Computer runs gameplay fine but chokes on cutscenes in most games?
I have no idea what would cause this. Most games, I can run on highish settings at 1680x1050, but as soon as something pre-rendered--or sometimes just scripted--happens my computer shits itself and gives me a slideshow. Even if the scene looks significantly WORSE than normal gameplay. I had to watch the cutscenes from DE: Human Revolution on YouTube, it was so bad, just to give one example.
Windows 7 64
Q6600 G0 @ 2.4ghz (stock)
4gb 1066 ram
HD 5770 1GB
WD 500gb 7200RPM...keep 20%+ empty, auto-defragged.
The only thing I can guess is some problem with my hard drive or ram, although this has been going on for a very long time so I would think I'd have experienced a total failure by now. Anyone know other possibilities?