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Could my sound card be the reason for freezing of my computer or is it my HDD?

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#1 frusciante54


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

I'm not having any significant fps drops in games. My computer is not a very good one either but I've noticed something strange...


When the game freezes for 2 seconds, it always happens when a new sound is played. For instance in minecraft, when I open a chest for the first time, right before it makes the sound it freezes for 2 seconds. That applies to every sound as well. Like walking on the dirt, digging different types of blocks, other sound effects... Even when a new music starts. 


So is it possible? Can it be my sound card (internal)? 


By the way, I really have an inconsistent hard drive speed. Sometimes in the task manager, system is using 0.1 mbps and it says it's using 100%. It's a 5 year old computer. 


RAM : 2 GB

HDD : 320 GB

CPU : Intel pentium (a very cheap one)

Graphics card is integrated.

I don't really see my RAM suffering from space but it's usually the disk usage. 



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:49 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):

     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.


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