I've been chasing a problem with my new computer for the past couple of days that has been driving me nuts. I finally narrowed it down to installing the Optane drivers. As soon as the drivers install and the system reboots it starts glitching. It's like some hard interrupt is causing the system to suspend for about 1 second intermittently. Any kind of animation, video, game or audio is unwatchable. If you move the mouse across the screen you will see it stop and start moving several times. Any audio that's playing will have a garbled tone while the glitches occur. This happens playing audio/video on three different video cards I've tried, as well as audio/video from the integrated graphics & sound hardware. CPU utilization playing an mp3 file is around 15% and I don't see any spikes. All cores are running at 30-40C. All hardware on the system is running at factory rated specs. There have been no system crashes or blue screens. It runs fine other than the glitching.
To be clear, the Optane drivers install and the cache drive can be enabled without issue, but the system jitters so much it's unusable. The glitches occur with or without the Optane module enabled. As soon as the system reboots from the Optane driver install the glitches begin. Once installed, uninstalling the drivers does not make the issue go away. I have re-installed Windows twice to make it go away, but as soon as the Optane drivers install it begins again.
Once I narrowed the issue down, I tried reinstalling Windows, ensured all Windows updates were installed, updated all device and inf drivers to the latest versions available, flashed the motherboard BIOS and the hard drive firmware to the latest version available before installing the Optane drivers. The system glitches started immediately after a reboot from the Optane drivers. After that I tried re-installing Windows, ensured all Windows updates were installed, and then installed the Optane drivers before any other installs. Once again the glitches started immediately after a reboot.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'm out of ideas at this point. I don't really see any settings that I can change that would still allow the Optane module to work in the system.
Windows 10 Creators Edition 64bit
Intel 7700k Processor
Asus Rog Strix Z270E Gaming Motherboard
Samsung 850 EVO SSD