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Q: stuttering sound during hdd activity

I have been having a problem that has been driving nuts.

Whenever I have hdd activity, My sound card stutters. It happens when I
play a game, listen to mp3's or view video files. All of my IDE drives are set
for DMA.

Here are the particulars of my system:
Asus P4T533-C motherboard
2.8 Ghz P4
1 gig rdram
120Gb Hitachi deskstar hdd
Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer
Geforce 4 4600Ti w/128mb of vidram
Windows XP Home SP2

Any suggestions?

A: stuttering sound during hdd activity

Try moving your soundcard to a different slot, also try disabling hyper-threading.

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hello all
a week or so ago my sound on my pc became crackely and stuttering , i first noticed it while useing flight simulator , i thought it would be related to that but i get the same problem in windows media and div-x .
i have a build in sound on my ASUS P4S8X-X MOTHERBOARD , I have the up to date drivers and the soundMAX audio control package ( that came with the motherboard ) installed , i have 5.1 souround sound speakers ,
i have tried swaping cables around , different speakers , different settings on the control panel ,etc , no use

one other thing , i tried to use a voice control system for the flight sim (voice buddy ) and i could not get the mike to work or pick up my voice no matter what i did in settings ,
it may not be relevent but it all worked fine before i did a reinstall a few weeks ago with a bigger hard drive
runing XP with service pack 2

any help gratefully recived , the pc is hopless without sound
thank you

A:Sound Problem , Crackely And Stuttering /built In Sound

Try uninstalling Voice Buddy. If the sound is OK, then you know it was either a corrupt install of Voice Buddy or a setting in the program needs tweaked

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I'm having problems with my sound, i am getting a stuttering sound more and more frequently when watching videos online/dvds.

I have tried going into the device manager and updating my drivers in the sound section, but apparently they are up-to-date. Really don't know what to do next!

I have a Toshiba laptop, satellite series. I've had no joy on that website with support. I am using Windows 7.

Any ideas?!


A:Problems with sound when watching dvd, stuttering sound

Hmm well first of all Id make sure that you are experiencing this problem while watching dvds as well as online. The reason I say this is because if its just online it could be bandwidth and if its just the dvd, it could be the damaged media.

Assuming you are consistently having sound issues watching videos online and via dvd my first guess would be overheating.

Do you have the ability to play sound files without issues? Is the problem only with video?

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Well I was changing some hardware out and I have it all up and running and now I have no sound. I have the Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series, but I have removed the control panel from the set up because there was just no room for it. I didn't think there would be any problems because you guy buy the card without the control panel, but I'm guessing this is the problem.

I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit and these speakers and I'm 100% sure I have it all set up the same way as before, just no front panel.

Any help would be great, thanks!

A:Solved: No sound, sound setting showing there is activity.


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hi all.

when using media player the sound keeps stuttering towards the end of each track.

can anybody help? i have no idea why this keeps happening.

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Hi there!

Im at my wits end with my sound problem on my new pc. Having just bought the new pc, i have found that performing any other task while listening to music causes the music to irregularily stutter or skip, like a scratch on a cd

It happens when using i.m. or a web browser, even when typing (in fact most frequently when typing)

I have tried upgrading both the audio drivers and video drivers. I use a memory optimiser program, and so i know that the free ram is almost never below 60%, so im farely certain RAM isnt the problem. The problem occurs on everything, from itunes and windows media player, to the audio from youtube videos.

Please help me solve my problem as its driving me crazy

Thanks in advance

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New user to windows 7! Everythign runs and works great minus the sound!!! It stutters and echoes very badly every so often. And being an avid player of Conan i use Vent. Vent does not even work. Any help provided is greatly appreciated!

A:Stuttering Sound

Have you been to the Dell website and downloaded the latest drivers?

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Lately I've been having issues with my sound for my PC. When I watch videos, listen to music, or play games the sound seems to keep stuttering at times. I just switched to another sound card instead of the built-in MB sound card but the problem still persists. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!

My PC Specs are as follows:

Intel i7-4770K Haswell
ASUS Maximus Hero VI Hero
G.Skill RipJaw 8GB Ram
Gigabyte GEForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit
Windows 10

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Hi folks,

Really hope someone can help me with this problem as it's driving me crazy.

The sound from my card is stuttering badly when I'm playing games etc. It appears to stutter badly when say FMV is playing or similair.

Here's my specs:

PIII 866
256Mb Ram PC133
SBlaster 128 PCI
32Mb PCI Riva TNT2 Graphics Card
Win 2000
20Gb HD 5400rpm

I've eliminated the CDROM as the source of the problem, as when solely reading from the HD the problem still occurs.

Could the problem be being caused by the HD? Do I need a faster one?

Any help to solve this problem would be most appreciated.

Many Thanks,


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It seems like this problem has been famous since 2007...

So I just bought a new laptop, HP Pavillion nv9925nr. Specs are AMD Turion64 x2. ram is at 4gigs ddr2 667mhz. Nvidia Geforice 7150m and a Conexant High Definition Audio card (all this is onboard... dur)

Anyway, my problem is that every minute or so the sound stutters, all my drivers are updated, got all the windows update thrown in there, and it still does the stutter thing every minute or so. Is there any solution to this problem to save my sanity? Thanks : D

A:Sound Stuttering

Hi TemperFire, welcome to the vista forums

No cure yet as far as I am Aware of...
Just the normal workaround

Right click the speaker icon in the tray select Playback Devices select your default output and on the enhancements tab Disable all enhancements.

Hopefully that should do the trick but if not try disabling all enhancements in the playback application (media player)

hope this helps

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I have Windows 98 and have onboard sound. ie a VIA AC97 chip. The problem is that the sound in some games is choppy and stuttering(Half Life works, Phantom Menace-Stutter!).
I have tried various drivers to no avail.
According to Device manager and System Info there are no conflicts (though I know they lie sometimes).
Any advice..? Apart from buying a real soundcard...

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Recently, the sound on my computer started stuttering, and sounding all scratchy. Everything stutters, except midi files, which don't play at all. I'm using an integrated sound card, on an Intel D865GBF motherboard.

Thanks for any help!

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I have the sound stutter problem when playing music, video and games. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a problem with windows media player. Any sound for me stutters every few seconds, sometimes its gone for a few hours and comes back. I have realtek drivers, the latest, and have tried old ones. Ive tried turning off exclusive mode and many other common tricks like changing quality etc.

Obviously I am looking for a fix but im afriad if i ask I will get nothing but all the home remedies that work for a while, or people think it works but the sound problem comes back. If someone had this problem and eliminated it I would love to hear how its done. However, I would like to also know the reason for the problem, does anyone know whats causing it? Maybe moderators or forum members that have seen this problem floating around. This is mainly to avoid the "Maybe your holding your phone to close" type responses from people who have not seen the problem before, that being said, any ideas are nice. This is obviously a windows 7 problem, maybe there is no good realtek drivers out yet, although i hear similar complaints about creative on w7 forums. does w7 handle sound differently. I'm afraid that this is actually a fundemental flaw in the operating system. Does anyone here have windows 7 rtm 64 bit with working sound??? If so do you have any unique sound settings/caching/memory settings?

A:does anyone actually have the Sound Stuttering fix?

Please, do not provide detailed system specs. They will not help at all. OK, go ahead and provide detailed system specs.

The problem with your assessment of a serious flaw in Windows 7 - not all users report or experience the same problem. There are some issues with RealTek though. All of which can be addressed.

Could also turn out to be an I/O issue or even CPU spiking. Can't begin the analysis until we have...

In your case, a detailed model number or service tag will work.

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about a month ago what at first I thought alone was my CD player.. any CD or DVD I played the sound seemed to stutter..the DVD visually were fine but sound was bad. but If I play anything from my windows media player its all fine or listening to any music online is fine too...until the other day I put in a cd full of pix and the music I was listening to online started to stutter. also windows media will not let me burn any CDs and was then burning cd's with roxio now that doesnt work or just takes for this all connected?? please help my wits end and do not have the time or money to take my pc in..

A:stuttering sound

It sounds like you have too much running it the background and it is choking the system while you are multi-tasking. It is normal to get a hiccup in sound while reading a CD as the ATAPI interrupt halts the entire system temporarily, but not like you are describing. You can resolve your issues through two means:

a) Uninstall unnecessary and superfluous software that you don't use or arn't really required for proper operation, check the bottom right hand corner and see how many programs you have running in the tray, if there are lots then you should do some cleansing. To uninstall in Windows XP go to Start, click on Control Panel, now click on "Add / Remove Programs". To uninstall in Windows Vista go to Start, click on Control Panel, now click on "Programs and Features".

b) You could disable some software from starting up with Windows instead of getting rid of it completely by going to Start, clicking on Run (or holding down the Windows Key on the keyboard and pressing R) and typing "msconfig" without the ". On the second to last tab labled "Startup" you can untick the entries to stop them from starting with Windows, make sure you don't disable anything critical though!

c) Reinstall Windows with a fresh copy and rid yourself of the OEM c*ap that comes with most PCs.

Hopefully you should be able to get the amount of background processes down by removing unneeded software, you can check how many processes are runnin... Read more

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A:Sound Stuttering

Welcome to TSG!

Try this:

Go into control panel
"Sounds and Audio Devices"
reduce the sample rate for the audio and see if that helps!

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Hi all, Has anyone had an issue with sound stuttering? Listen to the clip below and please let me know if you have a solution. (opens new window)  I've had this problem for a while now but do not remember it being so bad on Windows 7.  Zach 

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Just very recently watching videos such as the weather forecast etc. the pictures and sound are hopelessly out of sync. How do I correct this please?



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Hello Rob.

Try updating your sound card driver and your video card driver by doing a quick google search with your computers make and model.

example: "google search > "HP Pavilion g6 drivers"

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Hi, i just got a new pc and im having sound problems; basically every so often the sound sort of lags out and goes stuttery for about 1 to 5 seconds then resumes as normal. On the performance monitor cpu usage spikes up to 50-60% for the duration.

-Using logitech Z-10 speakers, got the latest drivers, and the problem occurs when im using different speakers also

-Running vistax64 on a pretty high-end pc, so really i shouldnt be running out of resources just to play sound.

-Bought a sound card, hoping to fix the problem, but its the same whether i use onboard sound or the card.

-The problem occurs in all applications, not just WM player

I think the problem is some kind of issue with data transfer and processing within the pc (whether its hard or software based i dont know). It appears to be only sound that displays lag/slowdown symptoms.

I tried sticking some music onto a flash drive and playing it from there, but again it stuttered so im guessing its not a hard drive issue.

Im really running out of ideas, so any help would be vastly appreciated

A:Stuttering/Lagging sound

Sounds like a driver issue. What sound card and what on-board audio program are you using? There have been issues with Vista and or 64bit.

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I've recently installed a Gamesurround Hercules Fortissimo 2 sound card to solve my stuttering problem, but it's made no difference. Basically, as i play games the sound will stutter at the same time there is a graphic slowdown, only very brief but annoying.

My system is a fairly high spec (512 DDR, AMD XP 2600, Geforce4 Ti4800SE) so i'm thinking that i should not have these kinds of problems. Can someone please help?

A:Sound stuttering problem

Have you make sure that you have installed the newest driver? Older driver sometimes tend to be buggy.

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Hi - I'm new here, but what a great forum.
Heres hoping someone can help........

I have a Toshiba laptop with vista and the sound has finally given up. Its always been a bit clicky, but recently its got to the point where I can't listen to the media centre or use the i-player or youtube etc. It just stutters and seems to run slow. At first I thought it was my internet connection but now the media player does it, I'm thinking its the laptop. Its also doing the stutter when I just click on enter or back.

I have read on google that it may be the drivers for the realtek audio, but when I go to 'update driver' it says windows has detected the most up to date driver is installed.

If I need a new driver where do I get it ? and how do I install it ? I'm a real novice at all this !!

Please help.......

A:Sound stuttering on all applications

Download to your computer then go to device manager and update the driver again, but tell it to search your computer, it will ask you where point it to the downloaded file.

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Hey all,

As of yesterday the sound on my PC started "stuttering." It's the same stuttering that happened before if i was listening to music and opening a huge pdf (for example) or something of that nature. Now it's doing it all the time. I even notice it sometimes on the Windows startup sound.

Here are my computer specs:
Dell Dimension DIM3000
P4 2.8Ghz
768 MB Ram
SoundMax Audio Driver

It does it in bothe WMP and WinAmp

A:Solved: Sound Stuttering

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when using media player the sound keeps stuttering towards the end of each track.

can anybody help? i have no idea why this keeps happening.

A:sound keeps stuttering towards the end of each track

i have the same problem.

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Hi all,

I have 2 XP machines, both dells, 1 a laptop (inspiron m140) the other a desktop (dimension b110) that distort all sounds playing if the computers are running or loading anything. It doesn't matter if it's music or a video saved to the machine or if it's something I'm streaming, it all gets distorted. It's to the point where I can't listen to music at all anymore without it stuttering constantly. I don't think it's a hardware issue as both machines didn't always do this and I've checked and updated the drivers. I believe this may be some reaction to a setting I've affected, but can't be sure.

Any ideas?

Thanks so much

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Originally Posted by ItsBenBroughton

Hi all,

I have 2 XP machines, both dells, 1 a laptop (inspiron m140) the other a desktop (dimension b110) that distort all sounds playing if the computers are running or loading anything. It doesn't matter if it's music or a video saved to the machine or if it's something I'm streaming, it all gets distorted. It's to the point where I can't listen to music at all anymore without it stuttering constantly. I don't think it's a hardware issue as both machines didn't always do this and I've checked and updated the drivers. I believe this may be some reaction to a setting I've affected, but can't be sure.

Any ideas?

Thanks so much

When is the last time you did a disk Defrag? it sounds as though there is a great deal of disk activity when you do anything, and that could be why your sound is getting distorted. You can check to see if it needs it. It will tell you whether or not it needs a defrag.


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I have an ongoing problem when listening to music or watching videos. Everything becomes fragmented and the sound and video will stutter.
On two occasions when listening to music (via windows media player) the stuttering got so bad that the media player froze and i got the blue screen of death and it started to do a physical memory dump.

I have Kaspersky running......and i have also ran Mbam; superantispyware; Tdss killer; dpc latency checker and they found nothing out of the ordinary.
I downloaded Vlc and ran videos via that but they still stuttered.

The problem seems to be getting steadily worse and the rest of the computer seems to be slowing up with programs taking a long time to load or not loading at all.
The browser now frequently will not respond.

Does anyone have any ideas?

My computer is: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook running windows 7 64bit sp1

A:Stuttering sound and video

Hi there, Welcome to Seven Forums.

In regards to your BSOD please follow the instructions here:

Has this problem been happening ever since you bought that laptop? Or has it just started recently?

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Two drives, E: & F:. F works fine.

E: stutters continuously when playing an audio CD. There is no problem with data, .MP3 etc, graphics/photos, only with audio CDs.

Device Manager tells me the drivers are up-to-date. Rebooting doesn't help.

Drive is a TSST CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA. Sound is on-board.

[Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, 4GB RAM]

Any ideas?

A:Sound Stuttering on Audio CDs

Do you have another DVD drive you can swap in to see if the issue disappears?

Have you done a system restore to a date before the problem began to see if it disappears?

Any recent software additions or changes in configuration?

DVD drives are commodities now. I don't know how long they can be expected to last, but I understand your reluctance to assume it is a bad drive.

Any chance you were multi-tasking at the time and putting a good load on the processor while playing the CD?

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Hi everyone. So my audio is stuttering every minute or so. It runs fine and then on random intervals it stutters for a second and then carrys on like normal. Its getting a bit annoying, I have only recently done a fresh install and re installed drivers. Only a month ago my RAM was faulty I did a memtest and I sent it back and got replacement. That issue is fine now. Now its just this audio..

So I've disabled all sound devices except the one that works. Closed any THX programs or anything like that. set my speakers to headphones and still no change. It happens with videos and games, everything really. I don't notice a stutter in the video side of things.

Any help would be much appreciated! DXDiag attached.

GTX 670
i5 3570k
Asrock z77 Motherboard Extreme - M
Onboard audio Realtek sound
Windows 7 64 bit

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My sound stutters and sounds staticy at random for a month now whether I am playing a game, listening to music, or watching a movie on youtube. I have no clue what's causing this but I have noticed that my CPU is always on %50 percent plus or minus 5 and when I check my processes tab system idle process shows 98 to 99 while everything else is at 00. I have run a virus check and a spyware check and both came out clean. My computer is an HP Pavilion dv1000 Special Edition

Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz
1GB Ram
Conexant AMC Audio

Please help

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No help?

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MSI KM2M mainboard with on chip Realtek AC97 sound. Running Win98SE.

The sound "stutters" or echos, mainly within games but at other times also. I have all the latest drivers, DX9, etc.
I have another identical system that does NOT have this problem. A comparison between the two gives all the same info, drivers details, IRQ's, DMA, etc... I mean EVERYTHING shows exactly the same and yet this system stutters and the other one doesn't. HELP ! ! !

A:[SOLVED] Stuttering sound

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I recently changed my system from a dual cored system and upgraded to the following spec

AMD Phenom 9950 2.6ghz quad core
Asrock Alive Xfire motherboard
Corsair Extreme series SSD 32gb
Windows 7 Pro
ATI Radeon 5770 x2 in CrossfireX
Sony Blu Ray reader
Corsair Hydro series liquid cooling
4 GB DDR2 PC6400
250GB Seagate Baracuda
750w high powered PSU with four 19 amp rails.

It has Windows 7 professional 32 bit system freshly installed on it. But it has a major sound looping and slight video stutter to it.

So i installed an external usb sound card and disabled the onboard sound in the bios to combat the problem. This did not help one bit.

So i try and play a file from my external hard drive instead of playing a youtube video, hopefully to try and see if it was my connection. Again nothing.

Im not really that technologically minded and i know that this system is much better then what i was running before but this sound problem is really driving me mad. I never had this on my previous system.

The only differences i can see between a totally fresh install is that this has a wireless card installed and that it has Microsoft security essentials installed too. Perhaps i need to uninstall these?

Any ideas people as it is driving me mad.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Sound and video stuttering.

When it is stuttering, what kind of RAM usage and processes do you see in Task Manager? What is eating up your CPU cycles and RAM--if anything? You might have something running in the background that you are unaware of, and that should show in the processes tab of Task Manager.

Have you tested your RAM or can you swap in other sticks?

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When my system starts up the start-up sound has gone & the first time the next system sound is generated [i.e. a click when you start exporer] this repeats continuously..... like a dripping tap.

Naturally this is very annoying and inhibits the playing of all audio/video.

My hardware configuration hasn't changed in a year and everything is [was] working fine.

When I reinstall - it works fine. It looks like it's something that's come off the net, after the third/fourth re-start [i.e. system restarts after installing software after reinstall] it appears yet again.

I connect through a cable modem and have anti-virus/firewall software. I don't have a router at the minute - but didn't experience this problem when I did.

Has anyone experienced this before? Is it a windows error/virus? And..... most importantly of all.... how do I fix it?

Many Thanks,

- Rog

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When my system starts up the start-up sound has gone & the first time the next system sound is generated [i.e. a click when you start exporer] this repeats continuously..... like a dripping tap.

Naturally this is very annoying and inhibits the playing of all audio/video.

My hardware configuration hasn't changed in a year and everything is [was] working fine.

When I reinstall - it works fine. It looks like it's something that's come off the net, after the third/fourth re-start [i.e. system restarts after installing software after reinstall] it appears yet again.

I connect through a cable modem and have anti-virus/firewall software. I don't have a router at the minute - but didn't experience this problem when I did.

Has anyone experienced this before? Is it a windows error/virus? And..... most importantly of all.... how do I fix it?

Many Thanks,

- Rog

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Some time within the past week, all the audio I play on my HP PC started skipping and stuttering. Sometimes just a split-second pause, sometimes the machine-gun digital stutter. It doesn't matter if it's iTunes or streaming from my browser. I just downloaded and installed the latest driver from Realtek today; it made no difference. Please help! Thanks.

A:Sound skipping/stuttering

Maybe Mr Fixit can help
If he cannot, try a system restore. If that works, great. If not, it will give us a lead on the potential causes; since it is not the OS.
Tips for fixing common sound problems
System Restore - How to

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After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 my sound is stuttering/making 'electrical interference' noises.  I've been trying to solve this with the Windows Troubleshooter and various other fixes but in the end I ran the HP Support Assistant and it upgraded the drivers to IDT High Definition Audio which is what everyone seems to be complaining about anyway. It just so happened I was offline when I first tried it with the newly installed IDT drivers and it was perfect so I thought I had cured it but as soon as I went online the stuttering and interference returned. I'm baffled why this should make any difference but it means it still isn't cured.  Anyone any ideas please?

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hi, I posted

here originally thinking I had a hardware problem - but a tsf team member brought up that it sounded like malware, so here I am....

since I ran these logs, I uninstalled Adaware, guessing that Adaware plus Kaspersky was the cause of a couple of hangs.

Brief history, this is an HP510 laptop 50G hard drive that we keep in the kitchen, as in my little kid bangs on it, spills a little on it etc. Also it shares a router with the babysitter's computer, whose protection status, where she surfs, etc are probably not as careful as mine. Otherwise

Hp510 laptop
WinXP Pro SP 3
Kaspersky, WinPatrol, (for a few hours yesterday Adaware now uninstalled )
rarely used in questionable places like a hotel room, Starbucks, otherwise I surf through a router using a limited account 99+% of the time.

For weeks, Kaspersky updates had been incredibly slow. Also for quite a while , not sure which started first, the laptop has been ...s.l.o.w... - for example sometimes I'll type in a website name and none of the characters will show for a good 15 seconds, then they'll all or some of them show up at once..

a few days back Kaspersky couldn't open, I downloaded a new version of Kaspersky - now has Kaspersky 2010 - on a different computer then installed it to this one off a USB drive (ie, no surfing during the time of no Kaspersky), then at restart it ran chkdsk -- found a couple of bad sectors.

not a lot... Read more

A:slow and stuttering sound

what Adaware said...

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Recently, graphics have been stuttering. Sound stutters too, but I'm pretty sure the sound only stutters, clicks, pops and slurs when the graphics are lagging. I cannot pinpoint the source of the problem.
I put thermal paste on my cpu today and brought my temperatures down from 77C to 57C.
Still same problem so doesn't appear to be from overheating.
These problems are across the board from mp3s to video to gaming. Also, it happens on all media players. Sometimes if I load a webpage while music is playing, it'll slowdown the music and make it stutter.

This problem happens even with no other background things running. Directx tests, everything stutters to different extents. Even the small white box in the directdraw test isn't smooth and goes slow, fast, slow fast. In between direct x tests, parts of my taskbar temporarily vanish and then come back, suggesting a lot of cpu power or memory is being used. Is there a good program to test if my installed ram has become faulty?
My system is XP2000+, 768ram, and 9800pro 128mb.

I also noticed that cpu usage goes straight from single digits to 100% when dxdiag starts, and it goes to 100% when quake 3 starts.

A:Graphic and sound stuttering

i would think its the 768 ram holding you back.

I would try running memtest once and see what it tells ya.

Also, look in either the registery or msconfig and see if theres anything starting that you don't recognize.

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Hello guys!

I just built a gaming pc for my girlfriend, the specs are:

AsRock Motherboard
8Go Ram
GTX 560
Intel Core Duo @ 3,00Ghz.

Her computer runs a lot of games on high with no problem, but the game she likes the most: Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare, has some problem.

It runs perfectly, with no frame drop or anything and then, all of the sudden, the game would freeze for about a second or two, with the sound looping. After the freeze, the game would resume running perfectly.

This happens a not precise moment, even in the menus. I've tried a lot of thing, but nothing seems to work.

Thank you very much!

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This is a weird issue I'm having. I did a restart and when I came back BF3 wasnt playing any sounds, which is weird because it was just working.

I went to make sure it wasnt muted in the mixer, and I see the weirdest thing.

The application "System Sound" is disapearing in and out very quickly, not only in the mixer but In devices as well

What can I do to fix it? Maybe reinstall w7 sound drivers?

A:Stuttering sound + Sound mixer "System Settings" flashing in and out

What soundcard have you got?

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I have a serious sound sluttering / input lagging problem (again). I had the problem months ago, the "evil" is back. Don't know, what solved my problem last time, so I have absolutely no idea, how to solve it. I can't listen to music on my PC. (Even with low CPU usage and low HDD activity. It just drives me crazy. Sometimes, the sound stutters for 0.5-2 seconds! Which mean, my keyboard does nothing, my mouse does nothing, then it works again. It happens like in every 5-30 minutes, it is totally random, if the computer has higher load, it is often, but sometimes, with 2-8% CPU usage this happens.

Samsung HDD (160GB): 38?
Western Digital Caviar Green (250GB): 31?

Intel Pentium D 925 both cores: 41 C?

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 2600XT core temperature: 30?

(These temperatures are the current ones, and there was so many lags while I wrote this post.)

I'm a little bit suspicious about Netlimiter. Can Netlimiter cause that problem? (I'll uninstall, curious about the result.)
Netlimiter3 has been removed, problem NOT solved, I'm frustrated a little bit, I'm out of ideas.

A:Serious sound stuttering, input lags.

Work through these troubleshooting steps

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It is taking about 4 minutes to boot my laptop. Is there anything I can do to speed the boot up and generally get a little better performance out of my machine? I realize this isn't a state of the art machine but it seems to be getting slower.
I have attached a hijack log. Any help of what to delete would be greatly appreciated.

HP Pavillion Z1000 Notebook
AMD 1.3 ghtz Athlon XP
30 Gig HD
17 Gig Free
240 Meg Memory

A:XP Slow Boot Up and Stuttering Sound

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I have an issue with my Windows 7 PC randomly stuttering. If I play a Youtube video or MP3 the sound will randomly stutter for a second and then go back to normal. If I'm playing a video game the sound will stutter along with the mouse and keyboard. It seems to be happening randomly and I am not able to figure out the culprit. When I check my system resources there is nothing straining the system. Windows is fully patched and I have updated my graphics and sound drivers. I had a secondary hard-drive that was failing which I thought might be the issue but even after replacing it with a new one the problem remains.
Is it a hardware issue or a software issue? How can I figure out what's causing it?

My system details:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
8 GB of RAM
200 GB of free space on the OS volume
Nvidia Geforce 9800GT

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Recently, I installed Civilisation 3 and Age of Empires 3 on the same day. One of these made me upgrade to Direct X 10 or something similar.

I think it was since this day that my sound plays in a stuttering way and the mouse is periodically jerky, so I guess they are connected.

What might this be? A hardware conflict? Or could the upgrade to Direct X 10 be the problem? Can I uninstall Direct X 10?

This is driving me nuts!



A:Jerky mouse and stuttering sound

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Hi folks. As per the title, I am experiencing these issues regardless of selected card. The pops, stutters, etc occur regardless of CPU load and appear sporadically with no clear relation to a specific activity. I currently use a Creative Xmod, and while I did see the Creative thread, my problem exists regardless of chip, media player, etc. I replicated the problem on several other cards, Creative or otherwise. Of course it exists using the on-board sound.

The only thing I see that is out of sorts is that Windows does not offer a "stereo" option in the speakers config tab. 5.1 is the only available option. I am outputting to stereo. Would this setting cause conflict?

I'm running RC 7100 on ATI SB450. Driver was installed by Win via update, and is reported as correct. But that shouldn't be an issue with external cards?

It's driving me nuts! Any information or ideas are very, very welcome! Thank you!

A:Pops and stuttering regardless of sound card

Oops...forgot to add that speakers/amp, etc have been eliminated as a source of the problem.

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Hi all, So as stated my pavilion g series notebook/laptop has a annoying buzz / stuttering sound whilst playing audio, if its Spotify or Youtube the sound always is like this, even if its with headphones, or without. The laptop is quite old however is working in other areas and is quite fast, and I really would like the sound to work! Regards, arkjarvis

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Recently I have experienced poor sound quality when I try to play an ordinary video clip on the internet. It is an on-off, sort of stuttering sound as if the sound was being reproduced before it had all been received. I checked my download speed at the time this occurred and it was 6.5 Mbps. My operating system is as follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2000+, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30147 MB, Free - 8176 MB; D: Total - 1984 MB, Free - 1873 MB; E: Total - 11989 MB, Free - 8562 MB; F: Total - 15986 MB, Free - 5198 MB; G: Total - 19992 MB, Free - 17404 MB; K: Total - 26288 MB, Free - 21068 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A7V600-X
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Stuttering sound on video playback

Most common causes are the stream itself (either to high for your internet connection, or network congestion, or server congestion) or the media player (ie: Flash, java, etc.).

First step, update/reinstall the media player.

You also need to note the type of video. For instance, if you are streaming HD video, then you could simply be seeing a hardware lmitation (ie: your PC is too slow). This would be the case if your PC specs are accurate.

Open Task Manager and watch the cpu usage. If it is high (ie: 90% +), then you are likely seeing the limits of your hardware. You can switch to the processes tab to see which process is using the cpu.

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Decided to run this old laptop to my TV so that I could watch shows from online. When I connected using an HDMI cable the sound cuts in and out very bad. Thought the cable might be bad so I switched it out for a new high dollar cable but still has the same problem. Issue occurs both streaming and when testing using system sounds (such as "test" in the sound setup in device manager). Running Windows 10 (64-bit) and have installed all system updates and have tried updating the audio driver but it is saying I have the most up to date driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm running Win XP PRO..My other comp bit the dust so i have a used cheapie i most games I'll get an intermittent audio stutter every once in awhile that last a few seconds..I also believe a slight video hitch at time...Using a sound blaster audigy SE....Was doing it with onboard audio fragged....stopped background programs from staring up...Put norton 2009 on silent mode...Not a resource hog like the old norton anyway....Went to a computer forum and nobody even answers this post so i guess they are stuck....cure this and I'll be your friend for life..
ps,,even played around with the paging file but not sure where to go there either

A:stuttering sound..Maybe a video hitch?

what are your computer specs and what games are we talking about.

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Alright, I've got some weird problems. First of all, I'll describe my system:

Intel Extreme Series D975XBX2 Motherboard
Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 GHz Processor
4GB DDR2 Corsair RAM
256 MB DDR3 8600GT Graphics Card
Vista 64 bit OS

Here is the problem(s) I am having:

1) Audio stutters every 30 seconds or so for about 3-4 seconds.
- I've tried updating BIOS, but I get the same "Internal Error" type message everytime, even though it's the correct version that's supposed to be compatible with Vista 64.
- I've tried updating the audio drivers. The only driver that worked was the version that's about 2 releases old because the newer versions all had random errors and didn't work with Vista (even though they said they were supposed to).
- I thought if I turned off some advanced audio processing features it would fix the problem, but I can't get Intel Audio Studio installed because it says "This is not the correct driver for this sysetem" even though it IS.

2) BIOS refuses to update, saying "There is an internal error" or something along those lines. I looked up that error message in Intel's readme and it said it's due to a lack of hard drive space--but I have 450 GB free!
- An interesting thing I've noted during boot is that it says "No hard drive is detected!" when going through it's RAID check. I'm not set up for RAID, so I'm not even sure why it does this check. But, I think this could be causing the BIOS update error-... Read more

A:Sound Stuttering and Other Audio Issues

Has anybody else had this happen to them???

I am having the EXACT same problem. My machine has two (2) Quad Core Xeon 3.0 w/ 4GB RAM. We shouldn't be having stuttering audio...

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Dell Inpiron 9400
Genuine Intel (R) Cpu
T2400 @ 1.83 Ghz
1.83 Ghz, 0.99 GB of RAM

I searched relentlessly for answers to this question but couldn't find a resolution that worked for me.

Starting just yesterday (Sunday, Nov 4) I noticed that any audio I tried playing, be it mp3, wav, etc. in any media player came out distorted, with a stutter... video/games of any kind also stutter on approximately a 2 second loop. If I move the mouse around the screen, it will skip on this same loop.

Right now, with FireFox opened, Task Manager tells me that I'm running at 51% cpu usage (64 processes). I've tried closing unnecessary programs, to try and find a particular program causing the problem, but nothing is helping.

I've tried about every suggestion I've seen in other threads; I've messed with DMA settings, disabled/re-enabled my audio driver (Sigmatel High Def), checked my spyware detector for a memory capture settings, run a spyware check, scanned for viruses, and defragmented and still am having the same problems.

Any help? I'm a bit of a novice here, so be sure to give me step by step instructions.

Thanks in advance.

A:Sound/screen/video stuttering

I have the same problem and it started about the same time - I receive Windows autoupdates.

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One winxp based systen having P4 processor, 512 ddr ram, cd-rw, cd-rom and 2 hdd (80+80 Gb), has this peculiar problem. When we playing songs it stutters and breaks as if the system running low on ram or using lot of processor power. When system is formatted, everything runs o.k for few days and even months, but again the problem comes up.

Can anyone help??

A:Stuttering sound while playing music ...

dunno often do you defragment your drive?

and what specific media player are you using?..if it by chance is the internal LW player then that's the problem as it sucks....

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I recently just upgraded my Mobo/CPU as well as RAM/PSU. Only hardware I brought over to the new PC was my Hard Drive and Vid card. I'm having issues of certain games (Bioshock,Hellgate:London Demo, Dance Online) having major static/stuttering during all aspects of the games. Other games such as Team Fortress 2/Crysis Demo are not having the issues at all, and everything is perfect. I don't have a sound card, so I'm using onboard. Should I buy a sound card as well?

I'm wondering if this is a software issue with the games themselves, or if it is my system?


Mobo : EVGA nVidia 650i Ultra
CPU : Intel Core2 Duo E6750
RAM : Corsair XMS2 2GB
Vid Card : nVidia 7900 GS

A:Sound is static/stuttering in certain games only....

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With regards to your problem, have you installed the latest nvidia drivers? Also, are you on windows xp or vista

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Recently on playback of MP3's, videos, anything, the sound stutters every so often, the CPU usage can be at 0-1% when running foobar, or 1by1, or any other media player, and nothing else (nothing in the background anywhere) and still stutter, I don't understand it, before my sound worked fine, this is a new motherboard (approx 3 months old), its a Biostar NF61S Micro, using the onboard Realtek HD audio, Geforce 6600 PCI-express card, PCI 1x SATA RAID card (with 2 hd's running in raid0) and one sata drive single on the onboard nvidia sata controller (just going into detail here so people can help me figure it out) I'm running Windows XP x64 bit edition (I was running XP Pro 32bit for a while, didn't have the problem initially then it popped up just before I upgraded to x64).

I have no standard PCI cards installed, just my Geforce 6600 on the PCI-E x16 slot, and my SATA raid controller on the 1x slot, I'm using the onboard lan, I don't know why it stutters, but heres a list of things I've done so far to try and fix it:

I've defragmented my HDD, ran AV/Spyware checks, everythings clean, I disabled the onboard sound and I tried a different soundcard (albeit not a great soundcard, some cheap crystal soundcard that I had on hand, I do however know the card works as it works fine in other systems), I tried the soundcard in every PCI slot, no fix.

I also changed the DirectX acceleration on both the onboard and PCI card to try and ... Read more

A:Sound stuttering problems as of recent.

So any ideas? And sorry for the double post and the long first post, I'd just like to get things solved so if anyone has any ideas please let me know, and thanks.

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Hi Guys hope you can help as you have done in the past for me. my Toshiba satellite p20 is freezing up the sound and video playback is stuttery as well as mouse movement. I think that as this is rather an old laptop, its nearing its end but i also think that as i have a lot of processes running in the background that i have no idea what they do, hese may be my problem.I have an external 500g hard drive connected at all times. i run mozilla with ABP running and have done a full scan using esset antivirus( which detected 2 probs and deleted them) and have run Super anti spyware full clean with clear report. i have run hijackthis and have pasted the result. i also went to copy the minidump files in windows but the folder is empty. please help if you can guys. thank you in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:52:50, on 22/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Service\SyncServicesBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\bt... Read more

A:Solved: video and sound stuttering

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Sorry for the weird title, i don`t really know what the problem is..

First, the stuff that`s happening:

- while playing any game, there`s a lot of stuttering in the fps. And every second or 2, the screen freezes for a like half a second, and the sound crackles and stutters.
So it`s like, fps stutter -> freeze for half a second with audio crackle -> fps stutter -> etc. ( i hope that makes sense! )

- i`m pretty sure that audio crackle happens when the cpu load is high, because it`s not limited to games. If i`m watching a video or listening to music, and do something like open a folder or another application, the audio also stutters for a second. It even happens in the windows welcome screen!

Also, i monitored the cpu usage while playing. it`s around 50% during the game, and and there are spikes to 100% at each of the audio stutters.

- sometimes, the games crashes to desktop with the "display driver has stopped responding and has recover" error.

- Also sometimes when i boot up the PC, the screen stays black before the welcome screen, and then i get the nvlddmkm BSOD.

This all started suddenly, and i have no idea what caused it.
The important thing is, that problem started 3 months ago, it lasted for around 4 days, and then went away, and i have no idea what fixed it. And it came back yesterday.
Here`s the stuff i tried so far:
-reinstall windows.
-different GPU, and sound drivers.
-disable Lan card.
-disable sound card. (of course when i do this i do... Read more

A:FPS and sound stuttering + nvlddmkm BSOD

Oh, i forgot to add my specs.
[email protected], XFX 9800GTX+ 512MB, 2x2GB DDRII, Gigabyte EP35-DS3L

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I recently reinstalled my Vista Home Premium 32bit. Everything seems to work, except the sound. It's choppy, distorted and crackling when I listen to music, watch videos or play games.
The peculiar thing is, that when I enter full screen mode in either a game or a video, the sound becomes normal and I also my FPS in video games also goes back to the normal 60-120 it was with the last installation.

I have a C-Media sound driver and ATI HD 4600 series graphics card. Both should be running latest drivers, AFAIK.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Sound distorted and stuttering in windowed mode.

Just wanted to check- have you installed SP1, SP2 and all subsequent updates?

What is the driver designation for the C-media audio?

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Hey there. I'm not sure what the problem is, but since yesterday, my laptop's sound & video keeps lagging..the whole time.

Yesterday i was djing on the laptop through a mixer..and then the sound disorted, like the speaker had been blown..if it's blown would it still be playing audio though? and could that be the reason for the lagging/stuttering? (that it's blown maybe)

here's a video of what i mean (since it would be a lot easier to explain)

Problem with laptop Audio/Video lagging/stuttering - YouTube

When windows starts, the greeting sound also does it..overall all the audio and video does

Hope you guys can help out (the video might be quite loud so i'd suggest turning down your volume a bit, it recorded pretty loud)

A:Laptop Sound & Video Lagging/Stuttering

Check your audio out cable. does it still sound distorted when you unplug the cable and use the laptop speakers?

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Hi all,

A couple of weeks ago I bought and downloaded a copy of the "Systweak Advanced system optimizer" and after using it to 'optimize' my system it instead screwed it up big time... now my sound crackles and stutters when I play all media, online or offline, dvds, youtube, games, etc...

Technical support from them didn't solve my problem, needless to say I've asked for( and gotten) a refund from them, but I'm still stuck with this annoying problem..I've tried the usual methods, such as rolling back drivers, uninstalling all the audio drivers (Nvidia and Realtek) restarting and letting Windows 7 reinstall them, all to no avail

My mother board uses integrated Realtek audio sound, I have been using win 7 with no sound issues since early 2010, and now this happens, I'm so frustrated, I hope someone can help me out with this..

A:sound crackling and stuttering in Win 7home premium 64 bit

Best to stay away from those Optimizer/Registry cleaners

Have you by chance tried a System Restore point to a date prior to installing that Optimizer program?

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Problem description: Something is seriously going wrong with my computer. I've been using Ableton Live (A digital audio workstation for creating music), and usually I have absolutely no problems whatsoever. However, I decided to look through some old songs that had VST plugins I uninstalled, and when I started doing this the audio start to slow down intensely. I'm running all audio on the DAW through a Line 6 UX2. So, I decide to restart my computer. However, it wouldn't turn on at all. After about an hour of poking around inside the computer, airing it out and cleaning the dust, it finally miraculously turns on. However, now the audio problem has spread to my other soundcard, an HTO Striker Omega. Whenever I watch a video or listen to something, if I do a task that requires a remote amount of processing power, everything slows down and gets extremely choppy, starts crackling or popping, or the sound stutters. This happens on Winamp, VLC, and any other program that uses sound. Seriously, since today I can't listen to a song in Winamp without hearing stuttering if I change tabs in Firefox. It especially happens when I'm listening to something and I click on things in the control panel. Also, Ableton has become completely unusable. I can't listen to anything without hearing about 5 seconds worth of noise for every 1 second of music. It's absolutely frustrating, and I need to fix this soon because I have some incredibly urgent projects I need t... Read more

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I have audio stutterings since I foolishly tried to install windows 8.1 6 months ago, reinstalled windows 7 since I didn't have stuttering in that, still having the problem.
I have installed all drivers/updated bios and I am lost now.
EDIT: It stutters randomly, every once in a while

My specs are:
core: I7 - 2600K (unmoddified atm)
mobo: P8Z68-V
graph: GTX 560 TI (asus)
ram: 8gb

I also got an latencymon log: some screenshots included

I really hope that someone can help me with this, because it is driving me crazy, if I need to post anything else, I will gladly do so!

Thanks in advance

A:Stuttering sound - dxgkrnl.exe high ISR rate

Try a linux live cd like ubuntu. Do you have stuttering in there?

If so, it is most likely a hardware issue.

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My daughter is having problems with the sound on her PC. Each time she plays a video or music the sound either stutterrs or pauses. We have tried Windows Help and updated her Windows Media Player yet the problems are still happening. She has a Windows XP Home Media Centre. Any suggestions would be greatly apppreciated.

A:Sound stuttering/pausing on music and video

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I have a very odd problem. When i boot up my PC from being powered down, I get no sound at all through my realtek HD sound card. Not from any sources, mp3s, line in, web videos, etc.

Also when this is happening, when i play a flash youtube video, it stutters.

Nothing gets the sound back, not even disabling the sound card, etc.

So I then do a reboot of the PC and after the reboot everything works until i shut down the computer. The next day i turn it on and no sound. Reboot fixes it.

Anyone have this issue before?

*Edit, also wanted to add that i have updated to the latest Realtek driver off their website in hopes of fixing this issue with no luck. R2.70 dated 6/22/12

A:On bootup, no sound, stuttering flash video

Windows 8 has a different power down sequence than other Windows Operating Systems. When you power off, its not really powered off completely. Its in a sort of hibernation state. Because it doesn't do a "normal" boot with the BIOS this could be your problem.

There is an option to correct this. Give this a try and see if it fixes or helps the problem.
With Windows 8, “off” isn’t really off

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I have this internal sound card in my system which more or less works as expected. However, there seem to be a few programs where the audio is stuttering/crackling. One is the PPSSPP emulator, another one is Beepola cross-tracker; I suppose there might be more of them which I haven't found yet.
Now I've noticed a weird pattern in that with both of these programs, the sound only comes out distorted if there's NO hard disk activity. If say I try to unzip a large archive, copy some files or simply view the properties of a folder with lots of files/subfolders, the audio becomes OK as long as the hdd is busy.
Here's why I think it must be sound card related: I've been using an 'external' SB Live card until recently and never had this problem, at least I know for a fact that Beepola used to work just fine all the time (regarding PPSSPP, I haven't tried it with SB Live but from the fact that the stuttering is similarly alleviated when the hdd is active I assume it has to be the same issue). It can't be CPU either I believe because taskbar shows minimal activity in both cases.
The PC is rather old: ASUS P5Q3 motherboard, Intel Core 2, Windows XP. Realtek drivers are of version downloaded from ASUS, so it's not the latest version but the latest one has this issue as well.
Some things I've tried:
- Measuring latency with DPC Latency Checker: didn't show anything suspicious, with mostly low values of 5-25 in the green
- Checking for a possible IRQ conflict: "Microsoft... Read more

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I have a c850 and have started having sound problems on audio playback which includes a random buzzing and stuttering of audio, I have updated all of my side drivers but the problem persists, I have searched just about every link about similar problems on the web but to no avail, this problem only reared itself after I had to reset/recover my laptop. Any ideas??????

A:Satellite C850 - sound buzzing and stuttering

I have now solved this.........

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My computer is a pile of junk, or am I wrong? When I try to play video games such as Half:Life Counter-strike the video will slow down during gameplay and sort of 'stutter' like it will stop and then I'll end up in a spot where I should've been 20 or so seconds later.


For example:

In Counter-strike there are guns and explosions and what-not. I'm running up to a guy firing my AK when all of a sudden my screen begins to freeze and plays in SLOW MOTION. My sound is also going in SLOW MOTION , hearing the shots fired very slowly. When this is all over 20 or so seconds later I'm on the ground dead and the video/sound is back up to rate and is working fine. About two minuets later this happens agian...stops...agian...stops...agian.. and so on..


My sound can also get really choppy and won't play right during this. Gameplay is fine until about every 2 minutes this happens and it has always happened. When I first bought this computer it played CS fine... no problems at all, then I guess my stepdad did something to the computer maybe changed the drivers or something and it does this now. I really would like someone to help me on this. As I am completey boggled.

Anyone got any ideas? I'm not your average computer geek, so I'll need all the help I can get.

P.S: This also happens when I try play Nintendo games on my computer. The really old ones. I have emulators..ect
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A:Stuttering video and sound during gameplay / music HELP!

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

Judging by the specs:
Compaq Persario 5320 US
Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz
nVIDIA Vanta 16MB video card
Sound max on board sound
It appears to me that your comp is getting aged
for some of the games you like and the video 16mb
seems to be your bottle neck.
I'm certain it's been good to you just alittle outdated.
2 possible solution would be to upgrade the video card
to at least a 64mb or even better a 128mb.
The other is to consider a fresh machine (non-proprietary)
though I would try the video card Ugrade 1st.

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Installed xp pro, sp3 after reformatting and removing vista, all went fine. But, now the sound is stuttering, slow and a little crackely. Weird, it actually sounds okay as long as i am not doing anything, but as soon as i start browsing the web or opening other programs, (especially run something like defrag) i get a bad stutter and the sound slows real bad. Tried EVERYTHING, i think. However,,this problem is on a toshiba L305. Everything else works great. I have tried different internet connections--doesn't matter, and it does it with ALL sounds--windows start-up, live streaming radio, music cd's, on or off line. And yes, DMA (direct memory access) is set right. I strongly believe my sound card and drivers are right, this seems like some sort of memory conflicting problem. But like I said,,,all else is fine. Weird!!

A:Vista to XP, stuttering, slow, skippy sound, help!!!!

closing duplicate, please respond at Please do not create duplicate threads about the same issue.

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About a week ago I turned on my computer to find that the screen went blank after a certain point in the startup process (just before the desktop itself started loading). I called Dell technical support, the support agent determined the video drivers were at fault, and uninstalled and reinstalled them in Safe Mode, and the problem seemed to be resolved.

Shortly after getting off the phone with Dell I started up a game (Guild Wars 2), which told me my drivers were out of date. The video drivers the support agent had pulled from the Dell website were about three years old, so I went to the GeForce website and installed the 306.23 drivers. (For reference, I have two GeForce 9800 GT cards.) I began the installation, and halfway through the screen went blank, just like with the startup error. I let it sit for a while to see if the installation would complete, then rebooted manually. The computer restarted just fine.

Since then I have not had the blank screen problem, but my sound has been stuttering. How much it stutters fluctuates between "barely noticeable" and "occurs every two seconds", it seems to manifest most commonly in videos (both on my hard drive and online) but occurs with game audio and Windows sound effects as well. I have not seen any video lag accompanying the stuttering. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my video drivers again, this time without running into any issues, but that did not resolve it. I called Dell again, but they told me somet... Read more

A:Sound Stuttering After Video Driver Reinstallation

Can you post the model of your Dell? When you installed your two GeForce 9800 GT cards do you upgrade your power supply unit? If not I believe the psu that came with the dell is very much under powered for your graphics cards. I recommend at least a 80+ rated 750-900 watts psu. And under powered psu if you did not upgrade to a more efficient one is why you are having problems that you are experiencing. The minimum for each card (wattage) is 400 watts you have two. Having one I recommend at least 550watt since you have two cards I would highly recommend 750-900 watt psu. 400 watts minimum means it will do put it's pushing it if you just have 1 card.

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Ok i dont know if this is windows 7 related or hardware or what but heres the deal:

I've had this gaming pc for about 2 years and ever since ive gotten it, it seems to freeze and/or restart at weird times.
at first i thought it was over heating so i got a better heat sink and some top shelf thermal paste, took the side panels off and added a huge box fan to the side and put it next to an air conditioner.
still happened... so its not a heat thing i dont think.
and what confuses me the most is that it does it when performing simple tasks but now when performing complex ones.

i play a highly graphical video game for 5 hours = no problem
i watch a youtube video = sometimes freezes and the audio will "stutter" or shut off or both OR none.

i host a game server, or 2, play a game and my room is 85 degrees = no problem.

i play a flash game for 10 minutes in a 65 degree room = freeze and sound stutter and/or restart.

also i have tried completely cleaning all of the hardware and removing dust and i have tried reformatting the harddrive and starting over.

no matter what i try, same problem.


A:Random restarting/ freezing with stuttering sound.

What is the make, model and Wattage of your PSU? Boot into Setup (Bios) to PC Health, report the temperatures, and the +12V line of the PSU.

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Hello! I've been having issues with a problem for awhile now and figured i'd look for some help. The problem I originally thought happened only in games. The sound stutters and the visuals freeze, then nothing responds have to reboot. Replaced the HD because of this and still having issues. Happens notably on games like Civ V, or Empire: Total War. It happens in almost every game with one exception. Fable 3 will run for days with no issues. I noticed though that the PC will crash just sitting at the desktop if left on overnight with any program running. Ran memtest and had no failures. Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4091 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715302 MB, Free - 37287 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P55A-UD3, x.x,
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

Dxdiag should be attached as well. Thanks!

A:Crashing, stuttering sound needing reboot

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I have a c850 and have started having sound problems on audio playback which includes a random buzzing and stuttering of audio, I have updated all of my side drivers but the problem persists,

I have searched just about every link about similar problems on the web but to no avail, this problem only reared itself after I had to reset/recover my laptop. Any ideas??????

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Hey there. I'm not sure what the problem is, but since yesterday, my laptop's sound & video keeps lagging..the whole time.

Yesterday i was djing on the laptop through a mixer..and then the sound disorted, like the speaker had been blown..if it's blown would it still be playing audio though? and could that be the reason for the lagging/stuttering? (that it's blown maybe)

here's a video of what i mean (since it would be a lot easier to explain)

When windows starts, the greeting sound also does it..overall all the audio and video does

Hope you guys can help out (the video might be quite loud so i'd suggest turning down your volume a bit, it recorded pretty loud)

It happens in every player. windows media, vlc, quicktime..etc. Only installed dj software recently, but it was working perfectly for quite a while...until last night.

A:Laptop Sound & Video Lagging/Stuttering

System restore?

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Hi, My Sound lags/stutters on Video Games and or Youtube videos the most common problem for this is for example if im watching a youtube video or listening to a Podcast and browsing the web the sound stutters and glitches out and lags my whole computer.
My Computer Specs are Listed below.

GPU: GeForce GT 730

CPU: AMD FX 4300 Quad Core

Audio: Realtek HD Audio.
I just bought this Computer March 17th 2015 from IBuyPower so i don't know whats wrong with it

A:Windows 8.1 Sound Stuttering when Watching Youtube/Games

I assume, from your post, that this is only with on-line media.

Internet connection and speeds or congestion can cause what you are hearing. I have a high speed cable line (80 Mb/sec) and occasionally I get buffering on youtube. The originating server can cause this too.

Run a speed test and see what you come up with. by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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Hey guys.

My laptop is a TOSHIBA Satellite L775 (Windows 7) and for quite a while now Iíve been having Ďstutteringí problems with the sound. If Iím watching a youtube video (or listening to music files on my hard drive) occasionally the sound lags. It wasnít too much of a problem at first but itís happening quite often now and is incredibly annoying/worrying.

Iíve checked out a lot of forums and questions online regarding similar problems, so far I have disabled and replaced my sound driver (although there are like 5 NVIDIA sound drivers I did not have the option to uninstall), disabled a few programs/services using the msconfig (although I donít think its related to the processor or processes, my laptop has 4GB of RAM and an intel i5 processor, Iíve ran pretty intensive games on it in the past with no problems so canít see it lagging over music).

I tried downloading a new Ďatherosí network driver, I didnít uninstall the current one as Iím in the middle of revision and donít want to cut myself off from the internet by mistake. I simply downloaded the replacement driver and ran the install wizard for it, the problem still wasnít fixed.

It might be worth nothing that after I disabled a few programs to see if it was the RAM that the problem seemed to get worse, with massive hangs in the audio. The first time I remember seeing this was almost a year ago, I was playing Crysis 2 and the game/sound crashed. Occasionally after this the stuttering would occur whils... Read more

A:Sound stuttering/lagging problem, Toshiba satellite

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My laptop originally had Windows 8.1. I upgraded to windows 10 and the audio was working perfectly for a while until it started stuttering and also playing sound on both speakers and headphones at the same time. Even my audio levels keep fluctuating. I've tried every possible solution online but I can't seem to get it to work properly. I even resolved to installing my OS afresh, I deleted everything but still the same problem exists. Now my "High Definition Audio Device" is showing a yellow exclamation mark, it didn't show that before. Please help, I'm frustrated now. 

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Recently faced with some problems: while using touchpad, mouse pointer suddenly jumps to another place. Another problem is sound glitches(stuttering) and looks like it happens at the same time when the touchpad glitches. I've already tried to update drivers but problem still exists. Any solutions ? 

A:Y700-15ISK Touchpad and sound glitches(stuttering)

Hi Dima,
Welcome to the Lenovo community!
Try updating the BIOS, then do a reset factory default on the BIOS. Also after you deactivate the touchpad, does the mouse cursor moves if you try using the touchpad?
Click here for better understanding.
Also, Check your DPC latencies using this for choppy sounds:
Let us know how you get on.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hi there this isn't really for me - I Ient my girlfriend's old computer to a friend and he's been experiencing problems with sound.

When using winamp sometimes after a while the sound stops working. But winamp appears to not actually be playing songs. Like you'll click a song and equaliser bars go flat and don't measure sound like when a song is playing with the bass/treble or whatever going up an down with regards to what's happening in the song.

So it's not like the song is playing and no sound is coming out - the song is refusing to play. This problem is worse when playing pro evolution soccer on mute with winamp in the background.

He says when he's playing COD2 that the sound stutters and does it with increasing frequency and then eventually stops. This mostly happens when there's a lot happening on screen.

Restarting the whole machine seems to sort it out with regards to winamp but sometimes just restarting call of duty fixes the sound issues.

I remember having similar problems with operation flashpoint about 7 years ago but can't remember how I sorted it.

He has:

windows xp home SP2
p4 3.0ghz
onboard graphics
onboard sound

I told him it might be an overheating issue and to take the case off the computer and clean the dust out, could it be slightly more serious like the northbridge cooler gone bad?

Or is it a windows/driver problem?

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A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

Well the onboard sound is actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date. Winamp is usually super-reliable so I would check which version he is running and maybe give that an update, which is free. Also, make sure DirectX is up to date and have him run dxdiag to run the sound tests. START > Run > type dxdiag in the bar...

Personally, I would just invest in a dedicated sound adapter. You can get a decent Creative card for around $30 now and the sound quality would be much better anyways.

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Help please! This is driving me nuts! Over the past week, my normally well behaved windows 7 compaq 6700s has been stuttering its sound or video every minute or two for approx half to one second each time. On investigation:

- The sound stutter coincides with Device Manager repainting itself twice, and every time the Device Manager repaints, the sound stutter occurs.
- I don't need to be running any program (or indeed using the sound card) for the Device Manager repaints to happen.
- I've tried switching off Windows Defender, ESET Antivirus 4.0, and everything else I could - but Device Manager still repaints itself.
- I've tried unplugging all USB devices, and disabling as many built-in devices in device manager as I dare; but still the problem continues.
- It seemed to start after a windows update, but I've tried rolling back to a previous restore point; again, no effect.
- For no reason, I could fathom, it was fine again on Thursday, only for the problem to reoccur on Saturday some time.

Does anyone have any ideas of what I can try next?



A:Stuttering sound / repainting device manager in Windows7

Hi try going to your computer makers support site for your model and reinstalling both the sound and video drivers

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This is a continuation of this topic. After getting autorun working, CDs and DVDs stutter. While playing a CD, the CPU usage stays around 30%, while it takes almost no CPU usage to play the same CD on a much older computer. While playing a DVD, the CPU usage is stuck at 100% and both sound and video stutter. This computer normally has about 70-90% CPU usage while playing DVDs. I installed a known working optical drive in this computer and experienced the same problem.The computer is an HP Pavilion ze1210 with an AMD Athlon XP-M 1400+ processor and 768MB of RAM. The computer worked fine before the autorun fix in the topic mentioned above.Also, I've already made 40 posts in four days, and all of them are related to problems with my own computers. That doesn't seem right.

A:Stuttering sound and high CPU usage when playing CDs and DVDs

What program do you use to play DVDs?Run the program listed below WHILE playing some DVD....Download Process Explorer:, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.

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I've been trying to look all over the web to see what could be the issue of my laptop randomly freezing. Ingame when i play League of Legends it happens frequently now where my Frames drop completely to the point where i cant see anything for a while, it is stuck on 1 frame. But i recently also started noticing some issues when watching a video on youtube where either the video would stop, and then play out as in hyperspeed, whilst the sound would normally continue.
I've been looking aswell on what might be the problem causing this and i checked my pc for malware/spyware/etc. and there was nothing on it (except for those damned tracker cookies). The temperature of my vents and cores are perfectly fine aswell which i checked with speedfan/GPU-Z. (i must add that i recently let my laptop get repaired and they replaced the vents, added new cooling paste and gave me a new C: drive). So dust can't be the issue since it has just been fully cleaned.
HOWEVER, i have been looking and seen some people write about running scf /scannow in CMD. This gave me the result that there were some files that could not be repaired. So i kept reading and tried to extract the Log into a Txt file so i could see for myself what was wrong. When i opened and looked through it i saw like 6-8 problems that could not be repaired, but i have no idea what to do or if im even on the right track.
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A:Pc stuttering, loading issues, video and sound stutter

sfc /scannow
Will repair files just let it do its thing! 
Run command prompt as administrator then run sfc /scannow
You can run it from a recovery tool like this -
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows
Windows might be at C:\Windows when you're using it, but D:\Windows from the Command Prompt in System Recovery Options.
In most installations of Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7, C: usually becomes D: and in Windows Vista, C: is usually still C:. To check for sure, look for the drive with theUsers folder on it - that will be the drive Windows is installed on, unless you have multiple installations of Windows on multiple drives.

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So this one is a little hard for me to explain but I figured coming here might be my best bet. I have looked everywhere for a solution to this problem and I have tried most everything I could with the exception of a full recovery.

With that said, the stuttering could almost be described as freezing, but when it happens, it happens in little fits. Meaning, when it starts stuttering, my cursor begins jumping around in time to the audio freezing up (and making a rather unpleasant sound) but these freezes never last more than a second each, while the little "fit" could go on for an entire minute. It gets better after I restart my computer, but eventually, it'll start doing it again. (When it happens, it's like everything is kind of staggering around, but it never freezes completely or ceases to function)

I've run all kinds of diagnostics to the point where most of it is a blur. I've updated drivers, rolled back drivers, uninstalled my anti-virus, gone back to a restore point (and received an error, which may be worth noting-- error 0xc0000022) I've run several tests and have so far been able to conclude that there's nothing wrong with my processor, hard drive or motherboard. However, I'm still unsure of my GPU, PSU and potential software issues.

A full scan of both my avast and malware bytes also brought up nothing.

I think it might also be good to mention that it was recovered about five weeks ago, but this has only been going on for about five days. (It wa... Read more

A:Frequent fits of stuttering: affects sound, cursor-- everything

Try turning off Indexing.

See Option 1 Step 4 here:
Index - Enable or Disable

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Sporadically my computer stutters in sound when listening music and whether or not i'm in game my sound and game stutters. my FPS drops and it just sounds like bzazaghga. My CPU gauge also sporadically jumps and instead of being at 2-5% when i first initially bought it.Sometimes it goes that low but it is usually at 20-30%+ now at average. At first i questioned i need more ram i only have 6 GB. Then i thought i have not cleaned my computer since last summer so i recently cleaned it and the problem persists. When i play music through itunes or any mediaplayer such as youtube or windows media player it still stutters.( I still have not upgraded my ram to 8 or 10.)When my whole game or sound stutters my CPU gauge goes up, so i'm guessing its my cpu.I only have a standard cooling fan on my cpu.
I got McAfee btw.

My specs are...

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: X58A-UD5
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6142MB RAM
If someone needs my full Dxdiag i will post it.

A:Stuttering Sound and Images and Cpu Usage sporadically raises

I'd run Speedfan and watch your CPU and other temps .. see if any are 65*C or above.

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I was wondering if anyone found a solution for a high latency issue with intel's ethernet drivers and windows 10 which results in ndis.sys driver producing stuttering? It's a known issue which became worse with the release of windows 10 and apparently the only solution so far is to use older drivers which only work on windows 7 and 8.

Basically whenever i download something big and or use the internet connection for several hours the ethernet adapter starts producing latency spikes. I've contacted motherboard support 4 times and been told that this is an intel's issue or that i should buy additional cheap lan card or just wait for a fix but and im kinda tired of waiting. Also intel never properly responded or confirmed this issue either, apart some guy claiming to be an "engineer" and writing a couple of messages on intel's forums basically saying "this is not our issue go and talk to motherboard's manufacturer".

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As the topic says, I'm having extreme sound stuttering & distortion issues using the latest driver for this old graphic card (179.48, February 2009). I cannot browse a webpage with Flash content without hearing crackling sound. Same thing happen whenever I'm playing mp3 file and opening applications on Windows.
I can certainly state that the driver is causing this issue, since disabling other components and devices on my laptop won't help. Furthermore, installing some very old driver (98.02) seems to fix the issue, but as you may understand, performance is terrible and I am not even able to watch movies smoothly on youtube.

My question is: is there a way to compare these two drivers and manage to mod the newest as to remove the sound stuterring issues?
If not, is there an updated driver available anywhere? I understand my laptop is 7 years old, yet it is fully functional and working properly; I wish Nvidia didn't stop supporting that video card 3 years after its release.

For the record, I have always tried to install some 300.x drivers series using modded inf, without success (either installing it wouldn't work using the 'Have disk' Method, or it would work but performance was terrible).

I'm using Windows 7 32bits. I am suffering the same issue on the 64 bits edition as well as on Windows 8 (drivers are the same anyways!).
Any help would be strongly appreciated.

A:Geforce Go 7700 - sound stuttering issues, is there an updated driver?

I do not see any newer drivers. Have you tried letting windows install default drivers? Uninstall the nvidia drivers, reboot and let windows install.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?


A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?

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At first everything seemed fine. Everything was working, I only needed to upgrade the VGA driver.
I have a xonar D1 card with uni-xonar which worked immediately.

Than when I listened to music I noticed clicking and stuttering which got really horrible after while.

Talked about it on hydrogenaudio: Clicking, stuttering after upgrade to Windows 10 - Hydrogenaudio Forums

I clean installed VGA, updated the LAN driver, re-installed xonar. Things improved but they still suck. Clicking is still a regular occurance.

I checked latency when LAN and the soundcard was disabled but latency still sucked:

Since I was using the very same hardware for years without these issues and I have doubts that several hardware or their drivers suddenly started misbehaving I'm guessing it might be an issue in win10 itself.

I attached the latest measurements. (screenshots and report) The worst values still belong to the same as the first time: VGA, soundcard, LAN, USB, ntoskernel

Don't know what else to do.

A:Clicking, stuttering sound after upgrade to Windows 10 - High latency

The latency-problem is usually caused by the latest Intel network driver. There are countless threads about this and easily google-able. There is no real help, Intel is promising to "look into it" for over a year now and still no fix.
I changed to Realtek NIC because of that - best €10 I ever bought for the computer, to have no problems.

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Thanks for reading me. I havea delle vostro laptop.
A friend of mine came back from travel with all usb sticks and memeory cards infected by AdobeR / Autorun Worm.
I kindly proposed to disinfect it all since I had gone through the whole procedure already.
While cleaning it turned out, as avast warning wrote, that other malwares were on those drives, namely Win32:Cekar ; Win32:Autorun-AIP and VBS:Malware-gen
After cleaning with a removal tool in safe mode, I rebooted in normal mode, to realize that my audioplayback from sigmatel card was really stuttering. It is not a specific device problem because my bluetooth headset and my external firewire sound card exhibit the same stuttering behavior, whatever program I use to play music.

This really seems like a mlaware of some kind, have you already experienced such problems ? Any advice ?
Thanks a LOT in advance, best


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I'm using Vista Home Basic and although the sound is turned on for the internal modem I can't hear when it's dialling, most disconcerting really. It connects ok and the connection works fine. The other thing with it is that the little blue squares in the corner that show connection activity, dont. I have the activity animation turned on but nothing happens. Any Ideas?

A:Modem sound & connection activity

Hi, ceedeei.

I don't call where I read it as it was some time ago. However, as I recall, there is no sound when dialing with a modem on Windows Vista. In fact, from Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Phone and Modem Options > Modems > Properties > Modem, note that the speaker volume is grayed out and not adjustable.

As to activity animation, I really didn't see a difference with animation on or off. The main thing is that it is connected. We dial-up users may not have the speed of broadband connections, but we're still making our way around.

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Hi - I am having an issue as 'rulonjeffs' but my case is a bit different.
Running WinXP Pro SP3 on a Dell Optiplex desktop.
My sound keeps telling me from time to time that there is no audio mixer installed, so I uninstall it and then reinstall again. Works for a bit, then my computer's CPU fan kicks on really high and shows SVCHOST running about 60+ of my processor speed. If I leave it alone, my bottom Start menu bar turns beige and then I start getting adware redirect urls whenever I am performing a search on any search engine (Yahoo, Google, tried several).

I am thinking this might be a SoundMax related driver issue but thought I would try to post it here first.

I attached my DDS 'ARK' and 'ATTACH' text files. Have my GMER file ready to post separately when asked.

If anyone can help that would be great.


MOD:DDS.txt edited in

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Justin at 19:49:36.07 on Tue 02/15/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1505 [GMT -8:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
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A:Similar sound problem but w/ different PC activity

Please post the GMER log

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I changed from Win XP to Win 7 and, overall, I think it's a much better system. However, one problem I had is that my old sound card, a Sound Blaster Live!, was not recognized by it. So I had to change to a Sound Blaster X-Fi.

But ever since I changed it I have these annoying hiccups whenever I'm listening to audio and doing something else with the computer, like installing a software, surfing the internet or anything that requires some HD activity.

For instance, if a Youtube video is buffering and I press Play before it finishes, I get the hiccups. Once the whole thing is complete I can listen to it with no problem.

Playing games I usually don't have any problem, probably because there's no other activity going on besides the game itself.

My specs:

Win 7 Professional 32bits
Intel Core Duo 1.6Ghz
2 GB of RAM
12GB of free HD space
3070 of Virtual Memory allocated
Background softwares: Avast 5, MalwareBytes and TuneUp 2010.

Any help will be immensely appreciated, I don't know what to do anymore.

A:Sound hiccups during hard drive activity

Did you fully uninstall the old sound driver that PC compatible for W7?

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I have following problems with my computer:
There is a lot of disk activity when I don't work with it and when I start some mp3 or video clip sound is choppy and video looks like it's playing faster for the first 30-40 sec (disk activity) and then everything is fine. I updated lavasoft ad-aware and no problem is found, then I scanned my computer vith ANtiVir Personal software and no virus is found. I don't know what cause this? Any advices would be greatly appreciated.

A:a lot of disk activity and sound/video problem

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During periods of inactivity i've noticed that my hard drive light gets going and I can hear some activity... I've noticed that every now and then while i'm browsing around, sometimes the focus gets taken off of my browser and I have to reclick the browser to put it back as the active window... One last thing is that whenever I reboot, my sound icon does not appear anymore in my system tray and I have to manually add it back through the control panel (it is supposed to be there by default, according to settings)

I've run both Spybot and MBAM as well as AVG to no avail they all did not find anything, so i'm wondering if i have anything suspicious...
Running WinXP SP3

A:hard drive activity/missing sound icon in systray

I haven't gotten a reply , can anyone please help me with this?

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I have a Hitachi 100Gb 2.5" HD running inside my laptop.

I also have an M-Audio Transit USB sound card. I have used this soundcard with this laptop and HD for several years now with no problems.

However, over the last few days I have noticed that the sound playback is regularly interrupted by hard disk activity. Whenever the HD light flickers the sound playback is interrupted - it either mutes or more usually stutters or stalls. This means that the sound card is now practically unusable.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers, but to no avail.

Can anyone help in any way please? Thank you.

A:Hard disk activity interrupting sound card playback - please help!

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hey guys,

i just bought a new M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard to enjoy great sound in a foobar2000 + flac combination.

i've successfully installed the Vista 32bit drivers in compatibility mode and everything worked fine until then.

after starting to listen to music, i've experienced that from time to time (doesn't matter if i do something with the PC or just leave it there only playing music) the sound starts hanging (and it sounds like stuttering) for 1-3 seconds. then it comes back to normal...and a few minutes later it happens again. it's VERY annoying...

tried playing with WMP (wasn't happy about it) but the same happens.
tried vista 64bit drivers but couldn't install them. tried old Windows XP SP2 drivers, installed fine but no sound.

any1 got any ideas?
am i the only one who has this issue? did i buy a broken soundcard?

please help.

thanx alot in advance

A:M-Audio Audiophile 2496 sound hanging/stuttering from time to time

m-audio are not very 'windows' friendly. they really haven't released a decent driver for xp x64 yet, let alone vista. great cards for linux and apple though, and xp 32bit. i wonder if any of the E-MU options in this price range would fair could always go usb/firewire gear for recording...

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