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Choppy sound and video on laptop

Cds play good. dvds and video games are choppy. When I start up a video game the intro is choppy. When stopped and restarted it is clear all the way up to where it was stopped then goes back to being hard to see and hear. Is this a dvd rw drive issue or maybe a software problem?

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  • elektra3601 Dec 29, 2008

    I will definately give it a try. Thanks for the input.

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Unfortunately your video card memory is probably lacking. And/or your settings are set too high for your processor to handle. Right click on your desktop, goto properties, goto settings, and select for best perfomance then apply.

CD's play simple audio files. DVD's and games play large video files and large audio files that are choppy on older systems. you may need to upgrade your memory. Make sure you delete all you dont use, run disk cleanup. REstart. Run, disk defrag, Restart.

A good test is goto : www.belarc.com or belarcadvisor.com

They will tell you if yoursystem is uptodate.

Good luck!

You may just be running a older processor?

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Mark

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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