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  • Unsolveable PC "Stutter" Problem


    I've got a weird "Stutter" Problem....which i think is going to cause me to kick my pc out the door....

    My Specs:
    AMD 64 3000+ (Vernice Core) + Stock Cooling (Non Overclocked)
    ECS KV2lite Motherboard Socket 939
    2x KingMax 256MB DDR400 Modules
    120GB Western Digital SATA HardDrive
    XFX 64Mb GeForce 4 MX440 AGPx8 VGA Card
    450Watt A-Open Power Supply Unit
    LG GSA-4120B DVD-RW Drive
    Coolermaster HDD Cooldrive 2

    OK...now my problem...when playing games...watching dvd's..or...even...sometime listening to winamp while browsing windows...my pc Stutters.......but wait.....it only happens every 45min to an hour.....

    Ok...this is what i tried sofar
    Swapped CPU...Swapped Mobo...Swapped VGA....Used a PCI Sound Card...
    Clean installed Windows XP about 10000Times (with and without SP2)..
    updated Drivers,Bios & Firmware....(Even Tried Older Drivers....)
    Checked Temp....CPU Idle 36 degrees...Max Temp 45C...Background appz...there is no Background appz it's a clean windows....

    Feel my pain!
    Good Luck
    Thanks in Advance
    Last edited by BaTMaN; 18-07-2005, 13:23. Reason: Update
    AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

  • #2
    Have you tried looking at task manager when the stuttering occurs? is there a program that hogs cpu cycles perhaps?
    Rather than sitting at the computer all the time you could turn on XP's built in performance monitor which is in the computer managment mmc snap-in.

    might be an idea to have a look at Event Viewer (right click my computer>manage>event viewer) to see if any problems have appeared.

    May be a power supply problem, might be an idea to install a program like speedfan/motherboard monitor to watch for fluctuations in power which may cause insability.

    Also have you scanned for Viruses and Spyware?
    PC - Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 3Ghz : Asus P5B Dlx : 4Gb Corsair DDR2-800 : 7900GT : 2x 150Gb RAID 0 : 200Gb P120 : 3x160Gb RAID 5 : A321 32" LCD : 24" 2407WFP LCD : X-FI : 16x DVDRW x 2: MS KB & Mouse : Silverstone TJ-09S-W : Enermax 720w : Vista x64
    Media PC - Sempron 2800+ AM2: Asus M2NPV-VM : 1Gb DDR2-667: 200Gb : 6600GT : 16xDVD : Happauge TV Card : Antec NSK2400 : MCE 2005
    A/V - Denon 1906 AV Reciever : Mordaunt Short 902i Speakers

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    • #3
      No Program Hogs in Task Manager...actually....at this point and time the only program installed on the computer...is VLC Media Player......
      I've scanned for Virusses and Spyware...found none....the HDD was also
      formatted...still no luck...
      Also no problems found in Event Viewer either
      Ran Speedfan....seems to happy with system....
      AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

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      • #4
        What virus checker do you use?
        SB75G2 V2, 3.4EE, X1950Pro, 2 gigs Kingston @3.3.3, 500gig Samsung Spinpoint SATAII, Pioneer DV108

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        • #5
          I Used...AVG, AntiVir & Norton 2005
          AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

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          • #6
            Hmmm...

            reading on the magical interweb has brought up a few more sugestions.

            DMA mode for hard disks and CD-ROM drives. Also check to see if the jumpers are configured correctly.

            Memory.... seemes to pop up quite a lot. Do you have any spare you could stuff you could swap it out with? Also try relaxing any timings if you can.

            You say you've updated the BIOS. Have you tried changing any of the settings? Safe defaults is a good start. Also try disabling anything not needed in the BIOS....Sound, LAN, RAID, USB....

            Also try unplugging everything that isn't needed including the cd-rom.
            PC - Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 3Ghz : Asus P5B Dlx : 4Gb Corsair DDR2-800 : 7900GT : 2x 150Gb RAID 0 : 200Gb P120 : 3x160Gb RAID 5 : A321 32" LCD : 24" 2407WFP LCD : X-FI : 16x DVDRW x 2: MS KB & Mouse : Silverstone TJ-09S-W : Enermax 720w : Vista x64
            Media PC - Sempron 2800+ AM2: Asus M2NPV-VM : 1Gb DDR2-667: 200Gb : 6600GT : 16xDVD : Happauge TV Card : Antec NSK2400 : MCE 2005
            A/V - Denon 1906 AV Reciever : Mordaunt Short 902i Speakers

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            • #7
              I've Basically tried all those options except the swapping memory options...which i'm indeed gonna do a bit later tonight,...
              Plz Note this problem happens in Games, DVD's, DIVX, Emulation Etc..
              and it only happens every hour or so.......
              Will Post Reply Soon
              Last edited by BaTMaN; 18-07-2005, 16:01. Reason: update
              AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

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              • #8
                I'd try disabling your antivirus / spyware software for a while. My version of Panda Antivirus has been playing up recently and i get similar intermittant freezing problems.

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                • #9
                  Try another hard drive if you can. Listen to the disk when the stutter happens to see if it's making any unusual noises.

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                  • #10
                    Okay......
                    To "mhod42" ...o well yesterday i swapped the memory out with a different type and the stupid problem still persists....

                    To "Clarksy" ....can't disable any antivirus software....since my windows is currently clean....msconfig is empty so to say....

                    To "evilally" ....i tried a different Hdd as well......still same...as i mentioned before the problem happens in games, movies, etc...when i play a DVD for example my hdd is not active since my DVD player is doing the work and the Video/Sound "Stutter" still happens

                    More Background....

                    I had a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Mobo + AMD754 3000+ CPU
                    My Machine did not stutter but the Mobo had Temp problems causing the CPU
                    to Overheat really bad.....

                    Sold The Gigabyte board and got a ECS K8T800-A (754) Mobo
                    My Temp was Cool....Stability was Cool....But My Machine Started to do that
                    stupid stutter problem

                    Then after 3 Weeks of no luck i Sold The ECS Mobo + Chip
                    and got the ECS KV2-Lite & AMD 3000+ 939 CPU
                    Same Thing...nice temp...nice performance...But Still The Stutter.....

                    I'm Starting to think this problem might be with ECS..i've send them a tech
                    report sheet but they don't seem keen to help my out....

                    So This Small problem is becoming quite a huge irritation
                    But Thanks for the Help
                    Last edited by BaTMaN; 19-07-2005, 08:34. Reason: update
                    AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

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                    • #11
                      Are you saying the computer freezes even when no antivirus software is installed and (of course) the pc is off line? I have seen Norton cause this kind of problem, normally when the software accesses the HDD as part of its checks.
                      SB75G2 V2, 3.4EE, X1950Pro, 2 gigs Kingston @3.3.3, 500gig Samsung Spinpoint SATAII, Pioneer DV108

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                      • #12
                        Are you using an USB ADSL modem per chance?
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                        • #13
                          To "Cable Monkey" ...that is indeed correct...no software...still stutters

                          To "shifty.ricky" ...nope...no external devices connected
                          AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

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                          • #14
                            Can you try an ide drive?

                            I've had this problem before and it turned out to be linked to sata.

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                            • #15
                              U Took the words out of my mouth.......

                              I'll be trying an IDE drive tonight after work.

                              Please Hold Thumbs.....
                              (although if it resolves the problem.....why do i have sata on my board...
                              if u know what i mean....)
                              AMD 64 3000+ (939 Vernice), ECS KV2-Lite Extreme, Gainward GeForce 6600GT Golden Sample AGPX8, 1024Mb Kingmax DDR400 (2x 512Mb Dual Channel), 120Gb WD SATA, LG 4120B DVDRW, LG 4522B DVD/CDRW Combo DRV, Thermaltake Silent K8-939 Heatpipe, A-Open HQ50A Case + 350Watt A-Open ATX 2.0 PSU & Logitech Z2200 250W RMS Sound System

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