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Solved Stuttering while playing warrock!

February 15, 2013 at 04:57:55
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate - 32 bit, AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor 2.80 GHz / 4 GB

I am having stuttering Issues while playing warrock and little stutter also in NFS Undercover. In Warrock when there are more players in the room my game start stuttering, like i can only play 4 vs 4 to which doesn't stutter. Someone told me increase V-RAM, as i don't know much about it, i couldn't able to find the way to increase it.

I am running MSE and Malwarebytes. It is noticeable that Malwarebytes always gives a message that some (malicious webstite) IP is successfully blocked (I don't remember a particular IP), with process : svchost.exe.

I guess my pc is clean, but can't say surely.

PC Config.
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate X86
Processor : AMD Athlon II X4 630, 2800 Mhz
RAM : 4GB (2x2)
MotherBoard : Asus M4A78LT-M LE
Hard Disk : WD Black Edition 640 GB
Power Supply : Odessey 450W
Graphics Chipset: ATI Radeon HD 3000 series

All drivers are updated.

A screen shot of a program called speed fan is attached here, it is in idle condition (When i was typing this question) but the temp. raises upto 70-80 degree while playing warrock. I have opened both side panels of my cabinet.

http://s8.postimage.org/zd3057y3p/i...


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#1
February 15, 2013 at 07:12:01

"I have opened both side panels of my cabinet"

That may or may not help. Do you have any case cooling fans? At least an exhaust fan in the rear? By removing the panels, the case fan (or fans) can no longer do their job. The case needs to be closed.

"the temp. raises upto 70-80 degree while playing warrock"

More than likely there's a problem with your CPU heatsink. Could be dust clogged or could be due to improper thermal paste application.

"Someone told me increase V-RAM, as i don't know much about it"

What you really need is a decent graphics card. The Radeon integrated graphics in the 760G chipset are not meant for gaming. However, you might be able to increase the video memory in the BIOS. I doubt it will do much, if anything, to improve graphics performance though. It would be better to lower the game settings & gaming resolution. It won't look as good but it should perform better.


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#2
February 17, 2013 at 03:05:36

Thanks for reply,

"Do you have any case cooling fans?"

Yes, I have a fan on rear side.

"Could be dust clogged or could be due to improper thermal paste application."

I clean my MB once in every 1-2 months. I don't know the paste is applied improperly or not 'cause it was done by professionals.

"You might be able to increase the video memory in the BIOS."

Can you please elaborate this or give me some website which includes the photographs for the same so that i can able to do so.

"It would be better to lower the game settings & gaming resolution."

I had already set the settings on Medium and don't want it to lower it. I want to mention that the stuttering was not there when processor and MB was new. It's been two years when i upgraded my pc with this processor and MB, and stuttering was started after around 6 months of this upgrade.

So i'm still not sure what causing the stuttering.


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#3
February 17, 2013 at 08:10:09
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"I have a fan on rear side"

Is it in the rear or the side? If it's in the rear, it should be an exhaust fan, in other words, it should blow out of the case, not into the case. If it's on the side panel, remove it & install it in the rear.

"it was done by professionals"

If your CPU temp is hitting 70-80C, it's because of a problem with the CPU heatsink. I don't care if it was installed "by professionals" or not. Could it be that you knocked into it during your monthly cleaning? Hopefully you use compressed air to blow the dust out & not a vacuum? NEVER use a vacuum due to the static that can buildup in the hose then discharge into the case. Your AMD CPU uses the "middle dot" method of thermal paste application. You might want to remove the heatsink, remove the old thermal material, then apply a fresh dab of paste. Here's how it should be done:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/PDF/app...

"already set the settings on Medium and don't want it to lower it"

Your system will never play games well as long as you use the weak Radeon HD integrated graphics (aka IGP). Changing the video memory setting will NOT improve gaming significantly because memory isn't the problem, the IGP is the problem. Like I said, you need a decent video card. If you don't want to install a card (or can't afford one), your only choice is to lower the game settings, especially the gaming resolution. I don't mean the monitor resolution, I mean the resolution in the game settings. If you insist on trying a different video memory setting, enter the BIOS & find UMA Frame Buffer Size. The choices are [Auto] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB] or [1GB]. You can also try overclocking the IGP. But don't expect miracles.

"Power Supply : Odessey 450W"

If you decide to install a gaming video card, the power supply will have to be upgraded. Odyssey is low end garbage. I'm surprised it hasn't given you any problems yet. I'll never understand why decent brand name power supplies are so difficult to find in India or is it that you just don't want to spend the money? 500 INR (less than $10 US) for a 450W PSU/SMPS? Do you REALLY think it's a quality unit at that price?

http://sastapc.com/index.php?route=...


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#4
February 21, 2013 at 22:38:42

Thanks for you help!!!

"If you insist on trying a different video memory setting, enter the BIOS & find UMA Frame Buffer Size. The choices are [Auto] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB] or [1GB]."

I have changed the size to 1GB.

"But don't expect miracles."

You are right it doesn't helped much.

"You can also try overclocking the IGP."

Can you find me some demo or video for overclocking because i really don't know about it and afraid to do anything by myself.

"What you really need is a decent graphics card."

Pls. recommend me graphics card as my config, for a budget of upto 8000 INR. Also find me a good power supply unit available in India.

"If your CPU temp is hitting 70-80C, it's because of a problem with the CPU heatsink."

I don't think anybody(In Nearby my house) sells it. So help with this also...:)

Thanks Again.


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