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Windows 7: Sound Skipping Every Few Seconds

05 Nov 2010   #1
Mistah Dex

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Sound Skipping Every Few Seconds

Hey basically I have this problem with the sound having a slight skip / crack every 5 seconds or so. This is happening in games, music playing software and online videos. I'll admit that it's only a very slight thing, but I find it to be very annoying.

I tried using DPC Latency Checker and it said: "Some device drivers on this machine behave bad and will probably cause drop-outs in real-time audio and/or video streams. To isolate the misbehaving driver use Device Manager and disable/re-enable various devices, one at a time. Try network and W-LAN adapters, modems, internal sound devices, USB host controllers, etc." The levels got up to 30,000us+

I tried disabling the LAN adapter and sound devices which yielded no change (had no idea how to safely disable USB host controllers)

I've tried uninstalling then updating my Realtek Audio drivers to the latest version for my motherboard.

I should mention that I built this computer (was my first), so is there anything I might have missed / did incorrectly that could be causing this? Or could it be something else?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

EDIT: Problem was caused by a program the motherboard installed. Guessed what it was designed to do...enhance the performance of the PC. Nice job there.

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07 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
How much is your system memory ?

This sometimes happens if you have less RAM or the system memory is going full due to unnecessary services. You can update your drivers to Realtek HD Audio and see if that works, if not then go to task manager and check your RAM usage or try giving your Media Player or game a higher priority.

There are many software to free up your RAM by disabling unnecessary services like Auslogics Boost Speed.

If these wont work please reply.
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