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: Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

11 Feb 2015   #1

windows 7
Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

After my computer did its usual updates, I've noticed a sound issue whenever I've been trying to play games/watch videos. At regular intervals the audio will freeze/skip for a second and make a loud grinding noise, then resume. This happens with music, streaming videos, games, pretty much everything. If I'm watching a video or playing a game, the screen will freeze for a second, then resume.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N4110 laptop with Windows 7

I assume I need to install a new driver or something, but I am pretty computer illiterate and don't exactly know what I need/where I need to get it from/how to figure out what I need.

Was hoping someone could help here.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

Since the screen will "freeze", suggests the sound problems are just a result of whatever is causing the PC to hang up and not directly a sound problem. Thus another forum section would be more applicable than the sound section.

You can run the Resplendence Latency Mon program and that may help, if you can figure it out as it gives you "information overload".

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2015   #3

Win 8

Check this thread out - seems to be an issue with a S/W update on Dell's

Audio Stutters and Buzzing Caused by DPC Latency
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7, 8.1 Dual boot 64 bit

Please trz this.
In system tray you will find Dell Audio
Open it and Disable the Equalizers and all the other Audio enhancements.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2015   #5

windows 7

I'm not entirely sure what happened. It had another set of updates and since those have gone into effect the things been fine. I appreciate the help everyone and I'll pop back if it comes up again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2015   #6

W7 64 bit
Nailed it... for now...

as per here
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Audio buzzing/stuttering during videos/games

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.
Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say. When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses. My PC has never had this...
Performance & Maintenance
Youtube Videos Slowing Down, Audio Popping Stuttering Windows 7 64 bit
I have only joined to share this info which may or may not help someone as I have seen alot of people with the same issue over the past wee while. This may or may not have been discussed here and I apologise if it has but I am rather busy and don't have the time to browse thru these forums. Peace,...
Music, Pictures & Video
youtube videos and streams choppy but audio and games are fine
Im not sure how to diagnose the problem. I thought it might be a flash problem but i cant seem to find older versions. I have changed the prio and still no dice. streams were choppy on a 660 and 7850 so i dont think its my gpu... any ideas how to go about this?
Music, Pictures & Video
Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games
My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general. Specs: Core i7 2600k Asus p8p67 deluxe Asus Engtx 570...
Graphic Cards
Stuttering while streaming videos and playing games
Hi. I'm not the most technologically savvy person so I'll try to explain this as best as I can and include information that I think might be useful. :p Computer specs: Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home...

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 18:16.
Twitter Facebook Google+