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CONSTANT timed stutter with either sound OR audio?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kaiju, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. Kaiju


    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,638

    Location: Expat in HK

    I was getting a stutter with my rig on a consistant basis, i can describe it like the sound skips/shakes for a brief second. Anyway i decided to do some tests and i found out the following.

    When not moving my mouse or moving it (even unplugging it), the results are still the same. I thought it maybe my Razer Copperhead but alas after messing with polling/dpi rates i concluded it wasn't.

    Basically after every minute/second the skip/shake occured in either Winamp (sound) or VLC Player (video).


    As you can see the skip/shake occurs after every 60 seconds+ 4seconds?

    What the... can anyone give me a clue as to what this could be as i'm pretty stumped?
  2. Devlish


    Joined: 12 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,379

    Location: London

  3. Kaiju


    Joined: 27 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,638

    Location: Expat in HK

    I've never had this problem with my other machine and am miles from an airport or airfield, so it's not interference. I'm using on-board Realtec '97 at the moment, but that was because i thought it was a conflicting issue with my M-Audio 24/96 soundcard and an IRQ with my GPU. It gets even more complicated as my GPU cooler houses over another PCI slot, so i only have 2x PCI slots left. I tried both, but alas the same problem sharing an IRQ or not. :(

    Any more thoughts on the matter? I'm seriously stumped. I've also tried lowering PCI latency times with my M-Audio soundcard too, but still the same issue.

    edit: This is what i have to change just for reference.
    PCI Latency Sets

    1.) Gonna try Realtek sound driver opposed to nVidia 4.62 driver.
    2.) Gonna try M-Audio again.
    Last edited: 1 Mar 2006