Solved Stutter in alot of games on my rather new computer

August 29, 2016 at 17:32:01
Specs: Windows 10, Intel i5 6500 Skylake 3,2GHz - 8GB RAM
About 1 and a half month ago I finally saved up enough to afford a mid-range gaming computer that I plan to upgrade overtime, instead of spending big money all at once.

I didn't expect to run all the latest games on ultra, since it was more aimed towards MMOs, firs-person shooters and other light type of games, but naturally I also wanted to try some of the latest and or older games out there with my PS4 sold.


GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX960 2GB Turbo (Memory clock with FOC: 7010, GPU Boost Clock: 1253) Note that this card came factory overclocked, I've made no adjustments my self.

RAM: Kingston Value DDR4 2133MHz 8GB

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake 3,2 GHz

Power Supply: Corsair VS550 550W KPC Bulk Edition

Motherboard: ASUS B150M-A, Socket-1151

But after trying some of the latest games, like GTA V, Batman Arkham Knight, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Subnautica, Need for Speed 2015 all running on recommended settings, I get massive stutters whenever the game has to load the world around the player character. Figured I would try with all the settings on their lowest and the issue still persists, but on older games (pre 2014) I get no such lag spikes at all.

It's understandable that with a 2GB GPU (which is not suffecient for alot of modern games), my limits will be low, with newer games having higher resolution textures and better AA/SMAA, but it should not be present on the lowest settings when even lowest settings for alot of games are below my specs. Alot of other people have better luck with the GTX 960. Some tell me it's my GPU, some tells me it's the amount of RAM and others blame my CPU.

I'm no tech genious and trying to troubleshoot the issue has been hard for me, Task Manager shows my CPU & RAM is on stable numbers during those games and my GPU along with my temps are all within the 40-50c's. I would really appreciate some help with this, I do have a 3 year warranty for my PC with all the parts so if the conclusion is faulty parts, they can be replaced.

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August 30, 2016 at 06:30:06
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"Motherboard: ASUS B150M-A, Socket-1151"

Why would you buy a board based on the B150 chipset for a gaming rig? The "B" in the model number means that it's a Business class chipset. Not only that but the B150 is the lowest of the bunch. I'm not saying that's necessarily the problem, but it definitely was a poor choice.

Other than that, we have no idea how you have your system configured - which drivers you're using, which anti-virus, what you have running in the background, if you've tweaked the BIOS (though being a business board the settings are probably limited), which type of HDD, etc.

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August 30, 2016 at 09:50:07
Thank you for the input riider, I do know my moba is not the best out there, especially for gaming. But I've found the solution for all the stutter, seems my GPU's memory clock was running full force 24/7, even during no load. A simple re-install of all my Nvidia drivers fixed it with the memory clock now on stable numbers.

I'll select your answer as the best answer. anyways since I do plan to upgrade alot of my parts later, including my motherboard. Appreciate the input.

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