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Windows 8.1 Sound Stuttering when Watching Youtube/Games

Q: Windows 8.1 Sound Stuttering when Watching Youtube/Games

Hi, My Sound lags/stutters on Video Games and or Youtube videos the most common problem for this is for example if im watching a youtube video or listening to a Podcast and browsing the web the sound stutters and glitches out and lags my whole computer.
My Computer Specs are Listed below.

GPU: GeForce GT 730

CPU: AMD FX 4300 Quad Core

Audio: Realtek HD Audio.
I just bought this Computer March 17th 2015 from IBuyPower so i don't know whats wrong with it

Preferred Solution: Windows 8.1 Sound Stuttering when Watching Youtube/Games

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A: Windows 8.1 Sound Stuttering when Watching Youtube/Games

I assume, from your post, that this is only with on-line media.

Internet connection and speeds or congestion can cause what you are hearing. I have a high speed cable line (80 Mb/sec) and occasionally I get buffering on youtube. The originating server can cause this too.

Run a speed test and see what you come up with.

Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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When I watch YouTube at 2160p60, I get stuttering, and occasional buffers. I believe my system should be capable of pushing out a 4k60 video, and my bandwidth definitely meets the requirements.

Along with this, sometimes when fullscreen in a video, be it with youtube, or windows media player, it will cause my system to freeze up, and behave abnormally until it is taken out of fullscreen. This does not happen in video games, only video playback.

Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.7GHz
8GB of DDR3
AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB

320mbps download, and 275mbps upload (tested with Ookla speedtest)

What is the bottleneck in this situation?

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I've just experienced this problem, I have no virus's, all the updates are up to date, virus program turned on and updated, but every time I want to watch a youtube video I get stuttering every few second through out the the video, It's very annoying I've tried every fix I googled and there's nothing to seem to fix this help please anyone know how to get rid of this cracking stuttering noise? 

A:Dell Inspiron 1750 very bad stuttering while watching youtube and videos

I had the same issue.its a memory problem.change or swap memory modules.and also defrag your hdd.this problem is linked to memory and hdd both.hope this helps you and others too.best of luck

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It's just as the title says, I've recently been experiencing a whole lot of crashes(where the screen glitches out and no BSOD) while playing games like Team Fortress 2 or while watching YouTube videos about once a day for the past week. I've attached all the crash dumps I could find and I would love any input on how to fix this.

A:Windows 7 crashing when playing 3D games or watching YouTube

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Sorry about the title, I don't know what to say.

When playing any game or watching any video (on hard drive, dvd or streaming) or playing any game (2d simple, 3d intensive) my computer gets lag spikes and stutters, the sound kind of freezes every time it pauses.

My PC has never had this problem before, it started a couple of days ago.

My graphics card drivers are up to date and I have no idea what to do.


A:Lagging and stuttering while playing games and watching videos.

I have tried starting with no background applications and it doesn't change anything.

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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.

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


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:

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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I'm having problems with my sound, i am getting a stuttering sound more and more frequently when watching videos online/dvds.

I have tried going into the device manager and updating my drivers in the sound section, but apparently they are up-to-date. Really don't know what to do next!

I have a Toshiba laptop, satellite series. I've had no joy on that website with support. I am using Windows 7.

Any ideas?!


A:Problems with sound when watching dvd, stuttering sound

Hmm well first of all Id make sure that you are experiencing this problem while watching dvds as well as online. The reason I say this is because if its just online it could be bandwidth and if its just the dvd, it could be the damaged media.

Assuming you are consistently having sound issues watching videos online and via dvd my first guess would be overheating.

Do you have the ability to play sound files without issues? Is the problem only with video?

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I built my computer about 1-2 weeks ago, I've been having the problem since, I've been trying to track this problem down but all attempts at using the Windows debugger thing has failed until I actually learned how to use it, I found out the probable cause was: GenuineIntel, Every single dump file has the same probable cause, So I know you need more info so here it is the full dump file

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, ffffe001804c4028, ba000000, 52000402}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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A fatal hardware error has occurred. Parameter 1 identifies the type of error
source that reported the error. Parameter 2 holds the address of the
WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure that describes the error conditon.
Arg1: 0000000000000000, Machine Check Exception
Arg2: ffffe001804c4028, Address of the WHEA_ERROR_RECORD structure.
Arg3: 00000000ba000000, High order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.
Arg4: 0000000052000402, Low order 32-bits of the MCi_STATUS value.

Debug... Read more

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My computer is having BSODs when playing games or watching videos. I actually had this problem for awhile but I replaced the motherboard, processor, and GPU half a year ago but these problems continued. I haven't been able to get anything better than a surge protector for my computer yet so I'm worried about the motherboard since there are many lightning storms in the area during the summer. Aside from the BSODs I mentioned, rarely the computer will reboot without a BSOD, once the monitor screen went blank until I rebooted, and I sometimes lose Internet connectivity even though the modem is working and need to disable and enable the adapter in the Network and Sharing Center to get it to work again. The Internet crashes seem to be more frequent when I'm playing a movie and have another tab open. Aside from the motherboard, processor, and GPU, I've had this computer for 4 years and it worked without any issues for the first two. Please help.

A:BSODs when playing games or watching youtube


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So I have been plagued with a problem that has plagued me ever since I had my processor reseated in hopes of solving a boot-up problem: YouTube videos will consistently cause a BSoD upon even so much as scrolling into them. I thought I solved this problem when I uninstalled then reinstalled Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and I think it did work on browsers, but just now, viewing a Flash video on Steam crashed it.
Meanwhile, a cursory test of the Witcher ran without so much of a flicker. Hey, that rhymes.

I'm highly tempted to just reformat at this point, but half a terabyte would definitely not fit on a DVD, so I'm turning to the forum for advice.
EDIT: I might be jittery from the nasty surprise, but I think browser YouTube is causing it to stutter... No, the video itself seems to be stuttering...

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Hello, I have problem with new pc. On first two days without gpu/ mobo drivers and many windows updates I only had graphical artifacts 2 times which disapeared after restarting. But on the day I installed all this stuff I got my first BSOD. Now it happens fully randomly mostly while playing games/ watching youtube but also from time to time while surfing web. I had two time like 8h playing games and nothing if it's important.

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Somebody can help me? It's a random blue screen, there aren't overheating, so I don't know what I need to do.
I attached my dump file.

A:BSOD when watching Youtube, playing games

yep, see the driver log
I used Driver Genius Professional for that

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Since just over a week ago, my computer has been crashing randomly when I watch videos or play minecraft. The screen cuts out, whatever sound was playing glitches out for about 10 seconds and the PC reboots. All temperatures are fine generally and at the times of crash, memory all seems OK and the chance of the crash, while seemingly catalysed by the simultaneity of the graphics intensive tasks and their window size, seems largely random. Sometimes a 10 minute letterboxed youtube video can cut out half way through, another time I got through a two-hour full screen video as a test to see if my reinstalling, changing and updating of graphics drivers had fixed the issue, before it repeated with two minutes left to watch (I was so convinced too!)

After system restores and an eventual restoration of factory settings, the problem continues to torment me, only recently instead of rebooting the image and sound just cut out, leaving computer fans still whirring and the num lock key on my keyboard remaining on, although it's frozen on. This seems to have started since the full system restore; it means I have to force reboot with the power button.

The problem is driving me insane, and sadly I would with my domestic tech knowledge call it hardware issue, as it persists beyond a complete software wipe. Here are some of my specs:

A:BSOD while watching youtube or playing games

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
I have moved you to Bsod's for further help

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This BSOD happens mostly when I'm trying to run games. I don't do anything particularly graphically intensive on my computer, mostly WoW and things like Starbound and League of Legends. It also crashes occasionally while watching YouTube videos though this is much less frequent. The research I've done seems to imply it's some kind of issue with my drivers, but I have no idea how I would begin to solve that. I've tried re-installing my video drivers from scratch and it hasn't solved the issue. If you can do anything to help me out, I'd be very grateful. Thanks.

A:BSOD when playing most games or watching YouTube videos

Hi ncolon.

The latest BSOD dump in the zip is of 07/03. It is a stop 0x3B.

BugCheck 3B, {80000004, fffff80002cc2e5a, fffff88009d14f90, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!SwapContext_PatchXSave+aa )

Followup: MachineOwner
Though it is not saying anything else precisely, but display driver failure is one of the probable causes of a stop 0x3B.

As your GPU is FX 2800M, try NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
Graphics Driver
HD Audio Driver
nvidia Update
(Are you using nvidia chipset drivers? If so, dont uninstall anything other than those are listed).
Now follow Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Download 314.22 WHQL. While installing, Select Custom (Advanced) install. In the next page, follow this settings:
And, disable Hardware Acceleration. Open a video in YouTube. When it is started, right click on the screen and choose "settings"

In the resulting window, uncheck the option for hardware acceleration, and then close the window.

Also, see these tutorials:
Chrome GPU Hardware Acceleration - Turn On or Off
Firefox GPU Hardware Acceleration - Turn On or Off
Internet Explorer GPU Hardware Acceleration - Turn On or Off
Let us know the results.

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My computer had BSoD'd a few times before but those have been specific, repeatable events that have been solved. But now my computer has started BSoDing more frequently, twice already this week. It seems that most times it happens while I'm watching youtube but I have had it happen while playing video games. The last video game I that it happened with was Star Wars: Dark Forces.

Please let me know how I can fix this. Thank you

A:BSoD while playing video games/watching youtube/other

Hi there,

I'm not seeing any specific drivers but there are some indications of hardware being at fault,

BugCheck 7A, {fffff6fc40006c78, ffffffffc00000c0, 15cde860, fffff88000d8f000}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800030c3278
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
Let's try testing your RAM,


Run a minimum of 8 passes, preferably overnight, or until errors occur using MemTest86+.

Use this tutorial to help you use MemTest86+:
RAM - Test with MemTest86+
As well as a chkdsk /r,

Disk Check

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Makes months i have recived BSOD's playing any game or even sometimes when i'm watching videos on youtube. Sorry for my english, i'm Brazilian!
Please help me!

A:BSOD Playing games and watching youtube videos!

Please help me!

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hi, i sometimes experience crashes when i watch Youtube videos. the screen turns black for awhile, then a message pops up (shown below).

that is one of the two problems i have. the second problem is when i'm playing a game (Heroes of Newerth) and my computer just freezes.

this all started after i used the program Driver Genius Professional to update my drivers. me being the dumbass that i am, did not create a backup before updating. after the update it fixed some of the sound issues i had with games, but also started causing crashes when i watched Youtube videos. this was about a month ago and as time passed it got worse and worse. it started causing my computer to freeze whenever i played games. after i restart my computer from a crash sometimes it starts up to a black screen and just sits there until i restart agan.

i've attached a .txt file with the information from dxdiag. i'm quite a "noob" when it comes to computers so if i have missed anything please let me know.


A:Freezing/Crashes when playing games and watching Youtube videos.

Quote: Originally Posted by silvermirror

hi, i sometimes experience crashes when i watch Youtube videos. the screen turns black for awhile, then a message pops up (shown below).

that is one of the two problems i have. the second problem is when i'm playing a game (Heroes of Newerth) and my computer just freezes.

this all started after i used the program Driver Genius Professional to update my drivers. me being the dumbass that i am, did not create a backup before updating. after the update it fixed some of the sound issues i had with games, but also started causing crashes when i watched Youtube videos. this was about a month ago and as time passed it got worse and worse. it started causing my computer to freeze whenever i played games. after i restart my computer from a crash sometimes it starts up to a black screen and just sits there until i restart agan.

i've attached a .txt file with the information from dxdiag. i'm quite a "noob" when it comes to computers so if i have missed anything please let me know.


Hello there!

Try this post and follow the steps
STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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I've tried so many things to no avail. Finally came to my senses to post on a forum.

A:BSOD/ Freeze When Playing Games or Watching Youtube Fullscreen

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00000000000044c2, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000008, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff801467accad, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:

TRIAGER: Could not open triage file : e:\dump_analysis\program\triage\modclass.ini, error 2

OVERLAPPED_MODULE: Address regions for 'mmcss' and 'WUDFRd.sys' overlap

Looks like the BSOD is being caused by WUDFRD.sys

Can you help me with the following:

1) Are the drivers for the PC up to date ?

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I have a custom built PC with custom built case that I bought from an enthusiast about 4 or 5 years ago. It boots on a 10000 RPM raptor drive and I store media on a 1 tb striped raid composed of two 500gb seagate drives. When I moved a year or so ago there was an issue that required me to replace the Mobo, CPU fan and RAM. I've got an i5 with a good mobo and enough ram, 800W power supply that's new and more than enough. Good airflow.

There are a ton of specs below, I don't like troubleshooting hardware on my main computer (like wrenching on a car that you need to get to work) so I'll get to the point.

A week or so ago I went to play Divinity: Original Sin, which had played the day before with no issues. Nearly immediately I started seeing graphical artifacts and within minutes the screen glitched out and locked, held for a bit, I saw the "graphics crash and just recovered" blip while I was hitting cntl alt etc locked up and had to hard cold boot.

This was repeated. I tried a different game (new one I got on sale through Steam, both are through Steam which might but probably won't matter) and it started glitching and locked within seconds.

I should note that neither of these games are in any way graphically intensive. Anyway, I immediately assumed that my old Geforce 8800GT is finally demanding to be upgraded. I immediately suspected the video card.

Troubleshooting I realized this: My CPU and GPU temps were not noticeably high (I tested ... Read more

A:Graphical glitches while watching youtube or playing games only, started suddenly

What is the make and model of the PSU? Saying its 800W isn't enough, there is quite a difference between low and high end units of the same, advertised wattage. Also, bare in mind that all PSUs degrade with age, so its output will reduce over time. The rate of degredation will depend on the quality of the unit and the amount of load that is put no it.

The 8800GT is an old card to say the least (released in Summer 2007), however they were very capable in their time. If you are gaming then you could definately benefit from an upgrade, do consider your PSU quality, age and capability if you go down this route though.

Your symptoms sound fairly typical of a GPU problem or possibly power. I would possibly lean more towards a failing GPU based on you saying you get artifacts during Youtube videos which are not GPU intensive.

You say your temps are OK, what are you using to check? Can you check voltages with that also?

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I recently bought an MSI GT70 20c which came preinstalled with windows 8. I have downgraded and installed windows 7 and since I have been having a few problems with the BSOD.

I have attached the .dmp files and hope that someone can help.

ntoskrnl.exe shows up in most of the problems along side my video and wifi driver.

I have tried reinstalling my video drivers and the next step is appears to be a reinstall of windows 7.

Anyone else have this type of problem or can help?

A:BSOD playing games, watching youtube. KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED

i just did some research and this could very well be a possible bad ram or not the right ram type issue(s). i would take your ram out and put them back in one at a time and test each one with the system; and if you encounter a bsod screen again; try and trap the blue screen and post it up here again.

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Recently have bee plagued by BSODs. I first thought the cause was my gamepad's drivers. Uninstalling them did give me a day or two with no crashes, but then they came back harder and faster than before. They'll usually bust out as soon as I log into my machine on a cold boot, and the only solution I've found so far is to system restore. This keeps me fine until the next day, where I have to do it again.

Also, I recently lowered my clock on my CPU a few days ago because I felt its health was deteriorating. I bumped it back up, but I haven't had a chance to see if that helps or not. I will have to wait for the next cold boot.

Windows 7:
-Ultimate x64
-It is the original OS of the system.
-Build is 3 years old come February.
-Installation is only 19 days old.

A:BSOD while playing games, watching youtube. 0x1e, 0x3b common.

No DMPs included in upload, please try this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I am having daily BSOD's, sometimes multiple times a day, sometimes I can go up to a week without one. This is a problem that persisted for months, through multiple reformats and even hardware changes.
There does not seem to be any particular thing that causes it, I've had them while playing games, watching movies, browsing the internet, and even doing nothing at all.

I have run sfc /scannow multiple times with no errors reported. I have run chkdsk, which fixed reported some errors and fixed them, but seems to have no effect on the problem.

I have updated my BIOS, updated all my drivers multiple times, run memtest on all of my RAM with no errors reported, and done everything that I can think of to diagnose the problem on my own, all with no luck.

A new symptom has developed recently, which I don't know if its related or not. I have been unable to stay in my BIOS setup screen for longer than 30 seconds without getting kicked out.

I have included the DM log collected data in this post as instructed, please let me know if there is any other information required.

Thanks in advance.

A:Daily BSODs while playing games, watching youtube and browsing interne

I have had some more crashes. I have included the dump files for further analysis.

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While watching Youtube, after 5 min the screen goes black but sound ok got to move the mouse about to get the video back.

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Hello guys,

This is my first post. I hope I do it right.

I have a PC running XP, all the updates are in.

When I am watching videos on Youtube, if I move a window cursor to read the comments (or any other text on that screen) while the video is playing, the sound stops for a second or two, and then restarts. If I move the cursor VERY SLOWLY, then the sound does not stop. But if I move it rapidly, the sound stops for a brief moment and starts again. It is very annoying and it does that every time. I remenber about 6 months ago, I didn't have this problem.

What happened ? Any suggestions ?

Thanks for your help.

A:Sound problem when watching videos on Youtube

This could be an IRQ conflict - if using a USB mouse switch it to another port.

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I recently updated my drivers using driverpack and somehow i think it may have messed up my audio drivers. First i got a caution logo on Inter smart sound technology and intel high definition DSP driver in device manager which i never got before but i managed to get rid of it by rolling back drivers. But now the problem is everytime i watch a video in chrome, the first video always has sound but when i click to another video it doesnt have sound. Only have tried it on twitch and youtube. Its fine on other browsers. Also, chrome shows up in the volume mixer but no activity when watching a video.

Methods ive tried
1) tried to see if chrome is muted : its not
2) tried reinstalling adobe flash
3) tried reinstalling chrome
4) tried reinstalling audio drivers
5) Updated to the latest driver from manufacturer website
6) Tried to fine malware or viruses : there are none.
7) tried other browsers such as firefox and Ie : they work/have sound

Ive literally search the web for solutions and none are working for me. Please help.

laptop is Dell inspiron 7567 gaming
Os : windows 10 64bit
processor : i5-7300hq
GPU : gtx 1050ti
Ram : 8gb
Audio driver : realtek

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Cannot fix this, have spent hours trying. I do not know the correct settings on my computer and have been playing with them to try to fix this, so I just reset to default. I HAVE SOUND on Youtube on IE, but NO SOUND on Comodo, Chrome, Mozilla
or Opera. And no sound on my games. I have a PC laptop Toshiba running windows 7, and the latest flash and Java. Why is my computer doing this??? I need sound! Please please help me :(((((((( have spent hours and hours online trying to figure this
out :(((

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I recently just upgraded my Mobo/CPU as well as RAM/PSU. Only hardware I brought over to the new PC was my Hard Drive and Vid card. I'm having issues of certain games (Bioshock,Hellgate:London Demo, Dance Online) having major static/stuttering during all aspects of the games. Other games such as Team Fortress 2/Crysis Demo are not having the issues at all, and everything is perfect. I don't have a sound card, so I'm using onboard. Should I buy a sound card as well?

I'm wondering if this is a software issue with the games themselves, or if it is my system?


Mobo : EVGA nVidia 650i Ultra
CPU : Intel Core2 Duo E6750
RAM : Corsair XMS2 2GB
Vid Card : nVidia 7900 GS

A:Sound is static/stuttering in certain games only....

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With regards to your problem, have you installed the latest nvidia drivers? Also, are you on windows xp or vista

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Hi there this isn't really for me - I Ient my girlfriend's old computer to a friend and he's been experiencing problems with sound.

When using winamp sometimes after a while the sound stops working. But winamp appears to not actually be playing songs. Like you'll click a song and equaliser bars go flat and don't measure sound like when a song is playing with the bass/treble or whatever going up an down with regards to what's happening in the song.

So it's not like the song is playing and no sound is coming out - the song is refusing to play. This problem is worse when playing pro evolution soccer on mute with winamp in the background.

He says when he's playing COD2 that the sound stutters and does it with increasing frequency and then eventually stops. This mostly happens when there's a lot happening on screen.

Restarting the whole machine seems to sort it out with regards to winamp but sometimes just restarting call of duty fixes the sound issues.

I remember having similar problems with operation flashpoint about 7 years ago but can't remember how I sorted it.

He has:

windows xp home SP2
p4 3.0ghz
onboard graphics
onboard sound

I told him it might be an overheating issue and to take the case off the computer and clean the dust out, could it be slightly more serious like the northbridge cooler gone bad?

Or is it a windows/driver problem?

I know there's not a lot of info here I'll ha... Read more

A:Stuttering/disappearing sound when playing some games or using winamp

Well the onboard sound is actually controlled by the South Bridge chip I believe; from what it sounds like (no pun intended) the drivers could be out of date. Winamp is usually super-reliable so I would check which version he is running and maybe give that an update, which is free. Also, make sure DirectX is up to date and have him run dxdiag to run the sound tests. START > Run > type dxdiag in the bar...

Personally, I would just invest in a dedicated sound adapter. You can get a decent Creative card for around $30 now and the sound quality would be much better anyways.

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hello everyone, hope this is the right place to post this. if not, i apologise.

i am having some seriously annoying problem with my laptop i can't seem to figure out the cause of.
every certain set of minutes... in between 5 and 10 my laptop slows down tremendously. i don't know if this only occurs when i'm playing games or not, but i notice it heavily when in a game. my frame rates drop from say 40 to 12-15, heavy stuttering occurs and speakers start making very weird "scraping" sounds.

could anyone please help?


A:large FPS and performance drop and stuttering sound often when playing games

does the laptop feel very warm?

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A couple of days ago my pc started to behave weird. It would turn off when I'm playing games. But the weird thing is that the blue light on my pc would not go off, only my monitor would. But I could hear that the tower was making no noise at all. I thought it would be overheating so I oponed my case and cleaned it (it was really dusty). After I cleaned it it worked fine again but the next day I got a weird buzz and at the same time my game stutters/freezes. This happens every few seconds and then stops for maybe 10 minutes and then repeats it self by stuttering/freezing for like 10 minutes again. It's really annoying but I can't rule out overheating because I downloaded HwMonitor and it said that my Geforce GT 320 gets to like 104 degrees while playing games. I cleaned it but I just can't get it to lower. I know the graphics card isn't good but I can't upgrade due to the size of my case.

If anybody knows how I can fix my problem please comment.

A:Buzz sound and freezing when playing games or watching videos

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

If it's a constant buzzing sound or a ticking sound I would go with something like a wire brushing against a fan, or possibly a dead hard drive which makes like a grinding squealing noise. It could also be the CPU fan, if it's a really cheap fan and the blade is spun while the fan is not on the motor can burn out. This will usually either stop the fan from moving at all or it will still spin a little and make a grinding hum.

All of these aren't good, like if you were to keep watching YouTube, freeze, reboot, YouTube, freeze, whatever part that isn't liking this WILL die completely eventually. If it's the hard drive, your files may be at stake, or if it's the CPU fan you may need a whole new computer, so this is why I'm letting you know. So I would stop watching videos if you don't have to.

First, update the drivers for your graphic card. Download the latest drivers for the card and Driver sweeper. Uninstall the old drivers, run driver sweeper. It will clean the leftovers of the old driver. Install the latest driver.

Keep the case open and see if the temps goes down. Are you saying 104 C? if yes, you might fry the card.

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I get random buzzing noise with micro freezing when im playing videos or playing games if the charger is plugged in.I did run diagnostics from SupportAssist but found no problem? I've only experienced buzzing noise whenever i suddenly connect my charger when im playing videos or gaming but now i think it gone worse.. I have all the latest drivers from dell and also updated the bios but still suddenly this problem appeared out of nowhere. Any help would be appreciated!specs:windows 10 creators updatei5 cpu8gb ramgtx 10501tb hdd

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I recently reformatted my computer after having BSOD issues. Someone from these forums helped me solve the BSOD issues, but I still have sound issues. When watching a Youtube video in Chrome or Firefox, the sound will cut out after a few seconds. The video still plays fine. IE9 has no problems. Sound also cuts out or is entirely absent in certain games. Is there anything I can try that may help?

Here is a link to my BSOD thread in case there is any important info you can grab from the upload:


Thank you for your help in advance,

A:Sound cuts out during youtube videos and games


Try booting your system in safe mode and then check the performance. If the issue still persists, try updating sound driver.

Does the sound cut offline?

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So I upgraded from a Lenovo y510p around in August to a Y700 and immediately noticed that it was better at gaming back for everything else it was slow. I thought it must have been an update or maybe games but I have unistalled the games with plenty of space left and its driving me insane because even on slower laptops I will never have it get stuck or loading with simple stuff like youtube or selecting another song in windows media player. Any idea how to fix this? I have always set to High Perfomance mode, disabled tons of services from the boot and msconfig and very few applicactions running from what I know. Thanks

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So I upgraded from a Lenovo y510p around in August to a Y700 and immediately noticed that it was better at gaming back for everything else it was slow. I thought it must have been an update or maybe games but I have unistalled the games with plenty of space left and its driving me insane because even on slower laptops I will never have it get stuck or loading with simple stuff like youtube or selecting another song in windows media player. Any idea how to fix this? I have always set to High Perfomance mode, disabled tons of services from the boot and msconfig and very few applicactions running from what I know. Thanks

A:Lenovo Y700 Very slow and stuttering with Youtube and Windows Media Player

Hi takotakumi,  There are 2 posibile reason for the issue. 1st is software and the 2nd is hardware. Lets try to check both. For software try loading the system in safe mode, to check if there was any 3rd party software was causing the issue. If it is software issue, try and isolate the software causing the issue by un-installing the software.  For hardware try running Lenovo Solution Center or Lenovo Companion for hardware diagnostic back in windows normal mode. If you find any hardware issue after the diagnostic test then better to call Lenovo Warranty Support for assistance. You can get in-touch with Lenovo by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page under Support. Also try updating the drivers for the video card of the system.Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers,

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On Windows 10
Can you help me with solving the problem of DPC watchdog violations?
Every time I watch youtube for example, and this after about 5 seconds.
Will a mini dump file help you ? Thank you Ronald, The Netherlands

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I get a BSoD when I want to watch a video on youtube or using windows media player. When watching videos, there appear pixels on my screen (see picture, on the right side), suddenly my screen freezes. Sometimes the video will be coloured green (see picture), other times I get a bsod immediatly. When the video turns green, the music still plays further and when I reload page, or press pause and click back start, a bsod follows...

I hope you could help me and thanks in advance!

A:bsod when watching videos on youtube/windows media player

Your outdated AMD display driver is the cause, please update it

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start end module name
92183000 9218e000 Accelerometer Accelerometer.sys Wed Jul 08 22:40:00 2009 (4A54E800)
8b0bc000 8b104000 ACPI ACPI.sys Sat Nov 20 12:37:52 2010 (4CE788E0)
92175000 9217d000 Afc Afc.sys Wed Feb 23 10:58:55 2005 (421C29AF)
9047b000 904d5000 afd afd.sys Sat Nov 20 12:40:00 2010 (4CE78960)
92000000 92012000 AgileVpn AgileVpn.sys Tue Jul 14 03:55:00 2009 (4A5BC954)
8b2de000 8b2e7000 amdxata amdxata.sys Fri Mar 19 20:19:01 2010 (4BA3A3F5)
921a8000 921ada80 ArcSoftVCapture ArcSoftVCapture.sys Thu Dec 03 22:31:24 2009 (4B1803FC)
91402000 9152f000 athr athr.sys Mon Oct 05 20:31:48 2009 (4ACA1F74)
90d91000 90daf000 AtiHdmi AtiHdmi.sys Thu May 06 13:19:48 2010 (4BE289B4)
91816000 91db9000 atikmdag atikmdag.sys Thu Aug 05 12:07:06 2010 (4C5A712A)
90d14000 90d4d000 atikmpag atikmpag.sys Thu Aug 05 11:47:01 2010 (4C5A6C75)
99af0000 99b3d000 ATMFD ATMFD.DLL Sat Feb 19 08:34:53 2011 (4D5F486D)
8b163000 8b16e000 BATTC BATTC.SYS Tue Jul 14 03:19:15 2009 (4A5BC0F3)
8b7f5000 8b7fc000 Beep Beep.SYS Tue Jul 14 03:45:00 2009 (4A5BC6FC)
90cd3000 90ce1000 blbdrive blbdrive.sys Tue Jul 14 03:23:04 2009 (4A5BC1D8)
832ab000 832b3000 BOOTVID BOOTVID.dll Tue Jul 14 05:04:34 2009 (4A5BD9A2)
8f1aa000 8f1c3000 bowser bowser.sys Wed Feb ... Read more

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I've been having an issue with limited success. I recently bought a new laptop for gaming and noticed a really annoying bug that has surfaced.

Laptop Stats:
CPU: Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.6Ghz, 6MB, L3 Cache)
Card: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1 Gig
Ram: 8 GB Ram
HDD: 2x500 Gig Western Digital Hard drives

The issue is that in games, when something new would happen, the computer would freeze and the
sound would stutter for 1-5 seconds. So of course if I played LONG enough it would go away, but once I started the game again the issue would come up. I found that downloading CrystalDiskInfo and disabling APM fixed the issue for some games.

Games that I've had the issue: World of Warcraft, Counter-strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress 2, Dragon Age, Last Scenario.

Games that I haven't had ONE issue with: Singularity, Dragon Age 2.

Now World of Warcraft was resolved due to Disabling APM.

Here is a list of things that I've tried:

- Updated all Drivers
- Used CrystalDiskMark on both Hard drives (Will post data)
- Ran EventViewer and noticed that when there was a stutter the Hardrive Spiked for the time of the freeze.
- Played with the APM
-Uninstalled the SATA AHCI Controller
-CheckDisk on both drives, no errors.

What makes me think it's a Hard Drive issue (or possibly a Driver issue) is because whenever the freeze happens the Hard drive light is on the entire time. I have two hard drives, all the games (save one) are installed th... Read more

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I don't know why, but ever since this afternoon, Windows decides to crash complete whenever I'm a few minutes or so in watching a YouTube video. It doesn't do it playing intensive games like Grand Theft Auto 5 yet it decides to do it watching a YouTube video. How Windows crashes is the reason why I'm making this thread.

What happens when I'm in the middle of watching a video is that the screen goes black with the cursor flickering and later disappears as well as the audio cutting off with nothing but blackness. Pressing anything does not make sounds, and nothing appears after a moment of blackness, not even a blue screen. And after restarting, the interface does some strange behavior I've never seen before. The resolution is changed to 800x600 (or 1024x768, I don't know, 4:3 aspect ratio) and the options are even more awkward. The only options through adapter settings (resolution cannot be changed in advanced display settings for some reason) are all in 4:3 aspect ratio with of all the standard refresh rates in PCs is a never heard of 64 Hz applied to each option

Fortunately, things go back to normal after another restart, but the crashing while watching YouTube videos in full screen continue to happen. Now this issue doesn't annoy me to the very core, but it does bother me that such an interruption can happen. I prefer to watch videos in full screen, so I want to know how I can fix it. I don't want to be hesitant to watch something in a preferred mode forever. Let me know ... Read more

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I have very strange problem that im trying to fix since few months.The problem is that my mouse works perfectly in most games on Win10 x64 (even older ones ifi disable acceleration), however it keeps stuttering in few older games, suchas Call of Duty 2, SiN Episodes: Emergence, Nosferatu: The Wrath of Malachi.
The mouse stutters only when i move it very slowly on the mousepad, if i move it fastlyit seems to work smoothly with no stutter, however it's very annoyning andmakes those few games completely unplayable, because it's hard to shot enemies.
Ididn't have this issue on Windows 8.1 x64 and Windows 7 x64 (i was using thesame mouse as im using right now). Do you have any idea what could be cause of that?
My PC Specs:
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise x64
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4,5 GHz
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 Xtreme Gaming OC
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blue 2x4(8)GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 (2TB, 64MB, SATA/600)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX
Headphones: Sennheiser HD 380 Pro

Mouse: Logitech G500s
Sorry for grammar errors,English is not my native language.

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Would appreciate any help. Thank you!
I just want to make sure it's nothing too serious.
When I was watching the Tumblr Video, It went all green, and then I got a popup bubble from the task bar saying something crash and restarted successfully, then when i went to YouTube i clicked the video to start it, and my computer became unresponsive for a second, then blue screened.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA80065B61D0
BCP2: FFFFF8800649D67C
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

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A:BSOD Whilst Watching Youtube Video, After Watching Tumblr Video.

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps Let us know if you need help

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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My Lenovo ideapad Y700- PF0JYJ16 is quite new and upgraded to 512 m.2 SSD and 16GB RAM, the graphic is 960m, but since beginning I encounter stuttering for 1-3 sec while gaming, the screen froze and the sound is buzzing similar to blue screen. This is happened while I gaming on heavy graphic games  or very light games, sometimes when i was watching Youtube it also stuttering, I updated all the driver and lenovo BIOS, using high performance battery setting and even set my graphic card setting to use 960m permenantly, but the problem always there but i never get blue screen? does anybody have the same problem like this? 

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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.


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I have a problem with Youtube videos as they "stutter" when played.
I have Google Chrome and IE11. My laptop is Windows 7, 64 bit.
Can it be sorted?

A:Youtube stuttering

Check the driver on your video card, ensure its fully up-to-date.

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Last night and today I noticed that with every YouTube video that I watch, somewhere in the video, is a one second sort of stutter of the audio. When I go back to that moment, I don't hear it. But it has the kind of sound of when a windows computer crashes, but only for one second, maybe less. The headset I am using is only 2 weeks old, and I don't think anything should be wrong with it.

Help is appreciated.

A:YouTube Audio Stuttering

Two things come to mind first mate and one is was the sound ok before and how is your download speed on the net?

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This is driving me crazy. Every YouTube vid moves inside the window like someone behind the camera is shaking it violently. The motion distorts into mosaic-like pixelation. I have noticed that this happens only when there is actual motion in the video.
For example, if someone is moving. If there is a still shot of the person, or if just a bunch of text is shown, no stuttering occurs.
And, if I move my cursor constantly inside the vid while it plays, the stuttering stops, but I can't continuously do that!
We're talking about a Windows 7 Fujitsu on Firefox with the latest updates. It's on a university server in Japan, hardwire connected, not wifi.
A wifi connected Panasonic laptop with Windows 8 shows none of this.

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I have a windows xp professinal setup, it's 2006-ish dell 9100.  Youtube is really bad about stuttering both audio and video wise.  What kind of issue is this and how do I fix it?  I have to be able to listen to my music.

A:Youtube, other applications and stuttering effect

Often, it is an issue called "buffer bloat"...

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