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Old 12-17-2010, 05:32 AM   #1
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Stuttering Audio in HP Pavillion XP sp2 Laptop tried everything...

OK, guys, so one of the IT techs needs help! I'm trying to fix a friends audio on his computer a HP Pavillion zd8000 (I will post full system specs below my review sentances). The exact problem is no matter what the audio, or what you use to play it stutters, all the windows sounds are stuttering. I'm convinced its software rather than hardware, but after doing battle for 4 days I'm running out of ideas.

It's an integrated sound card the exact model is Intel ICH6 AC97 Sound Card - from searches on the net numerous people seem to have had issues with this particular piece of hardware/software. and I have litterally tried everything you can think of to get the sound working. I've updated, deleted, re-installed the audio drivers, I've uninstalled anti-virus, and checked processes on startup (31 running, with around 1,600mb free ram when computer is ready to run. I have downlaoded audio drivers from intel, HP and realtek, and installed them to no avail. I'm considering installing SP3 at this point, but I'm not convinced that has much to do with the problem.

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So anyone have any ideas?

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