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Computer is Stuttering and some animation tearing?

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My computer was fine one minute then my son wanted to play Steam (which was normal) …. I come back later and noticed lag in some of my games. So I checked all games (not just in Steam) and the lag is there too!

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I'll describe the lag specifically. It's like there's bottlenecking somewhere" for example in football games the animations will go from smooth to jittery (the jittery bit isn't that noticeable) in an instant but then snap back...rinse and repeat, to the naked eye it's not really apparent more like a micro lag spike then it'll go fine but I'll notice the controls can be really sloppy or speed up, players will continue to run for a second even though I've changed direction etc.

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When I tried another game, World of Warcraft, everything seemed fine except the moment I turn the camera freely and begin to look around, instead of it being extremely smooth it jitters ever so slightly, like slight frame tearing.

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So far, the things I have looked at include…(but remember during the before and after nothing changed …according to my son he didn't touch any settings)….

- V-sync " turned on and off.... no change - Most other GFX settings … no chance - Tried testing games on another hard-drive …no change - Uninstalled and updated all drivers …no change - Complete reinstallation of OS …no change - Looked at Cores being parked and affinity ….no change

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It's hard to describe when playing but it almost feels like I'm running something heavy in the background (like I've loaded up two instances of the same game). The gamepad and mouse controls (movement and button clicks in games) switch between normal and super-sensitive, this happens so fast it's almost hard to see with the naked eye but when you are used to your controls you know what I mean because you will go through menus system too quickly etc. There are no artifacts or any suspicions of GPU failure but I am no expert on this stuff so other than that I would not know how to test or what to look out for, I have ran OCCT GPU test but that looked smooth enough and I don't really know what to make of the graph info other than heat but that doesn't seem to be an issue. It feels like bottle-necking somewhere but I have no clue what to try next, any help would be greatly appreciated and I know this kind of stuff is spammed day in day out, problem is no two jitters are the same. Thanks.

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I run: OS: Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit) CPU: AMD A10-6800k APU RAM: 16 GB

This is a problem that does occur for some computers and really exasperate their users. You basically have excluded the following problems: bad sectors, cluttered Windows 7, and video drivers.

Solution 1: we have ran into exactly the same problem with a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system after using it for years, and nothing seemed to help until we installed (not upgraded Windows 7) Windows 10 to a new SSD drive. The symptoms came all of a sudden and showed microlags every 1-10 seconds; then, the image would speed up quickly to get back to the normal tempo.

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Solution 2: if you are adamant on keeping the Windows 7 system, you will need to check the following:

  • your Ethernet or WiFi card or drivers. Find an offline game and disconnect or disable your Ethernet or WiFi card in Device Manager. To get to the Device Manager, press the Windows key and type "Device Manager". Press "Enter". Locate your Ethernet card or cards and right-click it or them. Click "Disable";
  • all of your disk drives might be heavily fragmented. Install Defraggler to examine your disks. If you see fragmentation near 70 % or more, then you will need to try to defragment it. Warning: it may take a day or more to do that, but you can split it into sessions;
  • the disk drive overloaded with temporary files. This can be cleaned with CCleaner;
  • the CPU got dirty and starts skipping cycles. Disassemble your CPU cooler, clean the thermal paste with alcohol, and reinstall the cleaned CPU cooler. Clean the entire PC as shown in this tutorial and this tutorial;
  • the video card got dirty. This will be the hardest to clean. We suggest using compressed air;
  • disable your antivirus by uninstalling it;
  • update the BIOS of your system;
  • update your HDD or SSD firmware;
  • disable your Windows pagefile and hibernation. Press the Windows key and type "advanced system settings". Press "Enter". Choose the "Advanced" tab. Click "Settings..." under "Performance". Click the "Advanced" tab. Click "Change". Choose "No paging file". Click "Set". Click "OK". Now, press the Windows key again and type "cmd". Right-click "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator". Type "powercfg -h off". Press "Enter";
  • if something like a CPU, memory, or video card is overclocked, try to underclock or keep it at the normal speed;
  • unplug USB devices except for the keyboard (if it is USB) and mouse (if it is USB);
  • uninstall latest Windows updates that were installed right before the jittering appeared. Even a fresh system may update the system quickly;
  • revert to an older video driver. Maybe even from 2014.
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A tool to use that will show me accurate computer related issues?

I need to know about tools to run on my PC and my Mac, and I need a tool that shows me accurate results about the issues on my computer?. I have tried: None. I think it was caused by: Not sure so I am asking about the tool

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My computer is running very slow. Often taking several minutes to open programs or web pages?

Often non-responsive, slow to open programs or locks up. Sometimes when typing on the keyboard I look up to find it is not typing or is very delayed.

This can be related to a lot of problems described below.

  • If your computer is a laptop or a notebook, remove the battery and see if the problem persists.
  • Find "ATI Hotkey Polling" service and disable it. To do that, press the Windows key and type "view local services". Press "Enter". Find the service, right-click it, and click "Properties". Under "Startup type", select "Disabled".
  • Other services that you might want to disable. You have to read description for each one and disable unwanted ones.
  • Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Del" and select "Start Task Manager". Right-click "ati2evxx.exe" and select "End process".
  • You can continue ending processes for other applications you do not recognize until you find the perpetrator.
  • Disable start-up programs. Press the Windows key and type "msconfig". Press "Enter". Click "Startup" and disable as many application as you can to see if it helps. Reboot your PC.
  • Clean your computer from dust. Your CPU may skip cycles not to overheat. You can do that as shown in this tutorial.
  • Press the Windows key. Type "Troubleshooting" and press "Enter". Click "Check for performance issues".
  • Uninstall some of programs that you do not use.
  • Defragment your hard disk drive with Defraggler.
  • Check your computer for viruses with an antivirus like Avira or Malwarebytes' Antimalware.
  • Disconnect all of the devices from your computer and see if the computer speeds up. If it does, start connecting devices back one by one. You may want to reboot each time you disconnect or reconnect devices.
  • Install CCleaner and empty temporary files and scan the registry for errors.
  • And lastly, reinstall your operating system by using a rescue disc or the original disc with the operating system. You can use the CD-key from the sticker that is either on your computer on the Windows box.
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