PC acting up after GPU upgrade / audio and video playback stutter


Mar 1, 2014
Hello. So recently, I've upgraded my GPU from a 750 to 1060 6GB. There's one problem though. Whenever I watch a YouTube video, a Twitch stream or a video file from my HDD, sometimes the video stops and the audio stutters. The sound is very similar to that buzz when your PC is about to blue screen. It happens in random intervals, like every 10 or so minutes and it lasts for a half of a second or less. It isn't a very serious problem, but it's very startling for me. Today, I've run a MemTest and I think that I've found the culprit. It's just wierd that it started happening after I've upgraded the GPU. Also, it never happens when I'm playing games.

MemTest Results after 50 minutes : https://imgur.com/a/bXg3Hm4

RAM runs at 3200MHz using the XMP Profile. BIOS is updated to the latest version and the CPU is running at stock clock speeds. This is the list of things that I've already tried :

- GPU/Sound drivers - old and new versions
- Changing settings in NVIDIA Control Panel
- Windows Update
- Enabling PCI Message Signaled Interrupts
- Disconnecting the HDD

This is my rig :

  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ stock clock speeds
    MSI B350 PC MATE /w latest BIOS version
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x4GB @ 3200MHz
    Crucial BX300 SSD
    Seagate 1TB HDD
    GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6GB
    Corsair CXM 550W
I'm really out of ideas. Should I RMA my RAM or my GPU or something else?

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