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Old 04-30-2004, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Audio problems

Hey all,

I was wondering if I could get some help regarding a problem with my sound. Whenever I try to play music on my comp (doesn't matter if its a CD or music that I ripped to the hard drive) I get really garbled and distorted sound. I have tried all of the options I could think of and its still screwing up. When I play games, the music in the game is the same way but the sound fx all work just fine. I'm wondering if it could be a problem with my CD-ROM drive? Or with my sound card. Although I don't know how my sound card could be messing this up if it plays games fine.

Anyways, thanks for any help anyone can give me.
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Old 05-01-2004, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi - hope I'm posting OK (newbie poster here)

Are you aware that the supplied drivers with XP don't work with the SB Live cards.

Check this out as a starter.

Also Creative appear to think they own IRQ5 - SBcards DO often respond better if pampered with IRQ5, god knows why.

Has anyone/cat/leak dampened the spkrs?

hmmm just noticed the 'Works fine with games' note..... Is it possible you have a games effect (dunno what they're called - d on't do games) left switched on?

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Old 05-01-2004, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i read a post where they spoke about latencies of the hard drive and sound card. perhaps that may be the cause.

the second reason maybe rf intereference from the power or hard disk. if your sound card is sitting right next to your power supply, move it down. try to shield it some way
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Old 05-01-2004, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you aware that the supplied drivers with XP don't work with the SB Live cards.

Check this out as a starter.



Are you saying that I need to download drivers from MS or Creative?




the second reason maybe rf intereference from the power or hard disk. if your sound card is sitting right next to your power supply, move it down. try to shield it some way


Stuff has worked fine before
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No need to download if everything is working fine (latest download is BIG btw 377Mb):
http://asia.creative.com/support/drivers/newfiles.asp

Latency (with respect to Audigy/Live) is a matter for only serious musicians.

This business about it works fine with the games is really bugging me and I think a clue.... but what sort of clue - a candlestick perchance?
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Old 05-01-2004, 09:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Latency problem (see what you mean) only affected VIA boards (AMD)

To Play an Audio CD using your SB Live!, try the following:
Go to Start - Programs - Creative - Creative Launcher

From the Launcher taskbar, select Sound Blaster Live! - PlayCenter (2)

From the PlayCenter or PlayCenter 2, select the Media option (CTRL+ E)

Check the mixer setting for Audio CD under Start - Programs - Creative - Creative Launcher - AudioHQ - mixer

Play the Audio CD using the PlayCenter dropdown menu
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ok i will try that and see if it helps.


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