Originally Posted by cubanresourceful
Unfortunetely, no. I do not have a disk drive in my system. My theory as to why I figure it's the soundcard is because when you crank up the speakers to very loud decibels, it just distorts the sound, no? Whereas, if you crank up the sound, the computer actually amplifies it, and what if the amplification of the sound is too much for the sound chip to handle?
Thank you for the help, however.
+REP and cookies.
Oops I meant an external CD player so we can start ruling out factors like if the amp is bad and its not really your computer etc etc. No biggie.
Next thing I would do is listen to a song at lower levels and see if it skips because it could be the audio file itself or the source (Like You Tube)
Second I would try a new media player for your pc like J Rivers or Media Monkey (JRiver has a free trial but I would not bother buying it if most of your collection is low bitrate music etc etc vs a lossless format like FLAC)
How is your pc connected to the amp? 3.5mm to rca? Optical? Coax?
Have you reinstalled sound drivers?
Loose connection anywhere?
Let me know if any of these things help.