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Games stuttering while playing games, in OS, and so on...

by Haikuna / May 25, 2013 3:53 AM PDT

So not so long ago, I was sitting playing some LoL, when all of the sudden my computer start lagging very bad, and some in-game sounds got bugged. So I tried to ignore it for a while, didn't help. I also installed Windows 8 on my machine afterwards, which did not help. I've tried it all, re-installing drivers, operating system, and many other things but none of it seems to work. So I was investigating the problem and I found out that my harddrive sometimes would just get a random delay time of 6000ms... So that may be the problem right?, get a new harddrive and it's all good, right? Not quite, you see one of my friends have an almost identical computer(Spec. wise, same cabinet and company too), and that didn't really seem to help him at all. It should be notet that he have the same problem as me. So could there be multiple reasons my computer is stuttering, or is it bad drivers? It just seems odd that it just all of the sudden happened. Anyways thanks for the help in advantage.

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Just for a test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 3:56 AM PDT

Remove the side cove of the desktop and point a fan at the machine. Better, same or worse?

Good find on the HDD but it could be heat induced. And of course there are malware and rootkits as well but if you follow this forum you know Grif's advice.
Bob

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Done that aswell.
by Haikuna / May 25, 2013 4:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Just for a test.

I have tried to clean the fans, and pointed a fan at it. (It should be notet that it is a laptop).
Though here earlier today I tried running a Diablo 2 server, I got so much stuttering that I could not play the game even though it is a very low demanding game. This should not happen since my computer has an i7 clocked at 3.3ghz, with 8 gigs of ram and a nVidia Gtx 675m. When I was not hosting the server the stuttering seemed to be less than before but still was there.

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This is why you tell the make/model up front.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 4:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Done that aswell.

A laptop with an i7/GTX675m should be cutting edge and hot. Right or wrong that machine could indeed overheat and crash but the HDD could be suffering from the heat or just failing.

Since it's so high end, if it's out of warranty my thought is to get out the canned air again and put it on a cooling pad.

Some folk learn the lesson about gaming laptops firsthand.

If it's out of warranty I would also consider replacing all heat sink compounds (Arctic Silver) and cleaning as well as the cooler.
Bob

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Ok.
by Haikuna / May 25, 2013 5:25 AM PDT

I will try that and get back to you as soon as possible.

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Something I forgot to mention.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2013 6:05 AM PDT

A gamer whose name I won't tell, had lags like this and we tracked it down for them. Here's the short list.

1. They had USB drives plugged in.
2. They had network sharing turned on.
3. The machine did have a trojan infection.

Maybe it was just one of those but these items can cause a lag when you didn't expect it.
Bob

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I've tried it...
by Haikuna / May 27, 2013 6:00 PM PDT

I've tried what you said with no changes what so ever. Basically it hasn't improved the performance of my computer. Though now there's just been more bugs than before. So here 10 minutes ago, I was sitting in my classroom, when suddenly I got blue screen(Windows 8 Version). I then discovered that it occured when I tried to connect to the schools network. I don't have that problem anymore but it just seems odd.

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Then go with your best clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 1:26 AM PDT
In reply to: I've tried it...

We know Windows never did handle a bad disk read all that well. If the OS gets a bad read and that read was code to be run you could get a blue screen.

Your best clue is the HDD. These are cheaper than a service counter encounter so why not?

HOWEVER I get the feeling you want some ironclad, that's it answer. So far to get that you let the service center take it in.
Bob

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