View Full Version : Nasty sound problem

01-08-2011, 05:54 PM
Hey there peeps !
I'm posting this on the G73 forum because more people are viewing it, and someone might have encountered a similar issue here.

Got my brand new G53 a couple of days ago, but alas quickly ran into a quite bothersome issue.

When playing a game, sound effects and music crackle and even stutter.
The worst happens on Starcraft 2, where the game keeps hanging every few seconds or so, for about a second, with sound effects and music stuck on a loop. The only thing that moves is the cursor.

The DPC latency utility shows a pretty nasty state of affairs :
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8334/latency.th.png (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/latency.png/)

This is with the computer right of the box.

I tried making a fresh install of windows 7, and the spikes still happen. (both right on the first boot and after installing up-to-date drivers.)

Do you have any idea of which drivers would cause that kind of trouble ?
Or worse, could it be a hardware issue ? (I need this computer right now, sending it back would be a pain in the usb port...)