So I bought a new AMD Phenom II X4 980 QuadCore with 3.7 GHZ, and it's a kickass processor, but the only thing that is getting to me is the fact I get studdering in Minecraft, GTA EFLC, and Deus Ex: HR.
In Minecraft, when I shut off CCC, it seems to go away after a few minutes or so.
In EFLC it just stays there. I don't know why.
In DX: HR, I haven't benchmarked a lot, but the studdering is dominant.
These studders are from the CPU, I can tell because it doesn't look like a GPU issue at all. The entire computer locks up for about a quarter of a second (you can't really see it, but you can still tell it's there) and then the game runs fast again.
I get a very good FPS on all of these games, an FPS of 60 LOCKED. Then about 5 minutes later, I get the studdering. Here are my specs:
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 (NO OC - FACTORY SETTINGS)
AMD Phenom II X4 980 Quad 3.7GHZ
4 gigabytes of RAM