Frame skip , hitching , stuttering in games

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It's all the same to me, stuff I don't want in my games.

Though there's usually a difference between stuttering and the game going jerky I've found. Stuttering is usually the worst as, for example, it happens in Half-Life 2 a lot and causes the game to actuall freeze or slow down a little for a second. A game going jerky to me anyway is just the framerate dropping to something rubbish and doesn't feel smooth any more, but the game still goes on as normal.
 
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Thanks for the reply...

Ive noticed numorus hitching in games like battlefield 2, frame rates are constantly in the 60fps range on my 60hz tft... When walking about the ground/buildings,tree's hitch , ive stood still and watched people walk past or drive past and it doesnt do it..

Only when actually walking

Strange to explain it, its like a 1sec skip
 
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My view:

-Frame skip = Frame isn't rendered by monitor for some reason. Could be down to something as simple as vsync being enabled and framerate dropping below refresh rate.
-Hitching = A noticeable pause, perhaps due to disk access but also due to network packet loss.
-Stuttering = fairly generic term for an extended period of low framerate - sometimes this will be caused by prolonged hitching.
 
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I get hitching all the time playing Battlefield. I've got a 20" WS monitor, and only play at medium settings, but HD access happens everytime I look at something new. Can't wait to get that extra gig of ram, I'm hoping it'll make all the difference.
 
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Paramount said:
I get hitching all the time playing Battlefield. I've got a 20" WS monitor, and only play at medium settings, but HD access happens everytime I look at something new. Can't wait to get that extra gig of ram, I'm hoping it'll make all the difference.

I have 2gb, it does it once every 5mins very annoying... i thought it was hard drive related however after further testing it isnt :mad:
 
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