Constant stuttering and asset pop-in when gaming

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icexa

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16315 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (164 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

My Problem

This is my first dedicated gaming build. It has never performed properly. I do not achieve reasonable performance in nearly any game that I play. My games tend to stutter, especially when something is loading in. Sometimes my game will briefly freeze as assets pop in. Pop-in is a constant annoyance and my games stutter whenever it occurs. I have played games where my character spawns in a black void and the world slowly loads around him, piece by piece. Some games are nearly unplayable because of this, namely: Dark Souls 3, Starbound, Deus Ex HR, Subnautica. Sometimes even title screens load in piece by piece.

I get a flickering white screen when I open Dark souls 3 which lingers for about 10 seconds. When I exit DS3 my display crashes and I have to hard reset. Other games have frozen as well. Often the sounds keep playing while the screen is frozen until I hard reset. Sometimes after this happens I've rebooted and received this message:

"Default Radeon Wattman settings have been restored due to an unexpected system error"


Lastly, when I open games my screen often flickers first. Sometimes I cannot see the games on my taskbar when I tab out and have to alt tab back in.

That's the story guys. I've been losing my mind over this. I'll be monitoring this thread neurotically for any help you can provide. Thank you so much in advance.
 

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flavallee

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The Intel processor and AMD graphic card in your gaming rig use a combined total of 361 watts of power.
When you factor in the power usage of the other hardware and the demands of gaming, that equates to a lot of power.

What's the brand name and model number and wattage of the power supply in your gaming rig?

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flavallee

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You appear to have a pretty good power supply, so I don't believe that's going to be part of the issue.

I'm not a hardware/gaming expert, so be patient until one replies.

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flavallee

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Click the "Report" link in your reply window, then request to have a hardware/gaming expert jump in to help you.
I would do it for you, but we're no longer allowed to do it.

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