since recently, without any apparent cause, I am experiencing the following issue:
Whenever Sound is on (not muted), the game seems to "stutter". More precicely: The graphical elements freeze for a split second every two seconds or so, while the audio-tracks repeat themselves that split second. This happens in the campaign map but especially during battles, when the camera is zoomed in on units or units are selected/given commands.
Oddly, whenever I mute the sound, there are no lags whatsoever(I can even play the game on max settings without problems as long as there is no audio involved).
This makes it impossible to enjoy generals speeches, which, for me, is almost game-braking.
At first, I thought this was related to a mod I had installed (ss 6.4), but when I reinstalled the vanilla game and launched it again, the issue persistet, even in the vanilla game.
My realtek-software is up to date, I have installed all recent directX files, prioritized the game process in the task manager and my Nvidia-settings. - it all won't help. Any ideas? I am thankful for any clues ...
core: Intel i7
graphics: 930M (Geforce)