Lately when I play Final Fantasy 14, usually when I'm around the towns or inside it I will get this slight stuttering or lag every 5 or 10 seconds on my character. What I am trying to figure out if it is actual lag or my system and might be micro stuttering. Here are a few notes:
1. During instances when you are by yourself, I get zero lag and it seems to run fine.
2. This issue doesn't always occur everyday in the beta, it has only happened a little more then half the time during the week
3. All of my other video games on the PC have no issues like micro stuttering or anything similar
4. I have tried other servers during the time it does it and they all seem to do the same thing in that duration of time.
Here are my specs for my PC:
CPU: 3.2ghz Intel Core I7-960 8MB Cache Quad Core
Heatsink/Fan - Thermaltake CL - P0466 SpinQ CPU Cooler fan/heatsink
Motherboard - ASUS P6X58D Premium (Intel X58, 3xPCI-E, 8xSATA2, 6xDDR3, 1394)
Memory - 6GB PC3 12800 DDR3 1600mhz
HD - 500 GB 16mb cache ATA300
CD - 22x LG SATA Dual Layer
Video - 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870
OS - Windows 7 Home
Power Supply - 860w Antec Truepower Quattro
Case fan - 2x 120mm Case fan
The only other thing I wanted to add if it was me, was that someone was saying it could be micro stuttering because I have a newer Radeon ATI card and Square was having issues with them and lag in the beta. But I have tried to ask people in the game and most people wont answer me if they are getting any lag or not at the time. :( Other then that, I didn't even know if this 'micro stuttering' could happen even though I am only using one video card and am not running anything else. I have also updated all my drivers to be sure. So in the end, is ANYONE at all getting this issue from time to time in the beta, where you stutter, or lag every 5 to 10 seconds sometimes when inside the town in FF14? Thank you!