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Windows 7: stuttering in games. (mainly valve)

07 Nov 2009   #41
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

@sotorious: Can you please describe the actual symptom(s) in a detailed and precise manner:

- What do you see and hear?
screen locks up for 1 second and sound loops

- How often does it occur?
on the new harddrive its happened 3 times and once every hour or more. now on the old drive that i had it on it would occur every id say 20 mins or so. but never freeze more than a second. one of the recent times i had it it also did it to me on a movie audio kept playing but movie frooze, that has only happend once so far.

- Is it limited to a specific game?
Before it was css and tf2, now it just seems to be in tf2, have not gotten it in css just yet. main 2 games i play.

- Does the exact same thing ever happen outside of games?
once it happend while i was watching a tv show. on media player, ever since then it has not happened. and idk if that is under the same problem.

- Do you know of any way to reproduce an instance of [symptom] on purpose?
I wish i did it would be easier for me to test, ever since i installed it on the new drive it rarley happens (caviar black). but on the older drive it would happen so often. at least once every 20 mins or so.


At this stage, we're primarily interested in the symptoms. Let's leave the diagnoses for when we've actually got data.

if you want i posted on another forum where i pretty much described the symptoms this is when i was having the problem constant.

k stuttering / freezing problem | Video Game Online Forums & Community | Game Platform Discussions for Video Games - GameTrailers.com

if you want to take the time out and read that.

and again i appreciate everyone's help so much.





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07 Nov 2009   #42
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I just thought of something that could be affecting.

The motherboard has 3.0 Gb/s Sata II ports.

If you leave the jumper on for Caviar black and/or Green,

Specifications for the 1 TB Caviar Black drive (model WD1001FALS)

it is only set to be 1.5 Gb/s.

If the drive came with jumper on, did you remove it?
The main question here is - is the jumper on or not?
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07 Nov 2009   #43
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i need to check just saw your pic hmmm iI NEED TO CHECK i didnt remove anything...
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07 Nov 2009   #44
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If there are any jumpers on the drive at all, power down the machine. Remove jumper(s). Power on machine to Windows and test.
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07 Nov 2009   #45
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
If there are any jumpers on the drive at all, power down the machine. Remove jumper(s). Power on machine to Windows and test.
i just opened my case and i could see all 8 of my pins i see no jumpers if i would see them, it would be coving atleast 2 of the pins correct???

now i have an extra sata cable thats hooked up but not being used, i just left it back there just incase i added anything later on, and i also have a sata cable hooked into my port 0 and or port 1, which i think on this mobo is better known as j-micron idk if that has anything to do with anything.
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07 Nov 2009   #46
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Jumper "on" 2 pins, Jumper "off" 1 pin (or nothing).
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07 Nov 2009   #47
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
Jumper "on" 2 pins, Jumper "off" 1 pin (or nothing).
yea i see nothing all i see is my gold pins all 8 of them. damn i got so excited.
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07 Nov 2009   #48
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Alright, then do you have a hard drive or more set to power off after some time?

Perhaps one is starting and that's when the game freezes momentarily? (Like if a networked pc accessed the shares on it when it was off.)

Try running on high performance power mode and change the hard disk value to power down only after a really long time too. (Sorry if this has already been suggested....like I said, I didn't read everything.) Then test.
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07 Nov 2009   #49
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Alright, then do you have a hard drive or more set to power off after some time?

Perhaps one is starting and that's when the game freezes momentarily?

Try running on performance power mode if not. (Sorry if this has already been suggested....like I said, I didn't read everything.)
ive unplugged my externals and plugged them back in while in game, now as far as internal idk i havent tried those, even when i click power mode it still says for the hard drives to sleep in 20 mins i even thought of doing that my self.

now if its like a combination of all 4 starting up then maybe yea that can be a problem.

right now im trying to do is wait or get it to stutter again before i do any small changes like that.
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07 Nov 2009   #50
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
right now im trying to do is wait or get it to stutter again before i do any small changes like that.
I offer a reasonable solution to the problem, based on experience. If you access a sleeping HDD across the network, it can make the machine with HDD temporarily pause. I'm sure this is not the only condition it can happen under.

In your posts on the other forum, you seem to be convinced it was hard drive related. Even talking against the Caviar Green.

Maybe this advice I gave is one to try and at least eliminate as a potential cause?

But yeah...if no more stutters, then sit tight...see how it goes and try what I'm saying next if needed.
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