Question Computer lags when hovering over Chrome links, Changing or moving windows, or opening Windows File Explorer.

Aug 18, 2019
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Hi I have been having an issue recently with my computer seemingly struggling to process my mouse moving over things with audio coming from a background source. In an example I have here:
View: https://youtu.be/_KcjhOIEGnQ
, I have a (very annoying) tone being played by a Discord bot to demonstrate the audio issue I have. This crackling sound happens whenever I first hover over links in Chrome, When I am moving a window of any application around on my screen (which seems laggy and stuttery as well), or when opening and using an application( Especially Windows File Explorer).

Specs:
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6
Computer Case: PowerSpec ATX 767C
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
PROCESSOR
CPU Summary: Core i7 6700K (4.0GHz) Quad-Core Up to 4.2GHz Smart Cache 8MB
Front Side Bus: DMI3 8GT/s
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
CPUs Installed: 1
MEMORY
Total RAM: 16GB
Memory Speed: DDR4-3200
Memory Configuration: 2 x 8GB
Memory Slots (Total): 4
Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM
Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB
HARD DRIVE
HD Capacity: 1TB
HD RPM: 7,200 RPM
SOLID STATE DRIVE: 250GB
VIDEO
GPU Type: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5

I have tried a fresh install of Windows, fresh installs of drivers for audio, fresh installs of Chrome, and The good ol' off and on again trick a dozen times. It seems to fix then quickly get worse after rebooting. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need any information.
 
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I use a set of Hyper X cloud II's which are connected via my front end mheadset port, but since OBS captured the sound problem I believe that it stems from a software issue.
 
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I have found and resolved the problem, Windows Explorer was having issues and after a quick task manager restart there were no sound problems at all.
 

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