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The-CROW

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Hey all, this is my first post....
I have a problem with my laptop, it's a HP nx8220 1.86 Centrino with 512MB ram and a soundMAX soundcard with XP Home OS.
The problem is with the sound, whenever I play mp3 or music, the sound is full of crackling and hiccups... I installed the latest driver from the hp site with no avail. I tried to connect external headset and speakers but with no change.
This is annoying... What can I do to fix this?
Thanxall.
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Use add / remove to uninstall the soundcard drivers

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.

Download, install and run
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Disable the anti virus programme then click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Check the anti virus programme is running

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

Re-install the soundcard drivers

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Thanks a lot for the fast reply...
I'll try it and post back.
Thanxagain.
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Just did what you told me step by step.... Still the same thing...
hiccups during songs.... It's sounds as if you don't have enough RAMs and you're listening to WinAmp while executing heavy operations.. It's been like this ever since I bought it...
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If the hiccups are interruptions during playback of streams then it could be buffer size, click tools, options, performance in media player and set the buffer to 30 seconds, click apply, also check detect network speed is set to automatic
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