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Help with Audio Lag


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#1 dentalschool

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:32 PM

Hello ---

Occasionally, a song that I play on itunes, lags... or pauses for a split second then resumes. Does anyone know what hardware component this would be attributed to? Hard drive? Memory? CPU?

Also, can anyone give me a general explanation of how the audio is processed and by which hardware component? For example, is the audio playing back from the hard drive? or is it the RAM? And, is the CPU reading it, etc? Which component would you say is most important for reducing audio lag? latency issues?

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:27 AM

For example, is the audio playing back from the hard drive? or is it the RAM? And, is the CPU reading it, etc?

They are all a part of the process specifically when the computer is having multiple applications running. But if you have only one application running and there is a system throttle or a split second pause in your case the audio. It could either be a corrupt software, driver that needs to be reinstalled or an updated program or driver is available to fix certain users experiencing those particular problem. You could always check your task manager for system performance, cpu and ram usage spikes on a particular program running either one or multiple.

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