Ever since my most recent build, I noticed this going on:
It's been pretty consistent for about a year now, and I'm suspecting that it's the cause of my lag spikes while gaming. Every few seconds I'll go from flawless frames to freezing for a second or so then right back to smooth frames. Any ideas?
4GB @1333MHz RAM
60GB Crucial SSD, system drive also containing two games
500GB Seagate hard drive, containing all my other junk
EVGA GTX 470
650 watt PSU
Win 7 Home Premium x64
Ok I think I've targeted the process, when I'm using VoIP in Xfire, the process along with some audio driver process spikes the one core. I shut Xfire down and it seemed to take care of the issue. Weird!
I also updated my BIOS and installed some Intel IMF driver...dunno if that helped me at all or not. I also went into the BIOS and disabled the power saving option, and I think I'm getting a little better performance as well.
I think I can close this case for now, thanks for the replies everyone