I recently built a new computer and am encountering a slight problem.
Occasionally while gaming, my display will freeze for a second or two, during which the sound will keep skipping/repeating like a broken record. This happens infrequently, but can have a serious effect on my performance when it happens, since every second counts in competitive gaming. I've experienced this while playing Spiral Knights and Portal 2, which otherwise run @ 60 fps while set to maxed visual settings.
Does anyone have any advice as to how I can go about making changes/optimizing in order to prevent this problem from occurring?