Stuttering during online video and (offline) computer games

By sheepgoat64
Jun 13, 2010
  1. Hi there, I am new here, I have searched the net for an answer to my problem but have been unsuccessful so have decided to post here...

    My computer starts stuttering (audio and video) for about 20 seconds every 2-3minutes when I play microsoft flight simulator 2004 which is highly frustrating. It runs fine on 24frames/sec (which I have locked it at) then it goes to 1-3frames for about 20seconds then returns and is fine for 2-3mins. This is a recent problem, I run it on a reasonably capable laptop, it worked perfectly fine for 9months, and it has been like this for the past few weeks.

    I've opened the task manager during the stuttering fit and the CPU was running at 98%-100% then after dropped to around 30%.

    Specs: Laptop, AMD Turion x2 2.2Ghz, ATI Radeon HD3200, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

    Hope that is comprehensive enough info, I'm not great with computers, but I can't think it is a hardware problem as it worked fine for a good 9months.

    Thank you all in advance
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