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Smizack

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Kinda.

In windows sounds work fine. But I get lock up in most games. And most of the time it's a sound loop. I've tried the latest cmedia drivers. Any other ideas? It's Winxp.
 
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Smizack

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Onboard sound.

But the wierd thing is. I borrowed an ensonq from a fried (this is months ago, I formatted recently) and it installed Sound blaster drivers. And if I get in the game and tell it that I'm using the Nonexistant Sound Blaster rather than the Cmedia, it worked like a champ.

Try to figure that one out.

Also, when I was using the Ensoniq, it had the exact same problem with sound loops.
 
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Smizack

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Put in a pci sound card and got the same problem.
Is there a way to completely trash the C-media drivers??
 

Yakbak

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As long as you uninstall the drivers from your system, Windows should not be loading them up and initializing the driver/hardware.

If the C-Media is completely disable din BIOS and uninstalled in Windows, and you get a crackling sound from a PCI sound card, it may be due to another problem...
 
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Smizack

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Yakbak said:
As long as you uninstall the drivers from your system, Windows should not be loading them up and initializing the driver/hardware.

If the C-Media is completely disable din BIOS and uninstalled in Windows, and you get a crackling sound from a PCI sound card, it may be due to another problem...

It's not crackling it's getting stuck in a sound loop at various times. The sound is great, just having a lock up problem. I also got the latest via 4 in 1 drivers, but that didn't help it at all.
And yes, I did disable the OB sound in the bios, then installed the other sound card, and got the same prob.
 
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Smizack

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Anyone?
I'm going to have to stay away from Soyo boards in the future I guess.
 

SatanSkin

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i had a similar problem, but all i had to do was disable the OB sound and install a PCI sound card. A sound blaster actually. lol.

the OB sound causes problems with the PCI slots, mainly the PCI video cards because of the assignment of IRQs.
 

diggingforgold

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Do this, in WMP, run a wav file over and over (using WMP- set to repeat). On my system, the sound file playback quality will degrade. I also have problems with my quad-speaker system. Read speakers won't work, it only runs at 2 speaker mode. ARGH! Yes it's a problem, and soyo isn't helping, but aside from that this has been a stable board. Not one BSOD (except a few when hard drives overheated).

This problem isn't with soyo, its with the company that they went with for the onboard sound. Cheap-o. It's really good sound, but too many bugs.
 
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