I had installed a Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Gamer card with the latest
drivers, but no change. I also upgraded my CPU from the 3.2Ghz single-core
to a 2.2Ghz Dual Core. It helped, but I still get the skips. I blew it all
away over the weekend, and reinstalled Vista. The issue is better, but it
still skips, especially when I'm trying to run any other application, like IE
or email. I didn't put the SB card in this time, so I'm on the Realtek HD
Audio card which is built into the M/B. I have the latest drivers from
Realtek, but it's still skipping. Very frustrating to say the least. It
acts like it's resource related, but it has plenty of resources. CPU is not
busy at all, hard drives are good, plenty of memory, etc.... It's an ASRock
M/B which is rated for Vista, so I'm at a loss.
> Check to be sure you have the latest Sound Drivers for Vista.
> Try disabling ALL enhancements, see the Section "How does loudness
> equalization work?"
> "Tracy W." <TracyW@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >I just installed Vista Home Premium onto my pc, and everything seems to be
> > running ok, except for the sound. No matter what application I run, my
> > sound
> > seems to skip a lot. It's most noticeable when listening to music or TV.
> > Various media players don't make a difference, and it acts like my pc is
> > starving for resources. I've got a 3.2Ghz cpu w/2Gb of memory and plenty
> > of
> > hard drive space. 256Mb ATI video card, and Audigy sound card, but it
> > looks
> > like Vista makes the applications run off of the virtual memory, even when
> > nothing else is running. Is anyone having issues like this? Any
> > suggestions? I've disabled services and features till I'm blue in the
> > face.
> > Nothing seems to help, although increasing CPU priority for the process
> > seems
> > to make it better, but it's still skipping.
> > Thanks,