I disable the onboard sound and use a card like the PCI SB 16 by Creative or better. If you want to, call the motherboard supplier and get it exchanged. I'll stick with fixing it my way.
Hi, I've recently been having problems with my Media Center 2005 system I've built.
It's a Ideq 210v shuttle system with a onboard AC97 sound card (CM19739A - c-media).
It's been working fine for weeks, now its gone alittle strange. All I can hear is popping and scratching. Playing with the 3d sound proggie that gets installed with it.. I can get the sound fine using just the righthand speaker - but the left is very distorted.
If I switch it to 4 speaker mode.. the front speakers will work - but again, not the left. It's certainly not a speaker issue as its playing through the tv.
I think its something to do either with the motherboard itself.. or some corrupted files !?.
I've reinstalled/upgraded the sound card and motherboard drivers, everything like that - but the distortion is still there.
I've totally ripped every setting out of the reg !.
I've installed another soundcard into the pci card as a test - this seems to work fine !. I cant leave it there though as its for the TV capture card. (darn shuttles with their 1 pci slot !!!)
Any help please.. or perhaps some suggestions on how to track this problem down.