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Journeyman III

Games lag except when I am recording

As the title says, I have been having this problem for several weeks, where every game on my computer has been stuttering and lagging. At first I thought it was an internet or driver problem, so I updated all the drivers (included Bios) and changed my internet connection, But it didn't do anything. Looked for Heat throttling, but everything was below 65C. I tried to tinker with voltage and AMD adrenaline settings, but even that was no help. Did a clean installation of windows, no help. Changed cable to monitor, again no help.

Until today when I was trying to record CSGO to monitor the different values for GPU, CPU and suddenly noticed that the games started to run smoothly as they did before this problem. When I stopped recording, everything went back to lagging and stuttering. So my question is the opposite of what people usually ask, why do you think my games lag when I'm not recording?

Thanks for reading!

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro, 64 bit, Build 22000, Installed 20211102153622.000000+000
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 23 Model 8 Stepping 2, CPU Count: 12
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: Radeon RX 580 Series
Hard Drives: C: 110 GB (58 GB Free); 931 GB (651 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B450M DS3H-CF, ver Default string, s/n Default string
System: American Megatrends International, LLC., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n Default string
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
Monitor: AOC G2460VQ6

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Adept I

Hi, sorry for necroposting but I have EXACTLY the same problem with my older video games. I checked entire internet for answers to this question but the only other topic I found was on which I think was written by the same author as this one.


Basically when I play games that have 60 fps or lower it seems that everything stutters just a tiny bit. I didn't notice that on newer games like Kingdom Come Deliverance so I think it happens only with older ones or ones with capped framerate (eg Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness). The stutters appear on both AMD and NVIDIA GPU. At first I thought the chopiness was due to me playing older games after getting used to 165Hz, but no. When I turn on Xbox Bar Screen Capture the stutters seem to disappear on AMD card, the game is smoother.


@Esimesi have you managed to fix your problem by any chance? There are two topics about it from you and none of them seems to have an answer.


My specs: 

Laptop Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H

AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (3,30Ghz) with Radeon Graphics + Nvidia GeForce  RTX 3060 6023 MB VRAM


SSD Samsung MZVLB1T0HBLR-000L2

Lith-Polymer battery 60Wh 15.36 V/17.37V

230 WAT Power Brick

2560 x 1440 (QHD) 165Hz (with 60Hz option too)

Windows 11 Home 64-bit