Update: Windows 10 version 1803 17134.320 the issues seems to be fixed for some and still some light stuttering for others. It seems that I don't need any of the following for smooth game play but you may need one of the fixes. Spoiler 6 septembre 2018 - KB4458469 (build 17134.320) Addresses an issue that ignores the MM_DONT_ZERO_ALLOCATION flag. This issue leads to degraded performance, and, occasionally, error 0x139 appears. I am now running 1809 and the stutter seems to be gone but there are still reports of it persisting so ff it isn't fixed for you then there are still the below solutions. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Option 1: Script: FreeStandbyMemory.bat by AveYo This script is from the popular coder AveYo whom known for his quality scripting. The FreeStandbyMemory code can be found here and or you have to do is click download. You will get a batch file that if you run will add the script to your system and if you run it again it will remove it (remember to run with administrator rights). A list of all his useful scripts can be found here. AveYo has been kind enough to grace himself with his presence here at my request as I wanted him to weigh in on the whole discussion surrounding this issue. You can read his illuminating response about the issue here. Finally, here about the revised version of his script and why he thinks it is the superior method for dealing with this issue. Option 2: Purge Memory Cache Service by mbk1969 has made this excellent service solution which is either tied for the best or the second best option. He is an extremely talented coder and has helped out the community greatly pertaining to this situation. He also may be one of the more ingenuitive coders around so I definitely urge you to try this solution and compare it with the first option. About the service: Spoiler Bundle contains folder 'PurgeMemoryCacheService' with files: - ReadMe.txt - setup.bat - cleanup.bat - PurgeMemoryCacheService.cs This purge memory cache tool is written in C# in the form of system service (under SCM control). All configuration is done in ini-file. I have created Purge Query Language. Using this PQL syntax you can add any number of purge queries to ini-file, creating your own policy for purging. Very flexible approach which lets you schedule the purge of the standby list or the file cache or both. The purge can be initiated by timer, by the start of process (one, list of, name template), by the stop of process (one, list of, name template). The purge can be set to check the available physical memory against treshold value (in megabytes) - to postpone if available physical memory is higher than treshold. Service creates its own event log 'Application and Services Logs\PurgeMemoryCacheService'. Detailed info is in ReadMe.txt. To set all up execute 'setup.bat' in elevated command prompt. To clean all up execute 'cleanup.bat' in elevated command prompt. Option 3: GUI: WAGNARDSOFT (known for the almost indispensable Display Driver Uninstaller) from our very own Guru3D legend Wagnard has created a GUI application available here: Intelligent standby list cleaner. He has his explanation of what differentiates his program (and the similarities) from AveYo's script that you can read here. The beginning of the great conversation: There seems to be a great discussion blooming from the great minds of AveYo, mbk1969, and Wagnard starting from this post. So, if you want to read about the differences between the options and why the respective coders believe theirs to be superior you can follow the conversation from here. I'd also like to give extra credit to mbk1969 for all of his useful suggestions for AveYo and Wagnard which are definitely helping them make their solutions better. Option 4: the original method that was proposed in this thread which I was using before I came across AveYo's script: Spoiler So, I stumbled across this the other day and wanted to try it out for a few days before I posted anything about and it seems that I don't stutter in any of my games anymore. Pretty crazy but it works for me (I set it to every 10 minutes instead of 5). I have 8GB VRAM and 16GB DRAM and even I was able to benefit from this wonderful reddit post. YMMV Please let me know if it works for you! Edit: Just remembered I read about it on this forum so credit @jdc2389 for the link!