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The issue that I’m having is my computer, generally while playing a video game, sort of “jerks†or feels very choppy. The video game I play primarily is Lord of the Rings Online. I just can't figure out what the issue is, so I aim blame towards my processor.

Now, I thought that I had a pretty decent desktop machine. Its specs are:

AMD Phenom II x6 core 1035T Processor @ 2.6ghz
8gigs of memory
1TB 7200 RPM HD
Nvidia Geforce GTX 560ti with 1gig ram
600 Watt PSU
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Connection: 20mbps on wireless dual-band Netgear N600 router and network card

I’ve cleaned my machine in both the hard ware and software. I keep it tidy, as no background applications are running, spy/malware, bloat ware or programs at startup. It also is not a connection issue, as it is a very clean, uninterrupted signal.

This issue occurs no matter what video setting I have it on. It will run very smoothly, but while running smoothly (high FPS) it will just cut and chop..it’s incredibly annoying! I’ve spent way more than I should on getting this machine pieced together, to make my gaming experience as smooth as possible, but this thing runs about as good as my 5 year old HP did…with and athlonx2 4gigs of ram and an nvidia 8800gt!

Sitting next to me, my girlfriend can play on her desktop with an intel core 2 duo quad with an nvidia 450 GT and 4 gigs of ram and it runs seamlessly. It’s really amazing…

Can anyone help? Perhaps give any advice on what can cause this in all of my games? I’m desperate…I just want to really enhance my gaming experience.

Thank you!
post #2 of 33
Have you tried using different versions of the graphics drivers?
post #3 of 33
Is anything overclocked?
 
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If any online game is "choppy" the #1 culprit is your internet connection.
    
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You could try Oc'ing your CPU to 3.0 or more if it'll handle it easily, might be the low stock frequency that's causing the game to get choppy, just a suggestion of course! =)

Edit: I agree with Jagged Steel, I see you're on wireless, that might be the issue as well.
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post #6 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post
If any online game is "choppy" the #1 culprit is your internet connection.
Yep

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I just can't figure out what the issue is, so I aim blame towards my processor
Use FRAPS to monitor your FPS while playing. If it's the same and the jittering is still there, it's your internet connection.
post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by BWG View Post
Is anything overclocked?
This ^

Also, what PSU do you have? Are you sure it's consistently putting out the power you need? How much power are you pulling from the wall? Even if the PSU is rated for 600W, it may be defective or it might be getting too hot. The hotter power supplies get, the less efficient they are and the less resulting DC power you get. Normally PSU rating is wattage @ temperature (ie. 600W @ 30C). In that example, your PSU may only be capable of 400W at 50C. You may be starving your system for power.

What hard drive are you using? It's possible that it could be causing very small freezes while reading large amounts of data from the drive Quality and low random access time is key here. Check for firmware upgrades.

Are you noticing cases where part of the image is a little askew from the rest of your display? This is called "tearing". Enable "vertical sync" in the Nvidia control panel and/or your game to remedy that.

What motherboard are you using?

I doubt the CPU or RAM is at fault unless it is under powered or your overclock is unstable.
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel View Post
If any online game is "choppy" the #1 culprit is your internet connection.
There is a difference between "choppy" and "laggy". I assumed he was referring to a gameplay and/or video issue. If you are describing lag, do you have any downloads going on in the background or on any other machine on your network? Do you use P2P? If so, you can throttle them down with QoS on your router. You may also want to increase the maximum number of connections on your router and decrease the TCP and UDP timeouts.
post #9 of 33
If it was his PSU he'd have smelled something by now

Or his system would just power off like the power was cut.

Brand and model of PSU please
post #10 of 33
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If it was his PSU he'd have smelled something by now Or his system would just power off like the power was cut.
Not necessarily if it was just outputting a little less power than needed or if there was considerable fluctuation. However, I agree the PSU is not the most likely culprit.

I am most interested to know if he is describing internet lag or some sort of video issue. Wireless internet could accommodate for stuttering lag, but not video or gameplay issues.
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