Its driving me crazy, I have changed every aspect of my computer now, with my new 1GB stick of Corsair high performance RAM arriving today, I hoped this would fix it, but nothing.
Here are my NEW system specs, everything is different from old computer now:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ X2
GPU: Nvidia 7600GS
RAM: 1GB Cosair Value Select, 1GB Corsair High performance XMS, dual channel (Have tried each on their own)
Motherboard: ASRock 939NF6G-VSTA
Hard Disk: 200GB Seagate Maxtor SATA
In fact the only things iI havent changed are the DVD drives, but I find it hard to beleive it could be them because the online games are run from the hard drive.
Games I have had problems with so far:
World of Warcraft
And, different from described above, Black and White 2 also stutters, but this is the whole game stopping then starting every few seconds.
The absolute ONLY things I havent changed now are my DVD drives, monitor, keyboard, and operating system, although I might be upgrading to Vista soon.
EDIT: I can play Elder Scrolls 4 on default graphics with NO slowdown or stutters in sight, as well as HL2.
Edited by Thomascoote, 05 March 2007 - 07:15 AM.