Question strange audio glitching only in certain games and some artifacting

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recently ive been having issues where my game audio in 3D games is cracking and glitchy (example:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CLN5CFPfcE
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this ONLY happens in games like valorant, counter strike, path of exile


games like genshin impact and honkai star rail work fine.


in games like osu!, everything works fine, i also dont have audio issues while watching videos or anything like that.



then im having an artifacting(?) issue with images/videos in my browser, example: View: https://i.imgur.com/8ZSE1Uw.png





so far ive tried:

  • reinstalling windows
  • different connectors
  • different headsets, including some with external usb soundcards
  • new GPU
  • secure boot
  • latencymon had no errors, neither did windows memory diagnostic tool
  • messing with sample rates, disabling audio enhancements, reinstalling drivers
  • new mobo



specs:


windows 11


RTX 4060


5800X3D


16 gigs of 3200mhz ram


msi b550 a pro
 
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punkncat

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There is a thread here where we were discussing this going on pretty notably with You Tube.


Don't know if related but might be worth checking in on.
 
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There is a thread here where we were discussing this going on pretty notably with You Tube.


Don't know if related but might be worth checking in on.
just checked it, i think i have a different issue, turning off hardware accel also didnt help the browser artifacts
 
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tested new psu, same issue. last point of failure would be cpu or maybe the RAM, ive tried booting with single ram sticks separately and they persisted, so im leaning towards cpu.
 
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just stress tested wiht prime95 again, when stressing my cpu, the issues are all gone, any idea why?