Latency spikes / audio distortion

  Karateka95 17:23 20 Dec 2016

Hi guys,

Just two weeks ago my desktop has started making crackling noises accompanied with stuttering system responsiveness. The audio slows down slightly too. If I play a game, say Overwatch or Subnautica, the problem will arise and become worse the harder it has to work.

I used LatencyMon as advised and found large system latency spikes which was accompanied by the distorted audio and jumpy responsiveness.

The audio stays the same no matter what playback device is connected and no matter which connector port I use - front or back.

Any ideas? Thanks guys,



  • OS: Windows Anniversary, 64-bit

    • Motherboard: ASRock G31M-S R2.0
    • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
    • RAM: Komputerbay (2x4GB) DDR2 DIMM (240 pin) 800 MHz
    • GPU: EVGA Nvidia GT 740 DDR3
    • PSu: Corsair VS450 80Plus

    • OS storage unit: 535 Intel (480GB SATAII)

    • Additonal storage: Hitachi HDT722516DLAT80 (160GB HDD)

    • Microsoft Wired Desktop Set 600 (mouse and keyboard)

    • TP-LINK TL-WN822N wireless USB (300Mb/s)
  Karateka95 17:28 20 Dec 2016

  Karateka95 17:30 20 Dec 2016

Here are the results from LatencyMon displayed as a .png from my OneDrive click here

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