I recently decided to upgrade my motherboard to a DDR3 capable one, so I bought an MSI- G41-P33 Combo.
So I salvaged my Celeron D 2.6Ghz processor from my old PC and installed it on the new mobo, the new configuration is as follows:
1. Choppy sound on any HDD or CPU activity
2, Choppy playback on flash based sites like Youtube
3. Not so smooth overall browsing experience (Firefox), scrolling, tab handling etc...
4. Video playback with VLC seem to be at a much lower framerate and choppy audio.
5. Impossible to play 1080p video files; freezing on still images
The thing is, I had a much better performance with the same Celeron processor and 1GB DDR1 Ram in the old PC, which now renders my "upgrade" completely moot.
I have tried changing to 64-bit Win7, installing all latest drivers for all components, changing primary HDD, installing latest Direct X, Adobe Flash and .NET frameworks, all with NO effect whatsoever on the above mentioned problems.
I suspect it to be hardware related, but thats as far as I can think.