I have a buddy, and he has a pretty beast of a computer. He keeps getting lag spikes that freeze all graphic things on his computer. 1 FPS slideshow mode, for about 10 to 20 seconds. Skype calls don't seem to be affected. The triggers for a lag spike mainly consist of games, however Amazon Instant Video also triggers them as well (Netflix does not). They happen every 5 minutes or less.
The specs are as follows:
AMD FX-8120 3.1GHZ (OC'ed 3.7)
4GBx2 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1866MHZ DDR3
GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ CROSSFIRE USB3.0 SATA 3
XTREMEGEAR 700 WATT POWER SUPPLY
AMD RADEON 7950 3GB DDR5 PCI-E 3.0
And various fans, which are more than enough to keep it cool. 6 in total I believe as well as a water cooling system for the processor.
We have swapped out all of the RAM for new sticks, he got a whole new graphics card, and we have tried all the various PCI and RAM slots on his motherboard.
We had the thought that it might be the motherboard or the CPU, but we are hoping it is the power supply. Any ideas? Thanks for any help!