Clicks/pop with Steinberg UR242 outside DAW

I get occasional pops or clicks or breaks in audio outside of Cubase when using the Steinberg UR242 audio interface. For example: I’ll be watching a youtube video and all of a sudden there is a break in the audio of like 1 second. It only happens every 5 minutes or so but it is still annoying and I don’t think it is supposed to happen. It happens even if I don’t have any other programs running besides chrome (for the youtube video), so it’s not like I’m pushing my laptop over its capacity (I think).

This is my setup:
-> one month old HP PAVILION POWER 15-CB002NB laptop:

  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ


  • 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD


  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050


  • Windows 10

-> brand new Steinberg UR242
-> 2 yamaha HS7 studio monitors

I have ParkControl software that prevents CPU parking.
My system power status is on high performance.

I used to work with a older focusrite scarlett 2i2 interface but with that interface the problem was even worse. The sound would cut out for a much longer period and I had to unplug and plug the usb back in to resolve that issue every time it happened.

Hope somebody here can help…