A advocation Member Joined Jan 17, 2014 Posts 5 Jan 17, 2014 #1 Hello everyone, You guys seem to be the kings of fixing high DPC issues, and I was hoping you might be able to figure out mine. I have a new build (parts list at bottom), as well as a fresh install of windows 8.1; however, right before sounds start (for example clicking the sound icon over and over in the taskbar), i have been noticing a popping noise coming out of my audio. After reading all your forum issues as much as possible, I haven't been able to narrow down exactly where my issues is coming from. I have links to my latencymon stats, as well as drivers when last ran. I don't seem to be having the USB issues other's have. I have tired zero overclock, setting power manager settings to performance, as well as disabling turbo boost in my BIOS. I have not completely ruled out the possibility of a bad motherboard either, but when booting into a linux distro...I was not able to replicate the popping noise. i.imgur.com/NFQOics.png i.imgur.com/7agGDhr.png Specs: i7 4770k MSI Z87-GD65 ASUS R270x 16GB RAM Thanks in advance for your help!