Posted 01 November 2006 - 02:19 PM
My old Audigy started making crackling noises so I replaced it with a new card: Soundblaster X-fi Extreme Music. Now it takes several seconds for programs to start, programs to close, or files to save. During those seconds, I can't do anything but wait for the operation to complete.
Dell Dimension 4700
Pentium 4 2.80 GHz
1 Gb of RAM (4x256 Mb DDR2 SDRAM)
80 GB Hard drive
Radeon X300 Graphics card
Soundblaser X-fi Extreme Music sound card
I run ZoneAlarm as my firewall / antivirus and I use Spyware Doctor for other malware.
Any suggestions that will improve performance? I really like the sound quality I've gotten from the sound card and would hate to have to replace it.
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