TROUBLESHOOTING: Extremely annoying stutter in every game on multiple operating systems
So I just gathered the effort to pull the case apart again and tried a few tests you guys suggested.
Pulled one of the sticks of ram out, nope
Tried the IGPU, couldn't tell wether it was the 60hz refresh rate or the chopping so it didn't help.
Unplugged EVERYTHING in the case: drives, cd drawers etc, nope
Was about to give up and had almost put the whole thing back together when I removed the wireless card ---- SUCCESS!
It clicked in my head when I saw it there, I've recently moved and I have switched from using Ethernet to WiFi, chewing up pcie bandwidth on my cpu. All the time the card was sitting there idle and me using it was the difference between it interfering with my gpu and it working fine.
I cant remember who made it click in my head but it was someone in this thread mentioning something about the gpu and pcie lanes I think, so thanks for your advice (whoever actually helped).
HOWEVER - Now that I am back trying to use the machine, I have noticed that the audio output to my monitor has ceased to work. Any ideas?
It's no biggie as I can plug speakers in but I will have to wait until I get into my next house so it would really help me as that will most likely be in a couple months from now.