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Sound stutter while PC is busy

by MuchacoLT / January 18, 2016 4:06 AM PST

Hello, so I guess the tittle says it all.
To be more specific, when launching anything (chrome, a game, anything that makes the computer just a little bit busy) my sounds (music) starts to stutter and lag insanely, while the program is loading.
When there's nothing else going on, just my music playing, then it plays just fine, no stutters.
All my drivers are up to date.

My specs:
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit,
AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz, six core processor,
8 GB RAM,
AMD Radeon R9 280

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2016 10:05 AM PST

One of the old issues of PCs that still haunt us.

My bet is it's either a driver or that 8GB RAM is a single stick. Then we have failing HDDs that misread and Windows goes single task as it re-reads the sector.

So that's 3 areas to explore. There is no single easy fix I've seen to date.

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RAM
by MuchacoLT / January 21, 2016 4:30 AM PST
In reply to: Yup.

Don't know if that's what you meant, but i have two ram sticks, each containing 4GB.

So what should I do? I still have computer warranty, should I bring it to them?

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Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2016 8:13 AM PST
In reply to: RAM

Since you can demo the issue, you can but they may tell you that PCs can stutter under load. It's been like for decades now and finely tuned PCs seem to be better you may have a "built" machine that they don't have the time to tune.

If you have a Seagate drive, try another brand.

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the specs
by MuchacoLT / January 21, 2016 10:29 AM PST
In reply to: Yes.

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit,
AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz, six core processor,
8 GB RAM,
AMD Radeon R9 280
Motherboard: ASRock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0,AM3+, AMD SB710/770, DualDDR3-1333, SATA3, RAID, ATX
HDD: WD Blue 3.5'' 1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB

these are my specs, to be honest, now i feel a sudden fps drop on games too, like league of legends or fifa 16, when before these ran smoothless

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find CPU software
by James Denison / January 21, 2016 11:08 AM PST
In reply to: the specs

which tracks each core on that CPU. Maybe a couple of them are even one, are failing. If it was sold as 4 core instead of 6 and your motherboard allowed bypassing that, undo it. Also underclock the CPU to see if that helps.

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