pc parts: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VRdBkT
For 6 months now I have my pc which is about a year old driving me mad. A few problems, not sure if they are related:
1. Sometimes the computer micro freezes, accompanied by a buzzing sound. This is replicable 95% of the time by loading a new netflix or amazon prime video (but not twitch or youtube), as the video loads. (Videos included)
-NOTE: This issue does not occur in safe mode. I tried disabling different startup items to no avail.
Recorded internal audio with OBS:
Recorded with phone:
2. Lagging and frame skipping in online videos, on any online video platform (twitch netflix youtube etc.) I get micro frame freezes and lag, sometimes videos will play at like 20 fps for 1 or 2 seconds at intervals (not buffering/loading related, my internet is pretty stellar).
3. I get audio static/crackling very randomly, seemingly mostly from online videos. This happens both from audio speakers plugged in the rear and earphones plugged in front.
Not sure you can tell from the videos, but as I load a new spongebob episode from amazon prime, the audio cuts out for a sec. It ALSO creates a buzzing sound, which the internal audio didn't record for some reason, but it's the exact type of sound like form this: https://youtu.be/CF9Pvdsz0UM?t=47
I have tried: Reinstalling audio driver numerous times, from motherboard manufacturers website, from Realtek, different version, etc. Tried different GPU drivers. None helped.
I replaced my GPU too, I also reinstalled windows.
I'm getting to the point where I think I have to RMA my motherboard, which really sucks. I wanted to ask you guys since you are a smart knowledgable group, if there are any other tests or anything to try before trying to replace my motherboard.