View Full Version : How to stop stuttering....??????
01-20-03, 02:07 PM
Ok I originally had a Radeon 9000. It ran just fine, a little slow, but it worked. I then got a Radeon 9500 hoping to get a 9700 out of it. It worked like a champ but never would reach the 9700 level of fill rates, so I rma'd it back to Newegg.
Before I packaged it up to be sent back it started to stutter during games and during 3d mark. So I uninstalled the drivers over and over, defragged my hard drives, and ended up doing a fresh install of XP Pro. Needless to say the stuttering never went away. So I sent the card back.
After all that I threw in my 9000 and decided to run 3d mark just for fun. The Stuttering is still there!:mad: I have the latest ATI drivers, the latest Hyperion 4 in 1's, and the latest build of 3d mark. What in the world is up with this crap!!!!!!!
01-20-03, 02:22 PM
have you tried omega drivers? just trying to think of some variables you can try. did you try it with you mobo at stock speeds?
01-20-03, 02:31 PM
Same things happen at default 1600+ settings. Where can I get the omega drivers?
01-20-03, 02:35 PM
good luck, a lot of people round here swear by em!
If the Omega drivers dont fix it, its probably something else in ur system, and not ur video card. Im thinking its something else since the problem transfered fron a 9500 to a 9000.
01-20-03, 02:50 PM
evnas: more than likely. isnt it odd though that going back to stock settings didnt fix it? nor a clean install of the os? im starting to think the worst (not that i know what the worst is) :(
01-20-03, 03:23 PM
Yeah I have a feeling it is one of the following:
Motherboard (I just got a stick of 512MB Corsair PC3200 and can't even run 175MHz fsb with Turbo setting)
Hard Drives (I doubt it but maybe they are beginning to die)
Power Supply (I've had it for a while, it's an Enermax, and the 3.3v is very very low on it)
Anything else. This is very irritating.
01-20-03, 03:58 PM
maybe try setting your ram to 133 so it will run at the same speed as the fsb. do you have any ram to swap out the pc3200. man that sucks that that ram wont do any better than that. it should i believe :(
01-20-03, 04:06 PM
I have some Crucial PC2100 and when I ran it at 133MHz the stuttering was still there. Then about 45 minutes ago UPS delivered my PC3200 and at 133MHz the stuttering was still there. I also just downlaoded and updated the bios of my motherboard to no avail. And now I'm downloading the Omega drivers from the second site on Omegacorner because the first one won't let me register to download. Link-empire is allowing me 561 BYTES per second, so only 3 more hours untill I have all 11.7 MB downloaded, simply rediculous.
This is driving me crazy. Even just scrolling on web pages stutters.
Check and see what is running in the back ground. I had the same problem untill I found out that Cool Mon was still running when I was running 3D Mark.
01-20-03, 08:06 PM
Here is all that is running right now
I don't know why there are so many svchosts but they are there for some reason.
Turn off th spools. That would be your print spooler. If you dont have a printer then you can just disable it. For a list for Windows services you can go here
This is the best site I have found for tweeking XP.
01-22-03, 12:02 PM
Did you check to see if your vid card is sharing an IRQ with another device ??? that would cause stuttering
01-22-03, 03:25 PM
Weirdest thing. I took out my Palomino and put in the Tbred that just got delivered and now the stuttering is gone. I'm not sure what caused it but it's gone for now.
01-22-03, 06:02 PM
ac: if you want you can just give me the palo and ill just deal with it, lol :D glad to see that everything worked out for ya.
of course i doubt that the cpu was even the problem. i dont know guess it could have been a piece of dirt or something on a cpu pin. its hard to tell. id be will to bet that if you put that old proc back in it would work just fine.
01-22-03, 09:00 PM
I'm sure it would work just fine with the other cpu that is why it is so weird. Oh well it works now just fine.
01-23-03, 03:47 AM
Hmmm changing the CPU might have done some kind of hardware refresh to your devices and that might have solved the problem. I was going to say you could also go to your BIOS and try to force an ESCD. If that didn't work, you could try loading the setup defaults in BIOS and work your way from there. You changed the card and re-loaded the OS but the BIOS settings had remained the same right? When you changed the CPU though, BIOS must have detected the new CPU and maybe forced the setup defaults as a result fixing something?
I also discovered something with the Catalyst drivers a while back. When you go to display settings by right clicking on the desktop and choosing display properties, under the advanced menus you might see that AGP might look like it is turned off. If you check with WCPUID though, it will say it is turned on and running at 4X. Then, if you go to the display properties through the ATI icon you can put on the taskbar by right clicking on that and THERE, even though that should take you to the exact same place, the AGP will show up as enabled and at 4x. Strange, no? Using the ATI icon or right clicking on the desktop and going to display properties should take you to the same place and it looks like it does altough doing it one way will tell you something else.
NOW, the PROBLEM here is if you try to set AGP to 4x when you saw it disabled under the display properties, then it will actually get disabled on the reboot! (and when this happens, you do see stuttering and even scrolling slowness of course like you said). By the way, this is done through the SmartGart tab under display properties. Also, if the second display under display properties got enabled by accident (you don't need to have a 2nd monitor attached physically to have it enabled) then there will be hella stuttering.
It looks like you solved your problem though but these are my ideas on what might have happened or might potentially happen in the future.
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