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Q: Stuttering during online video and (offline) computer games

Hi there, I am new here, I have searched the net for an answer to my problem but have been unsuccessful so have decided to post here...

My computer starts stuttering (audio and video) for about 20 seconds every 2-3minutes when I play microsoft flight simulator 2004 which is highly frustrating. It runs fine on 24frames/sec (which I have locked it at) then it goes to 1-3frames for about 20seconds then returns and is fine for 2-3mins. This is a recent problem, I run it on a reasonably capable laptop, it worked perfectly fine for 9months, and it has been like this for the past few weeks.

I've opened the task manager during the stuttering fit and the CPU was running at 98%-100% then after dropped to around 30%.

Specs: Laptop, AMD Turion x2 2.2Ghz, ATI Radeon HD3200, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD

Hope that is comprehensive enough info, I'm not great with computers, but I can't think it is a hardware problem as it worked fine for a good 9months.

Thank you all in advance

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Preferred Solution: Stuttering during online video and (offline) computer games

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Hi Everyone! please help!
Every time I turn my computer on (after it was completely off) again which I do a lot as this laptop is so fast to turn off and on, the video streaming does not work.
So after I turn on I go to the bbc, Facebook, youtube, or other streaming sites the video loads and I can click play though it does not actually play, just a still image. same on every website. so to fix this I have to restart the computer, then it works. So for some reason turning the computer off causes this and restarting it fixes it - seems strange to me though more irritating 
Second issue is that again online streaming videos stutter all websites all browsers (chrome internet explorer etc.). I have fixed this though by setting Nvidia to be used for the browsers instead of intel. Though this solution uses more power and might be related to the other problem.
This problem has been here since I got the laptop in December 2015, have updated to all the latest drivers bios, applications etc. What else can I do ???

Any help with the videos not playing would be greatly appreciated it is so annoying to turn on the computer go to websites then find you can't play the videos, then remembering you have to restart.

A:Dell XPS 15 9550 Videos online do not play after computer is turned off, also video stuttering

 How are you shutting it down? If you use the standard "Start Menu" > "Power" > "Shutdown", it does not completely shut it down. It saves part of memory in a hibernation file which allows it to quickly restart. This could cause issues when you start up again. If you have not tried this, set up a desktop shortcut (right-click on an empty spot on the desktop, select "New" > "Shortcut" and enter "shutdown /s /t 0" in the box (that's "shutdown" + space + forward slash+"s" + space + forward slash+"t" + space + "0" [the number zero]) without the quotes. Click "Next" and give the shortcut a name, then "OK". This will shut the computer down completely.
  The other option is to disable "Fast Startup". That should accomplish the same thing. See if either of these help.
JohnD

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WinXP SP3, Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66 m, AMD Sempron LE-1200 Sparta, 2.11Ghz, 960MB RAM
I tried to uninstall, reinstall Adobe flash player, chrome but to no avail. I think it's an overheating issue but I don't know how to read the figures from CPUID Hardware Monitor & Core Temp (Screenshot http://i44.tinypic.com/291nq0i.jpg ). I've disabled "Hardware Acceleration" on Chrome and Flash Player. Fans are running but I couldn't find any software to read the temperature of Hard drive or Processor as the ones available doesn't support the above processor. I'd appreciate if anyone could help me with this as the restart happens every 5-20mins (sometimes even during a reboot). I couldn't find any google chrome crash report although it's enabled. I also tried to disable (and uninstall) manually installed adobe player & use inbuilt adobe player in Chrome to isolate the issue but it doesn't work at all. I have installed HijackThis but I don't know how to read or use the log files. Please Help!!!
 
Just installed Speccy and got the following results :
 

Operating System
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
AMD Sempron LE-1200
Sparta 65nm Technology
RAM
1.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 301MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M61PME-S2 (Socket M2) 47 °C
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
64MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Gigabyte)
Hard Drives
149GB Seagate ST3160318AS (SATA) 36 °C
Optical Drives
HUAWEI Mass Storage USB Device
HL-DT-ST DVDR... Read more

A:Computer shuts down automatically while playing video or music online/offline or

When you say shut down, you mean as if it loses power or it goes through the shutdown process?

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Been researching this problem (stuttering or chugging lag) for last few days. Unfortuneately I can find nothing conclusive solution wise and am a complete newb when it comes to PC tech stuff. I know enough to get around on my PCs (have 2) and install and play games etc. But when it comes to techincal stuff I am lost. So I finally broke down and decided to try some posting....

Have 2 PCs, older one runs my usual games fine, no apparent lag or problems. Newer one (bit over a year old) seems to have had lag problems ever since I bought it. At first I just assumed the lag was zone lag on the game I was playing (Everquest - online mmorgp) possibly because I was running three instances of the game (multiboxing) and perhaps just didnt have enough ram, but as time went by I noticed that:
1) the lag stutters and chugs
2) is somewhat intermittant - appears and vanishes at seemingly random times for no apparent reason/s (usually the lag issue isn't as bad at night - or if I stay in a certain zone for long periods of time, frequent zoning seems to make it worse - neither of these appear to be very consistant)
3) seems to affect any online games I use on 2nd PC (and thus far that is all I use it for)
4) is present even while one instance of a game is running

While it doesn't actually stop me from what i'm doing it is very annoying, and i'm very tired of having to deal with it.

General PC specs:
OS: WinXP HE version 2002 with SP3
PC: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Pr... Read more

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Need Help
My old laptop has been having a stuttering problem with games for a couple of years now. It?ll stutter for around five seconds, run smooth for around ten seconds, stutter again for five, run smooth for ten. It?ll keep doing that until I stop playing and close the game. It doesn?t start doing the stutter the second I start the game, it?ll start maybe around five minutes into the game and not quit its pattern. It doesn?t matter what game, how old it is, it does this to all.

It also does this while watching online videos. I can?t watch anything on, for example, Hulu, or Gametrailers, without it doing the same stutter pattern.

I didn?t always have this annoyance. It started little over a year after I bought my laptop. During all this time, while putting up with the problem, I?ve done several clean installs. I?ve tried to solve this myself, but never could find anyone with the same exact problem.

I?ve uploaded several videos that show the stutter problem:
MrTatakichi's Channel - YouTube

Also, here's my hardware & processes:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/387...sprocesses.jpg

Any help will definitely be appreciated, thank you.

A:Stuttering Problem in All Games & Online Videos

Well, 761 MHz processor speed is way too slow for any modern games. You can check go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. The command prompt box appears, press Y and reboot the computer. The Check Disk Utility will check the integrity of the drive. You can also click on the PC Running Slow? link in my signature and try those things. Other then that, you need a faster computer.

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Hi forum, This has been an issue since I bought the laptop (about 2 months ago). Problem:- All online games I play (Overwatch, League of Legends, etc) consistently stutter despite having high FPS (120) and Low Ping (52ms). It feels like micro lag spikes all the time or maybe input lag. What i tried:- Updating all drivers and bios.- Disabling the pen and touchscreen stuff.- Optimizing Nvidia, Intel and laptop power settings. Would appreciate any help even if its not a verified solution. This is frustating. Thanks, Kira 

A:Yoga 730 15' - Stuttering despite high FPS and Low Latency in all online games

What are the specs on your laptop? Specifically, the panel (guessing it's a 60hz display). I'd make sure that vsync isn't turned on in the games as well.When games are running, is your CPU able to keep up?You could also contact support, perhaps they have some insight.

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I have a decently built gaming tower with a 7.0 outta 7.9 windows experience score that plays offline games great but on my online games other than SW:TOR and GW2 my FPS's drop to around ten or less, here are my specs:

Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor 7.4
7.0​Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB 7.4
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series 7.4
Gaming graphics 8958 MB Total available graphics memory 7.4
Primary hard disk 13GB Free (119GB Total) 7.0
Windows 7 Home Premium

System
Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Model GA-990FXA-UD3
Total amount of system memory 16.0 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 6
Storage
Total size of hard disk(s) 1982 GB
Disk partition (C 13 GB Free (119 GB Total)
Disk partition (D 1600 GB Free (1863 GB Total)
Media drive (E CD/DVD
Graphics
Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Total available graphics memory 8958 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 7934 MB
Display adapter driver version 12.104.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1080
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
Network Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Network Adapter Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC
Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Any idea on how to improve it?
 

A:Low FPS with online Games, 60 fps offline

It sounds to me like you've got yourself some good old lag

The way to improve it would be to upgrade your internet connection to a faster plan, and possibly acquire a new modem/router if the one you have is not up to the task.
 

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My problem started 2 weeks ago. My operating system is Windows XP.with AOL 9.0 Optimized SE. Each time I try press the "play now" tab on online games, specifically POGO, "your AOL software has encountered a problem. We are automatically restarting your AOL software." Under the details "We are unable to determine the cause of your shutdown. No additional details are available."

I have exhausted E.A. games help, AOL help and printed out and followed their possible solution instructions to the letter. Installed and reinstalled Java as well as AOL. I would appreciate your help. The games are nice for a chill out after a long day.
 

A:Thrown offline with online games

In general, they are a great way to get spyware and Trojan programs installed.

Personally I love online games!!! Make a lot of money cleaning all the side effects from folks computers ;-)
 

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Hi all I ran Ad Aware, SpyBot-Search&Destroy, CCleaner and HiJack ThisSpyBot and Ad Aware found a couple of things but nothing major. Even so both Online and Offline games continue to speedup then slowwww down then speed up again. Any help and I would be most greatful.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:38:52 PM, on 2/8/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\Skype\Plugins\Plugins\1163D2B46CC742E5A3CC9E4157887751\TalkAn... Read more

A:Am I Infected? My Offline and Online Games Slow then Speed up

anyone have any thoughts on this one?

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The Problem
I am having video stuttering for the duration of 0,5s - 1s exactly every 60s on all games and videos. During the stuttering the framerate drops significantly and rises back to normal immediately after that. The mouse cursor remains unaffected during the stuttering. CPU and GPU usage and temperatures remain normal during the stutter. The Process "System interrupts" raises from 0,1% CPU usage to around 0,5% during this. Sometimes the 60s-interval-stuttering disappears without a cause, but most of the time it persists.

I have also noticed that the same kind of stuttering happens 5-6 times in quick succession when I plug in my mouse or keyboard or plug out my mouse (plugging out keyboard doesn?t trigger it). This kind of stutter also happens 3 times when i Connect my Wireless XBox360 Controller and 1 time when i disconnect it. This happens across all USB ports equally. I have tried plugging out all USB connections. The every-60s stuttering still happens.

The second observation isn?t really a problem, but due to similar stuttering nature they might be connected.
When did the problem start?
My PC started to work less smoothly over the time (some components are 7 years old), so i decided to format my Windows 7-SSD and install Windows 10 Pro freshly on it about a month ago. I have also bought a new PSU around this time, because my old one?s fan degraded due to age.
Sadly I can?t say 100% that the problem started with Windows 10, it might?ve been there before... Read more

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The Problem
I am having video stuttering for the duration of 0,5s - 1s exactly every 60s on all games and videos. During the stuttering the framerate drops significantly and rises back to normal immediately after that. The mouse cursor remains unaffected during the stuttering. CPU and GPU usage and temperatures remain normal during the stutter. The Process "System interrupts" raises from 0,1% CPU usage to around 0,5% during this. Sometimes the 60s-interval-stuttering disappears without a cause, but most of the time it persists.

I have also noticed that the same kind of stuttering happens 5-6 times in quick succession when I plug in my mouse or keyboard or plug out my mouse (plugging out keyboard doesn?t trigger it). This kind of stutter also happens 3 times when i Connect my Wireless XBox360 Controller and 1 time when i disconnect it. This happens across all USB ports equally. I have tried plugging out all USB connections. The every-60s stuttering still happens.

The second observation isn?t really a problem, but due to similar stuttering nature they might be connected.
When did the problem start?
My PC started to work less smoothly over the time (some components are 7 years old), so i decided to format my Windows 7-SSD and install Windows 10 Pro freshly on it about a month ago. I have also bought a new PSU around this time, because my old one?s fan degraded due to age.
Sadly I can?t say 100% that the problem started with Windows 10, it might?ve been there before... Read more

A:Video Stuttering every 60s across all games, benchmarks and video players

What I have also tried:
- Disable SpeedStep in BIOS
- Disable USB selective suspend setting in Power Options

(Sorry, couldn?t find a way to edit my post)

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I went on my computer yesterday (Windows XP) and was having problems playing videos. I only get a few seconds of choppy video and then it goes black. (YouTube,Yahoo, etc)

I then tried playing a video file on my computer and it worked fine, except there was no audio. I tried .wma in Windows Media Player and .mp3 songs in Itunes, no sound.

I scanned my computer with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware and it didn't find anything. I then restarted the computer and everything was working fine.

But today (about the same time as yesterday) I had the same problem. All of a sudden, online videos stopped working and audio was gone.

Restarted it again and now it's back to normal.

What could the problem be?
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
Dell Dimension DIMC521
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual
Core Processor 4000+
2.10 GHz, 1.93 GB or RAM

A:No Online video or offline audio

Were you able to update or reinstall adobe flash player, video and audio drivers?

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For about the past 2 weeks I started having a very annoying and strange problem watching videos and listening to any music files on my computer. When watching streaming internet videos, at random moments, for example, for 2 seconds in a 15 minute clip, a loud audio/video stutter will occur, even when the video has completely buffered, if someone is in the middle of saying something one syllable will be repeated 3-5 times, video will hitch, and then things will continue on as normal. At first I thought it was just on one site but its happening on multiple sites, in both flash and divx players, both of which I have up to date.
Now I don't think its even an internet issue, because its happening with video and music files I have on both internal and external hard drives. At seemingly random intervals the video will hitch, a syllable of dialogue will stutter, for 2-4 seconds, and then things will continue on. I have a new Gateway laptop that is running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1. It has Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3400 @2.16ghz and 4GB of RAM.
I didn't have any of these issues prior to the last few weeks. I have broadband wireless internet, and other computers on the network play media files fine. I have kept up with windows updates, run regular malware bytes scans that have come up empty, and everything else is running fine and normal so I don't think its any sort of virus or malware causing this. The only significant system change I've made in this re... Read more

A:Video&Audio Stutters Online&Offline in Vista

Anyone?
 

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Something went badly wrong with my computer since yesterday. I was deleting files in my Local Disc C (I didn't touch anything on system32 or anything that sounded important BUT there must have been something that I have touched and I don't know what it is.) and the next day, I couldn't play a video I was supposed to be watching on the internet. I tried playing my movies on my computer and it still doesn't play. It seems to be kind of stuck since the unmoving shots of the movie is there. Same with YouTube videos. It just keeps buffering and buffering and showing an unmoving shot. I've tried doing a sfc \scannow but it didn't work. I don't know what to do. There's no start-up sound, it seems like something is disabled. Can someone please tell me what to do? It would be greatly appreciated.
I have tried downloading my Flash Player again which I stupidly deleted because I thought replacing it would do the thing. But it only made it worse. I could not download my Flash Player. Sucks. Also everytime I want to install Java it gets an error. I really need some help on this.
- Christian.

A:Can't play audio, or any kind of video, online or offline.

Did you try a System Restore to a date prior to the issue yet?

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It started freezing during video play during movies watched on VLC player (yellow band across the scurbber). Now it happens when watching almost any video on or offline. Here is my HijackThis log:
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:07:58 AM, on 5/27/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17041)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_214.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_214.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Users\Gabe\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\In... Read more

A:Laptop freezes during video play (online and offline)

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I just built a rig which is core i5, Asrock p55M pro motherboard, radeon HD 5850, 4gigs ram. I just installed the supplied drivers and the latest direct x, etc...
My problem is, I can play offline games like GTA4, COD Modern Warfare and COS WAW with sound on it, nevertheless, whenever I started to go online with these games, the sound vanished, even if I exit the game there is still no sound, I need to reboot the system to get back the sound. Got no error whatsoever. What would be the problem. My OS is windows xp pro? Please help!
 

A:Solved: No sound during online games, but with sound in offline games.

I just flushed my bios from 1.3 to 1.5 then it works flawlessly. Solved my case on my own.
 

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Wasn't sure what this could be related to. If this is in the wrong section just let me know.

Well, this started about a week ago. I thought nothing about it. I thought it may have been a bad driver. So I updated my graphics driver, stuttering is still there. So next I tried to update my hard drive firmware, but the stuttering is still there. Next I tried, to update my bios, that didn't help it. Any ideas?

I have an asus g73jw laptop with the specs:

i7-740qm
8gb of ram
Nvidia gtx 460m
Hard drive is a Momentus XT

If there is anything else you need just let me know.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Weird video/audio stuttering when playing games

Turns out I just needed to update my drivers then run the games as an admin and it fixed itself.

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Could anyone help me with this? I'll experience random, what seems to feel like, lag spikes, which aren't actually lag spikes while playing games. I'd be playing in offline mode against the computer and I'd have smooth gameplay for minutes before hitting this "lag spike" which would last minutes before it goes back to normal gameplay for a few minutes and then back to a lag spike, and this cycle would continue. This is for games that are extremely below my computer specs as well, so far, this has occurred with TF2 and alien swarm. my drivers are all updated, is this perhaps a software problem since problems with playing games only occurred once i went from windows XP to windows Vista months ago.
 

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I have an Inspiron 3650 6th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 Processor 8M Cache and Radeon R9 360 video card
About 2 weeks ago the computer crashed and the only way to get it running again was to tell it to re-install windows.  Once that was done I also did the following:
1) Update Windows 10 to latest patches
2) Go to AMD and upload the latest video drivers since WIndows didn't acknowledge that a new driver was available.
3) Went to the Dell site and downloaded and installed all of the latest upgrades.
4) Upgraded to the latest BIOS.

Even after these steps my computer now stutters during games that use to run before the crash.  By "stuttering" I mean the game would appear to freeze for a second or two, then the screen would flash, then the game would continue.  After 3 or 4 of these stutters the game will crash.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong?  Everything appears to be upgraded to the latest drivers and such, but the computer isn't running like it use to.  If I can't fix this I may just have to send it back under it's warranty.  I'd rather fix it and understand what the problem was rather than sending it back to Dell. 
Thank you

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I have this issue where sometimes when playing a game, whenever it's about to load a new audio asset, the game briefly freezes. Like for instance, I'm playing the Brutal Doom mod, and it will go fine for a little while but whenever I"m about to for example fire a new weapon, it will freeze itself for a second to seemingly load the new audio file for the gun being shot. There are other games that do this as well. Also, sometimes when watching a video on YouTube, I get audio stutter for a few seconds.

I've done scans with Avast!, Malware Bytes, and Spybot and so far nothing conclusive has come up. I ran the Intel Driver Update program and updated several drivers, but that hasn't fixed it. I also tried disabling Andrea ST but that didn't fix it neither. I've had this laptop for several years now, and it never did this until recently.

Here is a Speccy Link: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/HTOvaCdvUZG6UjYSenWcXLn
 

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My desktop keeps stuttering every few minutes or so. I have all of the drivers up to date and I cannot figure out what is wrong. The problem occurs the most while watching Netflix and playing games, but happens pretty regularly in general.

Specs:
Core i7 2600k
Asus p8p67 deluxe
Asus Engtx 570
Corsair 8 gb 1600 mhz ram

A:Frequent Audio/Video stuttering while watching movies, playing games

Hi,

I would suggest you to check the performance in “Safe mode with networking”.

Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below MS FIX-IT: http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/

You can even try running Microsoft Fix IT’s from the URL mentioned below according to the issue:
http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/

If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

Hope this helps.

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Is there a program that works with windows 7 that have a webinterface and can monitor if a computer is online or offline, just like logmein can?

I'm going to use it on an exam system.
Users boot up trough usb in a windows 7 tiny version using winbuilder.
So need an easy program that can monitor if a computer is online or offline trough a webinterface to i know that the students uses the exam system and not their own.
 

A:Computer offline/online status

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I get either a BSOD with IRQ_not less etc. message or I get a complete lock everyone time I play a flash or cd/dvd game.

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vent log shows categor 102 event 1003 each time

attaching mini dumps.

system athlon 64 3400+ 2.39 ghz
2 GB Ram
Windows XP media center SP2
Linksys wireless G USB adapter
Soundblaster audigy 4
nvidia geforce 9400GT

I have switched video cards, tried removing soundblaster, swapped ram chips with no success.

Thanks for any ideas.
 

A:Computer freezes with audio stuttering during all games

Typical of a bad sound card... I suspect your Audigy 4 Soundblaster has cooked its own goose from long use.
 

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I have been Googling all over the place last couple of days and looking through hundreds of regkeys but cannot find the answer. 

We have 1800 PC's using Offline files to a NAS location. Even though the Group Policy is set to force PC's Offline no matter what the latency value. I have noticed some PC's that have Offline files enabled but are set to work online. Maybe set manually
before the GPO was applied. Anyway I was wondering if there is a way to detect on numerous PC's whether a PC is set to work Offline or Online? I have been looking to see if a regkey changes when the Work Offline / Online button is pressed on the file menu
of the redirected folder. 

I have found a key that changes if you hit the button Work Online/ Offline button
manually HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\OnlineTransitionLog Value - (name of nas share) but this clears when the PC is rebooted or logged out and does not reappear unless you do the switch again manually.
This will not work when I try to scan all the PC's.

Help would be much appreciated. 

Thanks

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I am at a loss to what the cause of this is.

I will will be playing team fortress 2 and for about half an hour the game is fine then all of a sudden it starts stuttering madly every time it has to access the HD. It will not cease once it has started and the game becomes unplayable.

Also if I am playing streaming videos online the video will pause while the audio continues and then jump to the correct point again after a few seconds. This will happen a cpl times every minute.

Also when typing in boxes like this the words will freeze for a few seconds before spewing out in a big chunk. Also when scrolling a webpage the same thing happens. I will scroll and it locks up then I keep scrolling and the computer beep noise sounds from the mobo then it unclogs again.

I have now tried reinstallling windows several different times with two different windows versions and also on two different hard drives and still no change.

I didn't have this problem before but I had to reinstall windows cos it was screwing up for other reasons. Now that is fixed (fingers crossed) this thing has cropped up.

I require some new input as I've tried all the variables I can think of at the moment.

Another problem which is stopping me from trying the graphics card is that I tried updating the drivers but when I pick the new drivers they lockup youtube videos and cause a reset. I've tried it with several different versions of catalyst and each time the same problem .

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I am at a loss to what the cause of this is.

I will will be playing team fortress 2 and for about half an hour the game is fine then all of a sudden it starts stuttering madly every time it has to access the HD. It will not cease once it has started and the game becomes unplayable.

Also if I am playing streaming videos online the video will pause while the audio continues and then jump to the correct point again after a few seconds. This will happen a cpl times every minute.

Also when typing in boxes like this the words will freeze for a few seconds before spewing out in a big chunk. Also when scrolling a webpage the same thing happens. I will scroll and it locks up then I keep scrolling and the computer beep noise sounds from the mobo then it unclogs again.

I have now tried reinstallling windows several different times with two different windows versions and also on two different hard drives and still no change.

I didn't have this problem before but I had to reinstall windows cos it was screwing up for other reasons. Now that is fixed (fingers crossed) this thing has cropped up.

I require some new input as I've tried all the variables I can think of at the moment.

Another problem which is stopping me from trying the graphics card is that I tried updating the drivers but when I pick the new drivers they lockup youtube videos and cause a reset. I've tried it with several different versions of catalyst and each time the same problem .

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76191 MB, Free - 39574 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G679R
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
First let me tell you up front I am a techno idiot so dumb it down for me, please?
I've played one on line game for years. Over night it loaded with sound but no video. I tried Face Book games. Same thing. I cleaned my cache, ran Malware Bytes, rebooted, downloaded about 60 Windows updates (not critical ones, these were optionals) and tried everything short of standing on my head. Off and on for about a week I tried the game again. ONE TIME it opened and worked. Nothing before or since. I hunted down an different source for the game. Still won't work. Now the problem has spread to simple videos on FB. All games installed on my computer work just fine so it has to be on line games where the problem is but the game site isn't the problem since it happens on multiple sites. That makes me think it is my computer but everything else is working as usual. Help!
 

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Hi,

Computer started stuttering all of a sudden when playing a video or even typing and e-mail (letters lag on screen). I've ran scans with all kinds of anti-malware software (avast!, AVG, Malwarebytes), but they all come out clean. How can I tell whether this is a hardware or a software issue? Would really appreciate any advice. Many thanks.

A:Computer stuttering when watching video / typing

Welcome to the forums dapkevic,

It could be a number of things, I see you are running a pretty heavy OC on your CPU, my 1st port of call would be to return it to stock and see if the problem is still there.

If it is, then have you made any changes recently to your setup like hardware changes, OC's on any parts or even think about what software you have installed since it started happening.

Paul.

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Hey everyone,

My wife's computer has had a "skipping" problem for quite some time. I have been to the Malware forum and determined that the computer is cleaned - and they had me update windows and Java. I have run multiple virus scanners, spybot, adaware, have tried disconnecting wireless (i read somwhere that that could be it), checked memory, defragged, etc... basically everything i know how to do and i have not been able to remedy the situation. Basically whenever you run and audio or video file in any application (WMPlayer, Itunes, youtube, anything) it skips and stutters terribly. I think it really does it alot of times, it is just more noticable when you are listening / watching something continuous. The computer has plenty of available memory, is not maxed out in CPU usage or anything. Other than this problem, the computer seems to run flawlessly... I cant figure it out - if someone has time to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

System specs

HP Laptop dv5000
1.79 GHz
AMD Turion 64 Mobile
1 GB of Ram
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Version 2002, Service Pack 2

A:Skipping Audio/video - Stuttering Computer

Hello State Or Die,The event viewer may give some more information.1. Click Start select run2. Type eventvwr.exe3. Press enter4. Search through the groups for errors and warnings.5. Double click on each error and or warning.6. Locate the copy to clipboard button, (under the two arrows)7. Let us know what you find. (paste the results)Right click on MY Computer and select properties, click the Hardware tab and select device manager. Can you see any items with question or exclamation marks next to them.

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After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 my sound is stuttering/making 'electrical interference' noises.  I've been trying to solve this with the Windows Troubleshooter and various other fixes but in the end I ran the HP Support Assistant and it upgraded the drivers to IDT High Definition Audio which is what everyone seems to be complaining about anyway. It just so happened I was offline when I first tried it with the newly installed IDT drivers and it was perfect so I thought I had cured it but as soon as I went online the stuttering and interference returned even when playing audio files already on my computer. I'm baffled why this should make any difference but it means it still isn't cured.  Anyone any ideas please?

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Hi. Thank you for your time and expertise
For a while now I've had mostly BSOD 0x00000124 appearing on my screen when watching online videos(except YouTube) or whenever I played PC games on maximum video settings.
I decided to re-install Windows, assuming that software is the problem. Though after that not only did the BSOD stay, but also my computer started freezing randomly(on start-up, while installing updates, browsing the internet).
Also I installed Zorin OS 6. After a few minutes of browsing the internet(using Chrome) it also froze.
I tried running MemTest86+(using a CD) but after about 10 min. the computer screen shuts down on its own.
What should I do?

A:(Playing online video, 3D games)BSOD 0x00000124, random freezing

Please post back the following information:

Windows Updates and Activation

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Hello.

when i play videos online the higher quality they are the more they stutter and lag (and slow down)
This just happened all of a sudden, i could play videos fine before.
it happens to videos played using vlc too, but to a lower extent.

i recently changed to 64bit, then updated my gpu driver to 64, which didn't do anything.
i installed macromedia flash 8 not too long ago (bout the same time the problem arose), thought that might have something to do with it, seeing as it's so old, maybe it down graded my flash player or whatever (i don't even know if you use flash players offline....)

specs:

Windows Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Internet Explorer 9.11.9600.17843
Memory (RAM) 6078 MB
CPU Info Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
CPU Speed 3384.1 MHz
Sound Card 40 FHD_LCD-TV-4 (NVIDIA High De |
Display Adapters NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 | NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080 - 32 bit
Network Network Present
Network Adapters 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter | Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
CD / DVD Drives 3x (D: | E: | F: | ) D: hp DVDROM DH20N | E: | F:
Ports COM1 LPT1
Mouse 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 64.4GB
Hard Disks - Free C: 18.8GB
USB Controllers 7 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) Not Detected
Manufacturer * Dell Inc.
Product Make * OptiPlex 745
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A:HD videos lagg, online and offline (more so online)

Update adobe flash, be sure to untick the optional offer https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Do the same for shockwave https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

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I dream Of Jeannie Casino i tryed every where to get they sue to have but can't fine the down load or free web site to play it when i go to the Casinos i play it there but would like it for the PC any have any ideas besides yahoo or msn and not the paysite casinos they sucker you into paying for thing's and add on to you're web browser you don't need.

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well i just got a new pc and cant play online games. those with better grafics turn off in like 15 min (eg. cabal) and those with better turn off in about a minute (shaiya, gates of anderon). i played plenty of new 3D non online games and it worked fine (resident evil5 , red faction) but online games cause turn off. i know its not a heating problem since the heat doesnt go over 70C on grafic card and core stays at 34C. could any1 help ?

i got:
windows xp servie pack 2
500W power supply
3x3ghz core
4GB ram
nvidia GTS250 1024MB video card

A:computer turns off when playing online games

Try updating your video driver from nVidia

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Specs: Nothing Overclocked (Except the Graphic Cards which are factory overclocked)

Windows Vista 32 Ultimate (Fully updated)
Asus Striker II Formula
2x ZOTAC GeForce 9600GT 512MB AMP!
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
GeIL EVO ONE 4GB (2 x 2GB)
CM Stacker 830 1000 PSU Combo
Western Digital 500gb Harddrive
SupremeFX II




Problem:

My computer can play almost any game that has an offline mode (Crysis, Call of Duty 4 MW, Call of Duty 5 WaW, ETC.)

Games like that, but when I try to play games like ACE Online, WoW, Cabal Online, and basically any 3d online game. The computer crashes after a random amount of time. It freezes with a black screen and had a stutter sound of the last sound played.

I was just wondering if anyone else had a problem like this? It all started happening after my Ethernet port started acting up. (Unidentified Network). I'm currently using a wireless connection (seperate, netgear) to get online.

I'm still trying to figure out what the main problems are.. I've narrowed it down to either.. JAVA problems, my Graphic Cards are having a problem with these games.. (which I doubt..), or it has something to do with the Ethernet ports.

NOTE: It's mainly when playing directly from the network, AKA not private servers. Usually private servers do not cause my computer to crash.
NOTE2: I've also done a clean install but it always comes back to this.

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A:Computer crashes whenever I play any online games

Without actual minidumps or Blue Screen error codes I would guess your suspicions are correct. It sounds like either a) you need to update your ethernet/NIC card drivers or b) you have a failing NIC card.
 

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this happens most of the time when i'm online aol games, however, it also happens when i'm just online, using windows 2000 pro, can this be resolved without having to reinstall the os because there's alot of work involved with installer drivers that were not included in the cd - purchased 2nd hand so different things were added after..thanks- it also has different msgs when it decides to dump whether this makes any difference as to why i guess you'll be able to determine that if someone else has had the same experience or if you just know because you know this can happen.
 

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I've had chronic problems with the site games.com. Below is a Speccy of my system. What could be causing these crashes?

A:Computer Freezes when playing Online games

Hi "Chronic problems" can be caused by many things, so if we can get a few more details -You could list the Make and Model of computer and post a snapshot with Speccy as this may give us a bit more to look at -Publish a Snapshot using Speccy <<<Follow These DirectionsPlease download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following boxes:?Flush DNS?Report IE Proxy Settings?Reset IE Proxy Settings?Report FF Proxy Settings?Reset FF Proxy Settings?List content of Hosts?List IP configuration?List last 10 Event Viewer log?List Installed Programs?List Users, Partitions and Memory size.?List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thanks -

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Hi everyone
 
Im hoping that some smart person can help me, my computer has been freezing everytime my son plays online games, i have looked up the event log and this is what the problem seems to be - is this a virus causing this?
 
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11330
Date: 17/08/2013
Time: 12:46:15 PM
User:  #######
Computer: #######
Description:
Product: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 -- Error 1330.A file that is required cannot be installed because the cabinet file C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MFAData\pack\vc_red.cab has an invalid digital signature.  This may indicate that the cabinet file is corrupt.  Error 1 was returned by WinVerifyTrust.
 
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7b 46 30 43 33 45 35 44   {F0C3E5D


0008: 31 2d 31 41 44 45 2d 33   1-1ADE-3

0010: 32 31 45 2d 38 31 36 37   21E-8167

0018: 2d 36 38 45 46 30 44 45   -68EF0DE

0020: 36 39 39 41 35 7d         699A5}  
 
Your help is appreciated
 
 

A:Computer Freezes when playing online games??

Hi
 
Lets check for malware first:
 
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Some points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us
 
Please do NOT run, install or uninstall any programs,  unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
    

Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.
    

Please read every post completely before doing anything. 
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.
    

Please provide feedback about your experience as we go. 
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "... Read more

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I believe i got a virus from playing 3d games or any online games recently and my computer crashes after 15-30 minutes please help me while i can still get on for assistance
 

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Hi I'm new here, I've got this problem on my computer since last month. It freezes every time I play online games. At first when I open and play an online game, it's okay but after 3-5 minutes my computer starts to freez, everything hangs(mouse, browsers and etc.,) and it has garbled sounds. And I have to restart it manually so that it'll be back to normal again.
Thank you,

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Hi,

I am new to your site. Could someone please tell me why my computer sometimes freezes while my granddaughter is playing a game online? I have as much memory that my computer will accept. Is this something to do with my computer or is it the website?

I would appreciate any help since I am pretty much a beginner at this.

cybernana

A:[SOLVED] Computer freezes while playing online games

Hello and welcome to TSF

What websites are you using to play games?

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):

Firefox
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
Opera
http://www.opera.com/

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Dear all,

I'm new to the forum and I had a problem with my PC while playing AION online.
The game used to run smooth on me previously using HD4670 but once I upgraded to new card GTX 460 768MB, I had this problem where my pc keeps on freezing for few sec and even worst few minutes..

The game started to get stuttering in new map especially where a lot of players around and in major cities..

Below is my PC specs. Please all expert teach me what I can do to solve this..

OS : Window Vista 32-Bit
Mobo : Gigabyte P35-S3L
Processor : Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33 GHz
Ram : 4GB of DDR2
GPU : Galaxy Geforce GTX460 768MB OC
PSU : 500W Extreme Power Plus Cooler Master
 

A:Aion online stuttering for me! Pls help I'm new here

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After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 my sound is stuttering/making 'electrical interference' noises.  I've been trying to solve this with the Windows Troubleshooter and various other fixes but in the end I ran the HP Support Assistant and it upgraded the drivers to IDT High Definition Audio which is what everyone seems to be complaining about anyway. It just so happened I was offline when I first tried it with the newly installed IDT drivers and it was perfect so I thought I had cured it but as soon as I went online the stuttering and interference returned. I'm baffled why this should make any difference but it means it still isn't cured.  Anyone any ideas please?

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So I have been a long time lurker and fan of this site and always recommend it to friends when they have questions or issues. After redirecting a friend having sudden performance issues to your post techspot.com/vb/topic58138 I noticed it had been updated since the last time I had looked at it. I saw the step 5: GMER and thought I would give it a run see what it did, though I was having NO computer issues myself.

I didn't close the firefox window after it downloaded and the GMER program locked up and I had to restart my computer. I tried it again remembering to close firefox and this time it turned my computer off at some point in the scan while I was afk. Turned the computer back on and saw that it was recommended to click off devices if having issues so I did that, the program ran completely but then had my system pretty slowed down substantially so I restarted again. Now everything seemed to be running fine.

Every time I play an online game now my computer will randomly turn off. It could be after hours of playing or it could be after 15 minutes. I have even gone as long as a week without a crash. I work from home and I am on my computer 20 hours a day and constantly on the internet.....the only thing that causes these crashes are online games. I even installed League of Legends since it's a free download recently to see if something newly downloaded will have the same results and it does. I continue to have these hard crashes.

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A:Computer turns off during online games (started after GMER scan)

Could be memory, video memory, software or failing power supply. Read this please and follow Julio's instructions.
 

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ok, I just changed out my motherboard, power suply and processor and reformatted my os hardrive and reinstalled everything. downloaded all of the updates. Now when I log into an online game it freezes about 5 mins into the game, sometimes sooner.

I am running on vista 64 bit os.
I have a 8200 geforce mother board with its own 512 graphics.
also have grforce 1024 graphics card.
AMD phenom x3 64 processor.
500 watt power supply (not sure what brand)
2 gigs ddr2 memory.

My os is on a samll 40 gig hard drive, but it worked before on the same drive.
I have all the cach going to anoth 300 gig drive.
I have also tryed using just the graphics on the motherboard and tryed the graphics card alone, have all of the drivers, but still no luck.

A:[SOLVED] Computer frezzing on online games after adding new hardware and reinstalling

take the side off the case and look at the psu label and post
brand
wattage

exactly what do you have here

I have a 8200 geforce mother board with its own 512 graphics.
also have grforce 1024 graphics card.

your underpowered by how much there is no way of knowing without the correct information

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Internet explorer. After selecting Online in "Tools" laptop reverts to Offline. Why ?

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