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Windows 7: Sound and video stuttering.

13 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
Sound and video stuttering.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas people as it is driving me mad.

Many thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

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

Have you tested your RAM or can you swap in other sticks?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 professional 32 bit


Many thanks for the reply so quickly.

My ram sticks are fine as they came out of my older machine recently. This machine only had 3gb ram in it so i changed it to 4gb. It was also looping with 3gb ram installed.

I will be checking out the task manager options out later and will grab some screenshots. When i do - i will repost them back on here ASAP.

Many many thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 professional 32 bit

Hey all.

Well this morning im a very happy chappy.

The sound problem that i have had for the last 2 months has gone. I uninstalled the microsoft security essentials and it seemed better but the problem was still there. So i went into the system devices and uninstalled the wireless driver as i dont use wireless internet, only hard wired.

This done the ticket. YAY!. Now i can link up my Harmon Karden soundstick 2's and im away.

Many thanks all.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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