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Jolting sound in NEW computer

Hey there, I have used this sound card (audiophile 2496) in my old computer and loved it! I bought a new soundcard (same modle) and a new computer, more powerful spec then old computer. But I am having a problem with the sound. When I play anything, DVDs, MP3s, Games ...etc The sound Jolts the computer temporary slows down (we're talking with a few seconds) and then for about 3minutes everything is fine, then it jolts again.

I've uninstalled/disabled the onboard sound device, My graphics card has an ATi HD audio output for the HDMI cable, so I have disabled that too, just incase, I've reinstalled the drivers for the soundcard... got a tech guy to look at it, he cant see whats up, other then he wants to reinstall XP again...

but get this... if I put my USB headphones into the computer the soundcomes out FINE no jolts... it uses a different sound output, so I know it has to be the soundcard....

any ideas?? I record piano, and vocals and really would love my new computer to be working,... hahahahaha :D

GABi x

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Try to find a good tech guy, its just easy fif you find somebody to fixed. From now just use it with your usb, from now on tll you can find somebody to fixed your new staff.........

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