My audio (playing music in the backgroung) will stutter when the monitor turns off (screen saver) -- it happens on at least two apps, WinAmp and WMP. I am running Vista Ultimate x64 with 4GB on T61p. This was a fresh install - not a Lenonvo OEM custom install...
Any ideas, or suggestions for where to find a solution?
Please define "monitor." Is this a large cathode-ray-tube monitor that's attached somehow to your notebook?
What you're describing sounds like the crackling noise made by old-style television sets when they are turned on or off.
This noise is made by the very high voltage applied to the CRT building up (turn on) or decaying (turn off). May be due to accumulation of dust and "cobwebs" on the CRT and in its vicinity.
Caution-anyone trying to clean up the dust should be sure to first drain off the charge (by shorting to ground with the set turned off) on the outside of the CRT. The charge remains long after the set is turned off.
Haven't used a screensaver in years. The original idea behind screensavers was to prevent burn-in of the CRT phospher. That no longer applies.
Does the screensaver turn off the LCD backlight to save power (extend battery time)??? What is the benefit of using the screensaver?
It sounds like the machine doesn't have enough CPU cycles availables to transition the screensaver and play the music at the same time. You might run the Task Manager and see what the CPU utilization goes to when the screensaver transitions.
Thanks for trying Centex. Maybe it's a resource conflict issue or something like that -- especially on the top-end dual core T61p. Here is a list of the drivers that come up through the Device Manager: