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Hey guys I recently bought a HP laptop with an AMD E-300 APU that has integrated Radeon HD 6310 Graphics and it plays games smoothly when on semi low resolution but it seems whenever part of a level in a game needs to be loaded weather it be entering a new area in the level or opening a door to a new area in Mass Effect 2 it seems like the game stutters for about 3 - 5 seconds and then runs smooth again until something needs to be loaded. Does anyone know a way to fix this problem?? It would be really helpful thanks guys smile.gif
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You can't fix it, nothing is broken.
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haha well your right I should have worded that better, is there anyway to eliminate the stutter? because your right its not broken.
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haha well your right I should have worded that better, is there anyway to eliminate the stutter? because your right its not broken.

The reason you are seeing this is because the game needs to pull new texture/level info from your hard drive (games don't load all game data for an entire game into the RAM when you start the game, only parts that pertain to where you are in the game). This is manifesting as a combination of CPU speed and HDD speed, but mainly HDD speed. The only way to reduce/remove this is by moving to a faster hard drive--going to a SSD would virtually eliminate it.
    
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The stuttering is probably from the game loading textures into memory. How much VRAM, if any, does it have?
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I thought that might be it my HDD isn't that bad though it gets a better Windows experience index rating than my desktop and my desktop has no stutter at all on max settings (my desktop is my gaming rig below) and it does have dedicated it has 384MB dedicated and the rest is shared, with the shared it has a total of 2GB
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I thought that might be it my HDD isn't that bad though it gets a better Windows experience index rating than my desktop and my desktop has no stutter at all on max settings (my desktop is my gaming rig below) and it does have dedicated it has 384MB dedicated and the rest is shared, with the shared it has a total of 2GB

If it were the hard drive, then it would effect regardless of the system and thus effect other players regardless of their system setup.

I'm not thinking VRAM would be the issue, but it is still a possibility.
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hmmm well maybe I should try expanding my system RAM to 8GB and see if that fixes it first since thats the cheapest option first and then get an SSD if that doesn't work
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