Microstutter After Alt+tab

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This is not a new issue, and has affected all my PC's more or less and it starts to annoy me that i can't run WoW, on any pc, without the game microstuttering after alt+tabbing.

I've tried to uninstall my graphics card with DDU, removed all addons, deleted cache and WTF folder several times, updated all my motherboard drivers, my temps are more than fine across my system.

My system:
i5-2500K @ 4.5ghz (good temps, has been tested in several stress test to be stable)
8GB DDR3 1600mhz
GTX 1060 6GB OC'ed (Same as CPU, stable and good temps)

EDIT: Just tested my RAM for any issues, nothing here as well.
Apparently i can't post my DXDiag because there's a 50k character limit.
I noticed that alt-tabbing out and back again after getting stuttering resolves it, no more stuttering.
19/09/2016 12:12Posted by Kaysha
I noticed that alt-tabbing out and back again after getting stuttering resolves it, no more stuttering.


Haven't fully tested this, but since i alt-tab a lot, i guess i would've noticed this if it worked.

EDIT: Does not fix it, not even the slightest.
if your doing something where you tab in and out alot, windows mode can help, makes it much smoother. windows mode seems to solve alot of the issues ive had listen on the forum atm actually.
temp fix until their finger is out
So, apparently running WoW in fullscreen (windowed), with vsync + reduce input lag enabled fixed it, at least for now.

Other things worth noting:

Got "High performance" and "Prefer maximum performance" under power options in both Windows and Nvidia control panel.

Also "Single monitor performance" and "Maximum 1 pre-rendered frame" enabled in nvidia control panel.

Nvidia's HD Audio driver i also uninstalled, i'm not sure if that did anything though, but people playing other titles mentioned that to be the cause of their stuttering.
If you run on Windows 10 THATS BECAUSE XBOX Game DVR (Windows Logo button + G)

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8637-game-bar-turn-off-windows-10-a.html
1.Scroll down download the registry Turn_Off_GameBar.reg open it and appy and check again, but first restart your PC and while playing WoW on your keybord Windows Logo button + G to ensure that Game DVR is disabled.
19/09/2016 21:47Posted by Elsopo
If you run on Windows 10 THATS BECAUSE XBOX Game DVR (Windows Logo button + G)

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8637-game-bar-turn-off-windows-10-a.html
1.Scroll down download the registry Turn_Off_GameBar.reg open it and appy and check again, but first restart your PC and while playing WoW on your keybord Windows Logo button + G to ensure that Game DVR is disabled

A full advanced guide topic for low fps i made few days ago for maximum performance overvall. http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17613444533


Decent guide, i know about most of the stuff you mention though, and my xbox gamebar is and was already uninstalled/disabled.

Closing chrome, shouldn't be necessary on a good PC, and it's not a problem on mine either.
Try this also https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/solvednvidia-display-driver-stopped-working-and-has-recovered/ Follow steps from 1 to 6
Open File Explorer and type mrt.exe (Windows Malicious Removal Tool) and go for Full Scan.

Google Chrome and Battlenet App launcher (especially the new feature with Streaming) can cause crashing when alt-tab and low fps

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