Is it normal for a computer to lag when sound on a video gets too loud, or when playing music loudly? I have a laptop running vista, 2GB Memory, 512 MB video card, 128 MB integrated sound card. Would upgrading the sound card fix this?
Example of what happens: I am watching Top Gear at a decent volume through my laptops speakers. All the sudden Jeremy Clarkson yells "POWER" and guns a firrari, the video and audio will lag for about half a second then go back to normal, only to repeat this every few seconds if the sound stays up. If i turn the volume down and re-watch the same part the lag will stop.
forgot to mention, if i plug external speakers into the headphone jack i can crank the sound up to my hearts content.
Extra notes: The laptop is a Dell inspiron 1720 (IIRC), and the video or audio files are being played off the internal HDD.