Hi all, I have recently bought a new computer. During the course of the last few days, I have begun to install (and remove) programs and apps that I use on a daily basis. Most are games that I have installed. When I first installed Assassins Creed, it ran like a dream. Now however a few days after the install, I am encountering hiccups... almost as if the game is attempting to pre-cache world objects or sounds. Essentially any contextual sound being played will cause the game to stutter and lock up for a microsecond. How do I correct this issue? I know the game ran perfectly for the first little while, but what is the issue now, and how can I reverse it? I have installed so much stuff on the comp, that now it would be almost impossible to determine which did what, and when. System restores have failed to recover my machine from this, and I would love to hear any suggestions on how to attempt to resolve this.
I am running the sound off of the ATI card, because right now my home theatre isn't hooked up to receive the TOSLINK cable from the soundcard. Disabling the ATI onboard sound and enabling the XONAR DX card doesn't help either. I'm suspecting a software or corrupt file somewhere may be the culprit, but some extra input and advice would be welcomed. I have also heard that a reinstall of Windows Media PLayer may be in order, but I have not been able to find a current version to allow me to do so.