this is my first post, so i appologize if it's in the wrong section.
my problem is that any program i use to play music (live streams or mp3 and the like) skips or lags. it's hard to describe what it does. it's like the song slows down for a few seconds. it gets worse or constant when i open other programs, web based or just simple utilities. all the other programs run slower than normal aswell.
i understand streaming music will lag if im downloading or useing the internet for other bandwidth hogging programs, but i've never had a problem anything like this. if im playing a game, it will "lag" whether or not it's an online game when i play music through another program(WinAmp or Windows Media Player).
i just moved in with my girlfriend and this is her dell built computer, which i know nothing about. she says this never happened in her dorm room.
we have comcast cable
Dell Dimension DIM3000
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.79GHz, 512MB of RAM
should i post my audio codecs, drivers, and devices?