Originally Posted by debear
Alright, so I reseated all my cables on all of my hardware to be certain nothing was loose.
I haven't overclocked any component, so the ram should be the stock speed which I believe is 1600mhz? Could it be the SSD I bought? I think I skimped out a little on it, it's a OCZ 250gb I believe. Although... I am running the games from my secondary HDD
Good, now we know the hardware is in place.
Weird, from your previous posts (post #8), CPU is not even close to overheating. I run some light 3D games on my computer at work with slow frame rates, but without having hiccups at all, and the case is not even ventilated well (everything is stock and of office quality).
Are you sure there are no programs working on the background causing this? Randomly accessing storage is one known reason.
Try running one of the games on a window and monitor the system processes from the Resource Monitor which shows all processes unlike the Processes tab in the Windows Task Manager. You can access it from the Performance tab two steps next to the Processes tab. I hope it is not the System Interrupts.
Did you always have this problem?
Perhaps you would like to share the system specs in full details, at least for the sake of sharing? Maybe it could give us a clue.