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Playback stuttering

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by thesey, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. thesey

    thesey Thread Starter

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    I performed a search but cannot really find any help.
    All my audio playback ( MP3, WAV,) when played through winamp, WMP or realplayer keep stuttering like the memory is running out.
    My system is AMD1200 with 512 RAM. My soundcard is a cheap muse XL. All drivers are up to date.
    CD's play fine. The problem is really bad when opening, for example, OE whilst listening to a tune or just opening new windows, the tune playing really hangs.
    I still get these "glitches" when winamp is the only thing running (to a lesser degree) -Do I need more memory or a better soundcard?
    Cheers -Seymour
     
  2. $teve

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    welcome to T.S.G.

    you always need more memory and a better soundcard but i think the problem is probably with a running process.close everything not needed......(start/run type msconfig press enter and see if that works.
    im asuming your not using win95/2k
     
  3. thesey

    thesey Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I've done the start-up menu and trimmed it back to basics, when ctrl/alt/del is pressed only syst tray and explorer are running.
    I did have another 256 stick of memory that I ran for a while making 768mb but win98 gets unstable (so I've read) ( tried all the system INI cheats etc but wasn't really satifactory)

    'Spose I should just go and buy a better sound card and see if this eliminates the problem. I may changee my OS to 2000 or XP soon so I can add the xtra memory.
     
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