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The thing is, I have zero stuttering, and my game was actually using a little but less memory when I looked. I know some of my other hardware is better, but I'm looking at this purely from a memory and HDD loading perspective, especially since he said the SSD fixed the problem.

I bet he would see an improvement if he defragged the game files. If you don't want to wait for a full drive defrag with something else, download Defraggler, go to Action -> Defrag Folder..., navigate to wherever the game's installed, and it will take a fraction the time.
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sorry there has been some confusion...i dont have an ssd, i said im pretty sure its hdd lag and an ssd would eliminate it, i havent tried this, its just what others have said, sorry for the confusion!! i have massively fast throughput (approx 250mb/s read) but my access time is 13ms, i think this is why i get the stutter, i know ssd's have approx <1ms, i get it when it needs to load new data, other than that no stuttering at all, on fraps i get 65-75fps and then when it loads it dips to like 20-30 and get noticeable juddering, i have tried everything i can think of and cant make it go away, others say its normal and jsut the game engine, tried defragging and its still there, in the past i have reinstalled my operating system and its still there! changed hdd's still there, tweaked ini etc etc
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Yes, random access is where's it's at for MMOs are massive worlds like this. I have experienced the major difference between a HDD and SSD in MMOs before, but I haven't gotten stuttering in NV with my HDDs.

Try defraging your game files, and see what happens.

Also, if it isn't onboard, what sound card are you using?
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its an onboard sound card, soundmax integrated digital hd audio, i have wondered whether it is motherboard related, the reason being because i played fallout 3 on my old pc, which was a dell xps 410, it was a much slower pc and i didnt get any stutters, since ive changed motherboard ive had this issue.....

tried defragging doesnt change it....how could i test the game with no sound card interference?
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The only reason I mentioned the sound card is because ones that try to emulate EAX, my Xonar being one, can cause crashes in NV. I know you aren't crashing, but I thought I'd ask. My game was crashing quite often before I turned it off. In the first 20 hours I probably crashed 10 or 15 times. It was getting quite old. I researched it a bit, found I just had to toggle an option, and I've only had a single crash in the over 20 hours since.

As for testing the game without sound, you would have to turn off the onboard in your BIOS. I suppose you could try it, but I highly doubt that's the culprit.

I'm out of ideas for you beyond doing some ini/console tweaking, like what was mentioned earlier.
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the stutters happen in identical places, ie its always the exact same point in the world where the stutter occurs, but once its loaded into ram, it doesn't happen if i revisit the same place.
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You're not the only one. I have micro stuttering 24/7.
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i dont get microstutter at all i just get load stutter/hitching
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I did the 4GB thing and it helped my microstutter. Still get the ocasional hiccups.

http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloa...e.php?id=35262
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