2 more questions to help diagnose my problem:
1. What's the diff between 11.10 and 11.10 whql?
2. What's a good way to diagnose faulty RAM? (it's the only thing I haven't tested yet...) I have 2 sticks of 4gb... do I test while both are in place... or 1 at a time? My RAM is as recent as the rig (10 months old...) Is it possible that the RAM could be causing the Stuttering?
(if possible, lemme know asap pls)