Title basically explains it! If I'm having a steam voice chat with friends and load up a game (not all, but most), the sound turns bad - distortion, slurring, dropping whole sections of audio. This seems to only happen when RAM intensive games are opened. When I open old games this doesn't seem to occur. Having Chrome open (with the many, many tabs I usually have..) seems to exacerbate the issue. If I close it, it seems to take longer to happen - but it still does, eventually. I ran a CPU stress test, and the issue did not manifest. But as soon as I started a RAM stress test, the exact same symptoms occured. My PC is relatively new, however it did work fine for a few months before this started happening, and no bios settings were changed between then and the occurrence of this issue. Specs: MSI z390m motherboard 9600k CPU Gskill 16gb 3200mhz ram CPU had a stable overclock to 4.7ghz, RAM running at rated specs via XMP profile. All of which was OK up until now. I have updated my BIOS in case this would help, but no dice. Also opened all necessary steam voice ports (just in case, y'know). Used my phone as a hotspot to bypass all router/modem settings and no improvement. Reinstalled Steam, no change. Also removed Kaspersky, no help. Voice communication via Facebook & Skype didn't seem to succumb to these issues, so it does seem specific, but I am concerned that maybe it's manifesting in other ways on my system. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!