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Hi, I am hoping to get some advice on how to further proceed with and issue I am having on my 1 month old self-built computer.
Issue: My whole system "stutters" or "glitches" on a seemingly random basis. This manifests by causing the audio to make a a "stutter" noise and locking up everything; mouse, keyboard, programs, etc. Each individual stutter last 1/8 to 1/2 a sec (approximately), and can chain for lengthy periods of time. During gaming, causes severe lag spikes (80ms->950ms). Has occurred during Windows log on and log off (annoying to hear log off sound stutter). Does not seem to be trigger by anything specific.
i7 2600k (overclocked to 47x100)
16 GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance RAM
ASUS GeForce 570 Fermi
ASUS p8p67 Deluxe Motherboard
Crucial 256GB SSD
CoolerMaster HAF X
Coolermaster 1000W PS
I have tried goggling similar problems and followed several fixes.
1) Update all drivers
2) Reverting all OC settings
-default BIOS, still occurs
3) Performing a "clean boot" (msconfig -> select startups)
-thought I had success, went away for awhile but came back
-disabled all start up options and/or services on different occasions, still had issue occur
4) Tested all RAM individually
-happened with each 4GB stick
5) Run Windows Update
-This issue occured once in a blue moon when I first built my computer, but I chalked it up to OC issues, until it came back with a vengeance.
-Running CPUZ and other monitoring software, I don't see any corresponding hikes in anything. The RAM usage stays constant, there does not seem to be any relevant processor core spikes whether in usage or temp (Core 1 does fluctuate a bit but seems to do that anyway)
-This issue really disrupts internet activity and will often interfere with streaming sources (youtube, pandora, DAY9)
-Firefox seems to crash alot as well, but that is the only program that seems to.
-I have tried hard to find a consistent trigger (if nothing else than to be able to have local cpu shop see it, since it can be random), but really can't. On that note, there may be an audio component since my fiance used photoshop without issue. The glitch, however, can be hard to see since it happens often but very quickly, and is easily noticed with constant audio that correspondingly glitches.
-If it is audio related, I will have a hell of a time testing it as the mouse glitching is very difficult to notice alone.
Mandatory Noobish Begging:
If anyone had any thoughts I would really welcome them. Either possible causes or further tests would be nice. I am flat out of things to try.I will take into the local computer shop (who are pretty good) but I don't need it to go away when they look at it and tell me I'm crazy :s
Thanks in advance.