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    Mysterious Audigy 2 Problem

    Hey guys, just decided to give my pc a little boost today by adding a nice audigy 2 and an extra stick of ram to boost things a tad with some spare cash i discovered i had.
    Anyway, the audigy 2 slided in nicely as most PCI cards do, despite me getting peeved after several attempts of clicking both catches down on my newly aqquired ram stick (installing ram never has been a strong point of mine, too darn awkward my case is! ) anyway now to the point of my post -
    I have installed the audigy II drivers on a fresh xp home install and for some queer reason, when i playback music on MP10, certain speakers emit popping/cackling when at slightly higher volumes.
    Im hoping this is just a stupid misconfiguration of speaker connections, as these darn edifiers just aren't labelled well at all, so im about to spend an hour rewiring speakers (fun fun fun!) besides this, if the problem persists, can anyone think of anything that could be causing the problem? And i'm talking low volume, volume level 100 in media player, and minimum from Mute on the edifiers, so i doubt im straining it at all. With my terratec aureon 5.1 fun 16bit, i used to run DFX to boost the audio volume, and also turn the edifiers up louder when content had low volume, and experienced none of this!
    Besides this tho the audigy does give a lovely sound, with much better clarity of audio besides the popping, cracking and slight hisses every now and again from a random direction.
    Any ideas?
    P.S My subwoofer's gone silent too....

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    Hmm seem to have put an end to the majority of the cackling/popping with reducing the master volume from the creative control panel, however on the odd occassion a speaker might emit a random pop when its not even emitting any sound... im gonna move the card to another PCI slot, away from everything else

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    Did you try any different drivers?

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    Tried the ones on the disk and the latest ones i believe, the ones that update eax and fix popping issues (yeah right!)
    Any other suggestions? IM about to move the card to another pci slot

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    Its not a mysterious problem. Its a creative problem. I wouldnt be suprised if they even had a patent for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurphmanL
    Tried the ones on the disk and the latest ones i believe, the ones that update eax and fix popping issues (yeah right!)
    Any other suggestions? IM about to move the card to another pci slot

    I ment drivers not by creative....

    Edit: Try this Good Luck!
    Last edited by myth; 18-09-2004 at 11:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by |SilentDeath|
    Its not a mysterious problem. Its a creative problem. I wouldnt be suprised if they even had a patent for it.

    Oh, and it seams to mostly efect AMD users! I have never had any problems with mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    Oh, and it seams to mostly efect AMD users! I have never had any problems with mine!
    That was a conflict between devices which used a lot of PCI bandwith, and old old VIA (KT266) chipsets. It is not an issue anymore.

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    *sigh* seems even with the KX project the speakers still pop...
    Any other thoughts/suggestions guys, im really getting tired of listening to pops over my music

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    Try moving your Audigy to another pci slot as you maybe picking interference up from the cpu

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    I have moved it from PCI slot 1, next to my 9700 Pro to PCI Slot 4, with nothing in slots 3 and 5, still got popping, i am now trying to use Creative's media player, seems like the popping has stopped , now just need to find a way to enabled Smart Volume Management in wmp 10

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    My mistake, seems the Popping is coming and going when it feels like it!
    Curse creative labs making a decent soundcard with such a crap flaw like this

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    There are better sound cards....

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    im gonna try swapping to an alternate set of speakers

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    Yes ive Finally COMPLETELY stopped the damn popping!
    Whoot im so happy! Thanks for everyone who tried to help
    I solved the problem by switching to a pair of Logitech 6.1 speakers, and that was it, problem solved!

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