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interfering processes

by Ronsin / June 15, 2007 11:44 AM PDT

recently ive noticed that music would randomly distort and slow down. i traced the problem to huge processor use jumps (from 0 to 50+ % for a second or 2) and i think theyr being caused by the "system idle precesses" that are taking up 80+ % of my cpu usage. is there anything i can do to make this stop?

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by John.Wilkinson / June 15, 2007 11:50 AM PDT
In reply to: interfering processes

System Idle Process is simply the title given to indicate available CPU resources, so the higher that percentage the better. It would help to know about the songs themselves (format and source), the media player used, and your sound card. The initial check, though, is usually to update the audio drivers, in this case downloaded from eMachines.

Let us know.

P.S. For other readers, Ronsin's specs are in his member profile.

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or maybe not?
by Ronsin / June 15, 2007 11:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Well...

the songs are mp3's and aac's on itunes and ive already gotten new sound drivers

this started right after i installed the awful software from a new netgear wireless pci adapter... could that be causing it?

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Yes. Try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 12:31 PM PDT
In reply to: or maybe not?

1. See if Netgear issued newer drivers.
2. See if your motherboard drivers have been issued an update (I'd point this out to you but no make/model for me to work with.)

Finally, here's something I'm fixing daily -> http://winhlp.com/WxDMA.htm


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what now?
by Ronsin / June 15, 2007 1:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes. Try this.

nothing on both the drivers

i did change one ide setting but i dont think that did anything

is my best bet to just start shutting down programs 1 by 1 to see what it is?

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Yes, that's what's next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2007 8:59 PM PDT
In reply to: what now?

Since we don't have a good view of your machine you are going to have to do that.

That is, work back to what worked...


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