My pc has been acting-up recently and I'm experiencing what i can only describe as short freezes or hiccups where the system will not respond for 5 - 10 secs. After the freeze the system resumes regular operation (ie. programs keep running, video keeps playing etc.) I didn't notice it at first but it seems to be consistently happening every 20 - 40 minutes. It's usually evident when i play videos either from the pc or streamed to another pc. I also see it in games and the freeze period is greatly amplified inside the virtual machines i'm running (freezes go up 15 - 30 secs).
I have no idea where to begin tracking down the problem, so i'm putting this our there to the TM experts.......
Here are my system specs:
> Mainboard : Gigabyte X58A-UD5
> Processor : Intel Core i7 950 @ 3066MHz
> Physical Memory : 6144MB (3 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
> Video Card : AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
> Hard Disk : OCZ-VERTEX2 3.5 ATA Device (120GB)
> Hard Disk : Western Digital WD20EARS-00MVWB0 (2000GB) * 3
> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS50
> Monitor Type : Dell Computer DELL 2005FPW - 20 inches
> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter * 2
> Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
> DirectX : Version 11.00