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Why do you say that ???? He tried a bunch of stuff, so it could be bad memory or bad HDD or maybe a cable. But he reinsatlled everything and still had the problem (software conflicts or virus is out) ,, he never changed memory timings so changing the timings now if the memory is bad might only buy him some time. He has checked the HDD,, settings,, software and dirvers,, So that statement really seems over confident to me ..

The HDD checks out, Powersupply is a good one, etc etc... Memory is the only thing left that would do these things, built in ECC/Scrub routines may have been keeping him going thus far. Those routines will cause stuttering because of the delay they introduce, and they cant fix all of the errors once it gets beyond a certain threshold.

In addition, memory is cheaper to replace than an HDD.

The doctor prescribes a vigorous round of MemTest86.
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The HDD checks out, Powersupply is a good one, etc etc... Memory is the only thing left that would do these things, built in ECC/Scrub routines may have been keeping him going thus far. Those routines will cause stuttering because of the delay they introduce, and they cant fix all of the errors once it gets beyond a certain threshold.
In addition, memory is cheaper to replace than an HDD.
The doctor prescribes a vigorous round of MemTest86.

I thought it was Memory too, if you read any of my other posts, at first I thought there were programs running in the backgroud,,OP said no, then re installed OS, Then I thought the with 4gb he was running out of resources and was using virtual memory, OP stated he lowered settings and problem was still there. OP said he ran memory tests and HDD test and there all fine too. One if the first things I suggested was to get more or replace the ram.. so we can agree on that, after that i wouldnt rule anything out.

BTW I have seen stuttering and programs closing over a bad HDD's granted those problems dont last long because if it was the HDD that would be the begining of the end which somes quickly
 
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No, you are blaming the lack of memory. I am saying physical memory failure, IE data corruption in the memory. And nowhere in the thread has anyone suggested to test memory, just to add more(just reread the whole thread).

4GB of memory is more than enough to do anything today unless you run some god awful amount of crap in the background. Plus, page swapping causes 5+sec pauses (usually).

Just clarifying.
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No, you are blaming the lack of memory. I am saying physical memory failure, IE data corruption in the memory. And nowhere in the thread has anyone suggested to test memory, just to add more(just reread the whole thread).
4GB of memory is more than enough to do anything today unless you run some god awful amount of crap in the background. Plus, page swapping causes 5+sec pauses (usually).
Just clarifying.

Dude you know a lot about computers, it's not a pissing contest. Something about this seems off too..just can't figure it out.
 
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For the OP , one more thing,, Do you own an ACTUAL 6970 or a 6950 with the Bios flashed?? This is important to answer correctly..
 
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I own a legit 6970, not 6950
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Yeah, run memtest86 overnight. It will confirm or rule out bad ram. I would say its highly likely that is the issue.

Is the ram you have one module, or 2x2gb modules?

My apologies to nick, I missed your post right before mine about running memtest86. Def a good call and informative post worthy of rep.
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its one modual, and ill run memtest
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Almost all newer systems are dual channel and will gain a little performance with two sticks. Not a lot, but some.
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Almost all newer systems are dual channel and will gain a little performance with two sticks. Not a lot, but some.

some = how much? 5%?
i have currently 1 stick of 4GB, thinking about second but still not sure if it is worth
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