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I have had this problem for years: When I play some video games, my computer starts to freeze for very short time periods including the following:

  • the audio output stutters
  • the video output freezes
  • the mouse hangs
  • keyboard keys can't be pressed or keep active after there pressed and released
  • microphone problems

This is getting worse unless I close the game and if it is not stopped it ends in constant audio stutter and either a frozen image which will not change or a bluescreen: "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval".

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Does this persist through clean installations of the OS? Have you ever overclocked your machine? – Michael Frank Dec 23 '13 at 2:54
I would start with all the basic hardware diagnostics. Run a Hard Drive diag, and a RAM diag. Just to make sure. There is nothing more frustrating than to diagnose a problem for hours, just to find out that the hard drive is bad. – JamesTheDev Dec 23 '13 at 3:02
If you have altered any memory timings or speed as well as bus or CPU speeds and power throughput, you should post that as well. Then again, you said I have had this problem for years which means it might be time to upgrade... – Deryck Dec 23 '13 at 3:04
@NewProgrammerJames I did RAM testing and HD test, also changed my HD a while ago. – Andalur Dec 23 '13 at 4:45
@Michael Yes and yes, but not currently. – Andalur Dec 23 '13 at 4:45

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