I have been having some major headaches with my Sager Laptop (runs a 3.0 ghz p4, 1 gig ram, 128 meg radeon 9000). Everytime I play a movie file (be it divx, mpeg, or DVD), the video and audio will skip/stutter very badly nearly every 60 seconds for about 1-2 seconds. The remaining 58 seconds has perfect playback. I have done a reformat and nothing changed. I am using the latest radeon drivers and have tried some earlier ones too but no luck. Once in awhile I will get really lucky and a video will play fine for about 20 minutes then do the major skipping ever 60 seconds after that. I have also watched task manager and the process "SYSTEM" jumps from about 2% cpu usage to about 20% cpu usage during the 1-2 seconds of skipping/stuttering. I know it's not a heating issue because my cpu temps remain fairly low during the entire time. Any suggestions or ideas are greatly appreciated.
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8/10/04 at 9:46am