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Windows 7: stuttering in games. (mainly valve)

07 Nov 2009   #51
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
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.
im def not blowing your opinion to the side, i just dont want to do to many things at once, incase 1 day i reformat i know exactly where to point.

but saying in the high performance mode when i have that click it still has it set as sleep in 20 mins.. is there a way to take it off to never sleep??


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07 Nov 2009   #52
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Probably set to 0 it will never sleep. But I'm not completely sure so to test, you could set it to something very high so it will never reach it. Then you could be certain sleeping HDD is issue or not.
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07 Nov 2009   #53
lnxtinman

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

turn off multicore in advanced video game settings and try trilinear....helped me out with the stutter prob a lot...also turn off aa and try aa a little at a time.
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08 Nov 2009   #54
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Probably set to 0 it will never sleep. But I'm not completely sure so to test, you could set it to something very high so it will never reach it. Then you could be certain sleeping HDD is issue or not.
yea well its funny i was playing cs this whole time and 1 of my externals never went to sleep which i find weird. (no stutter thank god) also wondering if that no sleep activity on hdd option will that apply for the externals as well?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnxtinman View Post
turn off multicore in advanced video game settings and try trilinear....helped me out with the stutter prob a lot...also turn off aa and try aa a little at a time.
yea i was going to turn multicore off i dont have any aa turned on.
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08 Nov 2009   #55
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

I never thought about it, but you can also set the paige file on another hard drive, that help performance a lot with games. That way you can read from 2 sources while playing games.
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08 Nov 2009   #56
smarteyeball

 
 

Now I'm getting confused....


Has the problem re-occurred, or are you just waiting for it to happen again?
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08 Nov 2009   #57
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Now I'm getting confused....


Has the problem re-occurred, or are you just waiting for it to happen again?
it happened the night before last, and ever since i uninstalled nod it seem to be doing ok, there was a few hiccups in tf2, but couldnt really determine, thats why im still further testing. and taking in suggestions so when it re occurs i take those steps.
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08 Nov 2009   #58
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

It was probably just the AV for the most part. When they do background scans they tend to be heavy on the HDD, that's why you get hickups. It's kind of impossible to be reading 2 different files (unless you have certain RAID setups) on one hard drive. But then again it's the same way your cpu simulates running 2 programs at once. The idea is the more files you have to read and the more spread out they are the harder it is to read them all, and then it takes more time. That's why earlier I really thought it was HDD, you have to high of system specs anywhere else to be causing data to lock up.
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08 Nov 2009   #59
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mushroomboy View Post
It was probably just the AV for the most part. When they do background scans they tend to be heavy on the HDD, that's why you get hickups. It's kind of impossible to be reading 2 different files (unless you have certain RAID setups) on one hard drive. But then again it's the same way your cpu simulates running 2 programs at once. The idea is the more files you have to read and the more spread out they are the harder it is to read them all, and then it takes more time. That's why earlier I really thought it was HDD, you have to high of system specs anywhere else to be causing data to lock up.

yea i think the first time no doubt it was the caviar green, just for the fact on how often it would happen, but i will continue testing and seeing whats going on. sad though on xp i had an older version of nod which never interrupted me i guess this new 1 is just a bit 2 advanced.
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08 Nov 2009   #60
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

umm ok guys well i was just playing and there was a new round starting so, my stuff froze and was the sound was on repeat and then my screen went black then came back and then unfroze........ that is defiantly a new one. just when i thought i was in the clear.... jesus christ. will this ever stop..



and these are my temps as soon as i alt tab out of game
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y85...rent=TEMPS.png

idk if thats normal and the next second they all drop down 10 degrees.

http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y85...PLAYdriver.png

i also found that. im sure thats what happen in tf2. why the screen went blank and what not.

there seems to be ALOT of these
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y85...rrent=fail.png

long list that goes on for the same time
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y85...t=faillist.png

there is also this
http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y85...rdiskerror.png

and a couple of these here and there


http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y85...t=registry.png

and there is also a bunch of nod32 stuff in there.

i dont know if any of this means anything but i forgot all about event viewer.
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