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Stuttering Sound

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Peaker, Jun 16, 2002.

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  1. Peaker

    Peaker Thread Starter

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    Hi folks,

    Really hope someone can help me with this problem as it's driving me crazy.

    The sound from my card is stuttering badly when I'm playing games etc. It appears to stutter badly when say FMV is playing or similair.

    Here's my specs:

    PIII 866
    256Mb Ram PC133
    SBlaster 128 PCI
    32Mb PCI Riva TNT2 Graphics Card
    50x CDROM
    Win 2000
    20Gb HD 5400rpm

    I've eliminated the CDROM as the source of the problem, as when solely reading from the HD the problem still occurs.

    Could the problem be being caused by the HD? Do I need a faster one?

    Any help to solve this problem would be most appreciated.

    Many Thanks,

    Peaker.
     
  2. carltasha

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    a faster hard drive will not help the sound . did you try reinstalling the drivers for the card ?
     
  3. Peaker

    Peaker Thread Starter

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    Tried re-installing the drivers. No change, drivers are also most recent.

    Could it be the fact that I have a PCI Graphics card and PCI sound card? Is one hogging the bus for too long?

    Can I adjust the amount of time one has the bus for (individually).

    Please help..

    Peaker.
     
  4. Jedi_Master

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    Just a thought...

    Can you see if UDMA is enabled in the BIOS ??

    And if it is, try turning it off and see if it helps...
     
  5. SexyTech

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    the most likely cause would be a problem with DMA when this is happening.

    Make sure DMA is enabled in the BIOS as well as for the sound card.
    Update to the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft,
    reload video drivers,
    and verify your audio and video hardware acceleration rates as well as the audio sampling rate.
     
  6. Peaker

    Peaker Thread Starter

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    Hi Sexytech,

    Could you tell me how to this please (all the DMA stuff etc)? Also how do I adjust the sampling rates?

    Cheers,

    Peaker.
     
  7. SexyTech

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    Start in Control Panel

    Sounds & Multimedia
    Audio tab.
    under "Preferred playback" click the "Advanced" button and the audio accelleration and sampling are there.

    then do to Display Properties,
    Settings Tab and click on "Advanced" button.
    go to "Troubleshooting" tab and the video accelleration is there!

    Play around with these and see what happens.
     
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