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hello im having a problem with the 4 video gamesi have installed on my pc the games are resident evil 5 tron evolution ghostbusters and star trek the game 2013

the games stutter big time what i mean is when i move my characters around the screen in any game except for star trek the characters move rather jerky it almost looks like the gamer is stopping for a few seconds to render the next frame but for some odd reason star trek plays fine i tested all 3 games excluding star trek on my dual core laptop with integraded hd 6450 radeon graphics and no stutter the stutter only happens on my pc specs are athlon 64 X@ 3.0 GHz cpu and radeon HD 6450 gpu i know my pc is old and out dated but its all i can afford im on dissability and cant afford a new pc as far as my GPU goes i know its not great but i have all gpu settings on low or off v synch is off and my screen res for all games is 1024x768 my os is Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 64-bit SP2
Computer type: Low Profile Desktop

idk if this matter but i have avast installed and gaming silent mode turned off how do i fix the stuttering
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First things first.

1. Check for known issues and updates for the game.
2. Update Microsoft DirectX. Link
3. Get the newest device drivers. Check your manufacturer's support page for your model.
4. Check for BIOS updates. This is a last resort and usually unnecessary. However, these will also be listed on your manufacturer's support page.

May help, but unlikely:
1. Defragment your hard drive. I know some people that have never done it in years.
2. Disable background processes and services.
Edited by Ryude - 7/6/13 at 2:43am
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I agree with what Ryude said, definitely check those things first. However, it sounds to me like the framerates are low. This is also called FPS or Frames Per Second. This is how quickly images are produced on your computer. The reason it looks choppy is because you can actually see the frames changing, which is extremely annoying. It will most likely call for upgrading cpu components. You could also try lowering the screen's resolution to see if the games become more playable.
    
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Hello

Like the person said above, i would check your frames per second using a frame rate monitor. Check to see if your game has a built in monitor or download a programme called fraps and run it while playing a game to see what your fps is.

If your fps is always changing by quite alot then you could try using a frame rate limiter which will stop the frame rate changing so much.

Also try what ryude said aswell.

I would also search on the internet and find out if other people have had similar problems with the games that you play.

I hope you manage to fix these problems thumb.gif
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