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Intermittent Audio/Video Glitching/Freezing/Skipping El Capitan

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Hi folks, my problem is thus:
I've been having intermittent skipping/glitching/freezing, where audio and video (and probably other activity) freezes for a half-second or so. This happens anywhere from every 30 seconds to every 5 minutes.

I'm posting in audio because this has only happened using the line out from the motherboard (labeled "Built-in Output" in sound) as I recently switched from using the bluetooth output. The sound quality is greatly improved with this setup other than the darned skipping!

If I have Audio MIDI Setup open I see that it actually switches outputs for this split-second, though not to the same output every time. Other than that I can't find any clues to what's going on, and I've tried figuring it out on my own, but am stumped so if anyone has any insights I would be eternally grateful!

tl;dr Audio/Video freezing for half-second periods using line out, only clue is switching outputs in Audio MIDI, I'm stumped
 
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Bump (and also forgot to mention I've reinstalled audio drivers with no success)
 
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Here's an interesting update for anyone with similar problem:
Turning bluetooth off has somewhat reduced the frequency of the problem. I am starting to suspect that my RAM is simply clipping. Another clue: I am a Chrome user and it seems to occur more frequently when I have a lot of busy tabs open.
 
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Finally figured it out for certain; Chrome itself was the issue. I finally realized it was only happening with my browser open. Switched to Firefox and haven't had a hiccup since :thumbup:
 
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