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Video and Audio playback sounds like MaxH-H-Headroom

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Hello! I'm new to the forum, looks very active and smart. And I have my first question.

I came home from work the other day, (computer was on downloading torrents), tried to playback a video I had downloaded and the audio, about every 10 seconds would clip, like max headroom.. if you don't know max headroom, then imagine the noise in a science fiction movie when an android is being destroyed and saying their last words, or if you don't watch Sci-fi then imagine like in the song "Tic Tok" by Kie$ha when she says "trying to get a little ti-i-i-i-psssssy.." The effect on her voice.

Anyways so I

1. rebooted. Tried again. Same problem.
2. Checked temp with coretemp - normal.
3. Did a virus scan, malware scan, spyware scan, all nothing.
4. Increased my CPU page file.
5. Cleaned the registry, internet files, ect. Clean clean clean.
6. Rebooted again. Still happening. :)

This doesn't only happen with Video files, but also when I use Rosetta stone. (a language learning program with audio)

It hasn't happened yet with MP3, even when I try to overload my system while in playback.

I'm guessing it might be a problem with my video card? I have no idea how to check.

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Hi slylie :) sorry to hear you are having this display issue.
Check the video card drivers, if it has been changed roll it back to
the previous version, if it hasn`t been changed look and see if there
is an update available on the card manufacturers website.
If the above does not resolve the issue you will need to provide more
information on the computer, is it a laptop or desktop, custom build
or brand name such as Dell or HP and if so model name or number, the
more info you provide will enable others to help you better.
Download gpu-z to check out your video card http://download.cnet...4-10788513.html
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Thanks! OK, here is my system specs.

Microsoft windows XP Professional service pack 3
Dual Core
E5200 @ 2.5 ghz

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Memory Size 128MB DDR2

DirectX Supprot 10.0/SM4.0

My Core Temp sits at 37/37

When I ran the GPU-Z, I got the following readings on the sensors.

Core Clock 459.0 MHz
Memory Clock 333.0 MHz
Shader Clock 918.0 MHz
Temp. 62.0 C

Any other information you need?
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Check to see if you have the latest drivers from here;
Dependent on who the card manufacturer is will determine the cards performance but your card is performing below the specs provided by NVIDIA, the temperature looks ok though.

GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores 16
Graphics Clock (MHz) 550 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz) 1400 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 4.4

Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz) 400
Standard Memory Config 512 MB
Memory Interface Width 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 12.8

Feature Support:
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology** HD
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
Microsoft DirectX 10
OpenGL 2.1
Bus Support PCI-E 2.0
Certified for Windows 7

Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution 2560x1600
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536
Standard Display Connectors Dual Link DVI
Multi Monitor
HDMI Via adapter
Audio Input for HDMI SPDIF

Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 4.376 inches
Length 6.6 inches
Width Single-slot

Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 105 C
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 50 W
Minimum Recommended System Power (W) 300 W

- Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
- Playback of HDCP-protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components.
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