Well as I say you have some issues with your PC.
Why do you need 40 pages open at same time that does not make any sense to me, I just have my favourites at the top of page and I can just open with 1 click when I want no need to keep them open all the time.
As you do not have the disk I would consider saving your Windows program either to to a disk or ext. HD in case you lose it for any reason, I lost mine twice, one due to a virus and once to a HD failure, OK first time I got it back with specialist software but it was a pain without the disk to restore.
With other companies you can buy the software and you get the program disk, you don't jhav eto have Windows. As I say its where Dell cuts corners to make money and it you want the disk it will cost £60? which is a con I think.
800MB USED BY STANDBY? I NEVER USE STANDBY!!!! HOW DO I TURN THAT OFF?
Because I'm constantly flicking from one page to another (usually whilst waiting for this place to refresh, grind, croak, clunk, wheeze...) and it's way quicker just to go from one tab to another instead of waiting for each page to load everytime.
Yup, not disagreeing with that...
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You'd think so wouldn't you but the sound card driver is 4 years old and completely up to date apparently! That was the first thing I looked at!
I meant the motherboard chipset, not the soundcard. Intel or AMD. It's the ones that deal with all the i/o. If they are not right or up to date, can cause problems with hard drive access, which in turn can cause stuttering.
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Well I don't think it is as its slowing your whole system down, having 2GB of memory open is alot, my pages load in about 1 sec apart from this site which takes longer. So I can access about 20 sites in 1 minute while it seems you can access only about 2?
No but you miss the point (more on that in a second), it is however the fault of the PC that with 4GB of RAM and a quad-core processor it still isn't capable of playing simple audio without stuttering just because I happen to have a number of webpages open in Chrome, that's just pathetic!
your pc sounds utterly screwed to be honest!
Of course, it's a PC, that's the default state. I mentioned it to the windows expert here at work the other day, he suggested it needs a complete rebuild. What a load of nonsense! I don't mean he's wrong, I mean it's nonsense that something like that should be necessary.
Neither my three year old desktop PC or my eight year old laptop PC stutters when streaming music. Even the cheap Dell PCs at work never stutter when playing music.
If your computers audio is stuttering just because you have a few web pages open in Chrome then there is something obviously wrong with it. But you are wrong to assume that this is a problem that all PCs suffer from.
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No, you're good, I'm not sure about those to be honest, I didn't notice them listed under the Dell driver selection thingy, it's Intel though. I'll see what I can find.
Err, no, there's no issue with going from one tab to another, that's instant, as I would expect (waiting a whole second for a page? How 20th Century!), the ONLY issue I have is the stuttering audio, everything else works fine and at a decent pace.
That's what makes it so irritating, if I thought it was simply a lack of resources I'd bung some more RAM in there but I don't think it'll make any difference.
I know that, my point is I'm not wrong to assume that this is a problem I will NEVER have with my Sonos system. Which is the point I was making when I entered this conversation.
Whats your broadband speed?
It sounds like it's probably just something wrong with the audio driver.
Remember to uninstall the old driver and reboot your computer first before you reinstall the new driver.
By page I meant accessing each site. As your sonus works try shutting down all your internet sites and see if you have problems using spotify or wahtever. It may pay you to get someone from work to have a look at your PC as you seem to have some issues that need sorting out, 800mb for idle? More Ram may help, as so cheap worth a punt, check your motherboard can take it.
At home about 4Mb/s, here, I haven't a clue (faster than that though). Don't think it makes any difference when I'm playing files from the internal HDD though.
That's the problem, according to Dell there hasn't been a new driver for about 4 years.
By page I meant accessing each site.
Again, there's no issues with that, I have no speed issues with anything, no issues at all, other than playing audio, whether it's local or internet based.
The driver may have become corrupted. It'd be worth reinstalling it just to see if it fixes the problem.
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