Stuttering on Games (Windows 7 64 bit)

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Ness199x

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Hello!


I've been having an issue with limited success. I recently bought a new laptop for gaming and noticed a really annoying bug that has surfaced.

Laptop Stats:
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.6Ghz, 6MB, L3 Cache)
Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 Gig
Ram: 8 GB Ram
HDD: 2x500 Gig Western Digital Hard drives

The issue is that in games, when something new would happen, the computer would freeze and the
sound would stutter for 1-5 seconds. So of course if I played LONG enough it would go away, but once I started the game again the issue would come up. I found that downloading CrystalDiskInfo and disabling APM fixed the issue for some games.

Games that I've had the issue: World of Warcraft, Counter-strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Dragon Age, Last Scenario.

Games that I haven't had ONE issue with: Singularity, Dragon Age 2.

Now World of Warcraft was resolved due to Disabling APM.

Here is a list of things that I've tried:

- Updated all Drivers
- Used CrystalDiskMark on both Hard drives (Will post data)
- Ran EventViewer and noticed that when there was a stutter the Hardrive Spiked for the time of the freeze.
- Played with the APM
-Uninstalled the SATA AHCI Controller
-CheckDisk on both drives, no errors.

What makes me think it's a Hard Drive issue (or possibly a Driver issue) is because whenever the freeze happens the Hard drive light is on the entire time. I have two hard drives, all the games (save one) are installed there. Dragon Age 2 is installed on the C Drive. The temperature doesnt seem to have an effect on the stuttering, happens when its 21 to 40 C.

Here are the results of my Benchmark for both drives.
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 77.741 MB/s
Sequential Write : 76.544 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 27.916 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 36.559 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.367 MB/s [ 89.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.848 MB/s [ 207.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.886 MB/s [ 216.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.903 MB/s [ 220.3 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [D: 21.4% (99.9/465.8 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2011/04/10 0:31:39
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 61.845 MB/s
Sequential Write : 61.446 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 26.429 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 31.795 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.392 MB/s [ 95.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.813 MB/s [ 198.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 0.889 MB/s [ 217.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.866 MB/s [ 211.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 18.0% (81.2/451.7 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2011/04/10 0:23:39
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
 
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