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Laptop "stopping" for split second on WWW... (please read...hard to explain).

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Azzy, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. Azzy

    Azzy Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2007
    Hey there, I've got a problem I'm experiencing while browsing the world wide web.

    Basically, I've noticed that my laptop "stops" for a very split second when I'm on the web. I am only able to notice it through the means of about 3 different things though.

    Firstly is when I am watching a video online on a website such as Youtube. Anywhere where I am watching a video online, at various times, I will see the image freeze for a split second. The sound will play as normal as if there was no stop, but the video picture pauses for a split second.

    Second is when I am scrolling a web page with either the side scroll bars on the screen or with the scroll bar on my touch pad of the laptop. If I scroll the page, everything pauses for a split second and then resumes again. Think about when you scroll a web page too fast and it freezes. But this does it randomly on every 10 - 20 seconds for a split second.

    Finally, the only other way I can tell my internet stops briefly is when I am typing. The best way to notice this is to simply hold a key down to repeat the letter. As it types out the letter over and over, eventually the typing stops for a split second then carries on.

    That's it anyway. These "pauses" when I'm on the web happen randomly. Roughly every 10 to 20 seconds or something. When watching a video it seems to be about that time.

    I've no idea what's causing it. It's not a seriously extreme problem, but it's bothersome and I am noticing it every single time now. I don't recall this ever happening, but for the past month or so I have now, and I'd love it to be normal again.

    Laptop specs:

    intel core 2 duo processor t5450
    1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache
    358MB mobile intel graphic media accelerator x3100
    2 GB DDR2
    160 GB HDD
    Windows Vista home premium 32-bit

    Many many thanks if you can help!
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