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Journeyman III

Gaming - Audio lags then plays all at once/reticle disappears

So I've been trying to figure out this issue for about year now and I'm posting because I am at my wits' end.

While gaming, games will stop all dialogue and things like reticules will disappear. The game will continue to play like normal and once the glitch is done (10-15 sec) all the audio will play at once, sometimes on top of each other. I am able to hit the escape button to bring up the menu but nothing displays until the glitch ends (10-15 sec). Occurs randomly but very often....2-3 times every 30 minutes. This has happened on 4 different games. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk, and now Far Cry 6.

Legit game copies, all drivers up to date, all games running off SSD, reformated, even added an extra fan, and undervolted the GPU (read somewhere it helped). It almost feels like something bottle necks. Kind of like when a HD falls asleep and then has to spin up for a sec. Please help...

Alienware Aurora R10

  • 16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, XMP

  • CPU Liquid Cooling and 550W Power Supply

  • AMD Ryzen(TM) 5 5600X (6-Core, 35MB Total Cache, Max Boost Clock of 4.6GHz)

  • AMD Radeon RX 6700XT 12GB GDDR6

  • Windows 11

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Journeyman III

So it turned out to be an old SSD that finally kicked the bucket.