Sound hiccups during hard drive activity

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Rockin69

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I changed from Win XP to Win 7 and, overall, I think it's a much better system. However, one problem I had is that my old sound card, a Sound Blaster Live!, was not recognized by it. So I had to change to a Sound Blaster X-Fi.

But ever since I changed it I have these annoying hiccups whenever I'm listening to audio and doing something else with the computer, like installing a software, surfing the internet or anything that requires some HD activity.

For instance, if a Youtube video is buffering and I press Play before it finishes, I get the hiccups. Once the whole thing is complete I can listen to it with no problem.

Playing games I usually don't have any problem, probably because there's no other activity going on besides the game itself.

My specs:

Win 7 Professional 32bits
Intel Core Duo 1.6Ghz
2 GB of RAM
12GB of free HD space
3070 of Virtual Memory allocated
Background softwares: Avast 5, MalwareBytes and TuneUp 2010.

Any help will be immensely appreciated, I don't know what to do anymore.
 
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Did you fully uninstall the old sound driver completely.........is that PC compatible for W7?
 

Rockin69

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Well, I couldn't fully uninstall a sound card that Windows wasn't even recognizing in the first place. What I did was I took the card out, restarted Windows without it, turned it off again and then put the X-Fi there.

My pc is compatible, I ran Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor before I installed it and everything was ok (except the sound card, but I decided to take a chance on it).

I think it might have something to do with virtual memory or some sound card configuration, but I'm not sure.
 
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