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  1. MRCL

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    Hi all, wow, its been a long time! And of course I'll pop up only to request some help.

    So I've had this problem for quite a while when playing games online and talking via skype with my buddy. Sometimes, the sound of the whole PC simply cuts out, and can only be restored via restart. This happens irregularly. So I can spend 6 hours on skype with no problems, sometimes it cuts out after 20 minutes. Usually it cuts out once, but I've had instances where it would cut out five minutes after every restart, multiple times.

    This odd bug is not reproduceable and I have no idea why it does it. It happens with many games from Minecraft to Sim City, so I suspect its a skype issue but I've found nothing through google.

    Any advice on what it could be or what I could try?
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    Maybe a codac issue so might be worth trying others.
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    Update the BIOS to the latest version. Then obviously update all drivers.

    What OS are you running?
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    Skype uses codecs?

    I could do that... I'm running Windows 7 x64, see specs.
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    Yeah i believe they are called silk. Maybe try reinstalling the sound card drivers see if that helps if not try reinstalling skype.

    There aree 3rd party ones around and there is threads here about them on TPU some were.

    Like K-Lite is one i remember but if it be better for you i could not tell you and it might not be the issue.
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    do you have VIA audio? cuz that too happened to me and it was irreversible.
    seemed to be a driver problem.. but it could be avoided if i had something plugged into the green back panel jack.

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