My system was running fine, but I occasionally noticed that the sound output is "glitchy" and I decided to add a sound card. A friend gave me his old sound card from a system he is throwing away. I install it, and the sound was great; however, whenever I try to download songs at the same time I was playing them, either the download or the play stops or is intermittent. It seems worse than it was before I added the sound card. What should I do to troubleshoot this?
Firstly, ensure your copy of Windows is up to date with service packs, Microsoft updates, etc. Also ensure you have the latest sound card driver for your operating system from the manufacturer's website.
Next, run an
Failing this, grab a free copy of LatencyMon.
Taken from their website:
There is a good article on the tool over on betanews too for extra reading.