Warzone and Cold War Stuttering

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  1. KyleStilkey

    KyleStilkey Master Guru

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    I am having this weird issue and I'm unsure if this may be related to AMD drivers or something else but I have another friend also having the same issue on a 5600XT and I have a 5700XT where the game will freeze for a second every 5-10 seconds.

    Looking into this when the freeze happens randomly the System process will take over 30-40% GPU usage then go down. Now I can play multiple matches in a row without a issue and sometimes I can play 1 and this happens. I'm unaware of any current issues or if anyone has some suggestions.

    I have already done a full wipe of Windows as I had upgraded my motherboard so I just started fresh on everything to see if it was something software related from a bad install of drivers or something else and the issue still happens.

    Here is a quick example of it happening.
    https://i.gyazo.com/0fa468f33c635b4815d9169a5c51a792.mp4
     
  2. Pyrage

    Pyrage Master Guru

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    I think it's HDD/SSD related. No reason at all for those games to read your drive that much. HDD failure can cause hard stutters like that.
     
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  3. KyleStilkey

    KyleStilkey Master Guru

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    It's not a HDD failure, happening on two seperate systems across SSD and or HDD. Just completely random when it does. All drives were tested as recently as well and fully functional.

    Also depending on what is going on it does read a lot of Data. It's normal.

    EDIT: So I did more testing so it seems like we are both correct here, I've not tested out Call of Duty yet but I was doing some speed tests on my drives and they were all extremely low speeds and it made no sense. After a long trial of testing after I pulled out one of my really old 1TB HDD's from the SATA power cables all the drives speeds were up. This is why no errors or anything was going on as they were working just fine. So I plugged in a new WD Blue drive in the same place and all drives were at full speeds still, went back to the old drive and back to like 1/3 to half speeds.

    I've not ever experienced this before and may be why we're having issues but wanted to at least update this thread in case this is to be an error of anyone else and will respond back if my experience with the game changes.

    So I will thank you for at least keeping me on the right track because like I said, I did lots of drive testing for errors and fragmentation and so on without a single issue to realize I didn't even speed test the drives and by low speeds I mean, like 40-60 Mb/s read and writes. Now I'm 150-200Mb/s. Thanks again and I will also see if this is the cause on my friends system as well as he too has a few older drives in his system so that's what led me to thinking it might be a AMD Driver bug but I guess it may not be. Thanks again.
     
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  4. Astyanax

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    I've noticed this on Nvidia too, I think its a game issue, I was using W7 though, so can rule out the standby list issue.
     

  5. suty455

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    I have seen system wide issues like this in the past, someone once told me that a faulty or failing drive will cause the whole system to experience errors as the controller tries to maintain the speed on the slower drive and allocates more resources to it, my experience was similar but only on boot up at all other times it was pretty normal, boot increased from its normal 30 seconds in Win7 to over 2 to 4 minutes randomly, drove me mad for a few Months then I started unplugging things one by one and it was the HD a WD one that was failing yet nothing showed in SMART or the tests other than an occasional slow seek, funnily enough a few Months later the same with a Hitachi Drive, I have used mostly SSDs since and now have just 2 HDDs in place in raid mirror for large storage, having said that I do still have a Hitachi drive from 2004 a 250gb one thats still working in my Media PC nothing important is on it though as I expect a failure at some point
     
  6. KyleStilkey

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    Yeah for sure, if the issue still happens I'll report back for sure but so far it's been good.
     
  7. Pyrage

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    NP man. I've been there with an old 500gb Seagate drive. Same exact thing happened, old drive decided to become slow and shitty and all games would give me HARD stutters for no reason, like screen freezing for 0.5 secs every 30 secs or so. Got rid of it and the stutters were gone, which surprised me because the drive was 100% error free, only a bit slower than normal.
     
  8. sathyrion

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    Had the same issue with stuttering.
    Tested on both my m2 SSD and 2xSSD in raid0. No difference in stutter. Same thing every 5-10 sec it freeze for .5 - 1 sec.
    Got a refound from Blizzard.

    Ran CrystalDiskMark on all my drives:
    m2 : 3000MB/s read / 2900MB/s+ write
    2x512GB SSD raid0: 1000MB/s read / 900MB/s write
     
  9. KyleStilkey

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    Just wanted to update the Hard Drive issues, the drives are 100% fine and speeds are fine. Found out that Thermale Take released a update for their fan/rgb controllers that has a bug that pings you hard drives every 2 seconds. This may possibly be related to my issue, but will have further testing to do as I was still getting issues.
     

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