I'm running Win XP SP2 on my year old desktop, using Realtek High Definition sound. About 3 weeks ago, I started suffering from stuttering and skipping on sound. This is not specific to any one file format or media player, indeed system souynds have been showing the same symptoms. There may be a link between CPU activity and these glitches, but I am by no means certain.
So far, I've tried defragmenting C drive, checking for spyware - with Adaware, Spybot and Superantispyware, doing a full vurus scan with Avast, updating my drivers, double checking Windows Update - no joy.
Anything else I ought to try? All suggestions happily received! Thanks..
It's onboard sound from an Asus P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard. I've checked for driver updates etc. Indeed I've installed the latest, then reveerted to the old drivers from the installation cd, and back again, with no joy. I've noticed the problem of stuttering and jumping is greatest when I do things like download emails, hence my fear that the problem's quite deeep seated. Any thoughts?
Hi Johnny, Will keep an eye on Task manager and see if any patterns emerge. Been trying to recreate the problem over the last few mins, and got moderate glitches in sound when I opened Firefox, and severe trouble when I launched Cyberlink Power Cinema. Also, I can be sat around, listening to music or a podcast, and get the same trouble, so there's clearly something going on nthere the PC isn't coping well with.
I will try that tomorrow and see if it reveals anything. Oddly, I'm not playing any media file now, just running MSN messenger in the background, and when I got notification of your posting, the two note jingle was stuttery...