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In Progress PC Randomly Stuttering

joshyjames

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If it happens again, because it hasn't happened since going through that internet guide, I'll see if I can reproduce the results without chrome open.
 
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joshyjames

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Well I can confirm it's not a chrome issue at this point, I'll keep trying to see if I can get a good view at task manager while it happens. When I open task manager right after it stops, because I keep forgetting to leave it open, the cpu usage is usually coming down from 50% so I'll try to catch it at 100%.
 

Malnutrition

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please Download Process Hacker and screen shot the item that is taking up the memory.

Next on the process that is causing the large CPU usage right click on it and select properties.

Then go to the services tab. Screen shot the services appended to it for me, with the Snipping Tool.
 

joshyjames

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I finally caught a stutter, not a freeze, in task manager and it was windows defender spiking my total cpu usage up to 50%, at least when I was able to look. Before it did that I was at below 10% while just browsing chrome.
 

joshyjames

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So, one thing I noticed today is that when I turn my fan on, the actual fan in my room not my computer, my mouse sometimes flashes green. Not sure if that could somehow make a difference in anything but that seems very odd. The fan is also in a completely different socket than my computer.
 

joshyjames

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Sounds like a wiring issue. Is your PC and peripherals connected to a UPS/battery backup?
It's just connected to a normal power strip, also sorry for the late reply I didn't get the notification for this message. My phone kinda does that sometimes.
 

joshyjames

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So the weirdest thing just happened. My E: Drive - The WDC Hard Drive talked about previously. It just disappeared and I rebooted and it came back. Is this something I should be worried about? Possibly could it be related to my issues, still trying to witness a freeze with task manager open btw.
 

joshyjames

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I finally caught a freeze and it looks like the problem is my gpu. Discord somehow was eating up 95% of my gpu, which I know is not true at all.
 

joshyjames

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Any thoughts on this? GPU dying or some other factor? I find it hard to believe my GPU would fail this quickly, it hasn't even been 2 years yet.
 

phillpower2

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That`s Chrome ruled out then.

Looks like you are going to need to try and borrow an appropriately powered PSU for testing purposes, if the problem persists after doing this you are either looking at hardware damaged by being subjected to high temps over a period of time or a flaky MB, sorry to say that looking at the reviews for the board it would be no surprise if the board was bad.
 

joshyjames

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Well I'm not sure where I would be able to find a different PSU to test and I've definitely had my fair share of annoyances with the board so I don't doubt that could be the issue. I'm basically stuck at 2933 MHz to get the ram stable and auto boost instead of setting an overclock because it just doesn't work manually but I'm fine with all that now. I was thinking of upgrading my GPU anyway since 3GB is really hurting right now. Playing the Black Ops 4 beta I'm seeing 5 GB+ of ram usage, presumably because my vram is maxing out. I tuned down my overclock on my GPU and it seems to be more stable, I was running it at 2+ GHz for over a year and the temps were always 70's max and now it's sitting at 2 GHz and seems to be running well.
 

phillpower2

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Hard one for us to deal with this as when troubleshooting the first thing that needs to be done is stop all forms of OCing.

I mentioned the failure rate for the MB that you have, your board seems to be one of the good ones, check the reviews here they are quite appalling :(
 

joshyjames

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Well I did do that load optimized defaults, guess I just forgot about the GPU. I guess at the very least because of that it eliminates my CPU and ram but could that still be a motherboard issue.
 

joshyjames

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Looking at the reviews someone mentioned a bad sound card. Could that be the issue with my stuttering when the sound freaks for about 1/5th of a second?