My computer has a stuttering problem...


Senior member
Nov 24, 2005
(x-post from video forum)

First off, the comp specs:

AMD 3700+
EPoX 9NPA+ Ultra MoBo
2 Gig Ram
EVGA 7900GT KO (91.33 Beta Driver)
Onboard sound (works well enough for now)
24" GDM-FW900 Sony Widescreen: 72Hz refresh rate and usually 1600 x 1200 while gaming

Now here is the problem...When streaming video, gaming, and video playback, every so often, the video and audio "stutters" for just a split second and then continues on. What causes this and what fixes it?

Also, this is the second driver that it has done this with, so I don't 'think' that is the problem (previously used the 91.31 driver).

It is enough of a problem to be quite annoying...this is not of the "nit'picky" variety.

On a different note, I have noticed, while playing games such as COD2, FEAR, and HL2: Lost Coast, that many of the edges of buildings, plants etc. seems to "shimmer" and "wave". This is of an extent to really kill the visuals of any given I off my rocker here or are there fixes to these things?