time-consuming and wretchedly annoying, plus, I don't have time to do that at present.