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Question Computer stuttering while gaming

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In the HWInfo log, it shows that it went up into the 70s a couple times. I am going to assume that is from web browsing while in between matches.

Run a memory test program. OCCT is free and has a memory test in it now.


Set it to 80% (Default) and run it. Traditional RAM tests will report their progress in "percent coverage", which OCCT doesn't. So let it run for at least 2 hours.

I suggest this because I've run into memory kits that aren't quite stable at their rated speed, 3200MT in your case. Slightly unstable memory can cause hitching, stuttering, and crashing (which you mentioned in your other thread).

Maybe instead of running OCCT, run your memory at stock speeds? See if the stuttering continues.
 

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Aditya Kumar

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In the HWInfo log, it shows that it went up into the 70s a couple times. I am going to assume that is from web browsing while in between matches.

Run a memory test program. OCCT is free and has a memory test in it now.


Set it to 80% (Default) and run it. Traditional RAM tests will report their progress in "percent coverage", which OCCT doesn't. So let it run for at least 2 hours.

I suggest this because I've run into memory kits that aren't quite stable at their rated speed, 3200MT in your case. Slightly unstable memory can cause hitching, stuttering, and crashing (which you mentioned in your other thread).

Maybe instead of running OCCT, run your memory at stock speeds? See if the stuttering continues.
Good Idea I will run game at 2666mhz and see. If issue is still there then I will run OCCT and reports back to you with logs.
 

Aditya Kumar

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@bigboxes @VirtualLarry @Steltek @aigomorla @DAPUNISHER @blckgrffn @solidsnake1298

I posted query for new PSU in other correct section of forum, please check,
 

Aditya Kumar

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In the HWInfo log, it shows that it went up into the 70s a couple times. I am going to assume that is from web browsing while in between matches.

Run a memory test program. OCCT is free and has a memory test in it now.


Set it to 80% (Default) and run it. Traditional RAM tests will report their progress in "percent coverage", which OCCT doesn't. So let it run for at least 2 hours.

I suggest this because I've run into memory kits that aren't quite stable at their rated speed, 3200MT in your case. Slightly unstable memory can cause hitching, stuttering, and crashing (which you mentioned in your other thread).

Maybe instead of running OCCT, run your memory at stock speeds? See if the stuttering continues.
I have a general question Should computer freeze for micro second when CPU is at 100% usage?

Also I did quick userbenchmark and GPU was under performing : https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/44851369

So I played game on stock speeds but same issue then I ran OCCT, it gives 1 hour test limit for free users. Here are the results :

Memory Test :
00:00:00 - Info - Test schedule started at 2021-07-22 16:00:31
00:00:00 - Info - Memory - Started (Duration : 01:00:00)
01:00:01 - Info - Memory - Stopped
01:00:01 - Info - Test schedule completed

Power Test :
00:00:00 - Info - Test schedule started at 2021-07-23 00:26:32
00:00:00 - Info - Power - Started (Duration : 01:00:00)
00:06:27 - Error - Power - 10256 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:28 - Error - Power - 32289 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:29 - Error - Power - 31847 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:30 - Error - Power - 32134 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:31 - Error - Power - 32314 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:32 - Error - Power - 32126 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:33 - Error - Power - 32050 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:34 - Error - Power - 32177 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:35 - Error - Power - 32326 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:36 - Error - Power - 32011 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:37 - Error - Power - 32119 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:38 - Error - Power - 32158 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:39 - Error - Power - 31860 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:40 - Error - Power - 32451 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:41 - Error - Power - 32246 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:42 - Error - Power - 32132 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:43 - Error - Power - 32256 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:44 - Error - Power - 32068 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:45 - Error - Power - 31936 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:46 - Error - Power - 31922 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:47 - Error - Power - 32381 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:48 - Error - Power - 32274 error(s) found (CPU)
00:09:17 - Info - Power - Stopped
00:09:17 - Info - Test schedule stopped by user request

Now in power test I was getting error every second non stop from 6min mark, so I stopped it. What issue could this be?
 

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I have a general question Should computer freeze for micro second when CPU is at 100% usage?

Also I did quick userbenchmark and GPU was under performing : https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/44851369

So I played game on stock speeds but same issue then I ran OCCT, it gives 1 hour test limit for free users. Here are the results :

Memory Test :
00:00:00 - Info - Test schedule started at 2021-07-22 16:00:31
00:00:00 - Info - Memory - Started (Duration : 01:00:00)
01:00:01 - Info - Memory - Stopped
01:00:01 - Info - Test schedule completed

Power Test :
00:00:00 - Info - Test schedule started at 2021-07-23 00:26:32
00:00:00 - Info - Power - Started (Duration : 01:00:00)
00:06:27 - Error - Power - 10256 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:28 - Error - Power - 32289 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:29 - Error - Power - 31847 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:30 - Error - Power - 32134 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:31 - Error - Power - 32314 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:32 - Error - Power - 32126 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:33 - Error - Power - 32050 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:34 - Error - Power - 32177 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:35 - Error - Power - 32326 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:36 - Error - Power - 32011 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:37 - Error - Power - 32119 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:38 - Error - Power - 32158 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:39 - Error - Power - 31860 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:40 - Error - Power - 32451 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:41 - Error - Power - 32246 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:42 - Error - Power - 32132 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:43 - Error - Power - 32256 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:44 - Error - Power - 32068 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:45 - Error - Power - 31936 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:46 - Error - Power - 31922 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:47 - Error - Power - 32381 error(s) found (CPU)
00:06:48 - Error - Power - 32274 error(s) found (CPU)
00:09:17 - Info - Power - Stopped
00:09:17 - Info - Test schedule stopped by user request

Now in power test I was getting error every second non stop from 6min mark, so I stopped it. What issue could this be?
Is this with the new PSU installed? I mean, if you haven't replaced that yet, stop. Wait. You could kill more things.
 
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I've never used userbenchmark so I can't authoritatively comment on your results. Their statements about your GPU are conflicting.

In the summary at the top:

69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.

But in the detailed description:

Performing below potential (64th percentile)

The graph for the detailed description implies that you are in the middle of the pack for GTX1660 results. But when compared to all other results, including faster GPUs, your score is a bit low. So it seems that your GPU performance is fine for a GTX1660.

I've never run the PSU test in OCCT. But a cursory search on Google shows that it probably stresses the CPU and GPU and then reads the voltage levels on the 12V rail(s). Those errors are probably instances of the 12V rail dipping below a certain level. blckgrffn's statement is sound. If your PSU is problematic, pushing it too hard with GPU+CPU stress tests is probably not a good idea.

Random thought. The fact that the PSU test starts reporting errors after 6 mins tells me that the voltages are probably dropping after the PSU heats up. Are you able to tell if your PSU fan is running? Could it be that the PSU fan is dead and that all the problems you are having are from the PSU being too hot?
 

Aditya Kumar

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I get that, but if the PSU is bad (or getting worse...) hitting it hard and repeatedly could cause catastrophic - or gradual - failure of other components. Patience :)
I've never used userbenchmark so I can't authoritatively comment on your results. Their statements about your GPU are conflicting.

In the summary at the top:

69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.

But in the detailed description:

Performing below potential (64th percentile)

The graph for the detailed description implies that you are in the middle of the pack for GTX1660 results. But when compared to all other results, including faster GPUs, your score is a bit low. So it seems that your GPU performance is fine for a GTX1660.

I've never run the PSU test in OCCT. But a cursory search on Google shows that it probably stresses the CPU and GPU and then reads the voltage levels on the 12V rail(s). Those errors are probably instances of the 12V rail dipping below a certain level. blckgrffn's statement is sound. If your PSU is problematic, pushing it too hard with GPU+CPU stress tests is probably not a good idea.

Random thought. The fact that the PSU test starts reporting errors after 6 mins tells me that the voltages are probably dropping after the PSU heats up. Are you able to tell if your PSU fan is running? Could it be that the PSU fan is dead and that all the problems you are having are from the PSU being too hot?
PSU fan is working I checked.
I am not running stress test on it anymore. I ran OCCT power test (CPU+GPU stress) second time and after 5-6mins computer when black screen and rebooted. I am 95% sure PSU overheated and tripped, 5% chance motherboard issue.
 

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