Game stutter with high FPS?


I'm aware there are quite a few threads on all sorts of websites talking about the same issue, but none of them have managed to help me so far; was hoping I could get some help here though ^_^.

So before I start rambling on, here are my PC specs:

CPU: Intel i5 - 6600 3.3 GHz
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3gb
RAM: Avexir core DDR4 2x4GB (not sure on the speed)
Boot drive: Sandisk 120gb SSD
HDD for games: WD 2TB (again, not sure on the speed)
PSU: Corsair CS Series CS650M ATX

If I've missed any specs that might be relevant please let me know.

Now, I'm aware my PC obviously isn't the highest specced by any means, but I know it can run games. I have been able to play The Witcher 3 on 1080p quite fine with minor hiccups in the past. However more recently I have noticed many of the games I want to play just have constant frame rate stutter, despite me getting high frames. Some of the games I get these issues on include:

H1Z1 (which I used to be able to run fine in the past?)
GTA (5) Online (again, used to be able to run fine)
Hitman (2016)
Battlefield 1
Black Ops 3
I seem to be having no issues on many of my favourite games though, such as Battlefield 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, Cities Skylines, Rust, and Arma 3. I can run all of these games in high FPS (excluding Arma ofc) but I still get my game freezing every 5-10 seconds for about a second. I know the issue does not stem from temps, because they're nice and low. I've run Afterburner while running these games and neither my GPU or CPU are being maxed out by any means (but I can't seem to get a recording when my game stutters because Afterburner stutters with it). The only two things I can really see being the issue is either my HDD or my RAM. I know I am not running out of memory on my RAM, and my HDD has been defragmented in the past to try solve this issue, but still to no avail.

Hopefully someone knows how to fix this, because I'm stumped. If you need anymore info to help me be sure to let me know.

P.s I've already done the basic things people recommend such as updating drivers etc.
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  1. I assume you have a 60Hz monitor. Since you have the Nvidia control panel try creating profiles for the above mentioned games and enabling Vsync.

    Just a little note: When having high frame rates like 70 80 on a 60Hz monitor, Despite the high frame rate It will look laggy.
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