I have a brand new clean Windows 7 64bit SP1 setup with newest hardware (i7-4770, SSD 1TB, 16GB RAM etc.). The main utilization of the computer is music production.
However, I have problems with random micro audio drop-outs. They appear randomly no matter of how much is the processor utilized. I notice a sound lag once in few minutes, or sometimes it is only once per about 15 minute period. I belive lags are no longer than about 200-300ms. They are definitely much shorter than a single second.
My USB sound interface is Steinberg UR-22.
I already tried to reinstall USB drivers, change buffer sample rete, however nothing helps.
In one of my massive FLStudio projects the processor is not utilized more than 20% of the computing capacity. RAM usage is usually not more than 5 GB (so still 11 GB are free). Therefore I don't think the dropouts are hardware problem. I also don't think it could be a buffer problem, because FLStudio does not show any audio drop out information (it would if there was a audio buffer underrun detected).
Also the Steinberg audio interface is completely new and works like a charm with my MacBook (late 2013).
If you have any clue what could couse the problem I would appreciate any advice. Thank you!