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Occasional random stuttering in Win8

  1. #11


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    Viewing through Windows 7, me like-a-discuss 8 though


    Me smell an anti-virus or other security suite (which even more likely then) problem here.

    Which you make pc happy with currently?

    Me make a pro-tip: If you want to see if antivirus or security suite make-a problem, then do not disable but make-a full uninstall instead.

    Other than that, how is your DPC latency?

    DPC Latency Checker

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit


    My current antivirus is McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, version 8.7.0i. It has been my Virusscanner on Win7 as well, without any issues. (I reformatted my HDD completely before installing Win8, so it was a clean reinstall back then).

    Im currently running a SFC scan again, I'll run the program again when it's done, and I'll be sure to check it when the issue occurs.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 65
    Viewing through Windows 7, me like-a-discuss 8 though


    Quote Originally Posted by IceColdas View Post
    My current antivirus is McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, version 8.7.0i. It has been my Virusscanner on Win7 as well, without any issues. (I reformatted my HDD completely before installing Win8, so it was a clean reinstall back then).

    Im currently running a SFC scan again, I'll run the program again when it's done, and I'll be sure to check it when the issue occurs.
    Yeah, McAfee is known to cause stutter issues of all types. Maybe it is even updating signatures every hour to coincide with problems?

    https://encrypted.google.com/search?...t=psy-ab&gbv=1

    I can't guarantee you that's the issue, but if that was my machine, it would be gone as quick as lightening to determine either way conclusively.

    It's good to make-a run SFC since it can't hurt, but if you had any corrupt files, Windows would not boot or Windows would be throwing errors at you like mad. It's very unlikely to help the issue at all.

    But yup, with McAfee gone and the unlikely event there is still an issue, fire up the DPC latency checker to see if any drivers are causing poor real-time performance. Then we can take it from there.
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  4. #14


    Netherlands
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit


    I shall try uninstalling McAfee then. In the meantime while I was away, the DPC Latency Checker came up with a maximum of 216.053s which will -probably- be from when the issue occurred.

    The SFC did come up with a message about corrupt files and that it couldn't fix some of them.
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  5. #15


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    Viewing through Windows 7, me like-a-discuss 8 though


    I hear ya. What I really meant was "important files" being corrupt or not.

    Still, that is practically guaranteed to not be of importance, although a run in safe mode will likely sort that out anyhow. Or just look at CBS log to see which file(s) it's not repairing. Then you can get them, if you really want to.
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  6. #16


    Netherlands
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit


    Uninstalled McAfee, the issue happened once more. The result:

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  7. #17


    Netherlands
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit


    I wanted to make an update on this post. I've done a few things, and made a mistake as well.

    Out of frustration, I had tried to update my motherboard, and found the MSi Live Updater, which turned out to be a mistake. It also had a tool to flash the BIOS to a 'newer version'... through Windows. So while flashing, it locked up, you can guess the rest. I tried to restore the BIOS using a USB stick, which seemed to update successfully, yet it never again passed beyond a black screen...

    Anyway, I was looking to upgrade my CPU to a newer generation i7, which had now been accellerated. The i5 didn't really do for larger games like Planetside 2. I'm now using the new Motherboard (MSi X79A-GD45 (8D) iX79) and processor (Intel i7 3820), but the stutter issue is still there.

    Aside of that, I've also done two more tests.
    Using Lifeguard Diagnostic, I've defragmented my HDD and then scanned it with this tool, which passed.
    Using Memtest86, I've tested my RAM and came up with 0 errors. I figured it could've been my new RAM; I had installed this together with Win 8 a few months ago.

    My next steps are trying to reinstall Windows 8 completely. If that still fails, I shall try to install Windows 7 and see if that solves anything. If anyone else has other suggestions to try, I think I prefer those before clearing my harddrive completely.

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