[CMW] Smooth framerate punctuated by random stutters (new since latest update)

  • **Location:
    **Everywhere. Happens in-game frequently (seems especially bad during combat), but even occurs on Main Menu to a lesser degree.

    A smooth and consistent 40-60fps framerate is punctuated frequently (several times per minute; see video) by short (0.5 - 3 sec) stutters during which all movement on screen freezes. It appears that mouse/keyboard input is still active during these stutters. This issue was not seen as recently as yesterday. Only started seeing it today. Persists after Windows restart / Task Manager processes cleanup. Have not changed anything on computer since the issue started.

    **1. No stuttering (from 2/27/2015)

    2. Stuttering issue (from today, 3/8/2015)

    System Info:
    DxDiag report attached. For quick reference:

    OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840 ~3.2 GHz
    RAM: 6 GB
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
    VRAM: 3 GB

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