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Weird lag spikes

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#1
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?
 
#9
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.
 

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#10
Lee said:
Updating your audio drivers!
Chase™ said:
ya update audio drivers
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.


LeeJend said:
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.
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.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#12
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.
 

RagnaroK

Must be dreaming...
#13
gonaads said:
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.
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.
 

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