View Full Version : Weird "stutter" problem with 6600 GT,66.93

12-06-04, 01:18 PM
In every 3d application,be it a benchmark or a game,I get this strange "stuttering" thing,where the game or the benchmark skips frames or,for lack of a better description,just seems to get out of synch.There is no hard drive activity,no sound pausing,just this annoying frame skipping for 1 second and then everything goes back to normal.Performance has nothing to do with it,because it happens in parts of 3dmark where I consistently get 50-60 fps.Does anyone know why this happens?Could my USB mouse (Microsoft Wheel optical) have anything to do with it?Here is my system:

Pentium 530 (3 Ghz)
Gigabyte 915P Duo Pro
512 MB Kingston DDR 3200 RAM
Albatron 6600 GT 128 MB PCI express
66.93 official drivers

12-06-04, 01:46 PM
I have this problem on my Ti 4200 in every driver after the 56.72. To work around it I used RivaTuner and enabled the first 2 D3D Blit options, "Enable wait after Blit ..." and "Always wait after Blit". The problem is the stutter will always comeback when the system is idle for a while or when exiting certain games and then I need to reboot. The 56.72 worked best for me until Half-Life2 caused memory dumps and I had to update. I don't know what NVIDIA has been doing this year with driver development but the last few releases have been the worst sets I've ever seen.

12-06-04, 02:16 PM
try my Extreme G drivers over at www.valancestudios.com they should help out greatly. :)

12-06-04, 03:56 PM
I'll try them out and post the results.Thank you both for replying.If anyone else has the same problem or can offer a potential solution,please post it!

12-06-04, 07:47 PM
so what are your findings? :)

12-07-04, 01:11 PM
Sorry for the delay but I live in a different time zone and I had to get some sleep.I regret to inform you that neither the Extreme G drivers nor the 67.03 official ones made any difference whatsoever.The weirdest thing is that this stuttering or "stepping" problem did not exist when I first installed Win XP and the drivers.When the problem first appeared I reformated and installed Xp again and the problem disappeared but now I'm getting it again.I haven't installed anything special,just normal programs.Any ideas?

12-07-04, 01:48 PM
download ad-aware and make sure you dont have a bunch of spyware on your computer.

12-07-04, 05:05 PM
I finally located the problem.Based on the premise that it was something I installed,I eventually uninstalled most of my applications,running the 3dmark 03 benchmark after every uninstall.As it turns,out,the stuttering was caused by Gigabyte's Easytune 5.1 utility.