Present day, I still experience the audio problems. For example while talking on Skype to either a landline or cell phone user, I will often (but not always) hear a little pop and the audio will go out. The lone remedy I have found is to close the skype window and fully 'Quit' the program. Upon which, I will promptly hear another pop, signifying that audio functionality has resumed.
While streaming video, whether from Hulu, Netflix (especially) or an embedded YouTube on Facebook, video will play for a few moments or minutes and then will cease, freezing the frame currently showing. For the sites utilizing Flash, the remedy has been 'Disabling' then re-enabling the Shockwave Flash Add-On in Firefox. In effort to determine whether this was a Firefox issue, I installed Google Chrome and then Internet Explorer this week, only to find the same issues present. Further, I am now experiencing an intermittent 'out of virtual memory' error.
Running Firefox the other day, I did notice something that I am hopeful may be insight to finding a solution to this crap. I noticed that if I opened multiple tabs and streamed a movie via Netflix, but worked actively in a different tab that the movie streamed flawlessly. However, within minutes of selecting the Netflix tab, putting my hands in lap and chilling, the video stream would come to a screaching halt (this whether in full screen or while playing inside the browser. As well, I opened Task Manager and observed time and again that 'System Idle' would jump to 98% at nearly the precise moment that the video would freeze.
At this point, I have had more than enough. It's not a Firefox problem as proved by a recreation of the problem in Explorer and Chrome. It's not my Drivers, i've updated those. It's not Flash as evidenced by the issues Silverlight running Netflix. So my question folks, is what the bleep is it? And most importantly, how can I make this stop.
Edited by Blade Zephon, 23 January 2011 - 02:14 AM.
Removed HJT log. ~BZ