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post #11 of 33
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Sure thing. I'll screenshot it and post back when I get home from work! smile.gif I'll use the WD Utility as HD Tune is trial software.
post #12 of 33
Can you test your 2TB HDD with CrystalDiskMark and post the screenshot here? How long have you been using it?
post #13 of 33
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I had my first 2TB Black RMAed as I was getting bad sectors. I don't remember if I was experiencing stutters back then to be honest. I would probably lean towards not....but I'm not certain so yeah. Been using this one....about 6-8 months.

Here is a picture of my SMART info


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EDIT 2 - (100MB Size - compared these to online reviews, fairly similar results)

Edited by ReignsOfPower - 6/19/11 at 4:40pm
post #14 of 33
Man, you have tried literally everything!

I get the same stutters - but it's not in all software or games. Only the vast majority. And unlike you, my sound doesn't seem to mess up...

That may be a clue. It could be that your OS is waiting for something to happen rather than the game's process.

The thing that immediately pops into my head... in Windows 2000 MIDI files played instantly, and you could loop them no problemo. But in Windows XP opening a MIDI file took much longer, and looping them had delay and audible distortions. Some very smart person finally figured it out:

http://www.virtualdub.org/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=77

Do you have any codec packs installed? If not, try installing the K-Lite Codec Pack. It has an option that can take over decoding audio. (even in DirectX games) I have found ffdshow (part of the pack) to be more reliable than the crap Microsoft bundles into Windows - but that's not everyone's experience...

I'd also look through the Sound portion of the control panel. I don't know what you're looking for, but it's another angle to investigate.

And failing that... maybe it is an HDD or controller issue?
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Originally Posted by ski-bum View Post
Are you running the Vertex3 off of the Marvell controller? I had the same experience when I tried to use the SATA3 ports with an x58 chipset mobo. When I switched the Vertex3 to the SATA2 Intel controller all the stuttering went away. Not really much differance at all in performance either. Only when you benchmark.
^

I don't know what it'll turn out to be, but I wish you luck. I myself would like to know the answer.
     
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It very well could be re-sampling of my audio as the small audio loop that came with the stutter of a game (not all games, not all instances of the same scenario) happened both on my Auzentech Prelude 7.1 and my new ASUS Xonar STX. I'm going to drop my sample rate down to 44.1KHz and report back after a quick Portal 2 test.

No I haven't installed any Audio codec packs at all. Never have needed to since I started to use VLC (I've completely removed WMP from the system as a result via Programs and Files 'Turn windows features on/off')

EDIT - Same thing is happening on Portal. I'll make a video to demonstrate what I am experiencing. Happens most in Portal 2 by far, but happens elsewhere too.
Edited by ReignsOfPower - 6/19/11 at 5:01pm
post #16 of 33
Theres something you should try to rule out that i discovered with a similar issue i had.

I was getting some in-game stuttering on my single gpu setup,it made gaming annoying as hell.

After killing many running processes and uninstalling various software on my rig i found in the end that running AIDA64 (FKA everest ultimate) on my rig was causing stuttering.

I was using AIDA64 to monitor my gpu' usage and temps and disply them to my G15 LCD.

Like i say,once i removed AIDA64 my problem went forever,just to confirm it was AIDA,i reinstalled...bam...stuttering was back.

So its worth chekcing if your issue is being caused by monitoring software.
I now only use MSI AB to check my gpu/vram/temp etc and it causes me no issues.
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post #17 of 33
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Thanks for the input superj, I don't have any monitoring software running at all. I did use everest in the past, but this is a fresh format. The only thing that is running as monitoring software at the moment is intel RST tray. I'll disable that and try portal 2 again. Will report back
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Id bet IRST wont be the culprit,it causes me no problems.

It was worth mentioning AIDA as it was 100% responsible for me,more so as i had upped the frequency of the stats updated to the LCD so they were reported every second,made things worse and i was nearly tearing my hair out trying to play JC2.

Good luck with finding the culprit anyway.
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Happens at.... 0:45, 2:49...not the best video but I managed to capture the 'phenomenon' twice.
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Do you happen to have this issue at the desktop too? Or is it JUST while gaming?
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