Any pc guru's out there can help point me in the right direction.
I built my own dual core PC some time ago. I noticed that when I've played media files it slows down occasionally, for about a second. This hasn't really been a problem so I ignored it. Yesterday I was watching a time out (remaining time) on an e-bay auction and noticed the countdown jumped as though trying to catch up. addendum: Played my first game on it this am. That slows down as well.
Addendum2: Have been monitoring the cpu usage. While playing win media player, the CPU runs around 1 -5 % and peeks at 18% during the event. While the pc is idle (apart from background activity)- the cpu runs between 0 and 5% then peeks at 12% every now and then.
Any ideas at where or what to look at?