Ok I got a weird problem going on here. Today I noticed that when i was playing music and then opened Firefox my music seriously sounded like this for 2 seconds "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" then it went back to playing the song Also last night I was playing Skyrim and it kept crashing on me and sending me back to the desktop. Now i could be tripping but i think the audio sounded funny the first time it happened. Anyways not sure where to begin at diagnosing this problem. I instyalled new audio drivers. Im thinking that it may have something to do with my hard drives maybe since my music and OS is on seperate hard drives. Maybe its a delay on the hard drive? It seems to happen when i have music going and then open a application. I can't replicate it though which is annoying. Not sure whats going on here. I got a i7 950, 6 gigs so it surely can't be getting bottlenecked. Its weird cause I think it happens when accessing the 2 hard drives together So something is hanging.
So i got my list of things that i think it could be:
1. Audio Driver
2. Hard Drive performance or somewhere along those lines(my hard drives are like 7 years old now or more)
3. Sata ports? (God i hope that isnt a problem)
4. Maybe a Bios glitch?
My money goes on hard drive. If you're on Windows 7 you can open the resource monitor and watch it while you're using all these programs. Disk usage, and what the % is of Highest Active Time.
My bet is that you're maxing out your disks when this is happening.
You possibly have a disk failing, I'd run a check disk or grab SeaTools and have it test the drives if they aren't at 100% usage, or so.
Ok thats what im thinking. I got a old 250 gig drive that I had from my Gateway from like 2001 and I bought the other 500 gig drive at the sametime. Im really starting to think thats my problem. Maybe its cause of the disk cache maybe? Hmm I think its about time to get a 1TB and just partition it into 2 drives. If I were to open the task manager and watch, it could take awhile because I can't replicate it. It just seems to happen now and then.