I've been experiencing short video/sound stutters for 1-2 seconds periodically, be it when gaming, or even when simply playing music from iTunes.
I've been searching around a bit, and some sources say it may be a device driver issue. I've updated all the drivers from my manafacturer (except BIOS version, as AsRock advises against upgrading BIOS version if the current one is working fine), updated sound drivers, graphics card drivers. However, the problem still persists.
I've noticed that there is some correlation between CPU spikes and the stuttering, does anyone know what is the problem?
My newly built system is less than a month old and has such specs
Open up task manager and see if something is taking up a lot of your CPU usage when it happens.
Hmm you are right, there seems to be something fishy with the CPU usage history. There is usually a spike (sometimes it hits 100%, yet at times it increases from near 0% to 50%) after the stuttering occurs. Is there a remedy for this?