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Soundblaster Live! and Win '98 problems?

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RedDeathDrinker

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I've heard rumours that these have trouble co-existing in the same system. Has anyone got this combo and had any problems? One of my mates has just got a Hercules' Game Theatre sound card, and is offering his Soundblaster for sale. And if its an OK match, how much is the SB Live! second hand?
 

The Stickie

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it is an ok match... at least most of the time...
if you happen to own a cusl2 you'll experience shut down probs (god knows why), unless you disable SB 16 emulation...

you best disable this emulation anyway... because of possible irq-conflicts and memory loads...

but it is a good card...
 

Pinky

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I think 25-30 bucks for that card, assuming it hasn't been beaten to death (like us overclockers do), is fair.
 

TranceBear

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reddeathdrinker (Aug 01, 2001 08:55 a.m.):
I've heard rumours that these have trouble co-existing in the same system. Has anyone got this combo and had any problems? One of my mates has just got a Hercules' Game Theatre sound card, and is offering his Soundblaster for sale. And if its an OK match, how much is the SB Live! second hand?

It's mainly a problem with the VIA chipset, I had major problems and just went with the Hercules brand, just as good as the SB but no problems.
 

CSaddict

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I have an SB live platinum and win 98se and I have had good luck with it. I had an SB live previous to the platinum and it worked wonderfully as well.
 

G T i

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It's the VIA chipset. I have Win2K Pro. I tried 98 and did still has the same problem. I am gonna switch soundcard, none of the BOIS or Driver fixes works.
 

Tomas

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reddeathdrinker (Aug 01, 2001 08:55 a.m.):
I've heard rumours that these have trouble co-existing in the same system. Has anyone got this combo and had any problems? One of my mates has just got a Hercules' Game Theatre sound card, and is offering his Soundblaster for sale. And if its an OK match, how much is the SB Live! second hand?


For some reason i got strange memory leaks on win9x/me:( While it works fine in win2k.

system is asus a7v133, tbird1.1 and 512mb cas3 ram