vista crackly/laggy sound and video?

By nogills
May 28, 2007
  1. hey guys, i just recently upgraded to vista and whenever the harddrive is being used (loading something up etc), the sound becomes really crackly and if i am playing video it just lags . it also does this while playing games. everything was fine in XP. i have a brand new alienware so i know its not a hardware problem. anyone know whats up?
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Vista is plagued by bad drivers.
  3. nogills

    nogills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    do you know if new ones will be released to fix this?
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,146   +192

    OOOOOHHHH!!! alienware:)

    Anyhows. im afraid its gonna be a bit sticky untill everyone jumps on he 64 bit bandwagon. (myself included!). I have a friend who treated himsellf to a top of the range a.m.d rig when vista came out. he has installed xp again since..due to lockups, sound issues, game freezes. blah blah blah.. ect ect...

    Im afraid xp is still where the money is.......
  5. nogills

    nogills TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will it always be like this, or should there be fixes soon?
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,146   +192

    There will definately be fixes as vista becomes the standard os of choice.

    How long this will take? your guess is as good as mine???

    Either be patient, or reinstall xp for another couple of months :)

    Sorry couldent be more help.
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