Alright so I keep having a stutter/fps drop in Witcher 2 in all settings. I have tried almost every setting imaginable. I even put it on the lowest resolution with everything on low and I still got a stutter/fps drop in the same exact places every time. With vsync off I can get over 100fps and with it on I get 60fps solid but when it dips it goes below 30 in the same places every time. I thought maybe it was my HDD but I just got an SSD and while the load times are non existent, it didn't fix anything. I've even cleaned my GPU and applied new paste. I've searched and tried every fix imaginable. I've tweaked every single setting in nvidia control panel and still no fix. I've frame limited the game and even nothing. I even tried the stuttering patch and still nothing. I've played games that look more intensive with my specs and they run just fine. I can't for the life of me figure out what's causing it. For the last month I've been losing sleep on getting this game to run right because I just wanna play it smoothly (the game is soooo good) but this is killing my vibe.
Specs are below
Core i7 920 2.67ghz
256GB CRUCIAL SSD
600GB WD HDD
Someone help a brother out. I keep saying I'm gonna give up until I build a new rig but I just can't let it go. I should at the very least be able to play this game on low settings without the fps dips. My only guess is software issues with the latest nvidia drivers. The only thing I can think of is uninstalling them and seeing how the game runs and try to find a driver that works best. Or does the game just naturally have fps dips that cannot be fixed unless you have a godly rig?? Sorry for the long post. I like to be detailed.