Laptop Sound is Choppy

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Laptop Sound is Choppy

Post by dgood » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:58 am

So how do I diagnose the root cause of this? the Laptop sound is choppy both through external and internal speakers. I tried a turtle beach usb sound card and ran speakers through it and the sound is still choppy. What should my next step be to figure out why it sounds like I have mad sound lag spikes.
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Re: Laptop Sound is Choppy

Post by stev » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:41 pm

Sound is typically handled through the south-bridge chipset. On my MSI Intel MOBO, the chipset required two things to overcome the choppy sound.

First the latest drivers that worked and second a heat-sink with a little fan on it.

Since your machine is a laptop, try getting the latest drivers. If that choppiness still persists, then check the internal hardware for connections and thermal issues.

Have you searched the web dealing with this issue and your make and model?
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Re: Laptop Sound is Choppy

Post by dgood » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:18 pm

will do tomorrow when I get a chance to check it out again. Upgraded to Vista Sp2 from Xp sp3 and installed new vista drivers, sound works perfect sp3 screwed up the sound for some reason.
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Re: Laptop Sound is Choppy

Post by Jsting » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:12 pm

Most likely it is a driver issue. Make sure also to disable the on-board sound card of your laptop if it has.

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Re: Laptop Sound is Choppy

Post by Skippman » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:59 am

I've had this problem before on software codec based sound cards. The first thing I'd recommend doing is going to the Sound Option under the Control Panel, Select the audio output in question, go to advanced, and turn the sample rate all the way down and see if that corrects the issue.

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