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Computer stuttering at regular intervals


Brand new PC, personally built. Have had it less than a month.


i7 8700k stock clock

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E motherboard with all up to date drivers and BIOS

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200

Samsung 970 Evo 250GB M.2 with operating system

Asus ROG STRIX NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti stock clock

Corsair RMx 650w 80+ gold fully modular ATX


Works like a dream except for the fact that every hour to the minute like clock work since I first downloaded the drivers (which was the first thing I did) it stutters for about 5-7 seconds regardless of what I'm doing. Afterwords if I was in voice chat on Discord, my mic would sometime and sometimes not disconnect as well as Windows ask me if I had plugged anything into the mic aux connection.

I ran MSI afterburner to extract what data I could. At the time I had a single tab on Google Chrome open watching Youtube. I had Discord running in the background (Yes I still had this problem with Discord uninstalled.)

Super annoying problem as I play online quite often and get frustrated when everything stutters only to return to normal except with me dead in game and having to leave and rejoin Discord chat to fix my mic issue.


CPU usage is the same on all cores and there is no notable change in temperature at the time of the spikes.




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Check your task manager and see if there is a task that runs. Maybe it is an antivirus scan? Some mobos ship with a trial version of antivirus software. Or maybe it’s windows keys... I don’t remember. Somehow it does. I don’t think something in regular intervals would be hardware related, unless you have something plugged into the same outlet that drains power every hour

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