Let me start out by saying this is my first complete build. I've done upgrades on older machines back in the day, but I've been a Mac user almost exclusively for the past 4 years. I'm fairly familiar with building a computer, but by no means claim to be an expert. I've been troubleshooting all over the internet, fixing one issue at a time. I've been fixing issues, but I feel that all those I've solved are stemming from this overall problem.
I keep getting lagging/freezing windows when I drag them around. I am also getting some bad audio latency (static, laggy) whenever I do anything that causes the lag. Even something as small as making circles while dragging a windows explorer window.
EXAMPLE - http://youtu.be/iCBT2SDqB60 - (Music streaming via Pandora for effect.) This is what happens when I just drag a windows explorer window around in circles. Internet Explorer was open with Pandora in 1 tab and this post in another after a reboot.
I have 1 monitor plugged into my graphics card (res - 1900x1200). I have my speakers plugged into the onboard sound.
I just did a fresh install of windows 7 and just updated my drivers (most recent, no unrecognized hardware) and I'm already having this issue. I tried enabling/disabling drivers before and the problem just got worse on my last Windows install. If I open a game (ie Counterstrike Source) the framerate stays up; never dropping below 60 fps, so I don't think this is a graphics card thing. The visual lag is there and there is some audio lag as well.
Here are my specs -
OS - Windows 7 64 bit
CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K (Stock 3.4GHz)
RAM - Corsair 32 GB Dominator CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 (4 x 8 GB, 1600MHz)
Graphics Card - EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE
Motherboard - GigaByte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3
Primary Hard Drive - OCZ Vertex II SSD (60 GB)
Secondary Hard Drive - Samsung HD103SJ (1 TB)
Tertiary Hard Drive - Hitatchi Deskstar (3 TB)
Case - Antec P183 V3
PSU - Antec CP-850
Cooling - Corsair H50 / Side of case open
Optical - LG WH10LS30K (Blue Ray burner)
Bluetooth - Targus USB
WiFi - Rosewill RNX-N150UBE USB (Driver caused issue previously, currently not in use) (sharing connection with Macbook)
Here's what CPU-z is showing -
Not sure if this means anything, but it's defaulting to the onboard card vs my graphics card?
I'm pretty much out of ideas here, not sure where to start looking anymore. Any suggestions, thoughts?