I built my computer in October of 2011. Here is what I got:
Operating System: MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M2A1600C8 Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 LE LGA 1155 Intel P67 Graphics: HIS H679F1GD Radeon HD 6790 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Optical Drives: TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653F ATA Device Power: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch Audio: No Audio Card Networking: Rosewill RNX-N300 Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI (1T2R) Up to 300Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication) Cisco CCS V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0 compliant/ Vista/ Win7 (I have to use wifi) Cooling: CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
This problem has certainly been much more of an issue in the past two months. Whenever this happens, my computer will stutter (or have mini-freeze ups) for a small amount of time but it will do this about once every 2-5 seconds for 5-10 minutes per session. I've been led to believe that it is a driver issue so I have wiped every driver related to the graphics card and motherboard and still nothing. My expertise in computers is not quite up to par, I learned almost everything from friends. Any help offered would be greatly appreciated!
Side Note: Programs that have been running while the issue occurred: Microsoft Word, Spotify, CS:GO, CoD:BO2 etc.
Sounds good, just got a SSD in the mail too I'll do the reinstallation of the SSD there. Specs on this (if we continue to have issues): Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
It sounds to me like you have too many things going on in the background. Make sure that you don't have too many programs running in the system tray (lower right corner). Any programs that are just sitting there not beng used most of the time can be stopped or killed.
What are you using as a Virus/Spyware/Adware scanner software? If you don't have one, GET ONE!! Viruses, spyware and adware can seriously limit the performance of your system.
It's also a good practice to just reboot once in a while. I use sleep modemost of the time to allow me to get things going faster but I have noticed that a full reboot is required about once every one to two weeks on each of my computers.