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February 6, 2013 1:34:30 AM

Sorry if this has been answered but I have done plenty of research to no avail.
Recently I have been getting choppy audio in Win 7 when browsing. Watching YouTube or Twitch in fullscreen makes both the video and audio choppy and distorted. I have also had problems just by loading webpages or simply scrolling through long pages, this occurs with YouTube and Twitch as well as music that isn't being streamed. This happens in both Firefox 18 and Chrome but I doubt that is the problem. I have tried both Flashplayer 15 and 10.3 without any changes, again not a suspect because the problem is audio outside of browsers as well. I don't think it is my headphones because it is happening on all of my headsets, but I will note that my old headphones broke and I am currently using replacements.

Thanks for any response and please link other posts similar if they might help.
-JP

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February 6, 2013 1:41:08 AM

It could be something starting up when Windows does causing the audio drivers to freak out. I know it sounds a bit far-fetched but I've seen something like this before and it was the cause.

I would recommend using Autoruns.

Not sure what all those things are? Go to HERE for help with identifying those pesky startup items.

You may also try running either MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware or even both and see if the issue continues afterwards.
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February 6, 2013 2:07:07 AM

hedwar2011 said:
It could be something starting up when Windows does causing the audio drivers to freak out. I know it sounds a bit far-fetched but I've seen something like this before and it was the cause.

I would recommend using Autoruns.

Not sure what all those things are? Go to HERE for help with identifying those pesky startup items.

You may also try running either MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or Super Anti-Spyware or even both and see if the issue continues afterwards.


I ran a Full Microsoft Security Essentials scan about an hour ago and it found nothing, looking through my autoruns the only thing that is recent is SharpEnviro and Samurize but SharpE isn't the problem because the problem was happening before I installed it, and turning off Samurize did nothing to the sound.
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February 6, 2013 2:15:17 AM

tried updating the mb chipset drivers and the sound card drivers??? could be a damaged driver. also try using msconfig and turn everything off in start up. could also be your pc running low on free ram. when the last time you ran ccleaner and defrage??
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February 7, 2013 12:31:02 AM

smorizio said:
tried updating the mb chipset drivers and the sound card drivers??? could be a damaged driver. also try using msconfig and turn everything off in start up. could also be your pc running low on free ram. when the last time you ran ccleaner and defrage??

Drivers are up to date, I have 1.5 GB of RAM free, ccleaner and defrag did not fix the problem. I will try to turn off startup items tomorrow.
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February 16, 2013 11:37:09 PM

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