Question Old Game (Shrek The Third) Stuttering

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I recently downloaded the game "Shrek the Third" from a video game archive site called "Old Games Download". When I play this game, I notice that the game stutters for half a second every 5 or so seconds. The task manager show no increase in CPU, GPU or RAM during these stutters (CPU at 1% usage, GPU at 0.3% and RAM at 335.5MB). I've tried forcing V-Sync with NVIDIA Control Panel as well as limited the FPS, but it still has the same problem. Not even forcing it to launch in admin mode, or setting the windows compatability to windows 7/Windows XP, does anything at all to help it. My specs are far above the standard for when the game released, but I'll post them here in case it helps:

CPU - i7-7700K @4.5GHz
NVIDIA RTX 2070
32GB RAM@2400MHz
Game stored on an Samsung 980 M.2 SSD with 90GB to spare

Help is appreciated!
 

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