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    Stress tests for sound cards?

    Does anyone know of any tools that can stress test a sound card? Preferably with a variety of options like EAX/directsound/openAL.

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    Not a stress test, but I don't think such a thing exists.

    http://audio.rightmark.org/index_new.shtml

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    what sort of stress would you be looking to test, sound-cards arent known for being particularly unstable (apart from creative )

    id be careful, you might wear it out!

    Edit: do you mean a benchmark proggy?
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    If you just want to test the card, then try -start -run -dxdiag, chose the sound tab -test direct sound.

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    I really do mean stress, not benchmark.

    You can see in my thread here that I'm having some stability problems in Supreme Commander. You can also see I've ruled out most things, however a thread on the creative forums here matches the condition quite well. Whether it's just an audigy driver bug, an audigy hardware fault, or the fact a stressed (read huge buffer usage/multichannel sound) SB card is taking my PSU/motherboard over it's limits I don't know.

    I can stress the GPU easily, I can stress the CPU easily. I can do both at the same time.. but I need something else working the sound card at the same time to try and recreate the same conditions.

    The dxdiag test doesn't cut it (sounds perfect already)

    Rightmark may do the job on the later tests when it's upping the channels.

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