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If you own a Dell you can get rid of this problem by deleting the following files: Dell Support Assist & Dell Support Assist Agent. This worked after I had spent hours checking to make sure that I had all the correct/new drivers and various other diagnostics.
Thanks for the response. I determined the cause of the stutter to be an old SATA I controller with a VIA chipset that I had connected to my PCI slot (NOT THE 670). Replacing it with a newer PCIex1 SATA III controller with an ASMedia chipset solved my stuttering issues.