A while back, I had errors with my Windows 7 installation. I would have freeze ups, sometimes up to 10 minutes, after getting a new computer. I was running an old installation at the time, and attributed the freeze ups to this. However, I have since formatted and installed Windows 8 and have begun to feel the same sort of freeze ups. They started with stuttering audio, and then a freeze. However, I am only getting the stuttering audio, and not to the same degree as before. I am mostly experiencing this while say watching youtube and downloading something off steam.
My specs are as follows:
ASRock Z77 Pro3
2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Red low profile 1866