Question PC extreme stuttering

Oct 26, 2019
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Hey guys and gals,



For the past few months I've been having an issue where my PC will stutter horribly while playing certain games. At first, it only affected a couple of games I didn't care too much about so I didn't try too hard to fix it, but now it's started happening more often and in multiple other games. Some games like NBA 2k20 it only happens during cutscenes (??) and not while actually playing. When my PC is stuttering, I can actually hear a noise coming from my PC that corresponds with the stutter. The sound is definitely connected, since when I change settings that gets the stutter to stop or close the game the noise goes away as well.



PC Specs are:



MSI b150M Mortar

Intel i-5 6500

16GB DDR4 2600 RAM

AMD RX480





Certain games like The Witcher 3 I can change some settings and get it to stop, but this doesn't work on every game. I've included a video of the stuttering and a video of the noise coming from my PC below.

https://streamable.com/4hrf2

https://streamable.com/ose0c


Another issue I'm having is that my PC will crash to a black screen (audio continues for ~10 seconds) when under load. For example, running userbenchmark will crash when it gets to the GPU test, and OBS crashed my PC when I tried recording the witcher 3 for this post. I thought it was my PSU but even after buying a new PSU the problem continues.



Does anyone have any idea what would cause this? It's been driving me insane and I've tried fresh installations of windows to fix it, I'm at the point where I feel like building an entirely new PC is worth it.
 

RustyRagdoll

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Hey guys and gals,



For the past few months I've been having an issue where my PC will stutter horribly while playing certain games. At first, it only affected a couple of games I didn't care too much about so I didn't try too hard to fix it, but now it's started happening more often and in multiple other games. Some games like NBA 2k20 it only happens during cutscenes (??) and not while actually playing. When my PC is stuttering, I can actually hear a noise coming from my PC that corresponds with the stutter. The sound is definitely connected, since when I change settings that gets the stutter to stop or close the game the noise goes away as well.



PC Specs are:



MSI b150M Mortar

Intel i-5 6500

16GB DDR4 2600 RAM

AMD RX480





Certain games like The Witcher 3 I can change some settings and get it to stop, but this doesn't work on every game. I've included a video of the stuttering and a video of the noise coming from my PC below.

https://streamable.com/4hrf2

https://streamable.com/ose0c


Another issue I'm having is that my PC will crash to a black screen (audio continues for ~10 seconds) when under load. For example, running userbenchmark will crash when it gets to the GPU test, and OBS crashed my PC when I tried recording the witcher 3 for this post. I thought it was my PSU but even after buying a new PSU the problem continues.



Does anyone have any idea what would cause this? It's been driving me insane and I've tried fresh installations of windows to fix it, I'm at the point where I feel like building an entirely new PC is worth it.
As @mdd1963 referred, that sound can be heard when either RAM has gone bad or it's not completely fitted in it's socket.
Also, try using DDU to clear any errors from a faulty GPU driver installation or just errors that might've occurred after a Windows update (if you're running W10).
 

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