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My specs are below, I figure it should run it fairly well and it does, my issue is I play WoW at 1680x1050 in a window and whenever I hover over the start bar to open MSN or Winamp the CPU usage spikes, lags a bit, music gets poppy and crackly.

Not sure why it's doing this, but I'd like it to stop, any suggestions?
    
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Well, your using Vista with WoW running. It's probably just using a little more of your CPU then normal. Overclock that CPU a little bit.
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First: is the sound card on board and have you the last drivers? (I just Shakespeare'd that...watcha gonna do?)

Also, try making sure you actually click out of WoW--as in, you activate another window--say a browser. I don't think that will really do anything, but it's worth a try.
    
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Well, your using Vista with WoW running. It's probably just using a little more of your CPU then normal. Overclock that CPU a little bit.
I've played WoW on Vista with 4gb of slower RAM, an e2180 and 7900GTO better than I am right now.

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First: is the sound card on board and have you the last drivers? (I just Shakespeare'd that...watcha gonna do?)

Also, try making sure you actually click out of WoW--as in, you activate another window--say a browser. I don't think that will really do anything, but it's worth a try.
I can't find specific drivers for the sound card, but I did download the newest driver set for the motherboard (it's on board sound) so yeah, I think it's taken care of.
    
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bump

It stopped for a few days and started again, it's really annoying.
    
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