I'm not sure where to put this so I thought I'd put it here. Not sure if it's down to a soundcard or if it's a problem elsewhere.
I have had a glitching problem with sound on my HP7600 computer for the last few weeks. I had Avast ask me if it wanted to run an update on a number of programs which I didn't see all of. After which my sound just started glitching, catching , repeating bits of what just played like an echo instead of playing smoothly which i thought it had been doing up to that point.
I' tried several ways of correcting sound for about a week and then restored the computer to just before thsoe updates were installed. Sound corrected, I went to bed and woke up only to find taht Windows had installed a load of other updates and the sound went back to glitching.
I keep getting sound to run smoothly after restarting the computer and then having to leave the computer for several hours only to find that it's gone back to glitching
I have motherboard Hewlett-Packard 09F0h (XU1 PROCESSOR)
soundcard is a Sound Blaster which has Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373)
& I have 3GB of RAM registering though it should be 4GB mounted
& I'm trying to work out if the problem is going to be down to needing a new or more recent soundcard or if it might be somewhere else in the computer.
Keep thinking that if the problem was directly related to the soundcard it wouldn't go back to playing smoothly at all.
Also interested in what soundcards I can get to fit this motherboard.
I don't know my way around the PCI interface. I think I have the original PCI slots and 1 each of PCI e 16 and PCI e 1 though i've not tried either.
If I update the soundcard I'm currently thinking I'll get something 2nd hand. Possibly think of upgrading the whole system over the next year in which case I need to start thinking about individual components I would need. & what size case to go with. But that's another thread.