Originally Posted by mdavej
In my experience the 4000 series GPU in your laptop lacks the horsepower for smooth 1080p. I think that's the problem.
In my experience, your setup which provided your experience must have been configured inappropriately
Originally Posted by Ou8thisSN
So after reinstalling windows and trying various driver updates/combinations, im still no where to getting a solution to my problem. So as a test, I taped "PTI on espn". Then upon playback, the stutter does NOT occur at the same point in the recorded video every time. It occurs randomly during playback. So I think that rules out a network issue, or a hard drive issue. It seems like a cpu, chipset or video driver issue?
You have the Dell E6520 https://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-e6520/pd
We use that laptop at work, and it is generally a pain in the rear. Primarily since our IT group prefers to push updates that reset all my power management settings back to max every time.
The i7 in our 6520s is ivy bridge with HD3000 and NVIDIA 4200M (512MB)
The two cards are switched with Optimus, but there isn't really a great Optimus control panel
If you think the hd3000 gpu is giving issue, then you can use the dell bios to disable Optimus. (F2 during boot) In the bios under video settings should be an option to disable Optimus. This will use the 4200M for everything.
If you want to try the hd3000 for everything, then you'll need to go into the Nvidia Control Panel. Select "Manage 3D Settings" under the 3D Settings area of the control panel tree. You should see "Global Settings and Program Settings"
From there you can either go to Program Settings and select WMC then choose the preferred graphics card, or choose one globally if you want.
Also, try toggling the PCI Express -> Link State Power Management settings up to Maximum Performance in Control Panel -> Power Settings -> Advanced Plan Settings.