Question Possible that faulty outlet or electrical system could be causing stuttering in games?

nfs_boy

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Ever since I first started desktop gaming around 3 years ago, I have noticed a huge stuttering issue in modern games. Even now with my new PC, there is less stuttering, but it is still apparent and annoying. It's like the issue was transferred to an entirely new rig. A year ago I ditched my GTX 960 FX-6350 build for a brand new RX 580 i3-8350k build (full specs at bottom). Some games like Battlefield 1 and Need for Speed: Rivals performed much better, with little to no stuttering. However, as I tried new and more recent games like the Resident Evil 2 remake, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and some VR games, the issue once again made itself apparent. This isn't to say I've only noticed stuttering in these games, I notice smaller-scale freeze ups and micro stuttering instances in games like Beam.NG Drive, A Hat in Time, and others. I have also tried many, many different possible fixes to this problem on both PCs, yet the problem has persisted. The only thing that the two computers shared in common (Aside from using similar USB peripherals and the same monitor) were that I played them on the same power strip plugged into the same outlet. This lead me to ask the question I wrote in the title. Any thoughts?

Specs:
RX 580 4GB
i3-8350k
2x4GB 2666mhz Ballistix Sport RAM
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (Windows)
WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM
 
Are you using a 60 Hz refresh rate monitor?

I would not personally suspect AC power input issues, frankly....(this would be more likely to cause reboots or hard power offs, etc..)

I'd try another monitor, even a decent TV using a VGA input if necessary, although HDMI is preferable..,make sure game is playing full screen (vice windowed), Vsync on....
 

nfs_boy

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I've heard some monitors can be the cause of micro stuttering, but in my case stutters can be as bad as a freeze up for 1 whole second. Is it really possible for a monitor to cause this much stuttering? My monitor can go up to 75 Hz, but I usually use it at 60 Hz (which is its native refresh rate).
 

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