Windows 7 - Sound issues driving me insane

By Bacratto · 12 replies
Feb 4, 2010
  1. Hi everyone! Newb here :D

    I've uninstalled Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bits because of this.
    I've updated my drivers, uninstalled them and reinstalled them several times but still no change including my OS.
    This happens everytime something is loading , the sound starts stuttering and lagging really bad, videos on YouTube playing on fullscreen look choppy and slow and the game performance is HORRIBLE. The sound issue seems to be solved once i change the windows theme to Basic but the other problems are still there.

    I'm not sure what could be the cause of the problem, everything used to run just fine!
    (I've also deactivated my Wireless USB Adapter)
    This are my specs.

    2GB Ram, Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHZ.
    500GB HD
    Geforce 8800 GT Overclocked
    Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers

    Please, i would appreciate any help!

    Thanks a lot!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So are you running Windows 7 32-bit now, and does the computer run normally?
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    You left off the motherboard.
  4. Bacratto

    Bacratto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, I'm running windows 7 32 bits but the issue is stil there.

    this is my mobo
    •Manufacturer: Asus
    •Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LA
    •HP/Compaq motherboard name: Berkeley-GL8E
  5. Bacratto

    Bacratto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Btw the lagg is ocassional
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    It's not clear to me if you installed all the motherboard and other drivers from the HP website when you installed Windows 7 32 bit. Did you go to the Nvidia website for the graphics driver?
  7. Bacratto

    Bacratto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, i have the newest drivers as for the HP drivers, i'm not able to install any because it gives me the "You need to be an Administrator..."
    This is the exact message. "You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update. Update has been cancelled. (9999)" :(
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Are you the only user on this computer? If so, go to Control Panel, User Accounts, and make sure your account is the only account listed and that your account is listed as an administrator account... It sounds like you are not the only user and that your account is limited
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    I can tell you this much.... It's not a audio problem, its not a RealTek driver issue.

    Also here are the latest WHQL Realtek HD audio drivers. download these

    The problem is that it's a HP and also that the motherboard is a cheap one,

    Having said that, you need to make sure intel chipset software is installed you can find it at

    Also you have 2GB of ram so 32 bit OS is for you. If you have more then 3.2GB ram you need 64 bit

    Also fyi it's a micro board. gl let us know
  10. Bacratto

    Bacratto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Tweakboy, did everything you told but the problem is still there... I updated the chipset drivers too, i just can't figure out what the problem may be....
    Edit: I tried playing with the Latency Checker and i found after "Deactivating" My video card the problems stopped. I'm sure my video card is causing the problems, still i don't know what to do to fix it.
  11. Bacratto

    Bacratto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok solved the problem, by opening the bios and changing the "Primary Video Adaptor" from "PCI E-X1 to" PCI E-X16". Lagg is gone. If anyone is having the same problem hope this solves it! :)
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So did this computer have another operating system on it before you installed Windows 7? I'm asking also, if you played with the bios before installing Windows 7?
  13. Bacratto

    Bacratto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It had Windows Vista Ultimate installed, after upgrading it to Windows 7 i made an extra partition to install XP. And no, i didn't changed any setting on the BIOS before, until now. Anyways... this actually fixed the video and sound lagg.
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