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Problem with Onboard Sound

by paul371 / May 29, 2005 8:18 PM PDT

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.

Thanks !.

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What I do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2005 11:51 PM PDT

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.


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Just happened to update
by Ray Harinec / May 30, 2005 12:19 AM PDT

my XP today from windows update, they show a very recent update of driver for that onboard sound [that's what I have]. I downloaded it. [some say MS hardware driver upgrades are risky, but I live dangerously. LOL] Had to reboot after the install and the Tada played. LOL

I have no idea whether it will help. The only sound that I use is the sound for when I get a new email. [of course, also the windows tada or whatever].

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Nope.. no good
by paul371 / May 30, 2005 6:33 PM PDT

Thanks.. already tried the new drivers - no different Sad

I'd love to put in another card but with only 1 PCI slot, its just not possible.


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WIth 1 PCI slot, that's what you use it for.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 9:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Nope.. no good

What good is an empty slot?

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It's used
by paul371 / June 1, 2005 6:28 PM PDT

It has the TV capture card in it. (its a media centre PC)

Never mind, I've come to the conclusion that the chip is faulty on the board - rather than the software setup.

Thanks Anyway.

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