P4P800 - Audio skipping, CD and mp3 - SoundMax prob?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by wheel, Feb 16, 2004.

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    wheel Guest

    I have a new P4P800 Deluxe system that is exhibiting an annoying trait -
    audio CDs and mp3s skip at least once per track. I've read around and
    found this is a somewhat common issue. One fix is supposed to be to turn
    off digital audio for the CD player, but that hasn't made an impact
    (anyways the mp3 files are running from the HDD where the CD player
    isn't involved). This is the latest ver of the Windows Media Player
    running on Windows XP . I'm starting to suspect that something is going
    on with the SoundMax software that is loaded at startup. The SoundMax
    stuff came with the P4P800 motherboard and I know little about it. Can
    anyone shed light on what the issue may be here?

    wheel, Feb 16, 2004
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    Darkfalz Guest

    I'm using the same setup (except I'm still using WMP8) and mine never skips.
    I do occasionally get a popping sound if I set the volumes too high though.

    Remember that the SoundMAX onboard audio is really just a DAC, all the
    actual work is done by your CPU. So if you're doing anything seriously CPU
    intensive, it's possible that might make the sound skip (it's never happened
    to me though).
    Darkfalz, Feb 17, 2004
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    wheel Guest

    Thanks. But, the skipping happens often when the machine is idle.
    wheel, Feb 17, 2004
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    Darkfalz Guest

    Doesn't happen to me. Must be a faulty driver/software/hardware/speakers or
    Darkfalz, Feb 18, 2004
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    cc Guest

    I have the same problem with the p4p800... anyone know how to fix this?
    cc, Feb 19, 2004
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    wheel Guest

    By running Windows Task Manager I see it's Image Name "System". It goes
    to about 18% for a flash, I get an hourglass, and then it's gone. Really
    ruins the music experience.
    wheel, Feb 22, 2004
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