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PC stutters often

I've been having frequent stuttering on my computer. The screen and sound freezes when it happens. There's no real pattern for the stutter. It's happened while I listen to music or when playing a game.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 3.70GHz 41 °C
Coffee Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1200MHz (16-16-16-39)
Motherboard
Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. Z370 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B61) (U3E1) 29 °C
Graphics
VG278 (1920x1080@120Hz)
ROG PG279Q (2560x1440@59Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (NVIDIA) 33 °C
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA ) 27 °C
232GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD)) 34 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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The ST1000DM010 looks to have the usual issue.

Look in your Speccy to see the ST1000DM010 has the usual sky high values in 01 and 07.

Remember that since this is a common issue I no longer write much about it. And no, the drive is not repairable and is NEVER attached to a PC that must deliver and perform.

There are other items I'd disable but that HDD has issues and is so well known that we don't bother until it's removed and replaced with a good drive.

Again and I'm repeating here (web, me and others) that high values in SMART values like 01 and 07 do not mean the drive has failed (yet) but it does impact PC performance with the result being seemingly hard to pin down delays and 100% CPU usage.

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Other comments.

And no, these will not fix your complaint.

1. DAEMON Tools Lite or Disc Soft Lite Bus Service or AVB Disc Soft, SIA by Disc Soft. Tossed as it's been known for trouble.

2. 14 days since a reboot. Time to reboot.

3. RADMIN. Might be fine but it's remote control feature should be disabled.

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