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Computer freezes with audio stuttering during all games

By topspin1267
Nov 18, 2009
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  1. I get either a BSOD with IRQ_not less etc. message or I get a complete lock everyone time I play a flash or cd/dvd game.

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    View attachment 53624 vent log shows categor 102 event 1003 each time

    attaching mini dumps.

    system athlon 64 3400+ 2.39 ghz
    2 GB Ram
    Windows XP media center SP2
    Linksys wireless G USB adapter
    Soundblaster audigy 4
    nvidia geforce 9400GT

    I have switched video cards, tried removing soundblaster, swapped ram chips with no success.

    Thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Typical of a bad sound card... I suspect your Audigy 4 Soundblaster has cooked its own goose from long use.
     
  3. topspin1267

    topspin1267 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried taking out the sound card with no improvement but I didn't uninstall the just disabled and removed from the machine.

    Would that change anything?
     
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