Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:18 PM
I have been having an issue with my computer lately. I use my computer to DJ on the weekends, and a little while ago is started to crap out on me. The program i use is fairly heavy on resources and it has a CPU meter on the dispay. At certain times, the CPU meter would spike and cause the sound to degrade. I originally thought I had a virus. I use Trend Micro Internet Security as well as spybot, and neither of these programs found an issue after numorus scans and being updated. I decided to back everything up and use my recovery discs. I now have windows stripped down to just about nothing with no change how the program runs.
So i guess that narrows it down to a hardware issue. I tried the memory diagnostics tool, but it quit after about 2 minutes. I thought it was a RAM problem and i was planning on upgrading anyways, so i bought 2 sticks of 2 gig ram and tried it. The program now runs decent, but there will be times when it glitches. Memory diagnostics tool is still shutting my computer down after a couple of minutes. I updated my drivers as much as i could.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Toshiba Satellite A210
AMD Turion 64x2 @ 1.9ghz
4 gigs RAM (brand new)
Windows Vista 32 bit service pack 1
the program in question is Traktor Scratch PRO, with an Audio8 sound card. It hooks up to USB 2.0
I Tested the soundcard on a friends computer who is also running traktor scratch pro and it works fine for him.
Thanks a lot lads and lass's!!