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As stated, choppiness and lag aren't the same thing. Also, PSU issues rarely affect performance directly. If something is wrong with the PSU, instability, or stuff starting to break will be more common symptoms.

This stuttering issue sounds like the problems many were having with their Athlon 64 X2s back in 2005 when dual-core chips were new and software was poorly optimized for them. However, I don't see how this can be the issue now, with a modern 64-bit OS and recent drivers.

Are you sure you have the newest chipset and video drivers? Updated your OS? Patched your games?

Is your Windows install a fresh install for this board/system?
Edited by Blameless - 8/11/11 at 11:53am
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If you are truly having a hardware issue here and it is not some sort of connection problem my money would be on it being a memory issue, not the CPU. Just to put some light on this, I had this rig together in it's current configuration for a couple weeks, and was having one tiny issue when gaming. In a couple of heavy graphics games (Grand Ages : Rome and Battlestations Pacific) I would have a tiny stutter when quickly panning around. I had previously been running a Biostar A870U3 with 4 Gbs of 1333/8CL memory, and had replaced that mobo and memory with the ASUS M5A97 and 8 Gbs of 1066/7CL memory. Same 555 CPU. In it's original configuration I had completely fluid graphics. No hiccups in any games at all. So I was fairly certain it must have been the slightly slower memory. I tested what I could and was pretty certain this was to blame, so I "bit the bullet" and ran out to Fry's last weekend and got 4 Gb's of 2000/9CL that they had a smokin deal on ($25 after rebate). I was a little hesitant to replace 8 Gbs of brand new RAM with 4 Gbs, but this turned out to be the fix.

Now, when I got this memory I first put it in and set everything to Auto-tune. It auto-tuned this memory to something like 1066/6CL and everything functioned perfectly in every game I tried with those seemingly low settings. I have since then tinkered with the memory/clock/NB, etc. etc. settings and have had it running at over 1600 with 8 CL. At those higher settings I get great benchmarks and it looks better on every graph, BUT I would have a tiny hiccup now and then during games. So after a bunch of monkeying around I am now back to the auto-settings for both the memory and NB and everything runs like warm honey.

You didn't say exactly what you have your settings at, but being that you are on OCN I am assuming they are not stock. Something simple to try would be setting things to auto or stock (depending on your mobo and BIOS) and checking the results.
    
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Thanks for all of the responses guys! Sheesh, go to lunch and get bombarded. Well, my PC temp is running still at 31C. Its a Thermaltake 600W (one best buy sells, I believe) and it has seemed adequate. Though, nothing's to say it's not faulty.

I kind of ruled out the connection, because the computer next to me that my girlfriend plays on is using the same wireless adapter on the same network with the same speeds down and up. Its hard to believe it would be that, but I can't tell.

I have a stock ASUS board. It was actually the Asus Essentio 1330-05 or something of the sort. And I've wondered if that might have been the bottleneck all along. (Stock HDD as well)

I can run through my PSU and network, but nothing seems to be fishy there. It feels more like a bottleneck issue...I just cant figure where its coming from.
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I think it's the PSU but we still need to know what it is...That is a good setup you have and should be able to play any game, easy
Edit: Oh, Thermaltake. Which one? Is it a PurePower?
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So, you updated everything software related, right?
 
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*edit* With the stock board, I can't overclock it.
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It's this one here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermalt...600w&cp=1&lp=1

What do you think?
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Can you go into the user cp and add system to list all your pc specs for us?
 
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I cannot go into my specs, as I'm away from the PC.

I haven't updated the BIOs drivers and such, and honestly a little afraid to. I can never find a good, dependable source for updated drivers.
post #20 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.
What? It is the cpu speed that is holding him back.
Example
I play WOW.
MY Back up PC Spec.
Athlon II x2 2.8ghz, 4gb of 1333 8-8-8-24-2T ram, HD3870 512 mb and a WB Black 500 GB at high setting on the video card.
It was lagging very bad. So I oc the system to 3.75ghz and ram to 1600 7-7-7-24-1T and it play perfect.
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