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Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

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

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?

I know there's not a lot of info here I'll have to have a proper tinker with it and get exact info on graphics, sound and directx etc..

Thanks in advance guys!

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actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date.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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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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Hi guys,

First of all merry christmas

I have a weird issue where when I play games my computer, including audio and video, sometimes hangs for 1 second and then resumes again. This seems to happen in every game I play and it's very frustrating.

I checked my processes and I do have a 'System interrupts' process that sometimes pops up. I run Windows 8.1 , have 8GB ram, and use a GTX680 with the latest nvidia drivers.

Attached you can find my DXDIAG report.

I ran CCleaner and also did some virus scans, but no luck.

Any thoughts guys?

A:Stuttering while playing games

well be a scientist and start experimenting!! come on man..

1. turn off all sound in game.. run game. does it stutter?

2. disable sound in your actual windows 8.1 - go into device manager etc.. then run game.. stutter????!!

3. when running a game, (if it doesn't crash it) press shift,ctrl, and ESC. Look for whats using hard drive and look through performance for any % like disk usage..

4. what games are stuttering?

i mean your problem is so in-general (lag in games) its so hard to determine where to start.. but yeah, drivers are a must..

video drivers, hard drive updates, windows updates, sound driver update a huge one....

but if your sound and video hangs.. its hard drive or memory trying to sort it out..

you usually should run games in a clean environment meaning you disabled all services and background apps you aren't using because you are playing a game.. and when you restart your computer all your services will come back anyway..

if you dont know how to do this post here again..

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I have this insufferable stuttering where it seems like I'm dropping/skipping a frame every couple of seconds in a variety of games. These games include Total War: Rome II, Dota 2, and Sim City.
I've owned my computer for a year and there have been no issues with anything of the sort. Recently, though, I moved and had to have my computer shipped so it is possible that something harmed it during the shipping (I have done this before with no issue but maybe this time is different). I've even tried restoring my computer to a previous point in time when everything worked perfectly but nothing has changed.
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-4690k, 3.50GHz(4 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
Solutions that have already been tried:
Clearing download cache
Redownloading games
Updating Drivers
Checking for overheating (of CPU and GPU)/fan malfunction/cleaning fans

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I've been scouring the web for a while now and haven't found the answer yet.

I'm running a Sony Vaio VPCEB laptop. I used this for gaming a year ago, and have started using it again. Now though, every few seconds while playing a game, the game will stutter or freeze for a couple seconds, then resume. It's made gaming impossible on the machine.

Using PC Wizard, it tells me my graphics hardware is the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. This is no problem since all the games I play are old or emulated. I can't seem to find a driver for it either.

OS is Win7 x64. Any help you can offer would be great!

A:Vaio stuttering while playing games

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I'm having some problems for about 3-4 weeks now.

Up until the first BSoD I could load two games at the same time and feel like nothing was wrong or slow. Now when I try to do this (for w/e reason), the 2nd game I start either freeze or loads but when I'm moving the mouse it stutters to 1fps movement, sound too. This happens in both games, exactly the same.

If I don't do anything, main menu animation, music runs just fine...

When I try running a game, for example CS:GO. It works fine a bit, then randomly freeze + loop sound and can't tab out. Only after I End Task the program it goes to normal, or so it seems. Then after I try to reenter the game, it freezes again and I get BSoD.

Another thing I found is, while a game is open and I'm tab out in firefox for example; scrolling, general movement of the browser is not fluid and has some stutter. It lags even when I try to drag something on desktop.

Ran multiple malware scans, even in parted magic (virus scaner) on flash drive boot, nothing of note was found.

Thought the problem was because of some part of the video driver, so I uninstalled it. Rebooted in Safe Mode and ran Display Driver Uninstaller to be sure nothing was left from the previous one, reinstalled the latest one and the problem still persisted. Reinstalled Windows with fresh drivers, same problem.
Unistalled .Net Framework rebooted, then unistalled ATI VDriver, rebooted. Did a windows update and it installed a fresh .Net, restarted and after that I in... Read more

A:BSoD while playing Games and stuttering


You're missing a couple of drivers.

SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_1E221849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB The drivers for this device are not installed.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_1E311849&REV_04\3&11583659&0&A0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Go ahead and download and install the below drivers from the links provided

Intel USB 3.0 Driver:

Intel Chipset Driver:


Once you have done that, continue reading below:

Your BSOD suggests a problem with the ATi graphics card driver: atikmpag.sys

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x116_IMAGE_atikmpag.sys
You may be having some conflicts regarding the onboard Intel graphics display and the ATi Radeon graphics card you have. There are a lot of errors relating the onboard graphics process so let's temporarily disable it while we continue to troubleshoot.

Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel Service igfxCUIService1.0.0.0 Running Auto Own Process c:\windows\system32\igfxcuiservice.exe Normal LocalSystem 0

6468 4/17/2015 7:09:34 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_igfxCUIService.e_a7c7c9e8a7a1f457a98e109d32b247d585dbdaf5_040c2f78\Report.wer"
6468 4/19/2015 12:28:10 PM "C:\Users\All Users\Microso... Read more

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Been researching this problem (stuttering or chugging lag) for last few days. Unfortuneately I can find nothing conclusive solution wise and am a complete newb when it comes to PC tech stuff. I know enough to get around on my PCs (have 2) and install and play games etc. But when it comes to techincal stuff I am lost. So I finally broke down and decided to try some posting....

Have 2 PCs, older one runs my usual games fine, no apparent lag or problems. Newer one (bit over a year old) seems to have had lag problems ever since I bought it. At first I just assumed the lag was zone lag on the game I was playing (Everquest - online mmorgp) possibly because I was running three instances of the game (multiboxing) and perhaps just didnt have enough ram, but as time went by I noticed that:
1) the lag stutters and chugs
2) is somewhat intermittant - appears and vanishes at seemingly random times for no apparent reason/s (usually the lag issue isn't as bad at night - or if I stay in a certain zone for long periods of time, frequent zoning seems to make it worse - neither of these appear to be very consistant)
3) seems to affect any online games I use on 2nd PC (and thus far that is all I use it for)
4) is present even while one instance of a game is running

While it doesn't actually stop me from what i'm doing it is very annoying, and i'm very tired of having to deal with it.

General PC specs:
OS: WinXP HE version 2002 with SP3
PC: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Pr... Read more

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i am running window 7 home premium 64 bit on my hp probook 4530s recently hp did all of the bios an other updatto my laptop and now whenever i watch a video, listen to music or try to play a game it stutters i've tried updating an downgrading my graphic card driver my sound card the video card is a intel HD graphics 3000

plz help..... before all those updates it was playing just fine... system restore is out of the question cuz it takes up memory on HD so i deleted it

A:stuttering while listening to music and playing games

Audio is on a shared IRQ (Interrupt) with a higher priority device. Thus the higher priority device can interrupt the sound if it needs to do something and thus you can get the stuttering. There can be other reasons but this is one to consider.

Uninstalling the sound, restarting the PC and then when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound and sometimes Windows will install it on a different IRQ and help with this problem.

Go to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the sound and then LEFT click "uninstall". DO NOT check the box to also uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC.

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.


A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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Wasn't sure what this could be related to. If this is in the wrong section just let me know.

Well, this started about a week ago. I thought nothing about it. I thought it may have been a bad driver. So I updated my graphics driver, stuttering is still there. So next I tried to update my hard drive firmware, but the stuttering is still there. Next I tried, to update my bios, that didn't help it. Any ideas?

I have an asus g73jw laptop with the specs:

8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

If there is anything else you need just let me know.


A:[SOLVED] Weird video/audio stuttering when playing games

Turns out I just needed to update my drivers then run the games as an admin and it fixed itself.

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My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general.

Core i7 2600k
Asus p8p67 deluxe
Asus Engtx 570
Corsair 8 gb 1600 mhz ram

A:Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games


I would suggest you to check the performance in “Safe mode with networking”.

Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT:

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

Hope this helps.

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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....

Hello, EditCross, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

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

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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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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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So I recently opened my CPU because it was lagging and I thought maybe a little clean up might do the trick. So I softly brushed the drivers inside the CPU to get some dust off. However, when I turned on my PC, it seems that whenever I watch videos or play games, a loud crackling sound comes out from my speakers. I don't know what is causing this.

I have tried disabling my drivers (sound and display) but to no avail. However, if I mute the volume on my sound driver, the sound disappears. Which lead me to the conclusion that it might be a conflict of sound and display.

Since the problem only occured when I opened my CPU and cleaned it, it might also be a wiring problem or something.

Can someone help me on this?

A:Crackling sound in speakers when video playing/playing games/anything with graphics

Have you tried a different set of speakers? Make sure the speakers are all the way plugged into the jack.

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I have a turtle beach montego sound card and I am getting no sound when playing games. I have sound when playing a cd and sound when using windows. Are their known issues with this or is it just a setting in the multimedia and sound. I am using win 98 and the drivers have been recently deleted and reinstalled. I was getting no sound before.

A:no sound when playing games

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When I play games on my PC, certain sounds a subdued. Specifically voice sounds on some games are to quiet (even though voice is turned all the way up) or they cant be heard at all. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.


System Information
Time of this report: 8/14/2011, 18:08:41
Machine name: ZACH-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8168MB RAM
Page File: 1904MB used, 14431MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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A:Problem with sound while playing games

Is your Creative sound card rather old? Have you tried updating it's drivers from the Creative website?

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Hey all,

I'm new to this forum, so I'm sorry if my post doesn't have the correct format.

Now for the problem, I have Realtek HD Audio for my sound, but since a few windows 10 updates ago, my sound goes dead when playing games (League of legends, WoW aswell). I updated to the newest driver version (22 january 2016) for my audio device, but this didn't solve the problem. I couldn't find others with quite the same kind of problem, so I figured i had to create my own post. Solutions for others with a likewise problem, didn't solve my problem.

To be more clear on the actual problem: My sounds works fine, but after 5 minuten ingame, it starts with some "white noice" (this is the most accurate translation i could find, basically the quality becomes really bad and its starts becoming quieter), and after a minute or so, the sound goes totally off. Sometime it comes back (with bad quality) during the game, sometimes it doesn't. After a few minutes when finishing the game, the sound comes back totally fine like nothing happened.

It isn't only the sound of the game itself, all other sounds stop working (like radio on google chrome). When i look at playback devices, it acts as if it plays the sounds correctly (the green beams keep on moving).

Thanks in advance,

OS: Microsoft windows 10 64-bit

A:Sound goes dead when playing games

​help please:)

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Hello Sevenforums..
Lets just get right to the point

My friend told me about this game "Tribes" It's a fantasy shooting game. Requires a pretty good PC to run it on "very high" which i did. I didnt really have any lags or anything. Smooth gaming...

After 45min - 1hour playing this game. My pc suddenly starts to make this sound like it's "sparks" and my pc turns black for 2 - 4 secs. It did this 3 - 4 times in a row with 5 - 10 sec between. So i closed the game fast as possible and saw my graphic card running 70 degrease. My friend told me to take my cover on the side off to get a better airflow. I did it reduced it with 3 - 4 degrease.
With Cover on my PC runs 45 degrease with regular programs open. (Windows live messenger, Curse Client) And 2 - 3 internet browsers - Without my cover it runs 41 - 43 degrease. (My side cover got a 200x40 fan running on the side)
My question is:

What could cause these blackouts and the sparkling?? "Only tried this 1 time playing Tribes. I also got BF3 no problems playing that game"

Is 40 - 45 degrease to high running now game??

Does my PC suck lots of dust in without a side cover on??

Could my side fan be pushing air away from my GPU?? (causing the high degrease)
Thanks for reading my thread - Would be awesome if you knew what could cause this !

A:Sparkling sound playing games

While I'm not one of the gurus who regularly post here, the fact that you hear sparking noises and your display blacked out is definitely a Really Bad Thing. The graphics card might still work, but I'd recommend looking into getting a replacement before it's totally hosed.

40C is fine for CPU, my rig hits 50+ under full load. That's normal.

You can open the side casing cover if you want, but yes, watch out for dust.

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I'm not sure if I should make this here or in the game forum..sorry if I made the wrong choice. >_>

I'm using an old Soundblaster card, as I can't get the integrated sound card on my mobo working. The name of the sound card, based on what is on the card, is Soundblaster Live! 5.1 Digital. I'm using the Live! 5.1 drivers, as the 5.1 Digital are Dell only..even though my card did not come from a Dell. Oh well.

The problem is, while playing Guild Wars or WoW there is a pretty frequent 'feedback' type of sound. I've tried using headphones, and the sound is still present. However, the sound is NOT present while playing F.E.A.R.. If I turn off the background sounds and effects in Guild Wars, it stops it. Not sure with WoW. I'm fine with using either the integrated card or the PCI card, as long as sound is working fine. I'm not sure if I've done all that is needed to disable the integrated card, as all I've done is disable it in the Device Manager. I'm using Windows XP Prof..
EDIT: Disabling Hardware Acceleration in DXDiag seems to fix it. I've only tried it completely disabled and fully enabled, and only in Guild Wars. Will disabling it cause any problems?

EDIT2: No acceleration and basic acceleration seem to be fine. I just need to know if setting it to that will cause any problems.

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I get the weirdest thing when playing games.

I have a DELL Inspiron N7110. It has both Nvidia 525, and an Intel VGA chip. Whenever the Nvidia VGA is used, i get weird static tv like hissing humming sound from the speakers.

I tried running benchmarks, the same.
I tried updating drivers, the same
I uninstalled the Nvidia Drivers, ran a game (using the Intel chip this time) and i dont get the static sounds.

Typically the dell representative told me to run the Diagnostic test. He didnt even know what a hybrid vga system was. Anyways....

Any advice?

A:Garbled sound when playing games.

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Hi, i recently bought a Geforce GTS 250 which is fully installed - but when playing FFXIV theres no sound at all.

Ive plugged in headphones and listened to music, but i cannot hear any in game sound

Anyone know any tricks?
Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere and ive missed it

A:New GFX Card - no sound only when playing games

How is the screen connected to the moniutor?

Check the sound settings, and make sure its set for the headphone/speakers.

It might be that the game is trying to put its sound out thed hdmi plug.

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i am running Windows Vista Business 32-bit and whenever i play World of Warcraft or Crysis my sound gets echoy and it stutters. Its really annoying and i can play, the video runs fine, its the sound that gets to me. And i have a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4

I read a thread with the same problem as me, but the person had XP and he fixed the problem by going into device manager/ IDE ATA/ATAPI controller and unistalling the Primary IDE channel. Vista is a bit diffrent, it doesnt not have a Primary IDE channel under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller folder.

A:Sound issues while playing games

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I'm getting blue screen of death when playing World of Tanks. Sometimes the sound gets really choppy before it crashes. Every time it does, the sound loops before BSOD. I had an xonar d1 that I removed. When I tried to uninstall the device the computer immediately BSOD. Currently I am running off on the onboard audio, but I am still getting BSOD. Drivers are all current. This is a pretty high end system that is not overclocked. MemTest Ran for 12+ hours with no errors. Any help will be appreciated.


Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
New install, not an upgrade.
OS installed January
Computer was built in Jan 2010, upgraded CPU, SSDs and Video Card Jan 2012

A:BSOD + sound loop when playing games

Stop 0x124 is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSOD here are some more things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.
4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instruct... Read more

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Hi.. I've been having this problem for a bloody long time. I get black screen (but theres still looping sound) after playing some game for a while.. It seems like the black screen is coming at random times. The games that doesn't crash on me is Warcraft 3 and WoW.. Seems like blizzard makes good games.. And games that crash on me is counter strike source, portal and teamfortress 2 and others.

My specs.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
Language: English
System Model: P5K-E
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/08/08 18:33:33 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 749MB used, 4461MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 10.0 (4.10.0000.18000)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0622&SUBSYS_827A1043&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8250 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/27/2009 10:03:00, 6186880 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
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A:Screen goes black, but still have sound while playing games.

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Good Evening guys, recently i've been playing games like Dota 2, Aura Kingdom here on my PC but suddenly it goes BSOD and it made a weird distort sort of static electricity noise. I panicked and i thought my PC would be smoking but nothing ever happened. I just recently experienced this today.

Here's an image i took with the BlueScreenViewer (This screenshot also includes tcpip.sys at the bottom of the pacer.sys but it is not shown here)

and Here's my CPU & GPU Temp (looks fine to me)

Any Help would be appreciated and Thanks in advance

A:Weird Sound + BSOD while playing games

Please follow Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions to grab all and upload a new report here.

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Hi guys i posted this on a thread reply but i think i should start my own thread for it. so here it goes

when i plug my new Razer Kraken Pro(world of tanks addition)AUX and MIC jack in my front panel it works fine if i watch videos browse youtube
But once I play dota 2 after 10 min the sound complete cuts out and pulled off my headphone from front panel jack my speakers does not produce a sound but only the speaker bar it shows sound is produce everytime is clicked.
Then all my videos or music becomes jerky and does not play sound and only way to fix it is to restart it my PC

I thought it was realtek audio driver issue so uninstalled it and try to run the game again the cut out still happens. bought a new graphics R9 280 to replace HD5770 the old one, because I thought it could be the cause of jerky motion in the video player, but it the cut out still happens . disabled the AMD HD audio in device managers still same isssue. disabled all other device in sound still happens.

I'm out of ideas of what to do besides having to

Operating system
Windows 7 64bit

My PC specs are
i5 750 2.6Ghz
DP55WB motherboard
R9 280 sapphire graphics
12GB DDR3 Ram
CoolerMaster RC-K350-KWN1 K350 USB3.0 Gaming case

case has USB 3.0 for one of the front panel and i bought and adaptor off ebay to convert USB3 plug to USB 2.0 and plug into Mobo extra note if that really does influence it.. but i high doubt

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A:Sound Cuts out when playing games with headphones

The issue, by your posting, would appear to be the game, since (apparently) everything else works OK. I know nothing about the game or how it works so I can't make any suggestions towards that. Maybe someone in the gaming section can help you??

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Earlier this year, I came to this forum to get help for a BSOD problem. I found out that it was caused by my onboard soundcard which I have now replaced with a seperate soundcard from Icidu (PCI 7.1 Soundcard Optical S/PDIF In & Out - Soundcard - Audio).

I have tried several soundcards but I cannot fix this crackling sound issue. It mostly occurs whenever something is loading it seems, in soundcloud tracks for instance. Also, the windows startup sound sounds like yanking a cat in its tail. The driver IS up to date, there is no cpu throttling and the sound card itself is fine - there are no problems in linux.

Just for the record, here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83GHz 45 ?C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
4,00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5Q3 DELUXE (LGA 775) 31 ?C
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB GeForce GTX 285 (nVidia) 41 ?C
Hard Drives
977GB Western Digital WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (SATA) 25 ?C
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-5200S ATA Device
C-Media PCI Audio Device

Thanks in advance,

A:Crackling sound while playing music, games etc.

Check any cables connected to speakers/headphones, both ends. While playing some music gently twist the ends & move them slightly in & out. See it there is any difference.

Edit - forget that. Just saw it is OK in Linux. Although...............

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Hi all,

Been having some problems with my PC since it was first put together 6 months back, but recently it has become an almost recurring problem.

During games the system will often freeze up. This is accompanied with a series of 'static' lines dancing across the screen and the souns cutting out to a static whine. Usually, the screen goes black, then comes back on, although there is no longer any sounds. Sometimes it never recovers and has to be rebooted.

When it happens seems to be random. League of Legebds only had it happen when the game was really busy on screen. However Diablo 3 (Beta) did it from an options menu, and Super Monday Night Combat did it 4 seconds into game start. League has stopped doing it since I turned the graphics settings lower, butreally based on the spec below it shouldnt have any problem running at max settings.

My PC doesn't have a sound card - it is all done through the motherboard. I nearly always have (flash based music website) running in the background. My best guess is either there's a sound conflict, or, since the graphics card appears to reboot and League stopped doing it after fiddling with the graphics, there's a fault at the graphics card end.

The site I followed for building the PC did suggest adding a soundcard to prevent a conflict, maybe this is the end result of that?

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A:PC freezes up when playing games, 'static' across screen and sound

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Hey, recently I have been experiencing troubles playing games on my brand new PC.
I can play a game for a while, and then suddenly the screen will go completely black for about 5 seconds every half a minute or so. The game still plays (which usually results in me dying 'cause I can't see!) but there is no display.

I have a P4 3.4ghz with HT, 1024MB of RAM and a 256MB GeForce 7600GS

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks

A:Black screen while playing games, sound still plays

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AMD FX-4100 @ 3.6GHZ
8gb 1600 DDR3 ram.
Radeon 6850 HIS
630 watt Psu
Windows 8 64 bit.

I Ran prime 95 for 2 hours, no problems

Furmark for 10 minutes, it got to 60c but didn't crash, generally I can be playing something as simple as League of Legends and it will crash.

It's crashing one or two times a day, I either get a black, white or mixed color screen. (display looks messed up, sometimes i get white with random lines and stuff) I had a song playing on youtube last time and it played all the way through.

Here is a cpuid monitor of my computer. Temperatures are always good, and it crashes even if they're on the low side.

I want to believe it's my graphics card, but 10 minutes of furmark didn't even phase it, the games I play use such a laughably small amount compared to it.

OH and I also have the newest drivers.

Looking in even viewer didn't give me much, just the unexpected shutdown logs.

A:Computer freezes while playing games, sound appears to keep going.

Post make & model of PSU.

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I tried to play a small game using NES emulator.Upon starting the game I hear buzzer sound and highly distorted display in game window.

I also tried a game on SNES emulator and it played fine although I could not hear any sound as it displayed the following error "Failed to initialize XAudio2".

Suspecting driver issue i tried updating driver for my display adapter ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4650 through device manager but it reported that I already had the latest.

Is it something to do with corrupt directx? please help I do not know much about graphics cards?

Windows 7 32 bit

A:Buzzer sound and distorted graphics while playing games

I'm signing off for the day. will check back tomorrow.pls do post ur suggestions.

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I've recently purchased a brand new PC for gaming, i'll list the specs below.
i7-2700k Intel CPU (3.5GHz) + Fan
8GB DDR3 RAM (16gb Max)
500gb Sata III Hard Drive, 7200RPM
Asus Motherboard (ASUS P8H61-MLE USB3)
NVidia GTX550Ti Performance Video Card, 1.0g GDDR5 RAM, VGA/DVi/HDMi
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
500W PSU
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

I've downloaded steam and bought a few games e.g. Arma 2, Skyrim, Blacklight Retrobution and my system crashes when I play these games after about 5-10 minutes. The screen goes black to a "NO SIGNAL" image and my speakers make a loud humming noise much like the sound is on repeat. The only solution is to perform a hard shutdown by holding the power button.

I've checked the VGA cable is connected correctly and i've updated my graphics cards drivers. I've also let Windows perform all the updates as it's a new computer.

It's beyond me now so that's why i've come to you guys.

I'd appreciate any help on the matter.


Went to town and bought a DVI cable to see if that would change anything, it lasts a little longer then crashes again.

I installed an internal monitoring system and saw that the graphics card temp went to 76C when playing Arma 2 then crashed.

A:No signal + humming sound from speakers when playing games

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i have a amd x2 64 3600+
big 7600 gt
1 gb ram
asus m2n-e mobo
onboard soundmax hd audio
all games i play coh , graw2 hang with sound looping in the background
i.e. hanging is accompanied by recurring sound .....once only once onrestart microsoft error report indicated that there was some problem with the audio hardware and told to install updates for sound ..... asusual there were no updates available ... i then reduced the sound hardware acceleration in dxdiag from full to standard ......still problem persists ........also for most hangups there is no event recorded in event viewer (how is this possible)
before this my two usb ports have stopped working and i switched the ram positions (think my other two slots are not working properly ) to find out whether the problem is related to mobo ,ram ,videocard ,audio.......

anybody please help

A:Comp hangs with sound looping while playing games....

This could be a video driver issue too

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I just recently put together a desktop and while playing Diablo 3 the mouse keyboard and sound (distorted sound) functions randomly fails and computer will freeze up. Sometimes it will be a few minutes into playing and other times nothing ever happens. When this happens the sound will always be distored followed by the keyboard functions in the game will have delays same with the mouse, like the computer is lagging. I'm not sure if its a driver issue or what. I've updated everything to the latest drivers. If someone could point me into the right direction on troubleshooting this I would much appreciate it.

System Specs:
Windows 7 Professional
Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0 motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Vishera
EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked
Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212
Antec 850W PSU
G.Skillz Ripjaws 2x4gb 2133mhz

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Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm assuming I have an old driver or something, because I upgraded my pc from win 7 to win 8 pro. Thanks for the help and let me know if anyone needs clarification!

A:Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)

Audio is always on a shared Interrupt (IRQ) with a higher priority device. Depending on the shared device, it can "interrupt" the audio and cause skipping.

If you have the HP supplied IDT audio driver for Win 7, it is also compatible for Win 8. However, check the Device Manager and see what devices are listed in the Sound section. You should ONLY have the correct IDT sound driver and possibly HDMI audio (if your system has this) and nothing else. If "HD Audio Codec" (the generic Windows installed sound driver) is also listed, or any other sound, except the IDT and possibly HDMI, uninstall those as they can cause conflicts and other audio problems. Restart the PC if you uninstalled anything.

If you only have the correct entries in the sound, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDG and then LEFT click "Uninstall" (do not uninstall the drivers). Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound. This will fix any potential corruptions between Windows and the sound and sometimes will put the sound on a different shared IRQ and fix or mimimize any interruptions.

Rather than post a ZIP file of items, we usually just post screen shots. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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Pretty much what happens is that i'll be playing a game for about an hour or two, and then the screen will suddenly go black, but the audio still plays. To get the computer responding again I have to manually restart the computer. This happens at random times in my games; I could be playing for not even 5 minutes and it will stop responding, and sometimes I can play for 3 hours straight and not a single thing happens.

A:Screen Goes Black, but Sound Still Plays When Playing Certain Games

Go to the website of your graphics card and update driver.

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A couple of days ago my pc started to behave weird. It would turn off when I'm playing games. But the weird thing is that the blue light on my pc would not go off, only my monitor would. But I could hear that the tower was making no noise at all. I thought it would be overheating so I oponed my case and cleaned it (it was really dusty). After I cleaned it it worked fine again but the next day I got a weird buzz and at the same time my game stutters/freezes. This happens every few seconds and then stops for maybe 10 minutes and then repeats it self by stuttering/freezing for like 10 minutes again. It's really annoying but I can't rule out overheating because I downloaded HwMonitor and it said that my Geforce GT 320 gets to like 104 degrees while playing games. I cleaned it but I just can't get it to lower. I know the graphics card isn't good but I can't upgrade due to the size of my case.

If anybody knows how I can fix my problem please comment.

A:Buzz sound and freezing when playing games or watching videos

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

If it's a constant buzzing sound or a ticking sound I would go with something like a wire brushing against a fan, or possibly a dead hard drive which makes like a grinding squealing noise. It could also be the CPU fan, if it's a really cheap fan and the blade is spun while the fan is not on the motor can burn out. This will usually either stop the fan from moving at all or it will still spin a little and make a grinding hum.

All of these aren't good, like if you were to keep watching YouTube, freeze, reboot, YouTube, freeze, whatever part that isn't liking this WILL die completely eventually. If it's the hard drive, your files may be at stake, or if it's the CPU fan you may need a whole new computer, so this is why I'm letting you know. So I would stop watching videos if you don't have to.

First, update the drivers for your graphic card. Download the latest drivers for the card and Driver sweeper. Uninstall the old drivers, run driver sweeper. It will clean the leftovers of the old driver. Install the latest driver.

Keep the case open and see if the temps goes down. Are you saying 104 C? if yes, you might fry the card.

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My problem is when i play both Music player (Windows Media Player/Winamp/iTune/Youtube/KMPlayer) with any Mini Flash Games, the sound sounded like corrupted files. i try playing them separate (like closing the flash game while playing the music), somehow the sound was fine. I get the feeling its got to with the flash but im not sure how. Any idea how can i solve this problem?

It never happen before.

OS: Vista Home Premium
Note: Not sure how to check what audio i have. Im newbie when comes to Computer.

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I apologize in advance if my post is missing any information; I attempted to follow the directions for properly posting but while I'm am computer functional, I'm not overly computer literate.

I'm running:
Windows 7 Professional computer 64 bit
4.0GB of RAM
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor 3.20 GHz

The system constantly crashes when playing video games and games consistently lag. We have completely re-installed the OS and replaced all parts in the PC at least twice. When the system crashes the speakers buzz loudly, although sometimes it sounds like it's coming from the computer itself.

We switched from Nvidia because everything has checked out and it was hoped that the problem was the hardware not playing nice to no avail. I'm still getting the same error/crash.

The error report that comes up upon reboot is:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8005E2A038
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Routine crashing with buzzing sound when playing video games.

All except last one showed up a WHEA error stating that there was a timeout failure of the northbridge bus between CPU and RAM. Commonly this is due to a mobo, RAM or CPU failure. Just to make sure, if you believe your system is stable enough, you can attempt updating your BIOS for your mobo as that can commonly fix things. In most cases however, this is a problem that will only be resolved by swapping hardware.

If you wish, you can run some hardware tests as followed in the order given:

RAM: Memtest86+ - 7+ passes
CPU: Prime95 - Torture Test; Blend; overnight (9+ hours)
GPU: MemtestCL - Run twice (if any of the tests work on your GPU; ATI cards will need to install the ATI APP SDK as it requires OpenCL)

All of these (excluding MemtestCL) are included in the UBCD if you prefer a Live CD environment (which is the best environment to test hardware on). Note that Prime95 currently does not work on the latest version of UBCD. Also, please provide us temps/voltages using HWInfo with Sensors only option checked. Log two 30-minute instances: one for idle, and one for high load. If you can get the system to crash during high load logging, that's even better.

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Basically started last Friday, i installed crisis and played it for a bit and everything worked fine. I then installed black and white 2 and after 20mins of playing it the screen went blank and there was a buzzing noise coming from my speakers. I switched off the computer and uninstalled black and white 2 and crisis. I then began playing LOTRO and the problem still persisted! So I decided to do a disk defrag, there was no change. I then restored by PC to a a couple of days before I installed crisis and Black and white 2 but its still happening whenever I play LOTRO, but this time the blank screen is not accompanied by the buzzing noise from the speakers.
I really dont know what to do and this is becoming a bit frustrating. It only seems to happen when I'm playing games.


A:Solved: When playing games, screen goes blank and there is a buzzing sound from the s

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Hello everyone,
I've built my new computer a week ago and I'm having a problem and I need to know ASAP if any part is defective to do a RMA.
When I play games, (League of Legends, Cod4,..), my computer randomly crashes on a black screen and a looping bug sound. The monitor says ''Monitor going to sleep''. I've tried to run OCCT on my GPU for about 30 minutes @ 90 degrees C withouth problem. I've done one or two pass in Memtest+ to check my RAM too.
Any thoughts on this? Maybe it is my PSU? I've heard about the NVidia HD audio too.
Here is my rig:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache

I just checked my voltage with HW Monitor and my +12 v is kinda low! Is this really a psu problem?


A:Black screen crash and sound loop while playing games

If that +12v rail voltage is accurate then that would definately be a problem. Check the voltage in the BIOS as it could be a simple case of HWMonitor not reading the sensor output correctly.

Can you give us a DXDiag report.

Click Start and type "dxdiag" (without the quotes) in the Run box.

When the dxdiag window opens click the Save All Information button and save the text file to your desktop or another location so you know where it is.

Then copy and paste the entire content of that text file into a reply here.

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First off I need to say I have updated ALL drivers. This is a brand new custom build gaming computer with a quad core Q8200 2.33 GHz. 4GB ram, and a Radeon HD 4870 1GB. I use a 550w Power supply (brand new as well).

Attached: Dxdiag.exe
Recorded GPU temperture during crash

What happens is in most high graphic games my computer will randomly shut down into a black screen with my monitor looking like it is in standby mode. Then either two things will happen, the first is the sound will instantly turn into a rapid repeating noise, or the sound will continue as if i am still playing the game, but after a good 30 sec, it will turn into the rapid repeat noise as well.

Once or twice I have gotten vertical bars across my whole monitor, not artifacts, just vertical bars. Along with the rapid repeat sounds.

I have done everything trying to fix this computer, but I just don't know what causes these crashes! I've heard a lot of people complain about my graphics card, because it is Asus brand, but I even RMA it to Asus and they sent it back saying it was completely fine.

So please help if you can,

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All my mp3s on hard disk play automatically in my winamp player, as do any cd's I play. I have mp3 selected in the default list in the winamp options, but mp3 links on web pages keep opening in the internet explorer browser window. Can anyone help?

A:mp3 hyperlinks not playing in winamp

what's playing them, quicktime, windows media player (media button)?

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Sometimes when playing a CD in Winamp, the program will freeze up randomly - usually near the end of a song - and give me this message: "Winamp has encountered a problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience". Neither of the two CDs I saw this on had any DRM or Copy Control (both of them are pre-1995 CD's from two different labels). I've only seen this error while playing CDs in Winamp, and never when playing the music already on my computer. When I re-entered Winamp and continued to play my CD, there was no problem again. But i've seen this on two different CDs on two different days.

What's causing this? I have no plugins aside from (which i'm sure isn't the cause of this problem) and my Winamp skin is one of the two defaults. I did not see this until last week. A few weeks ago, Winamp did update to 5.61 build 3633, and I suspect that its a problem with this specific update.

The only major change i've made to my computer in the past month was changing my antivirus from AVG to MSE, which I doubt is connected to this, but who knows?

I do know about the Winamp forum, but i'm asking here as well to increase my chances of getting the help that fixes this annoying problem.

A:Winamp error when playing CDs

I just played one of the albums I saw this on again. This CD was the one I noticed this one today (upon my first play). I didn't get the error again...until the very end of the very last song. I don't know what this is, but I do not like it. I play alot of CDs in Winamp (and as I said before, it only happens with CDs - two so far - and not my library of mp3s already on my computer) and it seems its just happening with random CDs. I'm still not sure if this is a problem with the last update of Winamp, since I don't see any threads about this on the Winamp forum.

EDIT: I am now playing one of the two CDs i've had this happened to. I'm playing it on Windows Media Player to see if its a Winamp problem or a problem with the CD and/or my computer in general.

UPDATE TO EDIT: Nope, it didn't do it in WMP, so its only a Winamp problem.

ANOTHER EDIT: I just ripped a few songs from that album onto my computer and played the mp3s in Winamp, both directly and through shuffle, and there was no problem with them. So it has to be something involving Winamp specifically playing CDs.

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Hello! I'm using the "Classic" version of the basic winamp. I recently downloaded a Splinter Cell skin for the "Classic" version. I used to have Winamp, but I redownloaded it today and applied the skin. I have a "Playlists" toolbar set on my taskbar. I click on it, then select a playlist, and it automatically plays on Winamp, which is what I want. But when I heard nothing. So I clicked on 'Winamp' and clicked on the first song on the playlist. It went from song 1 to song 10 without playing anything. Like a loading bar, every second it went to the next song until it reached the final song, not playing anything. I'm currently running Windows XP on a Dell computer. I also have windowblinds, but incase of it causing the problem, I all ready placed 'Winamp' under the "Per Applications" section.

Thank you.
-S. Angel

A:Winamp- Not playing Songs

That's the symptom you see when the playlist no longer points to the proper folder. Try recreating the playlist from the original music files, my guess is that it'll work.

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Hi, just having an issue with Winamp- which is that songs won't play. When I click on one nothing happens in the Winamp interface itself, but the Winamp tab on the toolbar starts cycling through song titles of the same artist or grouping i'm trying to play. Eventually this stops, and the "End Playback" message that usually comes up when a song stops playing appears. Through this all not a sound comes out of my speakers. It's happened with every artist or song I've tried. This just started happening today.

I'm using Windows XP.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:01:51 PM, on 8/23/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\VAIO Wallpaper Setting Tool\VWSet.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Wireless Wizard\AutoLaunchWLASU.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\UIManager.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe
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Whenever im playing an mp3 or something in either windows media player or winamp & i open the visualizations, the sound starts to crackle a lot. It stops when you switch to fullscreen so i'm confused . I think its a conflict between my graphics & sound as they are both onboard. Can anyone help me plz?. Cheers.

A:problem with wmp & winamp playing audio

You might get a better response if you post this in the hardware forum.....

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Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4
AMD Dual Core 5200+
4GB Ram
Nvidia GeForce 9500GT
Integrated 8-channel AC'97 audio
Vista Ultimate

Going back to the days when I used to run Win2k, I found the full version of Winamp used randomly crash (i.e. it stopped playing my MP3's), so I installed Winamp V5.08e lite. No more random crashes.

Now I have Ultimate I don't like Winmonkeys Media Player, so I have installed the recommended version of Winamp for my 32 bit OS V5.5.4.2147



No action required

However the old problem of random crashes is occurring again, after Winamp crashes Winmonkey refuses to play my MP3's as well.

The only way around this crash is a reboot of the OS, yes you are right it is no biggy, BUT it is annoying the crap out of me.

My drivers are all up to date so why does Vista Keep doing this? And please don't suggest I use Winmonkey, because that's an even bigger annoyance

A:Winamp will suddenly stop playing MP3's

When Winamp crashes, does the program still show in Taskmanager under processes? If so, and just as an experiment, kill the process and see if it, or another program will play the MP3's.

Next, try installing the latest codecs from K-Lite. Install the STANDARD, but uncheck the media player as you go through the options.

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Just wondering if anyone else has this problem, but it seems when running on windows 7, winamp crashes randomly when loading a new track. anyone else have this?

A:Winamp crashes when playing next track?

No problems here so far.
But do you mean when you chose to play a new track, or when it just moves on to the next track in the playlist?

Also, which build are you using?

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I have recently encountered the same problem on my computer as of yesterday. Playing ESO i used to play on high settings no problems, now am on medium and it stuttering with my fps still at 80-100.

Was playing yesterday my keyboard starting being glitchy, restarted computer and keystrokes would not read but other things like caps lock would. I restored to factory settings using on screen keyboard, then when windows reloaded I could not even put keystrokes in to enter my computer name for setup. Magically it worked out of the blue out of many restarts etc. I have now reset to factory settings, cleared ram, disabled fw, ran superantispyware and clear, nothing running in background, drivers are up to date.

No idea what is going on, any help would be awesome. Seems the stutter gets worse the longer i play.

alienware x51
bios date:07/30/13 ver:04.06.05
processor: intel-core i7-4770 [email protected]
memory 8g
geforce 670 gtx

A:Stuttering Games

Sounds like a hardware or heat related issue. My first thought would be the power supply.

You should be able to check the voltages in the BIOS (unless Dell locked that page).

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Hi everyone,

I have a REALLY annoying problem with my PC.

When I play computer games I will get frequent half second pauses/stutters. It happens every 10 seconds or so, and i'm not certain but i THINK it's when a game plays a sound file.

What makes it all the more strange is that when i played the Guild Wars 2 beta it didn't happen AT ALL, yet on games like League of Legends and Guild Wars 1 it happens non-stop.

I have tried alot of different ideas that i've found on various gaming tech-help forums over the past few months; i've updated my audio and video drivers, I've parked and unparked CPUs, i've allocated a game to a specific CPU, i've reinstalled directx, i've made sure windows updates are all up to date, i've checked the temperature of my PC, etc.

Does anybody have ANY idea what might be causing this? I've never updated my BIOS because I can't find out how to do it, where to do it, or even if to do it. I got the PC second hand a year ago.

I get used to it after a while, but when my boyfriend is at work I play on his PC, and then coming back to mine in the evening just annoys me!

Here's my DXDiag:

System Information
Time of this report: 5/10/2012, 21:27:21
Machine name: BRUNOPC
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120401-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Packard Bell BV
System Model: IMEDIA X2416
BIOS: Default System ... Read more

A:Stuttering during games

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Hey everyone!
I'm new here so sorry if this is the wrong section or something. Basically I'm having stuttering issues within some games. I noticed this when I first installed Mirrors edge. Every 10 seconds or so the game will freeze for half a second. It gets worse as I play on and is eventually happening every few seconds. I thought it was a problem with this game alone until I downloaded Dead Space 3 and the same thing happened.

Here are my main specs:
Intel i7 2600
Gigabyte GTX 580
8gb of RAM
Gigabyte z68-xp-ud3
750w power supply

If anybody could suggest some ways to fix this that would be great.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi I'm having an annoying issue with some games with stuttering when my system seems to be more than capable of running them. Here are some of the games that have this issue whilst playing them: Crysis , Metro last light , Red faction guerilla (<--very rarely stutters) Deus ex human revolution , BF4 , Watch dogs and world of tanks.
Yes I understand that some of those games are old and It also could be because of in-game loading but its strange because it is not happening to anyone else and I have tried nearly everything to fix this issue (I play these games on a gaming laptop with a mobile GPU etc...) but It still persists so Is there any solutions and reasons to why this happens and is there anything I could turn down in the video menu of these games at could be causing them to stutter? Here are my main specs
CPU: i7 4700MQ
GPU: Geforce GTX 765M
Running these games on a gaming laptop (with no SSD if that has anything to do with it) and hope to get this fixed. Thanks

A:Stuttering on games :(

Have you tried pulling up task manager going to the performance tab then resource manager to try and see what could be eating your system resources?

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In the last couple of days every game I play seems to lag after about 5 mins of game play. This is new and I have never had any problems with lag in my games.

Plz can someone tell me whats going on.

System Specs:

AMD 64 X2 [email protected]
3.07Gb Ram
Sapphire 3850 256mb version
(Can't remember mobo)

A:Big lag and stuttering in games

Hey there,

This is with every game? Are you playing the actual game, or Online?

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Had to reload my computer (crashed). Anyway, I get all sounds from
my speakers and like news videos, etc., but I downloaded music track,
tried to play it. It plays, but no sounds on both Media Player & Winamp.
My husband did the same thing, his works. I know it's playing, just no

A:Media Player & Winamp Playing Problem

This may sound a bit duffy, but you say you do have sound except not when palying your downloaded music tracks, wright?
Does it happen anytime you use winamp and/or mediaplayer, or only when playing those tracks?
I'd go check on two things, first the build-in volume settings of your players, or second, the fact your files might have gotten corrupted when your pc crashed.
It's also possible that some level of your players got corrupted when your baby-toy went down.
What was the reason it crashed?
A virus or an OS error?
What where the progs you where running at that moment?

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I have all my music on my comp as mp3 files and use Winamp to play them. Recently, I started buying music from Walmart online. These songs are downloaded as wmp files. I dont want to use Windows media player. Id prefer to keep using Winamp. Is there any way to play these wmp versions in Winamp? Thanks so much.

A:Playing Windows media files in Winamp?

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I had reinstalled Winamp a little while ago, and noticed that now when i click on movie clips or just any video clip from a web page, it plays in Winamp first......but each clip i play afterwards plays in Windows Media Player....

how can i fix this so IE reverts to its original settings whereby each video clip i play plays in Media PLayer right from the get-go???



A:Playing Video in IE..default player is Winamp

Go into the Winamp Options/Preferences/File types, and unselect movie types. Basically, I just let have MP2, MP3, M3U, and WAV files.

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When I play a video file or watch a video on YouTube the video stutters for a second or two then it play normally.
I checked the windows task manager and saw that the cpu spiked up to a 100% and one of the drives did the same thing, the drive itself(wd green) is inserted from the front drive bays of the case (haf-x).
I've updated the drivers. But it still happens.
Any help please.

A:Stuttering while playing media

Please provide you complete system specs, your ISP level of service (upload/download speeds), and do an actual speed test benchmark here and post the results: by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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I've been having blue screens ever since the most recent windows updates. Didn't bother to rollback because I don't remember when I installed the updates; about a month ago maybe? Also, I experienced some freezing/locking up recently, which has rarely ever happened before.

I read someone else's thread and did the paces; manual startup with only microsoft services, still blue screened. Did full scan with MSE, clean. I don't have any other anti-virus/whatevers.

I've attached msinfo.txt, and the tool files.

Windows 7 home premium 64bit. Asus. Nvidia GTX460M, latest drivers.

I also have a hunch that it may be due to java. I play minecraft and it's been crashing very often since then. Youtube also uses java I assume? Anyway, I'm no expert, just blurting out guesses... Also, I have this THX application that makes the audio output sound awesome, but it crashes out once in a while too, but never blue screened. I can watch movies no problem off the HD, haven't tried from the disk drive.

Many thanks.

A:Bluescreens with games, youtube, winamp, web surfing

Hello thetalljs.

You need to roll back your display driver to a known stable one.
Download and install Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.
Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept the restart.
Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.
Let us know the results.

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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've been having an issue with limited success. I recently bought a new laptop for gaming and noticed a really annoying bug that has surfaced.

Laptop Stats:
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.6Ghz, 6MB, L3 Cache)
Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 Gig
Ram: 8 GB Ram
HDD: 2x500 Gig Western Digital Hard drives

The issue is that in games, when something new would happen, the computer would freeze and the
sound would stutter for 1-5 seconds. So of course if I played LONG enough it would go away, but once I started the game again the issue would come up. I found that downloading CrystalDiskInfo and disabling APM fixed the issue for some games.

Games that I've had the issue: World of Warcraft, Counter-strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Dragon Age, Last Scenario.

Games that I haven't had ONE issue with: Singularity, Dragon Age 2.

Now World of Warcraft was resolved due to Disabling APM.

Here is a list of things that I've tried:

- Updated all Drivers
- Used CrystalDiskMark on both Hard drives (Will post data)
- Ran EventViewer and noticed that when there was a stutter the Hardrive Spiked for the time of the freeze.
- Played with the APM
-Uninstalled the SATA AHCI Controller
-CheckDisk on both drives, no errors.

What makes me think it's a Hard Drive issue (or possibly a Driver issue) is because whenever the freeze happens the Hard drive light is on the entire time. I have two hard drives, all the games (save one) are installed th... Read more

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Hello everyone this is my first post here and Ill try to keep it short so I can get some help.I built a PC last summer just for gaming, it was more then capable of handling all games on ultra settings but when I played games like skyrim and even OBLIVION their would be stuttering in large areas like castles and stuff for NO REASON, I am also in the Archeage Beta at ultra settings and it worked perfectly up this spot where there was a HUGE tree with falling leaves and stuff and it stuttered alot every time I looked in its direction.. I thought it was something with my computer so I sold it and this time Bought one from Cyberpower PC and am experiencing the same problems once more. Is my luck that bad that I got 2 bad PC's???Here are my current PC specs:CPU: I7 4770k 3.5ghz 8M HDD: 2TB SATA III 6gb/s 7200 RPM 64mb Cache 3.5" HDSSD: 64GB Sandisk SATA III 6gb/s SSDRAM: Adata XPG V2 16GB DDR3 1866mhzabunch of cooling fansCPU Fan: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO gaming cooling fanCase: ThermalTake Chaser MK-1 Full TowerDVD Drive: Samsung 24x DVDRWMotherboard: Gigabyte GA-z87x-d3h Z87 SATA 6 USB 3.0PSU: Corsair RM750 80 Plus 750w Fully Modular Power SupplyGPU: Superclocked EVGA Nvidia gtx 780 3gb GDDR5 PCI-e 3add ons from cyberpower:proffessional Cable Wiringanti vibration fan mountshooked up with a High speed HDMI cable to my HD TV 60hz at 1360x768 ResolutionI can guarentee that it is not a virus, I take good care of my system and a virus is out of the question so please try t... Read more

A:Stuttering in games with good PC

Think I found the problem. I just did the 3DMark benchmarking software and everything performed well EXCEPT my RAM.which according to the report is running at half the speed it should be"Memory    16,384 MBModule 1    8,192 MB A-Data Technology DDR3 @ 667 MHzModule 2    8,192 MB A-Data Technology DDR3 @ 667 MHz"How can I change this to its proper number 1866mhz?

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Hi everyone, This is my first post so allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Seth and I recently switched over to PC gaming from consoles because its just awsome
Im 18 and spent the last 3 months working at my school 8 hours a day for my whole summer so i could buy my first good gaming PC Now I have it and here are the specs

Motherboard: Z87X-D3H
CPU: Intel I7 4770k 3.5ghz (No Overclock)
GPU: Evga GTX 780 Superclocked (No Manual Overclock)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: 16 GB 1866
HDD: 2 TB Toshiba
SSD: 64gb
PSU: 750w Corsair
I play on a TV using a HDMI cord as 1360x720 Resolution

I got the computer prebuilt by Cyberpower PC, (I built one myself and am afraid Ill mess it up so i let the nice people at the store do it for me.) I can't find my parts list/receipt so I can't quite remember the exact specifications of the PC if anyone knows how i can go back and check let me know.

So the problem I'm having is on all my games I am having extreme lag/stuttering for no reason! Or at least no reason that this computer shouldn't be able to handle it, for example on skyrim, when i put it on ultra settings I have stuttering around large locations, I noticed that when i turned shadows to low though the stuttering was SEVERELY less but still there. On watchdogs Its works great at max settings except when I turn the lighting option (ambient occlusion?) up to max it has problems with lights flickering and textures flickeri... Read more

A:Stuttering/Lag in games with good PC

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I've been getting stuttering in games ever since I got my new GTX 960 4Gb and installed it. Regardless of whether it's 30fps or 120fps, I get a tiny pause every second or so, very noticable while in motion. Here's a list of what I've tried/observations I've made so far:

- I tried wiping the drivers clean in safe mode and reinstalling, didn't help.
- Tried rolling back to an older version of drivers, no dice.
- Ran a mem test, no problems found.
- Put my older card, a GTX 750 Ti back in, still happening (what the hell?)

- Disk usage while playing games is very minimal, not maxing out.
- CPU does max out while playing games, maybe a bottleneck?
- With the GTX 960 in, I noticed it rarely goes above 50% gpu usage during gameplay.

Any help you can offer is appreciated! Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8157 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 233126 MB, Free - 188957 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 152305 MB; E: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 31901 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 970A-G46 (MS-7693)
Antivirus: Windows Defender

- My PSU is a Thermaltake SMART 850w modular, which I imagine should be more than enough for my system.

A:Stuttering in games regardless of framerate.

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I have just built a new PC and need some help with it. . The specs are as follows:

Antec 900 Case
Asus M2N-VM-HDMI Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+ 3.1ghz
4GB DDR2 1066 RAM
Antec Neo HE 550 GB High Efficiency 550W PSU
WD Caviar SE 640GB SATA II 7200rpm 16MB HDD
Sony Optiarc SATA DVDRW
Nvidia 9800GT 1gb DDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card
Creative Soundblaster Live! 24-bit Sound Card
Windows XP Pro SP2.

Nothing has been overclocked. It is all brand new from the boxes.

The problem I'm having is a Framerate Stutter/Slowdown. It happens on all DirectX and OpenGL games I have tried, on even the lowest quality settings (X3:TC, RA3, rFactor, GPBikes, TDU, PES2009, Trainz06, ArmA, BF2, FS:X). What happens is, the game will run great (40fps+) for anything from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, then for about 6 seconds it will drop to single figures, before running great again for another 30 seconds to 2 minutes or so. This is very annoying!

I've tried everything I can think of to fix it. I have the AMD Dual Core Optimizer installed, Microsoft Update KB896256 andAMD Processor Driver Version I have tried several different versions of the nForce drivers, as well as the GeForce drivers.

I don't think it's a graphics card issue though, as I took the 9800gt out, and put it into an older system, and it runs great there. I also put a ATI X1950 pro into this new system, and it does exactly the same thing (random stuttering, though with a lower starting framerate an... Read more

A:Intermittent stuttering in all Games

i know this is isnt much of help or answer but exact same problem, sorta different setup.
I have amd 64 x2 6000+ 3.1ghz
2gb crucial 800mhz
ati hd 4670 512mb
vx-450w corsair PSU
asus m2n-mx se plus mobo
win xp sp3

no overclocks, i've run crysis, far cry, fallout 3, time shift, everything set to low, high or medium and no sucess, this is really getting to me, some1 out there must have some kind of fix.

thanks in advance..

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Hey all, I've run into a few problems here. I'm an avid player of Neverwinter Nights, EverQuest, and EQ2. And recently I've hit some... issues.

Two nights ago on EQ2, I was running through a zone, when my screen blipped. it froze for about five seconds, flickered black just before un-freezing, and my toon's pet would be a few yards ahead. Well I figured it was just some weird game glitch or lag or something, since the zone in question isn't exactly well-known for its stability. So I log out and reboot.

I can't even get into the game. It halts at the character select, and the opening screen resembles what I can best describe as "polygon explosion". Just a mass of color and triangles. I bluescreen after a while, it tells me that an error involving nv4_disp.dll resulted in an infinite loop.

So the next thing I do after I reboot is run avg, it finds nothing out of the ordinary, then I run ad-aware and spybot, both of whom just pick up your every day "you've won a million dollars!" type spyware. So I shrug and fire up WMP to enjoy some music. Well I have the visualization active on WMP, and... well, same thing that was happening in the game, only five times worse, flickering, stuttering, freezing on and off. I eventually wrestled it to the ground, uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and slapped a new skin on that works just fine. I then went to and downloaded / installed the 77.77 drivers. I had been using the 77.72... Read more

A:Freezing and stuttering in my games

Well I went in, uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, ran a driver cleaner, rebooted, reinstalled drivers, rebooted, no good.

Anyone, please?

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Hello all,

I've been having a few problems with my laptop since I bought it. The problem mainly occurs when I'm playing a game (usually xcom: enemy unknown or deus ex HR at the moment) but has occurred when I'm browsing the internet (albeit far less often). The BSODs appear to be random but I'm using a blue tooth mouse and have noticed the BSOD will usually happened if I'm using it. I've also noticed that my laptop screen with black out for a split second on games that are quite graphics intensive for my system.

Its been frustrating me a lot so I reinstalled and fully updated windows 7. The GPU drivers are all up to date also.

I've attached the SF file that is required and would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks for your time

A:BSOD whilst playing various games. Also happens when not playing games

Welcome to the Forum.

Just to make a note, you are having lot of different codes:

BugCheck 4E, {9a, 1c2cb0, 3, 0}
BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff800030c5e4e}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033f55b0, fffff8800e164e00, 0}
BugCheck A, {5a31618, 2, 1, fffff800030e80d8}
BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e11993}
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800033db5b0, fffff8800b079f40, 0}
BugCheck D1, {5b, 2, 0, fffff88000e78993}
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800144b039, fffff880037473d8, fffff88003746c30}
BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa8011ca7f40, fffffa8011ca7fb0, fffffa8011ca7f40}
Free up the start up:
Startup Programs - Change
Your antivirus is the only thing that's really needed there.

Run a system file check and disk check on your Hard drives:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check

Trend Micro can be a cause of BSOD's. Uninstall for testing purpose.
Sony Firmware Extension Parser driver - 2007 version has BSOD issues in Win7
Western Digital SCSI Arcitecture Model (SAM) WDM driver [br] 2008 driver version has known BSOD issues in Windows

Uninstall the above software using the free version of Revo Uninstaller. While uninstalling a software, opt for advance uninstall. This allows you to remove and delete registry left over of a stubborn program. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Use Microsoft Security Essentials & t... Read more

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Hello, system is about 9 months old, windows 7 home premium x64 bit which is the original OS, OEM. I have had BSOD a few times and Alienware are reluctant to get back to me, my friend told me about this site and here I am,

Yours sincerely,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c2
BCP1: 0000000000000007
BCP2: 000000000000109B
BCP3: 00000000094D48C0
BCP4: FFFFFA80094D4840
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:BSOD while playing World of Warcraft/youtube/winamp.

Quote: Originally Posted by dbs1990

Hello, system is about 9 months old, windows 7 home premium x64 bit which is the original OS, OEM. I have had BSOD a few times and Alienware are reluctant to get back to me, my friend told me about this site and here I am,

Yours sincerely,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c2
BCP1: 0000000000000007
BCP2: 000000000000109B
BCP3: 00000000094D48C0
BCP4: FFFFFA80094D4840
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Two problems here

1-Related to NETw5s64.sys Wireless WiFi Link Driver from Intel Corporation. Re-install newest version available.
2-Old drivers

rixdpx64.sys 7/27/2007 5:45:50 AM fffff880`04c00000 fffff880`04c57000 0x00057000 0x46a9ccde
rimspx64.sys 3/3/2008 4:19:03 AM fffff880`053b7000 fffff880`053ce000 0x00017000 0x47cbc287
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My audio (when playing CDs or MP3's on the computer) seems to be stuttering and skipping. I've googled this and found all sorts of results regarding overclocking or PCI Latency Timers and I have NO IDEA what these things mean or how to deal with them.

I've removed all AdWare and scanned for viruses - nothing. I've defragged the hard drive. I've checked on the sound card driver - that seems to be up to date (or at least the automatic driver search couldn't find anything better).

Any advice? I use this system for audio and video editing so it's a pretty vital issue.

A:Audio Is Stuttering When Playing Back

Stuttering in any one specific program? or a whole range.

I know quicktime player stutters for me unbearable until I scrub through it enough so that it streams properly.

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while making a movie on dvd maker some of my clips stutter and get stuck audio is smooth but pic jumps in same place how can i fix this please

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this has never happen before i am so close to completing my project and throughout the video clips some play nice and some stutter around

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Hi there! This Saturday I received my new Ideapad 700 and I couldn't be more happy about it (just moved to the UK and didn't have a laptop/pc for 3 weeks) but there seems to be an issue I just can't resolve. Let's get to the problem :  The first thing I did was to make sure that all my drivers were up to date and all the necessary updates were done. After that I proceeded to download Smite to test out how this entry level gaming machine was performing in a relatively light game. After booting it up and making sure that all the settings were set to max I tried playing a practice match against bots to see if there are any issues. At first everything was perfect, getting 85 FPS+ and very happy about it, but then I noticed random stuttering. What seems to be causing it are new "new" icons on the screen. For instance when I open up the shop menu,or when an enemy is being killed my screen just freezes sometimes for 0.5 seconds and sometimes for even more than 1. At first I thought that this was internet lag but then, after installing Portal (yes, the 2007 Portal) to see if either my internet connection or the graphics were causing it I noticed the same thing when something "new" was happening.  Solutions I've tried. Downloaded and installed every update for Windows. Uninstalled and reinstalled Nvidia drivers Set the Nvidia GPU as my main GPU on every game I've tried (Note that this is quite likely not the cause of the problem s... Read more

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I need help in clearing up a problem with (I think) my graphic software. When I play games that require the cursor to move around a site, the person takes a few steps, stops, takes a few steps, stops etc. It also causes voices to stutter. I found it affects the solitaire game speed when you win a hand. I have used Norton utilities to find the problem, to no avail.
Thank You (New to this site).

A:Stuttering in graphics/speach in games

Need some more information.

What are your system spec's
video card

What are your free resources, start/settings/control panel/system/performance tab, what is the percent free.

Have you tried using control alt delete to bring up taskmanager, end task on everyting except systray and explorer. does it still do it.

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I just got a AMD Phenom II x6 1090T and Im now stuttering in games with highend graphics were as with my AMD Phenom II x4 925 I did not. My temps seems excellent, even better than with my 925, my 925 idled @ high 40's/low 50s, my 1090 idles @ high 20's/low 30's. Do I need a new PSU, current have a 650w, i think it is the psu for some reason but I hope theres something else cheaper.

My Specs:
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H
HEC x-power pro 650w
750gb Seagate barracuda hd
Sapphire HD 5770
Basic Disk Drive

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I recently bought an Inspiron 9300. I am having problems running games on it because there is a lot of stuttering. Stuttering seems to happen more frequently when there is a lot of sound going on. It is so bad, that I can't play any of my games. I noticed that my video card and sound card are sharing the same IRQ. Could this be the cause of the stuttering? Also, in dxdiag, the test sound button gives me an error after testing the software buffers saying that my sound card does not support hardware buffering. My problem only occurs in games. Listening to mp3, or playing movies does not induce stuttering.

What I've tried so far:
- Updating to the latest Dell video and sound card drivers.
- Installling other video drivers like Xtreme-G.
- Flashing the bios to the most rercent version.
- Switching from "ACPI Uniprocessor PC" to "Standard PC". This one did not work because the PCI Express Root Port device was giving an error about not being able to free enough resources. Windows was not able to detect my video card because of this.
- Disabling hardware sound acceleration.

The only solution to the stuttering problem right now is to deactivate the sound card. Once I do this, the stuttering is gone in all of my games. I thought about purchasing a PCMCIA sound card but I heard that it didn't work with internal speakers.

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I have a samsung laptop running windows xp sp3. My laptop has intel HD graphics on board.
I have direct x 9.0c installed on my laptop and i have the latest version of winamp ver 5.622 installed on my laptop. I have some videos downloaded from youtube in .FLV format. When i play these videos in fullscreen mode in winamp, i don't see the on-screen controls. This happens with .FLV files only.

Right clicking the video while its playing reveals the adobe flash player video menu which led me to the conclusion that winamp is using adobe flash player to run .FLV files instead of its own codecs as i also have adobe flash player installed on my machine.

Also, when i play the videos, i see the xvid logo(xvid is installed on my machine) in the system tray, which further confuses me about the codecs that are being used to play the videos.

Please help..........

A:No on-screen controls in fullscreen mode in winamp while playing .FLV files

Thanks for your post killeramy, i have already tried updating directx and i now have directx 9.0c. Have tried reinstalling winamp but it hasn't helped.

OSD works for other files but not for .FLV. My doubt is about winamp using adobe flash player and not its own decoder and that may be the culprit.

I have intel HD graphics on board on my laptop.

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I listen to my music on Winamp, yet when I'm using any other program that plays some sound effect (for example, playing some online game on Google Chrome), every time the game makes a bit of a loud sound effect, for a second or so, the music lowers itself for that second, then goes back to its normal volume.

I'm assuming this is some default option that is auto-enabled in Windows 8, since Windows XP never used to do this.

What option do I need to disable so all programs playing sound will not interfere and lower other programs' volume down?

It other words, what option do I need to disable so all the sounds play at an exact same level at all times?

Thanks a bunch

A:Music Playing On Winamp Auto-Lowers When Other Sounds Play

Try in: Control Panel > Sound > Communications > Do nothing.
And/or : Control Panel > Sound > Speakers > Advanced, Allow applications..... uncheck it and /or: Give exclusive......

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hey, i woke up one morning, tried to turn this thing on, nothing.
took it to the shop, "oh sorry sir, you're cpu has lifted up and away from the motherboard, we had to put it back in place for you, but i`m afraid you'll ahve to re-install windows and your programs to get the drivers back" i said give it to me, i`ll do it myself, i back up some files through dos and decided a clean install was best, my computer hasn't been formated in 2 years, so what the heck.

do that, go to load windows, got some error, dont' rememebr what, but took it back and they said the original ram was bad and having conflicts. so the 32 was replaced with 128, plus a 64 we had put in a year ago. they loaded windows, but no drivers for the hardware already in like they said they would (burner and modem...) i installed the modem, no prob, the burner, looks fine.

i`m geting things loaded back in, then i decided to play some mp3s and surf the net, like i always did before, i could not switch a web page without the system stuttering, i mean performance and sound. i cant' do anything while playing mp3s or cds.

took it back in cause i thought it was the ram, they siad nope after testing. you're cpu is probably slightly damaged....blah blah blah, tried to put a new one in..many moons later nothign worked, gave back as is..... and now i`m stuck.

i`ve had some problems (download a song and play one, nothign else running, it comes up with system resources dangerously lo... Read more

A:experiencing major stuttering when playing mp3s

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Morning All I have a RL70 with 4GB RAM, 512MB allocated to video card in BIOS.Drive has been replaced with high speed SSD and have tried Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Tried VLC and MPC MEdia players and on both when I play a 1080P movie from the SSD the CPU jumps up to 100% when the movie starts and the picture stutters and stops all the time. Obviously its not usable. Does anybody have any hints and tips to get this working?As far as I understand, this HD graphcs card should be capable of 1080P playback. Anybody else use this PC with 1080P without any issues?

A:RL70 playing 1080p movies - stuttering

What power plan are you using?  Balanced?  High performance? Have you tried jellyfish files?  You've tested SSD and it is working like it's supposed to......4k aligned? etc..  You're thinking hardware acceleration is not working? Youtube 1080p works? Edit: I forgot to mention....turn off your anti virus temporarily when you run your benchmark.  You'll get a better benchmark.  But don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.  There might be other RL70 users that have done a benchmark and you can compare to see if your hardware works the same as theirs.  There's other benchmarks you can run if you google. 

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Morning All I have a RL70 with 4GB RAM, 512MB allocated to video card in BIOS.Drive has been replaced with high speed SSD and have tried Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Tried VLC and MPC MEdia players and on both when I play a 1080P movie from the SSD the CPU jumps up to 100% when the movie starts and the picture stutters and stops all the time. Obviously its not usable. Does anybody have any hints and tips to get this working?As far as I understand, this HD graphcs card should be capable of 1080P playback. Anybody else use this PC with 1080P without any issues?

A:RL70 playing 1080p movies - stuttering

What power plan are you using?  Balanced?  High performance? Have you tried jellyfish files?  You've tested SSD and it is working like it's supposed to......4k aligned? etc..  You're thinking hardware acceleration is not working? Youtube 1080p works? Edit: I forgot to mention....turn off your anti virus temporarily when you run your benchmark.  You'll get a better benchmark.  But don't forget to turn it back on when you're done.  There might be other RL70 users that have done a benchmark and you can compare to see if your hardware works the same as theirs.  There's other benchmarks you can run if you google. 

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I am using DivX Plus Player version 8.1.2 to play some mkv files. The audio wasn't playing and I found from the error message that I needed a codec (AC3 and 8192 came up - I'm not technical enough to know what that means).

I found a codec, and now the audio plays but stutters to the point where I can't watch the video.

Please help a numpty in distress!


A:Audio stuttering on playing Divx video

Well, I'll tell you what I do with the DivxHD MKV files...I convert them to Xvid MP4 with Format Factory.
Why? Because I have nothing but trouble playing back MKV files...the audio is out of sync, the audio stops, the audio this the audio that (can't remember stuttering).
I convert to Xvid MP4 and the picture is still great, it plays in anything and the audio is rock solid.

Other than that I think MKV is great!

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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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After my computer did its usual updates, I've noticed a sound issue whenever I've been trying to play games/watch videos. At regular intervals the audio will freeze/skip for a second and make a loud grinding noise, then resume. This happens with music, streaming videos, games, pretty much everything. If I'm watching a video or playing a game, the screen will freeze for a second, then resume.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop with Windows 7

I assume I need to install a new driver or something, but I am pretty computer illiterate and don't exactly know what I need/where I need to get it from/how to figure out what I need.

Was hoping someone could help here.

A:Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

Since the screen will "freeze", suggests the sound problems are just a result of whatever is causing the PC to hang up and not directly a sound problem. Thus another forum section would be more applicable than the sound section.

You can run the Resplendence Latency Mon program and that may help, if you can figure it out as it gives you "information overload".

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

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Hello! I appreciate any assistance in advance.

[1] Problem:

I notice a stutter or choppiness that occurs when dragging programs across my screen. It "feels" like what I can best describe as a frame rate drop in a video game. This also occurs while playing video games. However, the frames per second shown in game are shown as not being affected.

[2] When:

Begins after random amounts of time; While on the desktop running programs like Chrome, Skype, & VLC...or running nothing. As well as when I play games. The problem does not always occur and usually straightens itself out once I restart. After a random amount of time, it will start again.

[3] Other:

(a) Disabling "Aero" theme on Windows 7 while the problem is occurring makes the stutter/choppiness less extreme, but it does not completely go away.

(b) While occurring, no pattern or abnormal CPU Usage showing from task manager.

(c) While issue is not occurring, Task Manager - Memory shows ~3GB used. No change while problem is occurring.

(d) Sometimes I can go an entire day without an issue, sometimes it begins occurring minutes after turning the computer on.

[4] What I've tried:

(a) Formatting & Reinstalling Windows.

(b) Both Updating and not Updating Windows after Format and Reinstall.

(c) Using the video driver that came with the video card and not updating to the latest.

(d) Updating to the latest video driver.

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Need Help
My old laptop has been having a stuttering problem with games for a couple of years now. It?ll stutter for around five seconds, run smooth for around ten seconds, stutter again for five, run smooth for ten. It?ll keep doing that until I stop playing and close the game. It doesn?t start doing the stutter the second I start the game, it?ll start maybe around five minutes into the game and not quit its pattern. It doesn?t matter what game, how old it is, it does this to all.

It also does this while watching online videos. I can?t watch anything on, for example, Hulu, or Gametrailers, without it doing the same stutter pattern.

I didn?t always have this annoyance. It started little over a year after I bought my laptop. During all this time, while putting up with the problem, I?ve done several clean installs. I?ve tried to solve this myself, but never could find anyone with the same exact problem.

I?ve uploaded several videos that show the stutter problem:
MrTatakichi's Channel - YouTube

Also, here's my hardware & processes:

Any help will definitely be appreciated, thank you.

A:Stuttering Problem in All Games & Online Videos

Well, 761 MHz processor speed is way too slow for any modern games. You can check go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The command prompt box appears, press Y and reboot the computer. The Check Disk Utility will check the integrity of the drive. You can also click on the PC Running Slow? link in my signature and try those things. Other then that, you need a faster computer.

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New build, I've tried all the fixes online to no avail. So I am stuck waiting windows 10 upgrade will solve the issue if I can't get 8.1 to work right. I also get audio cut out sometimes while playing GTA5

All drivers have been updated and I am using SATA 6gbs cords provided with the motherboard.

A:Micro stuttering in all games and starting applications

Fixed* Improper CPU heat sink placement. Micro stutter was from CPU temps of 101, readjusted heat sink down to 68 at load.

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Hello guys, so 2013 is my year of mini ITX gaming pc. I made a new config with the following spec:

MB: New coming Asus Maximus VI Impact
CPU: Intel i5 4670K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8G 1600
CPU cooler: Corsair H80i
PSU: Seasonic X serie 650
SSD: Samsung Pro 840 128G
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1T
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy white

So the installation was not easy, but I finally managed to install all carefully. I made a super clean windows 7 ultimate 64 bit installation and installed all driver correctly.

The cpu doesn't seem to be hot, since the temperature is around 28C idle, and 35-40C playing ultra settings games like Batman arkham city, diablo 3 and starcraft 2. The only problem is this annoying stuttering. It happens in Diablo 3 and arkham city. The game suffer from micro freeze every 20-30 sec, and this is very annoying for my gaming experience. The graphic settings are all maxed off in both game.

So what do you think about this issue and which component could be the source of the problem? Thank you very much in advance. Regards.

A:New powerful mini ITX config Stuttering a lot in games

Are you playing online or offline?

Things you can try:
- Download and clean install the latest Nvidia drivers
- Run a RAM checker
- Open the task manager and check for CPU spikes

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I get either a BSOD with IRQ_not less etc. message or I get a complete lock everyone time I play a flash or cd/dvd game.


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vent log shows categor 102 event 1003 each time

attaching mini dumps.

system athlon 64 3400+ 2.39 ghz
2 GB Ram
Windows XP media center SP2
Linksys wireless G USB adapter
Soundblaster audigy 4
nvidia geforce 9400GT

I have switched video cards, tried removing soundblaster, swapped ram chips with no success.

Thanks for any ideas.

A:Computer freezes with audio stuttering during all games

Typical of a bad sound card... I suspect your Audigy 4 Soundblaster has cooked its own goose from long use.

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Usually my internet connection is fine, surfing is good and playing games on my PS3 is quick and smooth. For the past few weeks however my connection has become a slow, stuttering/laggy mess and when I play COD I have the worst connection stats and I am usually chucked from a game.

Where do I start with my investigations? I do know there is no general issue with broadband in my area.

Would you guys need some stats from me to order to help?


C h r e d g e.

A:Slow, stuttering internet with VERY laggy games

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Hi, recently I downloaded Age of Conan. I started playing yesterday and the game was really choppy all the time and it made the game unplayable. I thought my laptop was just not good enough to run the game but I tried playing Oblivion and World of Warcraft and both seem to be just as choppy. This has never been a problem before and both of these games always ran fine. I tried offline games also and the same thing happens so its not my internet connection. I defraged and also updated drivers but neither worked. What can I do to fix this problem? Thanks

My specs are:
Toshiba P105-S9312 laptop

Windows XP
Processor: Intel CPU T2500 @ 2.00 GHz (2 CPU's)
RAM: 2046 Mb
Hard drive: 186 gig, 70 free
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce Go 7900 GS

A:Constant stuttering/lag in all games just started yesterday

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