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Okay while playing music about every 2 to 3 minutes the music will sort of skip "stops playing for like litteraly .1sec" then picks back up just fine. It's driving me crazy. Here are the specs of the computer. It's MSI G41M-P34, 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600, OCZ Agility 120GB SSD Boot Win7 64Bit, 2TB WD Black SATA Storage, Intel 6550 Core 2 Duo, nVidia GTX470, Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W, Antec Skeleton Case. All the music is stored on the WD Drive. I dont see any reason why the music would do what it's doing with a computer with this kind of speed. Anyone have any idea's on what's going on?
    
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most likely a running process, possibly a spyware or virus. try playing the music in safemode and see if it does the same
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most likely a running process, possibly a spyware or virus. try playing the music in safemode and see if it does the same
this, does audio skip in games as well? or just music?

you could try installing new drivers for your sound card if there are any.
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most likely a running process, possibly a spyware or virus. try playing the music in safemode and see if it does the same
It does not have any spyware or virus it's a fresh install all updated and updated drivers. I do not play games with it it is just mainly the music player for the tattoo shop. It is not even connected to the internet and is protected by Faronics.
    
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Okay while playing music about every 2 to 3 minutes the music will sort of skip "stops playing for like litteraly .1sec" then picks back up just fine. It's driving me crazy. Here are the specs of the computer. It's MSI G41M-P34, 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1600, OCZ Agility 120GB SSD Boot Win7 64Bit, 2TB WD Black SATA Storage, Intel 6550 Core 2 Duo, nVidia GTX470, Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W, Antec Skeleton Case. All the music is stored on the WD Drive. I dont see any reason why the music would do what it's doing with a computer with this kind of speed. Anyone have any idea's on what's going on?
This seems to happen to me when I play store-bought audio CDs. Are you playing store-bought audio CDs, or what are you playing?
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That's an intense PC for just playing music

A friends laptop did this, reinstalling the audio drivers fixed the problem. His load spiked to 100% for a few seconds, then a few seconds of quiet, then everything went back to normal.
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This seems to happen to me when I play store-bought audio CDs. Are you playing store-bought audio CDs, or what are you playing?
These are all the backed up music from the older computer in wma and mp3 formats the old computer never did this but this one does. This computer is more of a show piece than the old one.
    
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Have you got speedstep on? Even with nothing but music I often get a skip when the multi changes.
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Have you got speedstep on? Even with nothing but music I often get a skip when the multi changes.
I believe it is off. I will double check though.
    
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Check your DPC latency. http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml

If it's red then disable any gigabyte power saving programs(advanced energysaver 2, etc).
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