Problem Mega stuttering!

Discussion in 'Community Support' started by Tuborg, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Bull Shark

    Bull Shark Well-Known Member

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    People are often to afraid to mesh with windows settings. Sure there are things you beter don't mesh with but if there goes something terrible wrong then there is always a option to install it again. I normally have a hidden partion filled with an image containing a complete clean installation with all apps/software that I need. Is use Acronis True image. I boot, press F11 and within the 20min I have everything back before things went horribly wrong. I even can update the image with new versions of the applications etc..
     
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  2. 2ndLastJedi

    2ndLastJedi Well-Known Member

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    Is that a hard thing to set up ? and can i keep updating the image as i install new games ?
     
  3. Bull Shark

    Bull Shark Well-Known Member

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    No it is very easy to use and yes you can update the image.
    https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/trueimage/2019/

    We used it a lot at the time I was working in the IT. There is even a server version which allows you to start working while the image is still installing a disaster recovery..
     
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  4. suspectmonkey

    suspectmonkey New Member

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    Just as a bit of a follow up, I finally got around to running a few longer sessions with the 64bit exe and RTSS 7.2.2 and the "slideshow" issue hasn't occurred again. I'd be happy enough to switch back to using 64bit full-time!

    Haven't had a chance to compare FPS between the two to see if it makes a difference, but I was still seeing some occasional stutters that I didn't see before and it still feels like my GPU is working harder than before as well. Further investigation required ;)
     
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  5. 2ndLastJedi

    2ndLastJedi Well-Known Member

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    Have people removed and installed a clean Driver using DDU and made sure that is removing PhysX ? My DDU wasn't removing PhysX !
     
  6. 2ndLastJedi

    2ndLastJedi Well-Known Member

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    Only reason I asked is because my problem kept occurring even after I reinstalled and broke Win 10 4 times.Win 10 kept installing really old drivers first and I'd use DDU to remove it and install the latest but something kept corrupting it and I realized DDU wasn't set to remove Physx, once I did that my PC runs R3E perfectly AGAIN!
    Fingers crossed anyway ;)
     
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  7. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Has anything changed for you guys who experienced this issue (with the 64bit exe)? Lately Nvidia discovered some bug in their drivers that increased the CPU load and it made me wonder if this could have been the cause here after all. If anybody of you is on those very latest drivers and is willing to give it another shot, let us know if that hotfix changed anything for you.
     
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  8. Case

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    Just for the record, DWM.exe is the Desktop Windows Manager. As in the process that is responsible for drawing everything that's on your screen when running Windows (which is also why messing with its priority, *especially* if you don't know what you're doing, is a really bad idea).

    It is not "a problem maker" unless there's something seriously wrong with your setup, and even in those cases problems with DWM.exe generally tend to be a result of some other issue, not a cause of it.
     
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  9. fufsgfen

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    I got issue with 64bit.exe even using Win8.1 and 416.34 Nvidia driver, HWinfo on 2nd monitor is not registering more than 40-50% of max/thread so probably something else than GPU driver in my case at least.

    GPU load decreases slightly when issue happens, but can't really see much difference in CPU wattage, temp or max/thread numbers.

    32bit version works just fine.

    For reference, full specs and stuff.
    i7-8086K stock clocks
    Corsair H100i Pro water cooling thing
    Asus rog strix z370-G gaming (120mm fan at medium to high speed for VRM cooling, z370 mb thing)
    16GB 2666Mhz DDR4
    Nvidia GTX 1080 (Gigabyte Windforce OC) driver 416.34
    Roccat Juke 7.1 USB soundcard, set to 7.1 mode with output to 2CH headphones, windows and game is set to 7.1 too.
    Thrustmaster T150 wheel (Updated driver about two weeks ago, sadly can't see version right now as wheel is not plugged in)
    Windows 8.1 as I just don't like automated changes to system, so everything auto is set to manual or disabled, so should not be any background tasks running either.

    Maybe something same can be found or maybe it can be found that nothing is common between systems experiencing the issue, either way might help to path that leads to solution.
     
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  10. Bull Shark

    Bull Shark Well-Known Member

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    Simply do a search on the net and you will see lots of problems in co-operation withthis process file.
    But I don't want to start a yes/ no fight here so I will stop replying on this subject..
     
  11. Case

    Case Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and the vast majority of them are not *caused* by that process, it's simply a symptom of some other issue.
     
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  12. Neawoulf

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    Btw. what ever that last patch did: It fixed the issue for me. After the patch before (the one with the Group C cars and the Porsche 964) it was basically unplayable for me. I deleted my config files, reinstalled the whole game, deleted and reinstalled my GPU drivers ... nothing helped. New patch (with the 90s F1 cars) now: Everything's fine again, at least on my system.
     
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  13. Koly™

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    a new CPU overclock at 5ghz has all fixed for me