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    Computer sound problem

    My issue is this:

    When I open my computer's performance window (where it shows the memory usage and such) it seems as though every second or two my computer has a usage 'spike' up to around 10%. This is the little graph that shows the activity in my computer.

    So, when I'm playing an Mp3, with every spike in activity a glitch in the sound occures and it's REALLY irritating. Irritating to the point where I can't listen to Mp3's anymore.

    There is no unusual usage taking place where it lists what is using memory (running totals that change real-time).

    I can't figure out what the heck is wrong. Sound card? Some rouge program? I've searched all over for any programs that might be doing it but I can't find anything.

    Any ideas?

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    If you have an extra sound card lying around, or can borrow one, swap it out and see if that works.

    What programs do you have running in the background? You should disable all startup programs except explorer and see if the problem is still occuring.........
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    I would try downloading a newer driver
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    What version of windows are you running?
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    How much ram do you have?
    How much free harddrive space?
    What do you use to play the mp3's ?
    What programs are running? taskbar? services?

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    Would it function correctly before? If so, what is different now? Have you installed something recently?
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    Originally posted by millertime
    How much ram do you have?
    How much free harddrive space?
    What do you use to play the mp3's ?
    What programs are running? taskbar? services?
    I have windows 2000 professional

    Ram=128k
    Free harddrive space= 12.7 (20 total)
    No matter what program I use for Mp3's the problem persists
    Taskbar= Nothing unusual... just hardware programs

    I'm seriously lost.

    I might search for a new driver Steveo... thanks.

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