Audio Stuttering Problems (CPU related?)

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Booties Posted: Mon, Oct 6 2008 1:46 PM

This is my first post so tell me if I'm not in the right place for this.

 

Anyway, a week ago my Sony Vaio (VGN-FS980, October 2006 purchase) started to stutter when playing videos.  It goes away if I let the video load completly, but I want to be able to stream without thise sound.  I just noticed today that when I play my music on my HD it also stutters when I open an application or whenever the computer is "thinking".  It really annoying and it seemingly came out of no where.  I have no idea what to do to fix this.  I found other solutions online, but all those urls have expired since then.

 

Any ideas?  TIA

 

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I would see if there is a driver update for you Vaio for the sound. It might have gotten overriden by an update to windows. I doubt its the CPU alone that is causing the problem.

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Riks replied on Mon, Oct 6 2008 5:26 PM

yeah i got a creative audigy 2zs, it stutters sometimes.. i think it's just the drivers on windows..

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Welcome to HotHardware, Booties! Some good reading for you HERE.

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Booties replied on Sun, Oct 19 2008 7:19 PM

I tried your link SUper Dave and the first link it tells me to follow takes me to a text page.  The description of it is that it will be a prompt, but all I see is the script's code.  I still haven't solved my problem with the stuttering (and now I noticed since my post that the start up is EXTREMELY long).

 

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I tried your link SUper Dave and the first link it tells me to follow takes me to a text page.  The description of it is that it will be a prompt, but all I see is the script's code.  I still haven't solved my problem with the stuttering (and now I noticed since my post that the start up is EXTREMELY long).

When playing a video that stutters hit alt-ctrl-del and look at the cpu usage

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Booties replied on Sun, Oct 19 2008 7:56 PM

When it stutters it is usually in the range of 65-75% with peaks in the low 90s.  When I let it load completely (instead of streaming) it plays find and the CPU usage does drop slightly.

 

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When it stutters it is usually in the range of 65-75% with peaks in the low 90s.  When I let it load completely (instead of streaming) it plays find and the CPU usage does drop slightly.

What cpu do you have?

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Booties:
I tried your link SUper Dave and the first link it tells me to follow takes me to a text page. 
 

Click on the link under QUICK SOLUTION (#1), then click OPEN. It will reset your DMA settings for you, Booties.

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Booties replied on Sun, Oct 19 2008 9:49 PM

I just said it doesn't give me any prompt though.  There is NOTHING to click after I click Open under Quick solutions #1.  It just shows me the type out code, it doesn't work for me for some reason.

 

 

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Super Dave replied on Sun, Oct 19 2008 10:50 PM

Very strange as I just tried it myself on my Son's PC and it worked. If you haven't been using Internet Explorer you might try it and see if it works!

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Booties replied on Mon, Oct 20 2008 9:09 AM

Yeah it worked.  I don't know why Firefox couldn't run the script.  Didn't have any blocked notifications show up.  Thanks very much.  The stuttering seems to have gone away completely.

 

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