I have been having issues with my computer for some time now, but recently it has become intolerable. The most obvious issue is that video and music files will not play. I have tried windows media player, winamp, and VLC with no success. Sometimes it tries to play and it is very choppy, other times it tells me the file is corrupt. Doesn't matter what file or format, with the exception being audio files that I recorded myself on that computer.
It can still stream online content without problem. I am almost certain that this is the manifestation of a hardware issue, as there have been other problems that have been around for a while, but were generally tolerable. For instance, every now and then, the computer will not boot unless I disconnect the PSU, hold down the power button to flush out the capacitors, and plug it back in. It also has difficulty with burning CDs - I am currently trying to burn the UBCD in order to check the memory, hard drive, and CPU, but the buffer takes about 20 minutes to build up, then it burns for a few seconds before stopping to avoid a buffer underrun (something I haven't actually experienced since the 90s...it's bringing back memories of not being able to do anything on the computer while burning, lest you underrun the buffer).
Not sure how much it will help, but I'm attaching a CPU-Z report. Quick summary of my PC:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1040T
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88T-M
Ram: 16 GB DDR3 (2 x 8 GB)
Graphics: NVidia GeForce GT 520
I am generally pretty good at solving my own problems, but I honestly have no idea where to start looking for this one. Thanks for any help.
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