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- Shaz x x x
May 22, 2006, 3:46 pm
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eg browser, word, etc my music starts to play slow while the other
application is opening. Altho when I run AVG or scan disk the music plays
I have tried other music players, ITunes, winamp etc and it is the same.
I can play CSS with no problems, altho It is a bit slow and I can hear the
tower churing away when it fist starts. My pc is about 6 months old and
noticed it a couple of months a go and now begining to bug me
Thing is I really do not know where to start and would be gratefull for any
These are my specs
Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLi
Chipset : nVidia nForce4
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 2000 MHz
Physical Memory : 1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 6600 GT D/version 220.127.116.11
Hard Disk : SAMSUNG (80 GB)
Antec 400 w sp psu
DVD-Rom Drive : SONY CD-RW CRX320EE
Monitor Type : Hercules Prop - 17 inchs
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professionnal 5.01.2600 Service Pack
DirectX : Version 9.0c
Re: advice welcome
Our first problem is terminology. When you say the "music starts to
play slow", do you mean the pitch of the music is lower than normal ?
Like with reel-to-reel tape, if you slowed the movement of the tape.
To play faster than normal, and keep the pitch constant, you would
have to remove the silent passages in the music. The way some
dictation machines work - they remove the silent spots and only
keep the parts with speech. To play slower, you'd have to insert
some silent passages, in order to keep the pitch constant.
Your machine is plenty powerful to play music. In order for all
applications to get along together in the computer, they have to
take turns. Some operating systems give too much preference to
disk activities, and if one program does high I/O, it seems to
partially "starve" the other applications.
I think, to start, I would open Task Manager (control-alt-delete)
and look at the Performance Monitor. When you think the computer
is "idle", is the utilization close to 0% ? Are there any tasks
present that are using a lot of CPU cycles ?
Does the music "stutter" ? Do you hear "static" or "crackling" ?
Do you hear portions of music repeated ? Those are some other
terms that are used to describe sound problems.