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Sound hiccups during hard drive activity

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rockin69, Feb 12, 2010.

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  1. Rockin69

    Rockin69 Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Did you fully uninstall the old sound driver completely.........is that PC compatible for W7?
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Rockin69

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    No one? Nothing?
     
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