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Low level pop from Sound Blaster

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Apr 23, 2001
I reinstalled Win2k onto my system and my soundblaster live has developed a low level pop and crackle that sounds like speaker interference however unplugging the speakers and changing to headphones does not change the situation. The pop and crackle is most noticable in Quake 3 and increases with volume. I have changed the PCI slot with no change and installed the latest drivers... any idea people ?
Duron 800 @ 1050 with Global Win FOP-32 (140 x 7.5)
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (133 mhz Crucial Stuff CAS 2)
Hard Drive Cooler
Elsa Eraser X Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live Value
Full Tower with 5 (120 mm) case fans with seperate PSU
Ya it sounds like something else sharing power is causing the interfracance-like if you got a stereo in your car you can hear a buzz as the engine revs-same effect
Strange development..
Out of curiousity I reinstalled Win98 (with no other changes) and the problem disapeared, so the problem appears to be with either Win 2000 or the SoundBlaster drivers