Windows 10 audio stuttering since fresh install


New Member
Hello, i recently aquired a new SSD and HDD and clean installed a new copy of window 10. Been using windows 10 on this PC for a long time now but ever since i installed a new copy of it i experience sound stuttering. At first i could easily fix it by restarting my computer but now it's there always. I spent quite a good amount of time on google already and am 99.99% sure the drivers are not the cause. In all my testings now my CPU has never reached above 40°C so CPU throttling shouldn't be the cause aswell.

Latencymon output:

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-890GPA-UD3H
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor (6 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Page file: 4656MB used, 9688MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 12

I cannot continue using my PC this way, it's so frequent and annoying. I don't know what to do at this point and would greatly admire some help!


Staff member
Most likely the sound card itself is going out. Buy a dedicated sound card and test.


Active Member
If you have USB key laying around, flash a distro like Ubuntu on it. Then boot into a Live CD in the testing selection of trying out the desktop. Try some YouTube videos and whatever else that usually is a problem. If sound works perfectly there then it's not hardware.