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My computer freezes and mic stops working often. Send help.


Sometimes when I game or am looking at something my computer "stutters" or just freezes for a few moments then goes back to normal.

What happens:

- Entire desktop/apps freeze for a second or two.

- Peripherals lock up and I walk in a straight line in game while this happens.

- My microphone doesn't work in discord anymore. It shows up, just doesn't pick up anything. 

- A temporary fix is to just re-plug the mic and it works again(or select my input device in discord to default and then back again)

... for a few seconds then people say I sound like a robot and then cuts out again.

- Audio bugs


This is in special circumstances listed below:

- When discord is open

- When I go on the Ubisoft app  (100%)

- Other instances where there is a video playing? Maybe intensive software?

- Sometimes it never happens

- Seemingly randomly


What I have done:

- Tried a different mic, other mics do the same thing. It's not the mic.

- Uninstall and reinstalled ALL drivers

- Updated graphics drivers

- Completely re-installed discord

- Unplugged and re-plugged the microphone, used different usb slots

- Frequently checked task manager for weird spikes


My Specs:

Mic: USB Mic

OS: Windows 11

MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite

Monitor: Odyssey G9

Keyboard: Glorious GMMK Custom

Mouse: Logi G Pro

CPU: R9 3900X

GPU: RTX 3080 FE

Memory: 2x8 3600MHz G.Skill Cl16



I assume it's either an issue with my CPU, USB hub, or some software bugging out.

I am at my wit's end on this issue, I can't figure it out. It hate it when I'm playing competitive games and people can't hear me and my game just stops working randomly.

Someone please help.

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At this point I'd reformat your C:\ drive and reinstall a new copy of Windows and maybe use a mic that uses an actual audio port? 

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Did you ever find a fix for this? I am having the same issue with similar computer specs.

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