I have been noticing some problems with my system. I built it a few years ago, but have upgraded the processor about a year ago, and a few other parts here and there.
The system seems to sort of skip sometimes. Like when I'm playing music with certain programs it will skip every once and while.
The main problem I'm having is with ripping MP3s, I can rip them fine, no errors, I've tried neoaudio, musicmatch, ect..., with all sorts of different compression settings, and the MP3s play fine on my computer, but then I try to play them on external MP3 players, like the one in my car and they have all sorts of imperfections in the tracks. The reason I think it's my computer is because when I download songs off line, or get them from friends computers, they don't have the imperfections, I thought it was a problem with my burner, but I can put downloaded songs on CDs with ones I've ripped and the ripped ones are messed up and the downloaded ones are ok.
does anyone have a guess as to why my system might be doing this, or if maybe it could be something else. I've made sure not to run many programs, or any at all, while ripping or doing whatever. It doesn't seem to make a difference.
Here are my specs.
Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Speed : 2.81GHz
Performance Rating : PR3732 (estimated)
SMT Support : 2 Unit(s)
Type : Standard
L2 On-board Cache : 512kB ECC Synchronous ATC (8-way sectored, 64 byte line size)
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB FireWire/1394 i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
MP APIC : Yes
System BIOS : American Megatrends Inc. 1008.004
System : To Be Filled By O.E.M. To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Mainboard : ASUSTek Computer Inc. P4P800
Total Memory : 511MB DDR-SDRAM
Model : Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P, 82848P DRAM Controller / Host-Hub Interface
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 512MB DDR-SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz data rate)
Monitor/Panel : Gateway VX900T
Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 200
Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : WDC WD600BB-23CAA1
CD-ROM/DVD : PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-106
CD-ROM/DVD : PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4012A