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By adza ·
I have problems with XP and sound. What happend is when i'm in games particurly the video clips the sound cuts in and out. I have tried everything i can think of and still it has this problem!! I have an AMD 1800+ CPU with a gigabyte 7DX+ motherboard, geforce 4 video card. I have disabled the onboard video and put in a Vibra 128 pci sound card but it does the same thing!! I've got all the updated drivers, flashed the bios.
Any idea's would be appreciated before i see how well this computercan fly!!

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by adza In reply to XP Sound problems

sorry i have disabled the onboard sound!! and put in a vibra.... thanx

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by Poettone In reply to XP Sound problems

There are a few things that could clear this up some. First thing is did you upgrade to XP from windows9x or me? Or was it a clean install? The second things would be does it act the same with all games, and only on the video scenes? Also are you able to run the Direct X Diagnostic's on this system? DXDIAG.EXE from the Run line. I would try to pinpoint the source of the problem, maybe a certain type of video file, maybe a directx problem. If you upgraded to XP this is probably the cause. Or maybe a game installation has overwritten your XP DirectX version 8.1 with an older version. Run DXDIAG.EXE and see. Let me know.

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by adza In reply to XP Sound problems

Clean install of XP, yes it does this fault with all the games i've used, it played mp3's fine, just the movie and speech parts it mucks up. I've run dxdiag and it works fine through there. If also re-installed direct X a few times!! Thanks

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by amurry In reply to XP Sound problems

It can be a bios setting that causes this problem. You can assign an irq to your video card; if this setting is turned off you can get sound problems. Check if this settings off and turn it on. See http://tinyurl.com/1cv1 for more info.

Check ifDMA setting of your harddisk is turned on. Video clips with sound generates big data stream and slow throughput can also cause video and sound problems.

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by adza In reply to XP Sound problems

I dont think this bios has an Video IRQ feature, but i'll check. And how do i check the DMA settings for my hard drive through windows XP?? i used to know windows so well till XP came along!!!

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by TechKid In reply to XP Sound problems

If your hardrive is connected to another device (cdrom, zip drive) on the same cable that can cause it.

Try patching the game itself. Check message boards or go to support on the games website.

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by adza In reply to XP Sound problems

No only one hard drive is connected i have also swapped the IDE connectes to a slower ATA 33 one but it didnt fix it! But thanx for your help!! Any other suggestions??

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by fadbel In reply to XP Sound problems

There are a couple of possibilities. One may be your sound sampling rate may be set too high (adjust with multimedia in control panel). Another could be the GeForce 4 card may have to reduce the hardware acceleration (I had to do that for a video capture operation). Set the acceleration to the first indicator and turn off the "Enable Write Combining" box.

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by adza In reply to XP Sound problems

How do i do that through windows XP??

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by fadbel In reply to XP Sound problems

To set the hardware acceleration open the display properties, select Settings & Advanced, then Troubleshoot You'll see the hardware acceleration pointer and the Enable Write Combining box. Make your adjustments. You can also use the troubleshooter (help) but that doesn't always solve the problem. In Control Panel select Sounds & Audio Devices and on the volume tab, select Advanced then select Performance. Check settings there.

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