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Video and audio

My video and audio gets extremely slow and skips. The pc is around 5yrs old but this has started within the last 6 months. I have COMPLETELY cleaned and restored this pc with the hardware that came with it.It is a Compaq 6000. I'm at my wits end!
Somewone PLEASE help!
Thanks , Chuck
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    Chuck Powers Jun 30, 2008

    Please help me with this problem. ANYONE (and there are millions) smarter than me.Everything works perfectly including all my (50 gig) of programs except for the audio and video slowing down ...even to where it "skips" in peices until the computer catches up? I only have 512 gig of ram and a 1.6 pentium processer but this has never been a problem untill the last several months. I can do virtually NO multi-tasking due to this slow down.Disk-clean , defragmentation and a full restore will not fix this.I have done all I know to do short of having to buy a new pc!

    Please help!

    Thanks , Chuck

  • Chuck Powers
    Chuck Powers Jun 30, 2008

    By the way , this pc came as a bundle with monitor,keyboard,mouse and tower and it has (from what I understand) integrated video/audio.

    Thanks again , Chuck

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Hello.
if the problem you are having, only includes the video and audio
reproduction, you should check the following:

- Make sure you got the latest Codecs for audio and video reproduction( MPEG, etc, there are many codecs packs to choose, and not all work properly.)
- Check for the version of DirectX you have, try to get the latest
version( i think it is DirectX 9.0 C)
to check the above, click on - START - click on - RUN - type dxdiag and click ok, there you can get info about many devices on your pc.
Less likely but check anyway:
- You have properly installed the latest Sound and Graphics adapter drivers.( you can visit the motherboard manufacturer's website to get the newest version of Drivers for your hardware).

I hope this can help you.
Good luck.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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