Question Frequent stuttering ?

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CPU: 5600x
GPU: 6800xt
MB: Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi
PSU: EVGA SuperNova 650GM 80+Gold
RAM: VENGEANCE LPX 32GB 3600
NVME: Samsung 970 EVO


I was previously using a 970 with no issues, but when I upgraded I started getting frequent stutters in all games. I switched back to the 970 but the stutters persisted so I don't believe it to be the GPUs. Sent that 6800xt for my current one but I'm still getting the stutters. I ran Memory Diagnostics through windows and it says it passed with no issues. I have HWMonitor open at all times, and none of my components are overheating. CPU and GPU will reach 80c maximum. I tried turning XMP on/off, DDU, and even fresh installing windows 11, neither helped.

Seems to happen occasionally during browsing as well, but far less noticeable.
 
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Ralston18

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Disk drives: make, model, capacity, how full?

Look in Reliability History and Event Viewer for error codes, warnings, and even informational events that you can associate with the stutters.

Also use Task Manager or Resource Monitor (use both but only one at a time) to observe system performance.

Watch for what changes when stutters occur.
 
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Thank you for the suggestions.
I actually seem to have fixed it. The only other thing I had to change when I got my new GPU was putting my PSU plug/extension in a different spot, and the only place I could put it without keeping my side panel off was practically smushed against the MB/CPU. I'm thinking there was some kind of electrical interference.(maybe not I'm not knowledgeable enough). The only other thing I did was clip/unclip my RAM sticks, but again, I don't think those were an issue. Maybe I'll have to come back to this if the issue rises again.
 
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My only other drive is a Silicon Power 512GB SSD, it currently has nothing on it after I fresh installed windows.

Okay forget what I said earlier, that wasn't the issue. I've now tried each stick of RAM on their own, neither helped. I used compressed air to clean out any dust that may linger, and I've re-applied thermal paste to my CPU.
I tried what you said with Resource Monitor and Reliability History, but when the game stutters nothing seems to be abnormal.


View: https://imgur.com/Akrr3RC

This is a screenshot of my Event Viewer. Everything that appears to be under Audit Success is from Windows Security. (I presume it's about setting up OneDrive)
Everything else in Event Viewer I have no idea about. The closest thing I can see is maybe DistributedCOM


The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
{6B3B8D23-FA8D-40B9-8DBD-B950333E2C52}
and APPID
{4839DDB7-58C2-48F5-8283-E1D1807D0D7D}
to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool

This appear many times in the 24-hour time frame.
 
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Quick update: I took everything out and set it up Test-Bench style, thinking it might be a riser cable issue... It's not that either. Could this just be an unfortunate motherboard issue? Do I try to RMA it to test another one? Would they even accept an RMA after a little over a year of use?

Also here's everything from latencymon. I disabled CPU throttling through windows but that didn't help with a second test.

This test is simply from ~2 minutes inside the VALORANT range, and holding M1.


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CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:02:41 (h🇲🇲ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Computer name: GLADOS
OS version: Windows 11, 10.0, version 2009, build: 22000 (x64)
Hardware: X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BIOS: F35d
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor
Logical processors: 12
Processor groups: 1
Processor group size: 12
RAM: 32694 MB total


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CPU SPEED
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Reported CPU speed (WMI): 3701 MHz
Reported CPU speed (registry): 370 MHz

Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results.


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MEASURED INTERRUPT TO USER PROCESS LATENCIES
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The interrupt to process latency reflects the measured interval that a usermode process needed to respond to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. This includes the scheduling and execution of a DPC routine, the signaling of an event and the waking up of a usermode thread from an idle wait state in response to that event.

Highest measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 27597.90
Average measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 6.412028

Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 27595.0
Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 4.007826


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REPORTED ISRs
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Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal.

Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 41.40
Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0.003743
Driver with highest ISR total time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0.004414

ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 27152
ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 500-1000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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REPORTED DPCs
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DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 27610.930
Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.096751
Driver with highest DPC total execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0.118544

DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 308303
DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time 500-10000 µs): 2
DPC count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 6


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REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS
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Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution.

NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit.

Process with highest pagefault count: runtimebroker.exe

Total number of hard pagefaults 1918
Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 1625
Number of processes hit: 19


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PER CPU DATA
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CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 4.497489
CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 41.40
CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 0.083548
CPU 0 ISR count: 23870
CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 27610.930
CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 2.168485
CPU 0 DPC count: 277871
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CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.271134
CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 1 ISR count: 0
CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 23.50
CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0.001697
CPU 1 DPC count: 697
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CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.274917
CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 2 ISR count: 0
CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 89.140
CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0.012854
CPU 2 DPC count: 4708
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CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.221154
CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 3 ISR count: 0
CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 35.140
CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0.002162
CPU 3 DPC count: 830
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CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.370133
CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 4 ISR count: 0
CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 29.610
CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0.013414
CPU 4 DPC count: 4605
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CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 1.020089
CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 5 ISR count: 0
CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 230.890
CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0.050973
CPU 5 DPC count: 10106
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CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.244495
CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 6 ISR count: 0
CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 256.90
CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0.005068
CPU 6 DPC count: 1407
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CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.236448
CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 7 ISR count: 0
CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 36.040
CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0.00490
CPU 7 DPC count: 1397
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CPU 8 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.354188
CPU 8 ISR highest execution time (µs): 3.60
CPU 8 ISR total execution time (s): 0.001082
CPU 8 ISR count: 2080
CPU 8 DPC highest execution time (µs): 39.180
CPU 8 DPC total execution time (s): 0.006654
CPU 8 DPC count: 1838
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CPU 9 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.254260
CPU 9 ISR highest execution time (µs): 1.440
CPU 9 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000079
CPU 9 ISR count: 122
CPU 9 DPC highest execution time (µs): 27.520
CPU 9 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004916
CPU 9 DPC count: 1607
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CPU 10 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.285844
CPU 10 ISR highest execution time (µs): 2.040
CPU 10 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000344
CPU 10 ISR count: 576
CPU 10 DPC highest execution time (µs): 50.650
CPU 10 DPC total execution time (s): 0.006465
CPU 10 DPC count: 1161
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CPU 11 Interrupt cycle time (s): 0.340359
CPU 11 ISR highest execution time (µs): 1.580
CPU 11 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000298
CPU 11 ISR count: 504
CPU 11 DPC highest execution time (µs): 254.210
CPU 11 DPC total execution time (s): 0.014669
CPU 11 DPC count: 2084
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This latencymon test is from ~40 minutes of browsing chrome with a 1080p60 Twitch stream on at all times.



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CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be suitable for handling real-time audio and other tasks without dropouts.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:39:11 (h🇲🇲ss) on all processors.


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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Computer name: GLADOS
OS version: Windows 11, 10.0, version 2009, build: 22000 (x64)
Hardware: X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BIOS: F35d
CPU: AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core Processor
Logical processors: 12
Processor groups: 1
Processor group size: 12
RAM: 32694 MB total


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CPU SPEED
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Reported CPU speed (WMI): 3701 MHz
Reported CPU speed (registry): 370 MHz

Note: reported execution times may be calculated based on a fixed reported CPU speed. Disable variable speed settings like Intel Speed Step and AMD Cool N Quiet in the BIOS setup for more accurate results.


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MEASURED INTERRUPT TO USER PROCESS LATENCIES
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The interrupt to process latency reflects the measured interval that a usermode process needed to respond to a hardware request from the moment the interrupt service routine started execution. This includes the scheduling and execution of a DPC routine, the signaling of an event and the waking up of a usermode thread from an idle wait state in response to that event.

Highest measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 879.80
Average measured interrupt to process latency (µs): 3.634137

Highest measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 877.10
Average measured interrupt to DPC latency (µs): 1.076911


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REPORTED ISRs
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Interrupt service routines are routines installed by the OS and device drivers that execute in response to a hardware interrupt signal.

Highest ISR routine execution time (µs): 129.80
Driver with highest ISR routine execution time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total ISR routine time (%): 0.002661
Driver with highest ISR total time: HDAudBus.sys - High Definition Audio Bus Driver, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in ISRs (%) 0.002938

ISR count (execution time <250 µs): 289022
ISR count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 500-1000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
ISR count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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REPORTED DPCs
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DPC routines are part of the interrupt servicing dispatch mechanism and disable the possibility for a process to utilize the CPU while it is interrupted until the DPC has finished execution.

Highest DPC routine execution time (µs): 464.960
Driver with highest DPC routine execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

Highest reported total DPC routine time (%): 0.019656
Driver with highest DPC total execution time: dxgkrnl.sys - DirectX Graphics Kernel, Microsoft Corporation

Total time spent in DPCs (%) 0.032526

DPC count (execution time <250 µs): 2255693
DPC count (execution time 250-500 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time 500-10000 µs): 14
DPC count (execution time 1000-2000 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time 2000-4000 µs): 0
DPC count (execution time >=4000 µs): 0


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REPORTED HARD PAGEFAULTS
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Hard pagefaults are events that get triggered by making use of virtual memory that is not resident in RAM but backed by a memory mapped file on disk. The process of resolving the hard pagefault requires reading in the memory from disk while the process is interrupted and blocked from execution.

NOTE: some processes were hit by hard pagefaults. If these were programs producing audio, they are likely to interrupt the audio stream resulting in dropouts, clicks and pops. Check the Processes tab to see which programs were hit.

Process with highest pagefault count: radeonsoftware.exe

Total number of hard pagefaults 11529
Hard pagefault count of hardest hit process: 3274
Number of processes hit: 61


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PER CPU DATA
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CPU 0 Interrupt cycle time (s): 26.642070
CPU 0 ISR highest execution time (µs): 129.80
CPU 0 ISR total execution time (s): 0.815886
CPU 0 ISR count: 261554
CPU 0 DPC highest execution time (µs): 464.960
CPU 0 DPC total execution time (s): 7.775911
CPU 0 DPC count: 1937712
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CPU 1 Interrupt cycle time (s): 1.869626
CPU 1 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 1 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 1 ISR count: 0
CPU 1 DPC highest execution time (µs): 33.380
CPU 1 DPC total execution time (s): 0.010386
CPU 1 DPC count: 3921
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CPU 2 Interrupt cycle time (s): 6.918029
CPU 2 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 2 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 2 ISR count: 0
CPU 2 DPC highest execution time (µs): 259.070
CPU 2 DPC total execution time (s): 0.664022
CPU 2 DPC count: 138757
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CPU 3 Interrupt cycle time (s): 4.656996
CPU 3 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 3 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 3 ISR count: 0
CPU 3 DPC highest execution time (µs): 96.780
CPU 3 DPC total execution time (s): 0.169883
CPU 3 DPC count: 37660
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CPU 4 Interrupt cycle time (s): 1.305561
CPU 4 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 4 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 4 ISR count: 0
CPU 4 DPC highest execution time (µs): 31.510
CPU 4 DPC total execution time (s): 0.004590
CPU 4 DPC count: 1496
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CPU 5 Interrupt cycle time (s): 1.248156
CPU 5 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 5 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 5 ISR count: 0
CPU 5 DPC highest execution time (µs): 31.270
CPU 5 DPC total execution time (s): 0.002661
CPU 5 DPC count: 1007
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CPU 6 Interrupt cycle time (s): 2.941750
CPU 6 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 6 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 6 ISR count: 0
CPU 6 DPC highest execution time (µs): 257.40
CPU 6 DPC total execution time (s): 0.205933
CPU 6 DPC count: 57091
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CPU 7 Interrupt cycle time (s): 3.001591
CPU 7 ISR highest execution time (µs): 0.0
CPU 7 ISR total execution time (s): 0.0
CPU 7 ISR count: 0
CPU 7 DPC highest execution time (µs): 53.730
CPU 7 DPC total execution time (s): 0.179953
CPU 7 DPC count: 44058
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CPU 8 Interrupt cycle time (s): 1.863495
CPU 8 ISR highest execution time (µs): 2.760
CPU 8 ISR total execution time (s): 0.005363
CPU 8 ISR count: 12818
CPU 8 DPC highest execution time (µs): 72.140
CPU 8 DPC total execution time (s): 0.009861
CPU 8 DPC count: 3057
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CPU 9 Interrupt cycle time (s): 1.500389
CPU 9 ISR highest execution time (µs): 1.290
CPU 9 ISR total execution time (s): 0.000420
CPU 9 ISR count: 724
CPU 9 DPC highest execution time (µs): 252.890
CPU 9 DPC total execution time (s): 0.007310
CPU 9 DPC count: 2223
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CPU 10 Interrupt cycle time (s): 2.592205
CPU 10 ISR highest execution time (µs): 3.380
CPU 10 ISR total execution time (s): 0.003676
CPU 10 ISR count: 6650
CPU 10 DPC highest execution time (µs): 254.010
CPU 10 DPC total execution time (s): 0.060951
CPU 10 DPC count: 13576
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CPU 11 Interrupt cycle time (s): 2.947686
CPU 11 ISR highest execution time (µs): 8.860
CPU 11 ISR total execution time (s): 0.003867
CPU 11 ISR count: 7276
CPU 11 DPC highest execution time (µs): 59.530
CPU 11 DPC total execution time (s): 0.088538
CPU 11 DPC count: 15149
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Another update: I launched Elden Ring just to test it. Latencymon was fine, though there was still some stuttering here and there.(maybe just the game) But as soon as I booted up CS:GO the DPC Routine and Measured Interrupt Latency immediately spiked up to 27000 every 10 seconds or so. Is it just online games? I've even tried launching steam in offline mode and testing CS:GO that way but the same things happen.
 
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Latest chipset driver for motherboard?

Your CPU hits 80°C while gaming?
Downloaded the latest chipset from Gigabyte, 3.10.22.706

My CPU has never actually hit 80C, it maxes around ~78C, and that's mainly because of my itx cooler.

I've just sent an RMA request to Gigabyte to see if it could be the motherboard or not.
 
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Update: I removed my second monitor, and the extreme stutters are gone. ( (VG248QE) Such a simple thing to have done I know.) I used 2 different HDMI cables and a DP cable, so I don't believe them to be a problem. I was using this monitor on Windows 11 beforehand, but I was using DVI, with a second HDMI monitor and was not having these issues.

Anyone have an idea now that I've actually seemed to narrow it down?
 
Update: I removed my second monitor, and the extreme stutters are gone. ( (VG248QE) Such a simple thing to have done I know.) I used 2 different HDMI cables and a DP cable, so I don't believe them to be a problem. I was using this monitor on Windows 11 beforehand, but I was using DVI, with a second HDMI monitor and was not having these issues.

Anyone have an idea now that I've actually seemed to narrow it down?
try this step by step (read until end):
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Uninstall gpu driver DDU (no safe mode needed, clean and do not restart).
  • Uninstall all the processors on device manager (should be 12 on yours, also when it asks for restart, click on no) like this:


  • Uninstall AMD Chipset Driver in Control Panel (skip if there is none)

  • Restart the pc to bios, and downgrade/update to this bios (f34, dont update to the version above this as it got some issues..). Then go to bios again after update and load default or optimized settings and enable xmp.

  • boot up to windows and install the latest AMD Chipset driver here (should be ver 4.03.xxx), reboot and connect to internet.

  • Install the latest whql/recommended radeon driver of your choice.

    *do this all offline until reboot after installing chipset driver, also you may reboot to bios after all of this to set the XMP (and previous settings you did) and make sure ram is on slot 2 and 4 if you use 2 sticks. Download needed files (drivers, also the one on highlighted word) before doing step 1, do the step by orders.


  • And check windows update (and optional updates) if there is any and install them (except optional update).
Make sure the psu connected to the gpu is 1 pcie cable per 1 slot (use main cable, not the branches/split) like this:
 

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