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When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down

Q: When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down

Hi I have windows vista ultimate they slows When playing down and music, videos randomly and I make tons of videos In November I built a new pc and it worked great no problems specs are at the bottem Now I only have one problem and to me this is a big problem I make tons of videos with my freinds and sometimes for money Im going to college for When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down video in a year and a half so I need to do as much now as possible The problem is that all songs and videos on my computer randomly will slow down for - seconds then continue as if When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down it hadnt happend I have no idea what the cause of this is This did not happen until february when I got windows vista before installing it I completly formated my harddrive and installed vista ultimate previously had windows xp pro Now I have no idea how When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down to fix this problem You now are probably wondering why I waited so long to say this but I just finally had enough of it I just put up with it for so long It does not only slow down while watching and listenign to videos and music on my computer but also when I watch videos off of the internet even if they are completly buffered I know there can be conflicts with video codecs not really sure what that means or how i would fix that but any suggestions at all would be extremly helpful Thank you VERY much -Nick Computer specs Motherboard ECS KA MVP Videocard Geforce GT Processor amd athlon x am Memory gb Soundcard onboard Operating System XP now vista ultimate Harddrive gb rpm wd gb rpm wd nbsp

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A: When playing videos and music, they randomly slows down

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If you choose PC: i7 4790k or i7 4930k? or another proposes?
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A:What would you buy for playing games?

An i5 with a good video card. Games are GPU intensive so you'll need a video card to handle the latest games with 8 gigs of memory.

I personally play on a PC. There are those who play on a laptop. It boils down to a personal preference. if you need the mobility you go laptop. However, I can build a PC significantly cheaper.
 

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A:Running three videos on separate computers simultaneously

I want these videos being projected to all start and run simultaneously, keeping them in sync with one another.Click to expand...

almost 99.9% impossible. Whether it's streaming or simple MP4s, each system is pulling independently and every system has a unique client-host latency and will likely get out of sync almost immediately.
 

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What is the Model number of the Toshiba laptop?
Does your laptop come with an Ethernet port (most do have one)? If so, try connecting directly to your router with an Ethernet Cable and see if the problem continues.
I highly doubt that its a problem with the Router (but it could be). I believe that you may have a problem with the wireless drivers installed. I would suggest:
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2. Properly Uninstall the wireless drivers
3. Install wireless drivers from the download (step 1).
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A:Internet Drops Randomly

Specs for computer (make and model of computer that is having problems -or- make and model of the hardware)? Also, what wireless router (or modem) are you trying to connect to? What is your Operating System?
 

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It's worth installing HWMonitor or SpeedFan to check temperatures when you are playing video. My laptop fan doesn't kick in until the GPU temperature gets to 60c and it then drops rapidly to about 50c whereas your fan is working from start up.
 

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A:Internet keeps disconnecting randomly

Hi, I had this problem a few years ago, which was fixed by buying a new USB wireless dongle.
But if you are using wireless connection to the router, try an ethercable instead and see if the same thing happens.
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Is your CPU temperature running high?...Is the heatsink properly connected?...
 

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Hey Coxis,

The behavior that you explained can be fixed if you set the adobe flash player to 'follow' your soundcard settings. If you're on 64-bit windows, go to:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\

Open MMS.CFG and add this line:

UseWAVPlayer=1

Worked perfectly for my 5.1 setup. Youtube audio was previously stuck on its own upmix (a.k.a simulated surround) settings and ignored my soundcard settings.

Good luck
 

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I've had this happen to me too. It turned out it was the internet browser (IE I think, but it may have been chrome) taking up a ton of resources and using the CPU. I believe Facebook was the real problem and it only because a problem after having FB open for a long time.

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What are your system specs?

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I would replace the fan first, it is cheaper than a motherboard and laptop fans are known to fail. You can get the fan on EBay cheaper...
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Alright, what's the process taking up 100% CPU?
 

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EDIT:
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EDIT 2:
I just downloaded and ran MalwareBytes Anti Malware (Free) and it seems to have done the job for now. I'll keep you all posted and I hope this helped some of you.

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You may have to invest in one of these:
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How can a microphone play sounds? Microphone is an input device, so make sure it is set as such.
 

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First, we usually tell people that if this thing is still under warranty then contact seller and tell them of your issues. A10 chips are good chips.

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Did this laptop come with Windows 7 Ultimate or did you purchase the OS and thus installed it?
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A:Connection drops randomly

Sounds like you're on a DSL connection - - are you?

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A:Monitor randomly shuts off

steelth said:





I have a 20 inch flat panel HP monitor that just randomly shuts down you can be in the middle of something and in just shuts off and you have to turn it back on. It's not going into sleep mode or anything because you can be moving the cursor and bam just shuts off. There is not set time , sometimes you can be on it for a couple seconds , sometimes an hour.Any ideas?Click to expand...

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A:Laptop randomly shuts off

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A:Computer turns of randomly and fans go sky high!

shameless bump!
 

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A:Audio bad when viewing online videos

Make sure you have the latest version of Flash installed. Does this occur on all browsers? Do you have any plug-ins running or audio codec's installed? You could even go as far as checking to make sure your video drivers are all up to date.





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A:Computer crashing/restarting when playing games

Hi, You should find out what Graphic card you have, and download the correct driver for it.
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A:Laptop reducing FPS when playing games after cleaning Sirefef trojans

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Operating System: Tried both Windows 7 32 bit and Windows XP
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Next reply I will post problem history and details
Please request information if needed more, I am willing to provide.

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A:Laptop freezes randomly

My questions and doubts:

How can it be solved?
Can we call this ?overheating? since it freezes when temperature is not over 60 C? but it freezes more when the weather is hotter.
Is the temperature during safe mode normal or too high?
Am I abusing my laptop?

Please request information or pictures if needed more, I am willing to provide.

Problem history:
It works fine with Windows 7 since 2009, when I?ve been recovering from spine surgery, I?ve been using it more than usual since December 2011 where the problem occurs first time, then it occurs more often since March 2012.

Computer usage behavior:
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Observations:

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Since March, it freezes about 5 minutes after start running left 4 dead or skyrim.

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It rarely freezes when watching videos and when turning the computer on all night for downloading.

I never finish a full system virus scan, it freezes about 20 minutes after scanning while temperature is about 50 C.

Weather condition: Thailand, hot and humid.
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Tried updating drivers to the latest possible for the right OS, reformatted partition to change OS to Win XP but problem still occurs.

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A:My laptop crashes whilst watching videos

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Your description certainly IS interesting.



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A:I have a green screen when I try to play videos

You could try updating video drivers.

Most likely it's your video drivers have you installed a new graphics card or anything like that, or how long have you had your graphics card?
 

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I'm considering using a few more dollars to get the Audio-Technica ATH-A700's, hmm what do you guys think.
 

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Was able to turn it on

Its in safe mode right now and I'm checking the event log 8,894 errors. They are 7023, 7031, 7034, 10010, 14329, 6008, 55, and 8003. The 7000 event ID all occur when im trying to turn my laptop on.
 

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Updated video card drivers?
 

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A:Problem with sound while playing games

Is your Creative sound card rather old? Have you tried updating it's drivers from the Creative website?
 

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A:Videos not playing, even after updating codec packs

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