Issue with sound and CPU spiking

trebor901

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Feb 25, 2014
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Problem:

Specs i7 8700
GTX 1080ti
Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
16gb ddr4
Corsair 550w PSU


-My computer is getting random performance lags that last 3-5 seconds.
-The cpu usage will jump when it happens; anywhere from 50-100%.
-Large Ethernet spikes as well.
-It's completely random and is very hard to catch but it happens when I'm:
a. browsing the internet ; engaging in miniscule internet activities.
b. opening an application on my computer.
c. watching a video, both on and outside the internet.
d. playing a software intensive game.
symptoms:
-Computer slows but doesn't freeze
-the really bad spikes are up to 100% cpu usage; usually though they are 50-80%.
-Video sound gets distorted and choppy; like if you have an injured CD that still plays right through the scratches but gets all choppy sounding.

Sometimes when it crashes it opens up my realtek audio software and says that it has disconnected devices. I have to close and reopen discord when this happens to.
 

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