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Thread: SB Live problem in XP Pro.




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    I am using a Sound Blaster Live X-Gamer with Altec Lansing 4100 speakers in Windows XP Professional, and I am getting crackling sounds out of my speakers even at very low volumes. The sound is similar to the one you get if you use cheap speakers at very high volumes. I have tried adjusting the mixer settings but it didn't help. Is this just a driver problem with XP, and if so is there a patch to fix it?
    Thanks

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    Your full system specs would be very helpful to start with thanx. :smokin:
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    Here are my full system Specs:

    AMD Athlon XP 1800
    Asus A7V266/e
    512MB Micron PC2100 DDRRAM
    Asus V8200 Ti200
    SB Live X-Gamer
    Creative Labs 12X DVD Encore
    Plextor 40X12X40X
    3Com 10/100 Ethernet Card
    2X 80GB IBM 120GXP Hard Drives in RAID 0
    LianLi PC65 Aluminum Case
    Viewsonic VX500 LCD

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    Ok then do ya have the latest BIOS and VIA 4 in 1's installed?
    Did ya setup the system 1st with only the video card installed and no other cards plus have onboard extras disabled?
    Did ya load the VIA 4 in 1's as soon as the OS was installed and then the latests drivers for the video then each other onboard extra and expansion card one at a time?
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    also, what SB drivers are you using?

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    Sorry to say, but there is no real fix.

    It has to do with your PCI bus bandwidth pushed to the max. Do you have your FSB up high?
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    Dont' think you have to bother with the old via driver bollocks process any more Wiggo, that was a problem with MVP3 and Apollo 133 chipsets only as far as I know.
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    It went well past them till the 4.36 4in1's came out though some m/b makers still bundled earlier versions with their products and installin' drivers in the wrong order will still bring this prob up plus I'm informed that 4.34 is the version packed with XP. :smokin:
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    I had the Sound Blaster Live... I lived with the crackling noise for about a year until I got my Santa Cruz sound card.. No crackles no more

    Hell, for 45 bucks it is a damn good card.....way better than my live!

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    Am I the only person around here with a VIA based motherboard and a SoundBlaster Live! with no problems at all? :confused:
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