Stuttery while gaming

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  1. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    Hello, Ever since gaming on steam I've had poor performance, Every few seconds(especially loading new areas) the game will be stuttering including audio ~ The normal 60+ fps will drop down to 0-10, then resume back to 60+. I've switched to ubuntu 13.10 while I try to minimize other potential issues while being on a different distro. Issue seems to be more prevalent in more demanding games

    What I do ->
    install ubuntu
    enable proprietary driver (updates) through software sources
    update && upgrade
    install steam, play a game such as TF2 or Metro Last light. (or any source game...)



    Ubuntu 13.10 x64
    8gb ram
    FX-8120 @ 4ghz
    Radeon 7950 @ 1100,1500


    Side note, downloading drivers from ATI website seem to make no difference


    Thanks for help
     
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  2. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    also want to mention these games run flawlessly on win7
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Same box I assume?
    Mrk
     
  4. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    I've been thinking of dumping Pulse Audio and Alsa for OSS4. [1][2]

    That may be the ticket, but the path doesn't look rosy.
    Is it a plane? A bird? No it's Mrk with a tutorial for us! :)

    [1]http://insanecoding.blogspot.de/2007/05/sorry-state-of-sound-in-linux.html
    [2]http://insanecoding.blogspot.de/2009/06/state-of-sound-in-linux-not-so-sorry.html
     
  5. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    Yes that's right, same box.


    Thanks Pedro I'll have a play around
     
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