[SOLVED] Stuttering when playing longer

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Hello i am having stuttering problems when playing overwatch. The first few matches there is no stuttering but then it starts stuttering when doing simple things like moving around a corner. Things I have done are uninstalled all of my razer programs made sure to update to the latest version of my operating system which is Windows 10 version 1903 and update my drivers.
Here is a screenshot of my temperature when the stuttering happened View: https://imgur.com/a/wuKC96c

I have a lenovo y520 laptop the specs are GeForce GTX 1050 2GB i5-7300HQ CPU
 
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boju

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Stuttering over prolonged use can be caused by heat or pagefile build up. Cooling pad, faster drive like an ssd or more ram can help.

What drive is Windows and game on and how much memory does the laptop have?

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Regarding vsync, if this is helping, that's because vsync limits frame rates so there's less frame preparation from the cpu and gpu isn't rendering as many and as a result less cpu work and heat produced by either cpu or gpu.

If vsync input lag bothers you, just limit fps to 58 using a program like Msi Afterburner or Nvidia Inspector if the game doesn't have an fps limiter. With fps limited you should be able to enable vsync without any lag. The two extra frames prevents the side effects caused by vsync working on the very threshold of your refresh rate.
 
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Stuttering over prolonged use can be caused by heat or pagefile build up. Cooling pad, faster drive like an ssd or more ram can help.

, and how much memory does the laptop have?

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Regarding vsync, if this is helping, that's because vsync limits frame rates so there's less frame preparation from the cpu and gpu isn't rendering as many and as a result less cpu work and heat produced by either cpu or gpu.

If vsync input lag bothers you, just limit fps to 58 using a program like Msi Afterburner or Nvidia Inspector if the game doesn't have an fps limiter. With fps limited you should be able to enable vsync without any lag. The two extra frames prevents the side effects caused by vsync working on the very threshold of your refresh rate.
my specs are
GTX 1050 2gb i5-7300HQ CPU the exact model is Legion Y520-15IKBN i dont understand what you mean by what drive it is on?
 

boju

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i dont have an ssd
https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/legion-laptops/lenovo-legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

Think thats yours. It can have an ssd but if you say it didn't come with then you're running a v.slow 5400 hdd and wouldn't be helping at all.

Doesn't say how much ram it has in it but id assume 8GB? With a 5400 rpm hdd, there's no doubt there's a lot of paging going on ( virtual memory) on the hdd and it increases overtime.

More ram + m2 ssd, reinstall Windows and you'll be good as gold. 5400hdd has no place for Windows or games, they're only good for storing photos etc.
 
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https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/legion-laptops/lenovo-legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

Think thats yours. It can have an ssd but if you say it didn't come with then you're running a v.slow 5400 hdd and wouldn't be helping at all.

Doesn't say how much ram it has in it but id assume 8GB? With a 5400 rpm hdd, there's no doubt there's a lot of paging going on ( virtual memory) on the hdd and it increases overtime.

More ram + m2 ssd, reinstall Windows and you'll be good as gold. 5400hdd has no place for Windows or games, they're only good for storing photos etc.
Maybe I’m stupid but I didn’t understand anything of what you just said yes that is my laptop in the link it’s 8gb
 

boju

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Maybe I’m stupid but I didn’t understand anything of what you just said yes that is my laptop in the link it’s 8gb
Change the slow 5400 HDD for a faster one, even an SATA SSD will do miracles.

If i had that laptop i would;

1: Purchase a 1TB or 2TB SATA SSD like Samsung: https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-evo-series-2tb/p/N82E16820147671
2: Have Windows 10 install ready on USB stick. Can do so using Windows Media Creation tool, see tutorial below.
3: Backup personal data on external drive or another computer
4: Remove laptop battery and open the case where the HDD bay is and replace the HDD with the SSD
5: Insert Windows 10 USB to boot from and install

How to install Windows 10:

Your laptop is suffering because the 5400 HDD is very slow.
 
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Change the slow 5400 HDD for a faster one, even an SATA SSD will do miracles.

If i had that laptop i would;

1: Purchase a 1TB or 2TB SATA SSD like Samsung: https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-evo-series-2tb/p/N82E16820147671
2: Have Windows 10 install ready on USB stick. Can do so using Windows Media Creation tool, see tutorial below.
3: Backup personal data on external drive or another computer
4: Remove laptop battery and open the case where the HDD bay is and replace the HDD with the SSD
5: Insert Windows 10 USB to boot from and install

How to install Windows 10:

Your laptop is suffering because the 5400 HDD is very slow.
Im not sure if this laptop can upgrade any parts, I looked a bit online and found this post https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1070128/geforce-1000-series/gtx-1050-i5-7300hq-6gb-stuttering/post/5864395/#5864395 i did those steps it didnt really do much im still having the same issues as before.
 

terky

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what do you mean resotre to another version? The game im playing is Overwatch what about you?
i meant to the nvidia version, i don't know if i can install the NVIDIA ones or should are they the LENOVO ones. Atm i have installed the latets LENOVO one and it's happening the stuttering since 3 weeks aprox.

i thought with the new update Windows it would be resolved but it's not.
 

terky

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Change the slow 5400 HDD for a faster one, even an SATA SSD will do miracles.

If i had that laptop i would;

1: Purchase a 1TB or 2TB SATA SSD like Samsung: https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-evo-series-2tb/p/N82E16820147671
2: Have Windows 10 install ready on USB stick. Can do so using Windows Media Creation tool, see tutorial below.
3: Backup personal data on external drive or another computer
4: Remove laptop battery and open the case where the HDD bay is and replace the HDD with the SSD
5: Insert Windows 10 USB to boot from and install

How to install Windows 10:

Your laptop is suffering because the 5400 HDD is very slow.
i haven't this problem some months ago, so i don't think it's HDD problem :(

i ll try the other things you posted
 

boju

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i haven't this problem some months ago, so i don't think it's HDD problem :(

i ll try the other things you posted

Do you have the exact same laptop with the same drive configuration with a 5400rpm drive? I have a feeling they're not sure what drive they have but all i can do is go by their response.

You're better off starting your own thread
 
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i meant to the nvidia version, i don't know if i can install the NVIDIA ones or should are they the LENOVO ones. Atm i have installed the latets LENOVO one and it's happening the stuttering since 3 weeks aprox.

i thought with the new update Windows it would be resolved but it's not.
I did install an older version but im still having the same issue with stuttering
 
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I am unbale to update my bios. Things I have tried updating it with the lenovo vantage program but it gives me this message fail 1 update failed to download and install, I tried downloading the bios from the support website and it gave me this error message, mount the efi system partition. Im on the latest version of windows 10 my drivers are also all up to date. Also my bios is just called bios. I tried doing it via the support website under the automatic updates tab but that does also not work.
screenshot:
View: https://imgur.com/a/1nR5tsS
 
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Ok so i disabled High Precision Event Timer in device manager i felt like the stuttering went away but it was still there and my in put lag was worse
 

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