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Annoying Problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Topbrass7, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Topbrass7

    Topbrass7 Member

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    I built a new system in Feb (some specs in signature) and from day 1 I have had a glitch where every minute or so the sound stutters for like a second. Has anybody else had the same prob? I overclocked and it didn't help, added a sound card as well. Everything works great except the stutter.

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  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Open task manager and view the CPU usage graph, see if it spikes when you hear the stutters, if it does, there's probably a program causing it. It's something I've had on two occasions. Changing my overclock solved it once, and changing sound cards changed it the other time.
     
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    I've watched the cpu usage closely. It does not spike when the stutters happen. It does however appear to be "pulsing". Kind of like a heart beat, 0%-3% up to 35%-50%. Its in a rhythm but the stutter has no effect on the pulse or vice versa.

    As far as overclocking, this problem has been there before and after overclock, no change.

    Any ideas?
     
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    mikeh0303 Regular member

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    are you using xp or vista, and after adding the sound card did you disable the onboard sound in the BIOS?
     
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    Running XP Media and yes yes I disabled the onboard sound.
     
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    mabey there is a problem with the mobo, but i would try getting updated drives for the sound first.
     
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    I've been afraid its possibly the mobo. The problem was there with onboard sound then I added the sound card after with the same results. Has anybody ever had this same problem with the 680i sli mobo?
     
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    look at my sig lol

    it has to be the crap motherboard :)

    I tried lots of chips in mine and the only one it worked ok on was the E6600

    lots of people are having problems with the 680i boards vI think Nvidia didn't do their homework properly

    there is a new bios update out (p29) that may help :) didn't help me i still get (boings) playing black hawk down

    this is their forum http://evga.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=13
     
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    The EVGA 680i board is supposed to be excellent, but there you go. Nvidia chipsets are good at overclocking, but now I think of it, both of mine have had serious issues. Perhaps it's time to start veering away from them?
     
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    Went with the new bios flash and the problem hasn't been corrected.
     

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