Found the conflict by running "powercfg -energy." The report listed NETGEARGenie.exe (used to configure my router) as altering the platform timer resolution which can cause power management issues. Disabling NETGEARGenie.exe solved my issues.
Platform Timer Resolution:Platform Timer Resolution
The default platform timer resolution is 15.6ms (15625000ns) and should be used whenever the system is idle. If the timer resolution is increased, processor power management technologies may not be effective. The timer resolution may be increased due to multimedia playback or graphical animations.
Platform Timer Resolution:Outstanding Timer Request
A program or service has requested a timer resolution smaller than the platform maximum timer resolution.
|Current Timer Resolution (100ns units)
|Maximum Timer Period (100ns units)
|Requesting Process ID
|Requesting Process Path
||\Device\HarddiskVolume5\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR