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    sound problems - X-Fi

    Hello,

    I just got a new soundcard, the Creative X-Fi Xstreme OEM. It's a regular PCI card, not PCI-E.

    Anyway, I've been having troulbe with sound 'slow down' as if the computer is struggling. The slowdown is on MP3s playing through Winamp. Tried Media Player and it suffers too.

    Happens when I have other apps open, notably Football Manager 2007. Problem is, my old soundcard didn't have this problem.

    I've just put in the latest drivers (on Vista 32 bit btw) and no improvement.

    Anyone got any experience of this or any ideas? Could it be an IRQ thing? should I try it in another PCI slot?
    Last edited by dannyboy83; 07-10-2007 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: sound problems - X-Fi

    is the onboard sound disabled in bios?

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    Re: sound problems - X-Fi

    it is yes.

    I switched the card to another PCI slot and reset the Bios (disabling sound again) and all seems ok.

    Hopefully it'll still be ok when I overclock again.

    My System: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (black) case, Intel E6750 Core2Duo, Tagan Easy-Con 530W, Asus P5B Deluxe WIFI, OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC, Samsung SpinPoint 200Gb SATA2 / 2 x Maxtor DiamondMax 10 200Gb SATA, 256Mb Sapphire ATI PCI-E X1950PRO, Creative X-Fi Xtreme 7.1, 19" Daewoo W9ZQ Black Widescreen TFT, 4Mb Virgin Cable Broadband (formerly Blueyonder) with Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G and DD-WRT firmware.

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