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Weird random "spikes"

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#1 moxom


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

Hey everybody,


I've had this problem for a loong time and really can't seem to figure out what's wrong..

Sometimes I get spikes where my computer seems to freeze up for about a second (maybe a bit more) and then goes back to normal.. Both sound and graphics are distorted.


I've done the following:


Updated all drivers

Updated BIOS

Installed all Windows Updates

Reinstalled Windows

No Event viewer entries


CPU/GPU Temperatures are fine and my disks pass checks.. I havn't done any overclocking.


Windows system event viewer has several entries with the following description:



I'm not really counting on you solving my problem.. I would just like your opinion on where the fault could be located or how I could come closer a solution without having to buy new hardware?



System info:


Windows 10 Enterprise

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz

16GB Memory

AMD Radeon HD5800

ASUS P8Z68-V LX Motherboard




Thanks in advance for your help!

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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:40 PM

I've had some hiccups like that and I used the task manager to watch the processes and catch the one that was keeping the CPU busy or delayed.  In my case, it turned out to be audiodg.exe.  Not much I could do as it's essential to the HD four channel sound on this desktop.  A recent update for WIN7 home premium sent   svchost (one of many) to use 25% of CPU.  Did a restore and will have to dig deeper to see which update caused it.

#3 sparklestar


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:19 AM

If this is happening in a web browser, try turning off hardware acceleration in the web browser options.

#4 moxom

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:18 PM

Thanks for the replies,


I'll keep an eye out if I have CPU spikes at that time, but so far I havn't noticed my CPU working above 40%.


They occur no matter what I'm doing.. Doesn't matter if I watch youtube, VLC or play a game.. thanks for the suggestion though, hardware acceleration is a bleep :P

#5 hamluis



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:57 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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