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Sounds on my PC are Choppy/Laggy

When I play music or any kind of sound on my desktop, It gets choppy, slow or laggy. Many have told me that this is a memory related problem and also because of a virus. I have the Avast 4.8 Anti Virus Protection software, use the Reimage PC booster, and use a bundle of software called TuneUp Utilities 2009, but still the sound stays the same. Can any1 recommend a solution to all this except for reformatting? And if the software I use is recommended at all?

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  • kyleinton May 22, 2009

    uhm. I dont really get this part of the sol'n. "if so try #mirc_rainbow maybe the OPS there can help you, just be
    polite to them and thank them and you will be a welcome visitor anytime
    you drop by.. Another nice IRC site is #popinn or even #mirc_help (yes
    the # is neccesary)"

    Could you please explain? Your time and help is gladly appreciated. Thanks



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There is another FREE program you can try.. try an internet search for AD-AWARE It finds those pesky little memory thieves and oftentimes can eliminate them. I am unfamiliar with your antivirus program.. I would use McAfee or Norton. As for the lagging it sounds like a buffering problem. there is a program I use called System Mechanic that does a pretty decent job of fixing internet and even registry problems. The System mechanic by IOLO ( i think) is a little spendy unless you get in on an offering I got 1 yr service for only 20.00 (vs 40-80 to buy the prog from the store) The musid that is choppy is it while online with a program such as mIRC? if so try #mirc_rainbow maybe the OPS there can help you, just be polite to them and thank them and you will be a welcome visitor anytime you drop by.. Another nice IRC site is #popinn or even #mirc_help (yes the # is neccesary)
Good Luck

Posted on May 18, 2009

  • Prescott Pranke May 22, 2009

    Here is my reasoning, maybe it will help maybe not.. I am making a judgement call that this is happening when you are listening to music from the internet?? in which case the music is doing what is called 'buffering' (downloading itself to your hdd so that it will play with less stalls and restarts.. is this a safe presumption? If so then I recommended installing a program called mIRC (Mozilla Internet Relay Chat or another IRC program..
    the channels I offered for help are on the UNDERNET feed (when you install mIRC or IRC then try to connect to UNDERNET (the prog usually defauls to another feed.)). the channels #popinn and #mirc_rainbow, even perhaps #mirc_newbies may be able to help you change some settings that will affect the entire system to help eliminate the buffering that seems to be goiung on.. the other option(s) are to maybe look at your tuneup utilities and see if there is an option there that will defrag your registry OR your system memory. Also if you haven't performed a system defragment lately even that may make a big difference. If noithing seems to help then you may want to see about increasing your system RAM (I don't know how much RAM you have but if it is less than 1 Gig it may be a good decision to at least double it.. Most PCS wil start with either 128 M, 256 Meg, 512 Meg or 1 GIG of system RAM if you only have 512 K Ram or less it makes it difficult for the system to store the music without playing a segment of it, then stalling while it loads more of the song until it has eventually played the entire song. this is because the ram is finite and once it is filled with temporary data, the data must cycle through the ram and then go into nothingness
    I hope this helps clear things up.. if you are unsure about downloading the mIRC program then just try the other optional solutions.. I am not positive, but I doubt that it is a virus and I really doubt that a reformat is necessary.. BUT if you DO end up reformatting try to save your c:\program files directories that you dont want to lose (back them up to CD if possible, then you can reload the programs from scratch then restore the backed up progs to the original directories
    Also any programs that you have purchased online and that you had to save toyour hdd try to back them all up as well otherwise you may not be able to use them until you prove that you purchased them to the reseller

  • Prescott Pranke May 23, 2009

    Mozilla Internet Relay Chat (mIRC) is a stand alone program that sends music streams to your pc and allows social chatter the program is shareware and reasonably easy to install. the sites (channels) I gave [starting with the # sign ] are places you can go and chat with other people who are really pretty good at helping solve some of the issues like you are experiencing. If this doesn't seem like it will help you then forget about mIRC and try the other programs I suggested.. or a memory upgrade may help as well.. if the music stream is lagging or buffering it coulod very well be your connection speed


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Hi. I had the same problem once with my desktop. It seems that windows load slowly and when i play music, the choppy performance of my CPU becomes obvious. What I did was, I reinstalled the chipset driver for my processor and it appears that it requires Windows XP SP2. So i also reinstalled WinXP SP2 and it solved the problem (without reformatting, just upgrading).

Now i had the very same problem with my Lenovo 3000 G430. I did the above solution but it didn't solve the problem. I am guessing that the chipset driver from Lenovo is problematic for Windows XP because the system is more supported in Windows Vista. Just a guess.

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