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Latitude D800, PCMCIA and choppy audio...

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Anonymous
September 14, 2005 5:21:28 AM

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Hello all...

I have a Dell Latitude D800 computer and love it. The speed is good, battery
life wonderful and fit/finish seem to be pretty decent. However, it has what
I'd consider an odd problem.

Whenever the PCMCIA slot is used with a PCMCIA card (NOT CardBus) the audio
will get choppy. For example, I have an Adaptec 1460 SlimSCSI card that is
used with a Jaz 2GB drive. If I use the Jaz drive to perform a large (700MB
across multiple files) transfer the audio system becomes unusable. I can
also see a little jerkiness in the mouse cursor when I move it.

The same is true of IR data transfers...if I am performing a fast or slow IR
transfer, the audio breaks up. The computer's speed does not seem to be
affected in this instance. No other system function seems to cause audio
problems.

What gives with this behavior? I don't find it acceptable and would like to
know if there is a fix. My OS of choice is Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, and
I'm not "upgrading".

William

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Anonymous
September 14, 2005 1:16:02 PM

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"William R. Walsh" <newgroups1@nojunquemail.walshcomptech.com> schrieb im
Newsbeitrag news:sWKVe.327234$x96.213797@attbi_s72...

| Whenever the PCMCIA slot is used with a PCMCIA card (NOT CardBus) the audio
| will get choppy. For example, I have an Adaptec 1460 SlimSCSI card that is
| used with a Jaz 2GB drive. If I use the Jaz drive to perform a large (700MB
| across multiple files) transfer the audio system becomes unusable. I can
| also see a little jerkiness in the mouse cursor when I move it.

I encountert that while using iTunes. It is a matter of the preferences in
QuickTime. U need to switch the Audio to wave-in. If u choose directX it gets
choppy. That is no problem of ur Dell! Ur Dell has other machine specific issues
;-)
!