View Full Version : Music lagging while multitasking

12-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Recently, my music has been lagging, even when doing small multitasking things. It sounds fine when I have nothing running, but even if I have firefox going now, it starts skipping and it sucks. I used to have music going while playing starcraft 2, but now it just sounds really awful. It has only started happening like a week ago, and the changes I have done recently, was install fallout New Vegas and update iTunes as well. What could be the problem?

Re-reading that, the English is pretty hard to understand at some parts, sorry :(

12-11-2010, 03:49 PM
If you're playing it through itunes, maybe itunes is broken?
Try a different media player?

Edit - or y'know, reinstall itunes.


12-11-2010, 05:02 PM
oh yea, lol. I'll give that a try and come back to you. I use itunes because it's easier for my ipod and other players don't support ipod touch :(

12-11-2010, 05:22 PM
Cheers, in game now and its working fine

12-11-2010, 05:27 PM
If you have any more problems, consider upgrading your RAM.

12-11-2010, 05:59 PM
It's a new computer, 4gb ram and I would need to get 64 bit win7 for any more ram :(

13-11-2010, 08:05 PM
OK, still not completely resolved, I have like 5 tabs right now, and sometimes, it's still scratchy at some parts, I go back and play it again and it's fine, could it be my speakers? I have used to have them at full volume sometimes a while back, could that have done something?

Speedy Gonzales
13-11-2010, 08:14 PM
Where did you get the audio drivers from? The mobo cd, windowsupdate, the mobo maker's site (ASUS, GB, etc). Or the manufacturer's site (realtek, VIA etc)? Could be a prob with the drivers. It may also be a bug in the version of the BIOS thats on it. Whats the brand / model of the mobo?

13-11-2010, 09:05 PM
I have no idea at all. I will try updating the drivers

Speedy Gonzales
13-11-2010, 09:09 PM
When you say its a new system, did you buy it as a system? Or build it?

13-11-2010, 09:52 PM
I bought it, it's a laptop. HP, I did the driver update thing and it said there is nothing new available. I listen to the same songs on the ipod and they are fine, but on my computer (not just itunes) they are all really crappy and skip bits and stuff.

13-11-2010, 10:05 PM
I can now confirm that it is due to something lagging my computer, after a restart, I have not experienced it yet and I'm playing the same stuff.

Speedy Gonzales
13-11-2010, 10:09 PM
It doesnt have all this trial/crapware on it does it?? ie Nortons/symantec rubbish

13-11-2010, 10:17 PM
No, it was the first thing I did. And by NEW, it's a few months old, pretty new to me considering what I moved up from.