The problem depends on what kind of stress the computer is under. If I open a youtube video and try to play it right off then it will skip. I first have to let it download, since the act of streaming is another process and it will cause the audio to skip. After streaming I can push play and watch the video without problems. However, if I click on any tabs, or select any other things from my bar such as AIM, it will skip until everything has had time to chillax.
Its not only streaming video, it does the same thing with .wav and .mp3 files saved to my computer. Only they will skip constantly and do not have a chance to play smoothly, not sure why.
I thought that maybe my equipped memory wasn't enough at 1 GB. So I upgraded it to 2 GB with the same results as before. It seems as though the computer just won't dedicate any resources to playing audio or video. I don't know jack about computers, but its like there is a certain amount of RAM you are supposed to have to play files, and my computer has it but it gets imposed upon by other things when those other things should be using their own memory.
Please don't post that I have spyware or my registry is dirty or that I have a virus because that is the same thing everyone says. I want detailed instructions on what I can do to fix this problem, and I will be very grateful to whoever can do that. I have to get this thing working right for school.
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Also, I use Avast!, CCleaner, and AdAware