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Sound and video goes too fast

by poogle1 / August 16, 2006 4:43 PM PDT

The sound and video on my computer play way too fast and I don't know how to fix it. The audio sounds like chipmunks whenever I try to play something normal. Please tell me how I can fix this problem. Thanks

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More information please...
by John.Wilkinson / August 16, 2006 4:54 PM PDT

Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

In this case tell us about what you are playing, what software you are using to play the media, any information you can about your sound and video cards, what operating system you are running, and about any recent updates.

Let us know.

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More info here
by poogle1 / August 16, 2006 5:06 PM PDT

I am using windows 2000 5.00.2195 Service pack 4. No matter what sound or video program I use it always goes fast. I have an Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM AC '97 Audio Controller - 2445 sound/video card. I'm not sure about updates. Thanks.

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Possibly a problem...
by GeeBee / August 16, 2006 9:33 PM PDT

...with flash embedded video. Who knows without details of where and when it speeds up.

C/net's chipmunk video, is a good example of flash video gone into hyperdrive for some.


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audio plays too fast
by sara2626 / June 19, 2009 1:01 AM PDT

audio plays too fast when viewing bbc i or anything with audio.... i am using a cybermaxx pcmt5 type mod mt103 which uses windows xp my address is be gratefull if you can help cheers

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And You've Tried The Suggestions In This Thread?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 19, 2009 6:15 AM PDT
In reply to: audio plays too fast

Specifically, visit the computer manufacturer's website, then download and install the most recent audio driver for your computer. OR...visit the sound card manufacturer's website and do the same.

Hope this helps.


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Actually I've solved this one dozens of times.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2006 10:12 PM PDT

For me it has always been solved with latest motherboard and sound card drivers. Don't ask me how or why the makers of all this caused this issue or why Microsoft continues to have a disfunction Driver Update button.

Another member used instead but I have never used this as a solution.


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Where can I find this
by poogle1 / August 17, 2006 5:52 AM PDT

Where can I get a working Driver Update. Thanks.

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Microsoft has yet to deliver such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2006 6:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Where can I find this

Since "Driver Update", the button that Microsoft provides is flawed and no fix is in sight we have to fall back to the old way of downloading and installing such drivers like we have for years.


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by poogle1 / August 17, 2006 6:42 AM PDT

Ok thanks. Do you know where I can get a free download of this driver?

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May not know. Here's all I'ver been told.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2006 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Free?

"Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM AC '97 Audio Controller - 2445 sound/video card."

I almost can bet this is some Dell, Gateway or other name machine. Maybe you can run BELARC ADVISOR to discover enough details. has the motherboard driver package I would try. But details were not revealed so I'll decline looking farther than


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meet us halfway
by linkit / August 17, 2006 7:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Free?

What everyone is trying to tell you is that you haven't told us enough abuout you computer. The easy place to start is by looking on the support/downloads page of your computer maker.

For example, if yours is a ''Dell Dimension 4400,'' we could tell you to get the driver from If we are really in a helpful mood, we could tell you to go to for that example.

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More info here
by poogle1 / August 19, 2006 4:33 AM PDT
In reply to: meet us halfway

I have an IBM computer

Operating System
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (build 2195)
System Model
System Serial Number: 23VRL49
Enclosure Type: Desktop

Processor a
867 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache

Main Circuit Board b
Board: IBM 6578PAU
Serial Number: YVYAMLWI3D0
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: IBM PIKT36AUS 03/01/2002

20.41 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
8.18 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

QUANTUM FIREBALLlct20 20 [Hard drive] (20.42 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 052150122461, rev APL.0900, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d
256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM 0' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM 1' has 128 MB

Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 20.41 GB 8.18 GB free
Network Drives
None detected

Standard floppy disk controller
Intel(R) 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 244B
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]

NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 [Display adapter]
Sony CPD-200GS [Monitor] (16.1"vis, s/n 8006108, November 1997)

Bus Adapters
Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2442

Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM AC '97 Audio Controller - 2445

Motorola 3220 [Modem]
Motorola 3220 #2 [Modem]
Standard Modem

Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Connection
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:02:55:E6:3C:92
Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter

Networking Dns Servers:

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by linkit / August 19, 2006 5:17 PM PDT
In reply to: More info here

Note that Lenovo purchased IBM's PC division a while back, so you can find support for your system at

To download drivers and other software for your particular computer and operating system, click "Automatically detect my system" on this page:

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