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Computer Sounds Drags

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dorajane1955, Oct 16, 2008.

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  1. Dorajane1955

    Dorajane1955 Thread Starter

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    I have Windows XP Professional on my Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop computer, when I use more than one program at the same time, my sound will start dragging real slow until the other program is about finished downloading or run it's course in whatever it's doing. PLEASE ASSIST! Thanks, Dora
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    This indicates that the CPU is being fully utilised and has no time to keep the audio flowing. You have a relatively low powered CPU.

    Using Task manager, try and see what process is using the most CPU %
     
  3. Dorajane1955

    Dorajane1955 Thread Starter

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    Please tell me what I need to do to correct this problem.......thank you so much for responding to my question, Dora
     
  4. wannahelp

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    Dora,
    It sounds like you processor is being overly tasked. First, try shutting any unnecessary programs down. If you look at the right side of your taskbar. Find and right click on any programs there you are not using. Then click close or exit. This will close them only till you restart the computer or the program. Remember to close only what you do not need. Leave security programs running. Now try to replicate what you were doing and see if the sound still drags. You may need to do a more drastic move of cleaning up the programs that start when windows boots, but try this and see if it helps.
     
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