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Stuttering in games since Windows 10 Reinstall

Hi all,

Hoping you can help me here.

I've been having stuttering issues when gaming since I've reinstalled WIndows 10 on my SSD.
I've reinstalled my all my drivers and pushed any pending Windows updates.

I get good FPS in every game, that hasn't changed at all, but I seem to be getting constant stuttering, especially when moving the camera.

It's not just games too, my PC in general has seemed a bit unresponsive since the reinstall. It was fine before I reinstalled WIndows.

I have one suspicion, I left my HDD (which I use for my photos and games I don't play as often) connected when I reinstalled my OS. Windows is not installed on it so I don't really see why it would cause problems. It didn't ask me where to install it (I assume it's because it just reinstalled it where Windows was already installed).

What do you guys think?

(PC SPECS):

Asus Strix GTX 1080
i5 7600K @ 3.8GHz
z270 MSI SLI PLUS
16GB RAM
525GB M.2 SSD
1TB HDD
1200W PSU
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  1. Bump? Anyone?
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  2. Close (disable) Xbox Game DVR setting.
    XBOX--> settings --> game dvr --> close.
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  3. TechnoStyle said:
    Close (disable) Xbox Game DVR setting.
    XBOX--> settings --> game dvr --> close.


    Hi TechnoStyle,

    Will try this when I get home from work, I've heard a few negative things about the latest Windows 10 Creators Update or whatever they call it, especially with its effect on gaming.

    I'll update you with what I find.

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your own to respond to me, it is very much appreciated, cheers.
    Reply to DeanLeitch
  4. TechnoStyle said:
    Close (disable) Xbox Game DVR setting.
    XBOX--> settings --> game dvr --> close.


    Anything else you think I should disable btw?
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  5. reinstall windows without the hdd
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  6. helpstar said:
    reinstall windows without the hdd



    You think that might help?

    Windows recognised there were 2 drives, and wiped them both when I reset my OS.

    I'm completely open to resetting again without HDD and formatting it afterwards if that helps :)
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  7. TechnoStyle said:
    Close (disable) Xbox Game DVR setting.
    XBOX--> settings --> game dvr --> close.


    Thanks for the tip, sadly my issues still remain.
    I really don't know what to do..
    Reply to DeanLeitch
  8. Run command prompt as an admin
    copy-paste the code and press enter.

    bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes
    bcdedit /set useplatformclock true
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  9. Also if you are playing older games with newer hardware, you can absolutely have optimization problem.
    For example, Crysis1 doesn't work with high performance with newet VGA cards...
    Another example, if you want to play NFS: Hot Pursuit 2010 smoothly, just set your CPU from task manager. Select CPU0,CPU1 and CPU2 every time you play.
    (Right click --> details --> exe file of the game --> right click -->set affinity)

    etc. etc. :)
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  10. TechnoStyle said:
    Also if you are playing older games with newer hardware, you can absolutely have optimization problem.
    For example, Crysis1 doesn't work with high performance with newet VGA cards...
    Another example, if you want to play NFS: Hot Pursuit 2010 smoothly, just set your CPU from task manager. Select CPU0,CPU1 and CPU2 every time you play.
    (Right click --> details --> exe file of the game --> right click -->set affinity)

    etc. etc. :)


    Very true.

    The main game I'm having issues with is Skyrim. It doesn't constantly lag, it's just when I enter a new area (basically cities) my FPS will drop severely for a couple of seconds. But this never used to happen before the restart.

    Also games like Witcher 3 and GTA V also get minor stuttering when they didn't before.

    I've run those two commands, what do they do out of interest? I'll tell you the result. I've also reinstalled my NVIDIA drivers.

    I would like to just completely reinstall my OS but I don't think it will help since that caused the issues in the first place.

    Thanks again, Techno, seriously. Much appreciated bro.
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  11. DeanLeitch said:
    TechnoStyle said:
    Also if you are playing older games with newer hardware, you can absolutely have optimization problem.
    For example, Crysis1 doesn't work with high performance with newet VGA cards...
    Another example, if you want to play NFS: Hot Pursuit 2010 smoothly, just set your CPU from task manager. Select CPU0,CPU1 and CPU2 every time you play.
    (Right click --> details --> exe file of the game --> right click -->set affinity)

    etc. etc. :)


    Very true.

    The main game I'm having issues with is Skyrim. It doesn't constantly lag, it's just when I enter a new area (basically cities) my FPS will drop severely for a couple of seconds. But this never used to happen before the restart.

    Also games like Witcher 3 and GTA V also get minor stuttering when they didn't before.

    I've run those two commands, what do they do out of interest? I'll tell you the result. I've also reinstalled my NVIDIA drivers.

    I would like to just completely reinstall my OS but I don't think it will help since that caused the issues in the first place.

    Thanks again, Techno, seriously. Much appreciated bro.



    When did you install Windows? If your installation doesn't so old, you shouldn't need reinstall it i think.
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  12. When did you install Windows? If your installation doesn't so old, you shouldn't need reinstall it i think.

    This is a new PC, you see, so the Windows OS isn't that old.
    It was fine when I first set it up, it's since I reinstalled Windows again (Really a bad idea, shouldn't have done it), that I've started having these issues.
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  13. When did you install Windows? If your installation doesn't so old, you shouldn't need reinstall it i think.

    This is a new PC, you see, so the Windows OS isn't that old.
    It was fine when I first set it up, it's since I reinstalled Windows again (Really a bad idea, shouldn't have done it), that I've started having these issues.

    It was fine and reinstalling started issues.
    I think you forgot something to setup. Otherwise don't know. :)
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  14. how did you reinstall windows? DVD or else?

    are all drivers installed? have a look into the device manager of windows, any question marks or exclamation marks?

    try the intel update utility
    drivers download from intel:
    intel management engine installed (imei)?
    intel inf driver? (chipset)
    intel rapid storage (irst)

    check ssd performance with "AS SSD"

    update biod in bios itself, using an usb flash drive with the extracted BIOS from MSI on it and running M-flash inside BIOS
    Reply to helpstar
  15. helpstar said:
    how did you reinstall windows? DVD or else?

    are all drivers installed? have a look into the device manager of windows, any question marks or exclamation marks?

    try the intel update utility
    drivers download from intel:
    intel management engine installed (imei)?
    intel inf driver? (chipset)
    intel rapid storage (irst)

    check ssd performance with "AS SSD"

    update biod in bios itself, using an usb flash drive with the extracted BIOS from MSI on it and running M-flash inside BIOS



    Hi!

    I reinstalled Windows using the "Reset this PC" wizard. I didn't use media software on a USB stick or DVD.

    There was a question mark, or exclamation mark I can't quite recall, next to the SATA controller drivers, and I had to update it manually as Windows couldn't do it when I tried through device manager. I've installed my NVIDIA drivers and intel management engine but not the other two (intel inf driver and intel rapid storage).

    I've already checked my SSD with AS SSD yesterday, it was in the correct mode, ACHI, and I got a score over a thousand (it was 1132, something like that) so I think my SSD is fine, not tested my HDD yet.

    I updated my BIOS already when I first built the PC, would reinstalling Windows reset that?

    And finally, do you think properly doing a clean reinstall (with a USB drive and formatting my hard drive/ssd) would fix the issue?

    Thanks mate, much appreciated.
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  16. Best answer
    Did you restart windows yet? Not just shutting down and booting again.

    BIOS updates are independent from windows and wouldn´t flash back to an older version while resetting windows.

    Clean install via Microsoft media creation tool might help.

    Really looks like a driver problem for now.
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  17. helpstar said:
    Did you restart windows yet? Not just shutting down and booting again.

    BIOS updates are independent from windows and wouldn´t flash back to an older version while resetting windows.

    Clean install via Microsoft media creation tool might help.

    Really looks like a driver problem for now.


    I've not reset it again, but I plan to now.

    I agree, it does look like a driver problem. I didn't uninstall my drivers before installing Windows.

    If I format my drives before I install Windows again via media creation tool, will that remove all my current drivers? (so I cleanly install them again?)
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  18. yes and all personal data as well, so be sure you have a backup on a different drive, before installing windows and deleting all data on the install drive
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  19. helpstar said:
    yes and all personal data as well, so be sure you have a backup on a different drive, before installing windows and deleting all data on the install drive


    Sure, will do that tonight, and I'll update you on my findings.
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  20. helpstar said:
    yes and all personal data as well, so be sure you have a backup on a different drive, before installing windows and deleting all data on the install drive


    Hi!

    I think that fixed it, so thanks!

    One thing though - I ran perfmon /report to check, and it said every aspect of my PC was poor, even the graphical side. Despite having a GTX 1080, it recommends lowering the resolution.. lol? (I play on 1080p) And apparantly 16GB of RAM isn't enough either. Is it broken?
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  21. what do you mean by "poor". Anything failed or do you mean the value of the index?

    if all is working fine, ignore the report.
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  22. helpstar said:
    what do you mean by "poor". Anything failed or do you mean the value of the index?

    if all is working fine, ignore the report.



    I don't think anything failed, I'll double check when I get home today.
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  23. DeanLeitch said:
    helpstar said:
    yes and all personal data as well, so be sure you have a backup on a different drive, before installing windows and deleting all data on the install drive


    Hi!

    I think that fixed it, so thanks!

    One thing though - I ran perfmon /report to check, and it said every aspect of my PC was poor, even the graphical side. Despite having a GTX 1080, it recommends lowering the resolution.. lol? (I play on 1080p) And apparantly 16GB of RAM isn't enough either. Is it broken?


    If you play a game which doesn't have optimization for newer GPUs then you'll see these messages.
    I ran COD:WAW with RX480. It opened with 800x600 resolution. :) I set all settings to max manually of course. :)
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  24. TechnoStyle said:
    DeanLeitch said:
    helpstar said:
    yes and all personal data as well, so be sure you have a backup on a different drive, before installing windows and deleting all data on the install drive


    Hi!

    I think that fixed it, so thanks!

    One thing though - I ran perfmon /report to check, and it said every aspect of my PC was poor, even the graphical side. Despite having a GTX 1080, it recommends lowering the resolution.. lol? (I play on 1080p) And apparantly 16GB of RAM isn't enough either. Is it broken?


    If you play a game which doesn't have optimization for newer GPUs then you'll see these messages.
    I ran COD:WAW with RX480. It opened with 800x600 resolution. :) I set all settings to max manually of course. :)


    Yeah I know lol, weird isn't it?
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  25. helpstar said:
    what do you mean by "poor". Anything failed or do you mean the value of the index?

    if all is working fine, ignore the report.



    Yep, everything works fine, I'll ignore it.
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  26. Well, this is resolved now. Techo and Helpstar, thank you so much, I wasn't sure about using this forum but you've both solved my issues. Cheers guys, have a good one! :)
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  27. you are very welcome and thanks for the feedback.
    Have a good one too :)
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  28. helpstar said:
    you are very welcome and thanks for the feedback.
    Have a good one too :)


    Sorry to bother but I was looking for something about my issue and I did find this thread.
    I am having stutter problems after the last Windows 10 Update.
    Looks like I am not the only one: https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/6h17o7/june_windows_10_cumulative_updates_are_out/?sort=new

    Do you guys have any suggestion? Thank you very much!
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  29. please start a new thread with your problem. You can PM me with the link then
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