I recently fried my SSD and had to reformat my system. I used exactly the same set up as last time, but now I have a problem I've never encountered before. When playing video (browser, players), all sounds, even system sounds, will begin to lag.
Here is what I had so far when I started experiencing this problem (since then, I've added more programs):
- WD 250G HDD
- WD 250G HDD
- WD 500G HDD
- OCZ VERTEX2 60G SSD (sys)
- Asus M4A77TD mobo
- 3G RAM
- Phenom X4 945
- Radeon HD 3870
- XP 32bit
- Audio: VIA HD Deck 5.0 (since updated to 6.0) VTI708
- Video: 8.9 Catalyst (newest driver package for 3870)
- Haali media splitter
- Matroska pack
(since added: AAC, AC3 and -filter, AV splitter, DirectVobSub, K-lite)
I'm running on exactly the same basic set up that I had on my last system, which is known to work. The system is 2 days old, and problems started occuring on the very first day (when I had "settled down" and tried playback for the first time).
For video playback I've tried: Firefox 12.0, Bsplayer 2.6, Bsplayer 1.0, VLC 1.1
I have not tried: Chrome 19.0
How the problem behaves:
- The video will first start playing fine, and will gradually start to lag. If I at this point pause the video and make a system sound to play, it will lag at the same speed as the video. This goes for all other sounds as well.
- If I completely shut down the player (or browser), all sounds will reset to normal. However it seems that the longer the system is running, the more lag I gradually build up regardless if a video is playing or not.
- If I pay attention, I can hear a glitch in the playback several times before lag starts to build up
UPDATE: tried playback without browser running at the same time, audio started to lag, but seemed to get worse much slower. I used a different file to play this time, so it could also be due to that.
UPDATE: If I pause video, open a browser, and try playback again there will be no sound, or the sound plays but video stops.
UPDATE: Re-installed CPU, dusted out the case. New temperatures: CPU 39 - 45 C, Mobo 45C, GPU 43 C
What I have tried so far:
- Re-installing all audio and video drivers and several codecs and players
- In my "whyuno" rage accidentally uninstalled Windows KB888111 package, and lost all audio, quickly fixed the problem by uninstalling audio drivers, SP3, re-installing chipset drivers, then KB888111 and then VIA drivers and finally SP3 = back to square 1.
- searched everywhere for an answer, however, all problems seem to be program related, so far I've found nothing that would affect the whole system
- Nothing note-worthy in eventvwr
- Would have done a system restore, but since the problems started occuring hours after installing XP, I was unable to create a restore point.
I am fairly sure that reformatting would cure this problem, but XPs are hard to aquire, and I had to wait 2 weeks for the last one to arrive from Germany.
I am also fairly interested in finding out what causes this, considering that this is a fresh system with minimum number of programs and a runtime of 2 days.
I will be updating this post as I try new things, and repeatedly pressing F5 while repressing the urge to bang my head against the wall.
Edited by Kuroko, 03 June 2012 - 04:01 PM.