OS : Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.
MB : Intel® Desktop Board DQ45CB.
GFX CARD : GEFORCE 9800 GT - Driver Vers 258.96.
CPU : 2.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q9400.
MEM : 4 Gig.
Been tearing my hair out over this for a while now - searching vainly through Google for any problems/solutions vaguely similar to mine, which is where i found this
thread on here with a similar problem but no cigar.
The problem I'm having is not in actual gameplay but only the starting titles (ironically the Nvidia one) and cinematic parts of games, the graphics slow right down and become choppy/stutter and the sound gets gaps in it, the sound doesn't just go silent it actually has half second gaps (approx).
I have updated all drivers, checked temperatures, messed about with Nvidia settings 6 ways from Sunday and sacrificed several fluffy animals to various gods of technology, all to no avail. If anyone could possibly offer sensible advice I will willingly give you my first-born child or, if preferred, my sister (I have two, my parents won't miss one.)