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Just a quick question for the all the smart folks here. I've just gotten back into SC2 after being bogged down with work (always cutting into my video game time geez! ) I generally play the campaign since I'm awful at MP. I've noticed that several times during play, the game will totally stutter like I'm running an ancient rig. I know I don't have the best but it can't be as bad as the results that I'm seeing in the game. The video and audio will both lag significantly and it's annoying enough to make me ask this question. Any ideas what the problem could be? A quick rundown of the most relevent points, AFAIK; CPU: AMD 1055t CPU OC'd to 3.4GHz, radeon 5870 pcs+ GPU (slight OC to 875MHz), 4GB generic corsair RAM with 8-8-8-20 timing (from 9-9-9-24 stock). I run on ultra settings btw. I know one solution is to turn that down but I'd like other options if possible. Any ideas for improvement would be greatly appreciated!
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The RAM could be faulty or unstable if the audio and game is randomly skipping/hard stuttering frequently.
Edited by OverTheBelow - 4/29/11 at 8:05am
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I agree with "OverTheBelow"

Do you have other applications open when you play sc2? (Even though with that cpu you should be more than fine) You def should be able to run on ultra settings with that cpu/gpu. What res are you playing at? I'm assuming 1920 x 1080? Have you updated your ATI driver? Run fraps to see what your frame rate is.. Check your memory mid game to see how much is being used. If anything... I would turn down the OC on the memory first, before I turned down the sc2 ultra. Honestly, putting the ram back to stock settings isn't gonna hurt. I say give it a try (make sure you have the newest ATI driver), and get back to us
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Had with problems once when had 2 a HD 4870s and it was a driver problem.
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Try decreasing the settings, see if it makes any difference. If it doesn't help, then the issue is your internet connection. SC2 is constantly talking with the authentication servers, even in single player.
    
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