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By Funky_Monk ·
Any sound being played on my PC is coming through twice. The first time is normal but the second time is often very faint and slightly overlaps. It varies in different situations but it can actualy slow my PC noticable when it get out of control.
I'm using a simple Soundblaster PCI 128 card and I've disabled the onboard and the microphone (even though I don't have one)
Any ideas?

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by rapidad In reply to Sound Problems

Some Dells and Compaqs have an internal speaker that acts as a system speaker. (Dell Precision 220 as an example) adding a sound card sometimes causes this problem. Make sure in your bios that the audio codecs are turned off for the onboard. depending on your bios there can be three places where the sound system is referenced. Start with peripherals. There are also bios where under advanced you have to drill down to get to the sound options. If this is indeed the problem unhooking the internal speaker will cause the ghost sound to go away (but will not take care of the slowing of your computer). let us know what you find.

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by rapidad In reply to Sound Problems

I dont have experience with the four speaker setup, however if I remember correctly from my stereo days there was a builtin time delay for use with remote sets so theat the sound arrived at one spot at the right time. The delay should not e as greatas your experience though. Did you try unhooking the internal??

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by Funky_Monk In reply to Sound Problems

I had already disabled my onboard at a bios level. I found some sound management options which previously I didn't know existed. The was a speaker set-up option which basicly let you choose from a list what speaker config you have. I myself have twosatalite speakers and a subwoofer. The option that was selected for me was a four speaker set-up. So it my be possible that it was trying to play sound for 4 speakers through two. I'm not sure if this is the case. Let me know if this is possible as I'm not sure how sound works at this level.

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by Chris Willhoite In reply to Sound Problems

You might also want to check that reverb is not set or set too high. I'm at work right now and my computer doesn't have a soundblaster in it so I don't remember exactly where the settings are.

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