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April 3, 2010 7:55:00 PM

Hi can anyone help me out?

I have recently built a new rig for myself and a for a while it crashed on me, sometimes saying that some ati file had caused the bsod. Anyway I have since then updated my bios and graphics drivers and turned off ati cool'n'quiet and C1E in the bios cpu settings (since i have heard these can cause instability, correct me if i'm wrong) and now i haven't had any system crashes since.

However, i now still have the problem that the audio will randomly stutter which happens a lot when playing DIRT 2 (this is how the system used to crash but now it just stutters briefly and then goes away) but also happened in itunes.

Do you guys think this is a hardware (mobo?) or software problem? Or is 64bit windows just sketchy?




Specs: Asus M4A78T-E, Kingston ValueRAM 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3, Phenom II X4 955, radeon 5770, Corsair TX 750W, Windows 7 64bit

Thanks for any help

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April 5, 2010 4:43:20 PM

You might want to look into getting a dedicated audio card. They are fairly cheap on ebay ($10-$50 for something decent)...and can solve a lot of these issues.

They will also take some strain off of your other hardware during gameplay and can increase your FPS.
April 5, 2010 9:51:26 PM

Hi what are your Sample rate and bit depth in win7

I have Logitech 5.1 Z-5450 it can handle 24bit, 96000 Hz I changed it back to 16bit, 48000 Hz for most games don`t want to work with 24bit and Thought it could help with randomly stuttering

Try this :

For Windows 7 / Windows Vista

1. Go to your sound card s control panel.
2. Locate the option that allows you change the default audio format for the card.
3. Set the default format to 24-bits, 48000Hz or less (if it doesn’t work with 48000Hz, try 24 bits, 44100Hz)

If that didn`t help you Go here and post maybe they can help you http://www.gamebrood.com/2009/12/10/colin-mcrae-dirt-2-pc-crashes-freezes-cant-launch-low-performance-cant-save-load-fix-and-fixes/

And run BurnInTest 6.0 to test your sound http://www.passmark.com/index.html

Good luck
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