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    Sound Card Help PLEASE!

    I am running Win XP Professional on a 1Ghz with 512MB of RAM.
    My sound card is a Creative Labs Soundblaster PCI 128.

    This is the problem... it is NOISY. For example, when I watch a Flash movie every time an image "pops" onto the screen it makes a sqeaking, crackling, clicking noise. If I am playing an MP3 and try to open a window or minimize a window I get the same noise.

    I figured this was a driver problem, and I downloaded and installed the new drivers yesterday... the didnt help at all!

    Any ideas? I am STUMPED!

    Fast Enough? Never!

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    The Microsoft Windows XP update site has an update for Soundblaster cards. It has something to do with that crackling issue.
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    Ok you are lucky , because i had the same story with diferent software and hardware, but the reasons is the same .

    The drivers is suck big time , they mess up the direct sound module of DX8 .

    Temporeraly solution .
    Disable all the system sounds , clicks clacks , what ever .

    I am sure that if you use ICQ , you have also problems , if a message pop up , when you listen a MP3 .

    Any way , there is not an offisial fix ,for many problems with XP , so do this work around .

    Playing with hardware acceleration in system settings , you will not get anything from that , as gain .

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    This is the driver I am using... the XP site wouldnt let me d/l it, so I got it right from Creative Labs.

    Gotta be the same driver, Windows XP Update says Im caught up now...

    I still have the same problem
    Fast Enough? Never!

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    I guess Im going to have to disable systems sounds... this sucks!

    Fast Enough? Never!

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    Format the Damn XP !!!!

    Go to win2k ,and save your self from troubles like this .

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    crackling noises? sounds like maybe your speakers are the problem.

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    You might have a lot more luck in the Software forum, all they do there is talk about XP problems!! good luck!

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    lower teh volume on ur speakers, and rais ethe volume in XP also if u have a mic turn it off

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    Originally posted by MagicMikey
    You might have a lot more luck in the Software forum, all they do there is talk about XP problems!! good luck!
    lmao

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    the PCI 128 and I'd have to say it's the driver problem. Did you use the default drivers for the card or the one off the website?
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    I've used both drivers... same problem
    Fast Enough? Never!

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    BTW

    Have you tried different Speakers?
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    Originally posted by NotFastEnough
    I've used both drivers... same problem
    You have all ready got your awnser .

    Another choice is trash the damn card , its cheapo , so you will not have any worrys.

    And get a better one , with XP support .

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    Haven't tried different speaker, fairly sure they are ok though.

    Ill probably buy a different sound card and hope for the best.
    Fast Enough? Never!

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    Now you are talking !!

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    Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
    lower teh volume on ur speakers, and rais ethe volume in XP also if u have a mic turn it off
    did u try this yet?

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    Yes I tried that as well
    Fast Enough? Never!

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    What sound cards are people having good luck with running XP?

    Maybe Ill pick one up tomorrow, this is getting annoying...
    Fast Enough? Never!

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    Hmmmm

    Before you trash the card, one last thing, have you tried it in a friends box to see if it has that problem?
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