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DaForce
03-23-2003, 11:55 PM
Hey,

Im experiencing popping/crackling sounds whilst playing game on my comp, its especially noticable in ut2003, mafia and bf1942. These sounds are consistant and only happen every so often, maybe once a minute or once ever few minutes, they are not very loud , but they are noticable, and pretty annoying.

Any clues??

I have the latest drivers for all my hardware and the most recent mobo bios.

AMD 2700
SLK800 with thermaltake smart fan2
artic silver 3
Lian-Li PC60 Alluminum Case
Antec True Power 550w PSU
ASUS A7N8X mobo
2x512 Corsair XMS3200
Powercolor Radeon 9700pro
SB Audigy2
Western Digital 80gb w/ 8mb cache

Schwinnz
03-23-2003, 11:58 PM
Try to update your drivers/bios. It may work.

EDIT: Oops, I didn't read your post completely...

DaForce
03-24-2003, 12:16 AM
yeah everything is updated, actually i think it only started happening recently. like in the last few weeks, probably after i updated something.....

Nocturn
03-24-2003, 01:20 AM
You may find some info here:
http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2968

and here:

http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9754

but reading through those threads there doesn't seem to be a precise solution. People mostly arguing that it's either hardware/irq related or driver related.

DaForce
03-24-2003, 02:02 AM
hmmm, i think in my case it might be a driver problem. not 100% sure tho.....hmmm annoying

elvis
03-24-2003, 03:22 AM
i know in particular BF1942 has always had sound issues. the very latest patch for BF1942 fixed my sound problems.

UT2003 worked for me out of the box. i don't have mafia, so i can't comment there.

the only thing i can suggest is get another card and disable your onboard, or wait patiently for nvidia to update their drivers. :)

DaForce
03-24-2003, 03:45 AM
Im not using the onboard sound, im using a SB Audigy2...just like it say in my original post. And the onboard sound is disabled.

The latest update to the 9700pro drivers, fixed a frame rate jerk problem in ut2003, but the sound popping is still there.

CgFX
03-24-2003, 04:02 AM
Originally posted by DaForce
Im not using the onboard sound, im using a SB Audigy2...just like it say in my original post. And the onboard sound is disabled.

The latest update to the 9700pro drivers, fixed a frame rate jerk problem in ut2003, but the sound popping is still there.

Good lord, why would you put Creative SBA2 in a system that has some of the best audio (and realtime DD 5.1) on board?

Want to fix your audio, pull out the sound blaster. :-)

DaForce
03-24-2003, 04:07 AM
hmm something about onboard sound just urks me.

The SBA2 is still a great card.

well actually pulling out the sba2 would probably cause more problems according to the links that Nocturn posted above.

Schwinnz
03-24-2003, 04:08 AM
I just thougt something... If you remove the Audigy and play your games with the onboard audio chipset, does it do it again ??

DaForce
03-24-2003, 04:38 AM
nah i have not tried that. i will do that as a last resort, but the problem also exists with the onboard as well according to the links that Nocturn posted above.

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