Weird lag spikes

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RagnaroK, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Hi,
    Only recently, when I'm listening to music, or playing games (especially Splinter Cell), or watching AVIs, randomly I get these weird lag spikes where my computer freezes for less than a second... sometimes a bit longer and then just resumes what it was doing. It's quite odd, and I can't seem to find the cause to it. Also occasionally... my sound gets killed all together, forcing me to restart to regain sound. Any ideas?
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Run a good virus/spyware scan recently?
     
  3. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Both Adaware and Spybot... nothing threatening. Antivirus... not recently, but I doubt it could be a virus.
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Doubt nothing.
     
  5. RagnaroK

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    Roger that... I'll run a full scan later and get back to you. ;)
     
  6. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    Nope, no virus. Any other suggestions?
     
  7. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Updating your audio drivers!
     
  8. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    ya update audio drivers
     
  9. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Your HD may be going into sleep mode. It takes about a second or two to spin up when there is a data request so you may get a playback dropout.

    The music quiting altogether sounds like something else.
     
  10. RagnaroK

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    lol. Actually, downgrading my audio drivers to a previous version seemed to lessen the likelihood of the lag occurring. But I'll try upgrading again to see what happens.


    Sleep mode huh? Is that in power options? If it is, then that can't be it. I don't turn off my HDDs after a specific time of inactivity.
     
  11. RagnaroK

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    Actually, was wondering whether CPU overclocking could contribute to such weird random lag??
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    How's the temp of the system?

    Also did you overclock yer Mem?

    Also check inside yer box to see if ther'e a ton of dust in it. Clean it out. Shut down and unplug, then unplug the Sound Card and reinsert it. Reboot and see if the sound works properly. Could be a loose connection.
     
  13. RagnaroK

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    Thanks, but me comp seems ok now; the lag was most likely caused because I was overclocking the CPU. Turned down the o/c a couple of notches, and it's running like it used to. Though I'd have to heed your advice gonaads, and clean out my comp... ;)
    Thanks everyone for ya help.