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Audio stops for a second and then starts again

I have built a computer recently, installed Windows 10 Pro and all necessary drivers. Every once in a while, like every hour or half an hour, all sounds that are playing stop for a second including sounds from games, videos, Spotify and Skype. I am using back panel out with 2.1 speakers but I have tried front panel and different speakers/headphones as well. I have Gigabyte H270-HD3 motherboard, i7 7700 CPU, and 2x8 GB RAM. Windows is installed in SSD (no RAID). Realtek High Definition Audio is chosen. All drivers and Windows are updated. I have disabled enchancement and Nvidia output devices. There's no related log on Event Viewer. I have tried different drivers downloaded from Gigabyte's and Realtek's websites manually. I've even tried using speakers without installing the drivers, but no luck. There is no other audio-related problem. I have scanned my PC for virus and malwares. There is no fix that works I could find on Internet. Can you please help?

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Clarification Request
Is the BIOS current.
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Yup

Updated BIOS after posting this. Didn't solve the problem. Clean installed another version of Windows, I will see if that works.

Also that's me posting at another forum Grin
Thanks.

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Just so you know.

When I haven't seen the issue and even if I have I may research priors to see what folk are writing.

I have yet to find issues like this traced to the version of Windows unless there is an issue about drivers not being issued for the OS or the user installing torrent software, etc.

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Clarification Request
are you sure it's computer related

and not the speakers? Tried some cheap speakers on it and get the same pause?

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Yup

Tried with another speakers and headphones as well

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If this was mine.

I'd disable onboard audio and see if it does it over some HDMI to TV link.

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Interesting idea

I will definitely try that on weekend

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UPDATE

Contacted Gigabyte online support, and they told me to contact the supplier. Brought mobo back to the store and sent it to technical service. The service fixed the mobo's bent CPU pin (only one pin) which I believe I bent while removing the CPU. The service sent the mobo saying that the audio works fine. It doesn't, however. Audio stops for a few seconds every hour/half an hour. Gigabyte recently released new BIOS update (F6) that fixes some hyperthreading bugs. Installing it didn't solve my problem either. I'm planning to send both my motherboard and my CPU this time after seeing if using HDMI out GPU fixes the problem or not.

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