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Sound Issues

2008-05-04, 3:29 AM
Hey, i've had my thinkpad for about 2 weeks and I've noticed that any sound I play, cracks a little.  I would be playing DVD's or MP3 and it will seem to crack at a consistent rate.  Is anyone experience the same problem as me?
 
I've updated the sound drivers to the latest.  Don't know what else I can do.
 
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Re: Sound Issues

2008-05-05, 0:19 AM
is that using your built in speakers or headphone jack....
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Re: Sound Issues

2008-05-05, 4:54 AM
I never thought about headphone jack but I've tested both and they both have a skip.  It's more of a "lag" than a skip because watching DVDs with the docking system also skip.  Moving the mouse the machine skips...
 
Without the docking system, I have the same problem...
 
Somehow eventually it disappears.
 
I monitor the CPU and HDD usage, and it's around 20-25% for CPU
HDD usage is low
 
i've updated the sound drivers to the latest version
 
I really hope the new BIOS will fix these issues I am having, but then again, no one seems to be having this problem.
 
I am tempted to go UPGRADE to XP.


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Re: Sound Issues

2008-05-14, 3:49 AM
Has anyone been able to figure this out? I got my laptop with Vista but never used it because I rebuilt it with Windows XP. I do a lot of computer work on my laptop so I thought I caused the issue the first time.
 
Right now I just rebuilt it over the weekend and I am still having the issue. This is a bare Windows XP install with drivers and from there all I did was go to youtube and play a video. Audio and video skips over the speakers and headphones.
 
I originally had the power manager set to power source optimized so I thought it was cutting cpu power but then I manually switched it maximum performance and it still played the same way. The weird thing if that it works great over the power adapter which makes my troubleshooting harder because I dont know what the difference would be between the power adapter and maximum performance.
 
Has anyone else tried anything better then what I have going? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Also my config is a T7300 2.0GHz, 120GB, 4GB memory.


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