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When I play audio or video files they play fine and then suddenly start dragging for 15 sec. -1 min. then return to normal , I have also noticed when I play pinball the ball motion is jerky and fl

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The most likely problem is that you are either, buffering from an internet feed (slow internet) or you are overloading the processor. The Pinball would indicate that your processor is too slow. Buy a new graphics card or more RAM. Also run CCleaner to get rid of any rubbish that is slowing down the computer.

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Try "K-Lite Codec" pack to help with your audio problem. This should help unless there is a problem with your audio driver. It may be worth checking this in Device Manager. The loading time may be due to your graphics card, or lack of it. If you are not using a graphics card then all of the decoding of your video file is being done by your main processor, and in these instances the more memory your system has the better. You don't say if you are laoding the file from hard drive or the internet. If it is the internet then the previous hardware limitations apply, but it may just be your internet bandwidth. Try downloading from the internet to your hard drive first before playing. This may save your media withdrawal system. Hope this helps.

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