Question Stuttering/frametime spikes in most games ?

harrylockwood03

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I've had this problem for a good few years now but I never really bothered to find a fix. Just over time slowly changed components to see if it'd fix and never did. I get stuttering in a lot of games, regardless of graphical settings and no temperature problems. Ranges from being absolutely unplayable in games like TF2 and Fortnite to practically nonexistant in games like DOOM 2016 (even on the highest settings...)

I have replaced almost every single component in my PC, except my hard drive. I have upgraded my graphics card TWICE (yes I've cleaned the drivers with DDU after changing), from originally a 960 to a 1660 but then to a 1660 super since my 1660 died. I've upgraded my SSD to an NVMe which I boot windows from but it didn't fix it. Running games on either my SSD or HDD makes no difference in stuter. Whilst I said I've not changed my hard drive, I have tried playing games with it unplugged but it didn't fix it.

I have reset windows several times. I have flashed my BIOS to the latest version and changed nothing. I've tried using G-SYNC which didn't fix it. I don't overclock my components (aside from enabling DOCP in BIOS but I don't know if that really counts), and nothing has worked.

Oh and this is only video stutter, as in frame time spikes, the audio isn't affected. Though recently I've been getting a separate problem where my audio will very rarely make a buzzing noise for a second. My computer is cursed...



If anyone can please point me in any direction it would be great help. This problem has been looming over me for years now and I have actually got no clue where to go now. If I've missed something I should obviously have tried, please let me know.



Specs:

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X

Graphics Card: MSI GTX 1660 SUPER

RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE 2x8GB DDR4 3200 MHz

SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2000GB (ST2000DM001)

Motherboard: ROG Strix B450-F Gaming



If you want a user benchmark, it's here:https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/47201242

DOOM 2016 on highest settings:
View: https://youtu.be/trMYvz9ekAA

Fortnite on high settings:
View: https://youtu.be/aGB8eBxoPuU

Fortnite on low settings:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxtciHRCoA
 

harrylockwood03

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PSU make model and rough age ??
how are you connected from GPU to screen ??
Annoyingly I can't get the PSU out to see the model since the label is covered by a shroud... but I know it's 600w and only about 2 years now that I've had it. I think it's 80 PLUS bronze too.
Should've mentioned I have two monitors, my main monitor is connected via display port and my second via hdmi (into the graphics card of course not the motherboard).
 

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