Question Small micro-second spike/stutter every second, regardless of activity

berb

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As the title suggests my computer, is stuttering every half second or so regardless of what I'm doing. This is not an FPS problem in video games, it stutters when scrolling or just moving my mouse around.

I have Windows 10, RTX 2060S FE, R7 3700x at 4.25ghz, Seasonic focus plus gold 700w

Here is a video showing the problem, it's the same issue as this guy here except it is constantly doing it without a break. I'm assuming it's a GPU problem? https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/my-pc-freezing-lagging-randomly.3721601/
View: https://youtu.be/THp3WiIQKuo
 
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COLGeek

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What are you overclocking (CPU, GPU, memory)? If you remove all OC settings and revert to stock speeds, does the behavior stop?

What are your CPU and GPU operating temperatures at idle and under load?

Have you scanned this system for malware recently?

Main drivers (video, motherboard chipset, network, etc) and Windows fully up to date?
 

berb

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What are you overclocking (CPU, GPU, memory)? If you remove all OC settings and revert to stock speeds, does the behavior stop?

What are your CPU and GPU operating temperatures at idle and under load?

Have you scanned this system for malware recently?

Main drivers (video, motherboard chipset, network, etc) and Windows fully up to date?
I'm overclocking my GPU with MSI afterburner. +800 mem +120 core and maxed out power limit. Had that OC for about a year or so and had no difficulty with it. I'm also overclocking my CPU to 4.25ghz, can't recall the voltage, I've also had this overclock for a year or more and no problems.

GPU is at 42C idle and CPU is at 54-61C idle, I do not really put my PC under any load so I do not know those temps, but the problem occurs just even on desktop.

I haven't downloaded anything or clicked on any malicious links to have any malware introduced. But the windows defender scanned it last week or so and prompted with no viruses.

I just updated Nvidia drivers and windows and didn't result in any change
 

berb

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Yep, all of them.
I've done this, turned off GPU OC, and lowered CPU OC to 4.125ghz and the problem is still happening. Could this be a GPU problem or should I look into fresh installing windows? The other person I mentioned did a fresh install and it didn't help, so not sure if it would help me either.
 

COLGeek

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Look, just trying to help you. It is best to start troubleshooting from a known state. Please drop all OCs and then see how the system performs. Once the issue is resolved, you can set your OC settings back (one at a time) to see if that was the issue.

Try scanning your system, as well, with Malwarebytes, just in case Defender missed something.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download

What speed is your memory running at?
 
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berb

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Look, just trying to help you. It is best to start troubleshooting from a known state. Please drop all OCs and then see how the system performs. Once the issue is resolved, you can set your OC settings back (one at a time) to see if that was the issue.

Try scanning your system, as well, with Malwarebytes, just in case Defender missed something.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download

What speed is your memory running at?
3600mhz
 

InvalidError

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Periodic stutter would usually be caused by background tasks. Close all of the background and startup items you can and then look at detailed process list in Task Manager for what tasks consume CPU time if the hiccups persist.

On my previous PC, I used to have an issue with firefox lagging roughly every second which was particularly noticeable while scrolling through long pages, never figured out why.
 

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