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Windows 7: CPU performance issues in gaming and video playback?

04 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
CPU performance issues in gaming and video playback?

Hello!

I have been having trouble off and on with sound and video stutter in games and video playback (mostly through flash players but can be seen sometimes with video players like MPC).

I believe it is something eating up my CPU but am not positive. Gaming-wise it doesn't matter if I have it on high or low settings. I mainly play online games but I'm confident my internet connection would not be the problem (don't exactly see how it could be in this case anyways). My system does not have the best specs but should be able to play the games I'm running and shouldn't have problems with video playback.

My temps are fine from what I can see (using CPUID HWMonitor for that).

Basic system specs are in my profile and I've attached my dxdiag for a bit more info.

If you need any other detailed info please ask.




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04 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Please use this tool to update your profile specs

And then use this tool to post all the files here
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04 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by centaur78 View Post
Please use this tool to update your profile specs

And then use this tool to post all the files here
Upload the full system specifications, and what are the minimum system requirements for the games you are playing?
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04 Sep 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run this program and see whether you have any red bars - if yes, you most likely have a driver problem. DPC Latency Checker
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04 Sep 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by centaur78 View Post
Please use this tool to update your profile specs

And then use this tool to post all the files here
Updated system specs via that tool.
SF Diagnostic tool generates an empty folder every time. Have UAC disabled and am running as admin each time. Not sure what that means.

EDIT: Third times the charm with the SF Tool? ZIP file attached.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post

Upload the full system specifications, and what are the minimum system requirements for the games you are playing?
Mainly WoW and other lower end MMOs. I even had the stutter problem in Altitude though which is quite low on the spectrum of requirements.

When the problem isn't happening I can get 30-40 fps in Guild Wars 2 on low/med settings. When it is happening I get 8-10 fps. WoW has the same problem. I can play that on high-ultra with great fps when it's not happening. Barely playable on low settings when it is.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Run this program and see whether you have any red bars - if yes, you most likely have a driver problem. DPC Latency Checker
I saw green bars all the way running it for 5 minutes or so. I did however still get this message:

Code:
Some device drivers on this machine behave bad and will probably cause drop-outs in real-time audio and/or video streams. To isolate the misbehaving driver use Device Manager and disable/re-enable various devices, one at a time. Try network and W-LAN adapters, modems, internal sound devices, USB host controllers, etc.


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05 Sep 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

How to get to Device Manager if you don't know:

Start > Right-Click Computer > Manage (need Admin rights I believe) > Computer Management > Device Manager > Click-the tree-view for a device > Right-Click for options of that driver (Disable, Uninstall etc.)

Hope this helps,

Harry


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05 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
How to get to Device Manager if you don't know:

Start > Right-Click Computer > Manage (need Admin rights I believe) > Computer Management > Device Manager > Click-the tree-view for a device > Right-Click for options of that driver (Disable, Uninstall etc.)

Hope this helps,

Harry
I'm honestly not sure what you wanted me to do in the Device Manager?
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05 Sep 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustomcgee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
How to get to Device Manager if you don't know:

Start > Right-Click Computer > Manage (need Admin rights I believe) > Computer Management > Device Manager > Click-the tree-view for a device > Right-Click for options of that driver (Disable, Uninstall etc.)

Hope this helps,

Harry
I'm honestly not sure what you wanted me to do in the Device Manager?
You could have a corrupted driver, and a reinstall of a driver for that device may work, you will be able to get drivers from the vendors website.

The device manager also usually displays which drivers are corrupted.

This PCWorld article may be of use to you: http://www.pcworld.com/article/16577...t_drivers.html

Hope this helps,

Harry
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05 Sep 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustomcgee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
How to get to Device Manager if you don't know:

Start > Right-Click Computer > Manage (need Admin rights I believe) > Computer Management > Device Manager > Click-the tree-view for a device > Right-Click for options of that driver (Disable, Uninstall etc.)

Hope this helps,

Harry
I'm honestly not sure what you wanted me to do in the Device Manager?
You could have a corrupted driver, and a reinstall of a driver for that device may work, you will be able to get drivers from the vendors website.

The device manager also usually displays which drivers are corrupted.
Ah okay. Not seeing any corrupted drivers in the device manager.


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05 Sep 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Expand your "Sound, video and game controllers" to see the drivers.
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