Hey guys, I'm using a 550 ti 1gb with a e6600 2.4ghz cpu and I'm getting a strange bottleneck or something , but its only affecting recording and a weird sound stuttered. Let me give you some examples: The Bad If i have winamp open or any sound music player and I'm sitting at my desktop , if i hit refresh, the music will start to stuttered/slow down. If i have the music player open and open up steam, not only does steam slow down but so does the music with the video player, its like a "drag", like something is dragging alone. Its weird. Recording games, whatever i use fraps or bandicam , say a game is moving at 60fps, i hit record it drops down to 18-25 framerate. Even at 1368x768 or 1600x900, same issue. I am also atm getting some sound cracking when listening to winamp and i open up another program. And using a sound card does not help, it actually makes things worse. Along with installing sp1 and platform update, so i haven't put them back on. The Good Well despite what i said above, games are wondering perfectly for the ones i have tested, GTA SA, Shade Wrath, Clive Barkers Jericho, Nightbanes, all solid 60fps, at 1920x1080 or 1600x900. So games are working perfect. Here's another thing, I use DM and at 1080 60fps videos , no sound issues, no stuttering or anything. Same with Youtube, 1080p 60fps no issues, all running smooth. So i am curious why everything is working great, but recording sucks The only thing that comes to mind, the e6600 can't keep up with the 550 TI ? Because when i had my Q6600 i never had this problem, even though i believe certain new games like paragon was being bottleneck. Any ideas?