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Audio Troubles All audio plays choppy and is often slowed down. I have tried installing the appropriate audio drivers, but the problem persists. My computer is installed with Realtek High Definition Audio.

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  • kdw536 Aug 25, 2007

    there doesn't seem to be any kind of environment configuration. i also tried uninstalling the device and having windows reinstall, but the problem was still there. in device manager there is a listing for legacy audio drivers, as well as realtek high definition audio. does this have anything to do with the conflict? there doesn't seem to be a way to uninstall the legacy drivers, but could i somehow install different drivers in their place?
    thanks for the help...

  • mushupork Nov 07, 2007

    i have an acer aspire 9210 and had the same problem with my audio. it used to work fine now it is all choppy and wrong speed etc. i removed the driver from device manager and downloaded a driver from realtek. but still the same problem.

  • the hawk425 Mar 15, 2009

    i have same problem and i think i have same computer its aspire its lke a small laptop when i first bought worked fine my sister has one working fine but mines not working but like somtimes it will for like 10 mins tops this it just either goes really slow or like skips reallly fast ive updated driver rolled back reinstalled also happens with any speakers



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I had the exact same problem with a friend's Toshiba Satellite A105-S4014. XP had failsafed to PIO mode for both IDE channels. I'm not sure what caused this to happen, but after a general clearout I uninstalled both IDE channels then rebooted to force reinstall and everything is now hunky dory.

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There must be a driver conflict if this is what is happening when you play music from your hard drive, if your playing from a cd make sure it's not an encrypted music file. Go to my computer icon, right click>properties>hardwrae tab>device manager, then go down the list to sound, video and game controllers, click the '+' sign, highlight realtek and then right click and select uninstal. Restart the system and the audio will automatically re install and use the appropriate driver, you should now have normal sound.

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This must be a problem with the configuration utility. In some cases when using realtek or c-media or related products that come with a utility to help you change the environment, some environments may make you sound to be choppy. This may also be memory or processors speed that may not support that kind of configuration. Try opening the utility usually at the bottom right coner of the screen at the taskbar and try changing the environements.

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