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Let me know if this is on the wrong board and I'll move it. Im not sure where it goes.

Anyway, my computer has skipped for awhile now. It sometimes happens when listening to music, and sometimes just when playing graphically intense games, but ALWAYS when streaming HD video. Example: I go on youtube and watch a video where the person says "Hello, everyone", but it may come out as "Hello, every-ry-ry-ry-ry-ry-one", with the -ry being the skip and happening very rapidly (think rolling your 'r's speed).

Here are my specs:

OS: Windows XP Pro 32-Bit
Motherboard: Intel Media Series DG33TL
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
RAM: 2x1GB OCZ EL DDR2 PC2-6400 / 800MHz / 4-5-4-15 Latency
Graphics Card: Palit Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 512MB
HDD: Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 500GB

I have no idea why these skips are happening, but am willing to try anything to fix it. There are some games that I want to play that seem to be unplayable as things are now. Thank you for your help in advance.
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This behaviour is usually caused because the access method of the drive has changed. Usually this only changes if XP determines it's for the best but it causes issues such as stuttering because the data can't get moved around fast enough.

This will explain how to change it back:

Do this for both the hard drive any CD units you have connected. Then restart the computer.
With any luck this should solve the problem.
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