Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Lagging and Sound Distortion

09 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Lagging and Sound Distortion

Hi! This problem began happening a couple weeks ago. Every now and then, at random intervals, whatever I'm doing, my computer will begin having extreme lag. The music I'm listening to will distort, any games I'm playing will drop to 10 or lower FPS, my ping in the game spikes to 2000+, even though the internet is fine at the time. This happens when I am using offline applications as well, such as reading pdf files, or typing word documents. The problem seems to intensify as I use my computer for longer periods of times. There are no viruses on this computer, I've checked using multiple virus scans. Is this possibly a hardware problem?

Thanks for any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Yes, possibly hardware.

The standard test for RAM is memtest86+. Run it for 6 or 8 passes, which might take overnight.

For hard drives, use the drive manufacturer's testing tool, downloadable from the manufacturer's web site in the support area.

Get memtest86+ here and burn it to a disk and boot from it.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Have you taken a look at processes or RAM usage in Task Manager or Resource Monitor during the times that the PC is lagging??

Some info about your hardware might help--CPU, hard drives, and RAM at least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8192 RAM (Believe the brand is Crucial)
Hard Drive: Hitachi HTS547564A9E384 (5400 RPM HDD)

I will give MemTest a try, as I was planning on doing so.
I have not looked at task manager during these lag phases due to the fact that happen so quick and they last for such a short time, the longest was maybe 10 seconds, and the shortest is less than 1 second.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I noticed my CPU usage spiking during these times.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Lagging and Sound Distortion

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Distortion sound using onboard realtek sound card on windows 7ultimate
Hello,i recently upgrade my system from xp to windows7,i use the same realtek driver and get distortions!I try severall drivers,disable all enhancements/levels on speakers properties with no result(2.1speakers-),i configure them in stereo mode,i reduce the default format to 44100 16bits(cd...
Sound & Audio
Sound Distortion With SATA CD/DVD Player
I have an ATA and also a new SATA CD/DVD Rom drives. The older ATA device plays CD music fine. However the new SATA device causes terrible distortion as if there is a loose nail buzzing in the speakers. I know it must be something to do with incompatible hardware settings but I have no idea where...
Sound & Audio
windows 7 sound distortion
hey guys hope you can help me but when i play some songs the sound is very distorted and can not under stand what thay are saying very well i have realtec sound drivers
Sound & Audio
Sound distortion, tried lots
I'm using an A505-S6960 and recently, about 2-3 weeks ago, have been experiencing increasingly annoying distortion and crackling sounds merged with my normal audio. It occurs during youtube videos, welcome screen, and even stuff as simple as changing the volume level. It is not consistent but...
Sound & Audio
cant fix sound distortion
hello, i have been looking around the inter-web-nets for about a week now, and i cant find anything that will fix the sound distortion problem im having. i have an intel dp45sg board, q8200 quad core and integrated sound at the moment. i have installed/uninstalled/re-installed way to many...
Sound & Audio
sound distortion
When I bring my Windows 7 HP desktop out of sleep or hibernation, all the normal system sounds play in a distorted manner. If I reboot, then the sounds play normally. I have an on board 5.1 HD 6 channel audio codec and have removed the driver, then got Win 7 to find the latest driver (Microsoft)...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App