new speakers distorted sound and slow

  bobbybluenose 16:06 30 Dec 12
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hi all os xp pro i have noticed recently poor sound quality and slowing down when i play music, i have change the battery on mother board and cleaned fans and m/board, just purchased new speakers thinking my old ones might be on there way out anyone got any ideas please.

  Ian in Northampton 16:19 30 Dec 12

Are you playing from CDs or from MP3s on your hard drive?

  bobbybluenose 16:24 30 Dec 12

MP3s from hard drive through you tube ,media player,

  Ian in Northampton 18:35 31 Dec 12

Hmmm - I asked only to eliminate a CD drive problem as the issue... The only other thing I can think of is that you have something running in the background that is consuming huge amounts of processor/memory. You might want to check in Task Manager and look at 'processes' and 'applications', see if there's something strange going on.

  Aitchbee 12:19 01 Jan 13

Try double-clicking on the volume icon [bottom right hand corner] to bring up 'Volume Control'. Then click on 'Advanced' and make sure 'Microphone Boost' is unticked.

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