Windows 7 Laggy/stuttering Games

Discussion in 'Windows Games' started by woeisme, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. woeisme

    woeisme New Member

    Feb 15, 2012
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    I am playing some fairly new games and they keep lagging at parts and jumping/stuttering.

    My specs:
    OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 OC to 3.0GHz
    RAM: 4 GB DDR3
    Board: Msi G41
    Graphics: MSI R6850 1GB 256Bit Cyclone Power OC Edition
    Storage: 500GB Western Digital Green 32mb cache
    Power: 450Watt PSU

    I have the latest drivers for my components and graphics card.

    I am playing games such as Skyrim for example and the settings are not even on full yet it looks amazing and runs great but every few seconds it skips a little bit and its very annoying. It does this with almost every game that i play. I know my card is decent so i don't think it is that. Other games that i play: World Of Warcraft, FIFA 08-12, Need For Speed The Run, Saints Row: The Third.

    Is it possible that the WD Green Hard drive is not fast enough for gaming and as a primary system drive? Any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Aug 28, 2007
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    Hi Woeisme,

    thanks for posting your specs. Could you list the maker of the PSU and it's amperage? The reason I ask is that although the GPU you have will run off a 450W, any overclocking or a slightly more powerful version of a 6850 could take it over the edge:


    HIS Radeon 6850 ICEQ X Turbo review

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