Specs: Alienware Area-51 m 7700 Processor: Intel Pentium 4 550J Desktop Processor w/ HT Technology 3.4GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB Cache Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2 LCD Display: 17" WideXGA+ 1440 x 900 LCD Clearview Display Motherboard: Intel 915P PCI-Express Chipset Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB Video Card: Area-51m 7700 NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 with 256MB of DDR3 memory Hard Drive: Single Drive Configuration - 80GB 5400 RPM ATA100 Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/Software The past few months or so, I've gotten this recurring problem which keeps getting worse. I'm pretty retarded with computers, so bear with me, I'll try to describe it as best I can... Basically, it used to be only when running a hi-res game, but now it'll happen even while listening to music. The audio will make a short, 2 second "buzz" - the same buzz it makes if I pull the power cable out and it goes to battery power - and when that happens, my framerate on anything, from a simple flash game, to something hi-res, to a movie, will cut down to almost 1/10th of its normal rate and everything begins to lag. Eventually, sometimes right away, sometimes after 30 minutes, it'll make the buzz again and the framerate/performance will be back to normal. I've found no kind of correlation between it and anything I'll do on the computer, as in there's no action or pattern I can find that sets it off. Recently it's getting worse and worse, like I said, happening even if I'm just listening to iTunes. I've tried reinstalling drivers, but for some reason, the Go 6800 isn't very popular, and it never...worked, even my CS whiz friends at school couldn't figure out why any driver refused to reinstall/update on this system. So I'm kind of at my wits end. Does anyone have an idea of what might cause this? I apologize if my description sounds moronic - it's the best way I can describe it, and it's driving me nuts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.