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Jerky mouse and stuttering sound

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  1. Jon12345

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    Recently, I installed Civilisation 3 and Age of Empires 3 on the same day. One of these made me upgrade to Direct X 10 or something similar.

    I think it was since this day that my sound plays in a stuttering way and the mouse is periodically jerky, so I guess they are connected.

    What might this be? A hardware conflict? Or could the upgrade to Direct X 10 be the problem? Can I uninstall Direct X 10?

    This is driving me nuts!

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. ZEUS_GB

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    Does the sound stutter and mouse jerk in Windows or other applications?
     
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    It stutters using all applications. e.g. iTunes, Windows Media Player and so on. The mouse doesn't always jerk but goes through stages. e.g. at the moment I can circle the mouse around several times and nothing happens. Then, later on I might do the same thing and it periodically stops for a fraction of a second. It never used to do this.
     
  4. flynstone

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    Go Start/Help and Support and put "direct x" in the search bar. Use the diagnostic tool to resolve any problems.
     
  5. Jon12345

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    I have now done that but nothing! Could there be DMA conflicts or something like that? IRQ settings?
     
  6. ZEUS_GB

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    Look in device manager for conflicts.
    Also try a driver update.
     
  7. Jon12345

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    I have had a look in device manager and I can't see anything with a question mark next to it. I presume that is what I am supposed to be looking for?

    Also, I cannot find any driver updates for my sound card. Been hunting for them but nothing. It affects my mouse too so is it going to be more than just a sound driver issue? Could there be some other type of hardware conflict or something?
     
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