01-28-2007, 09:23 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Yeah, I'm new to the forums. I've been looking for an online support center like this for months. It seems that SoundBlaster's support is ****.
Anyway, this is one of the strangest problems I've EVER had.
Basically, my sound performance is like this topic's title. The sound works fine when playing MP3's and other sounds. However, whenever I play a graphics-intensive game, such as Call of Duty 2 or Oblivion, the sound skips (Oblivion) or is scratchy (COD2).
Understand, I've tried MANY things. Initially, I had a SoundBlaster Audigy SE. I tried updating the drivers. I tried rolling back the drivers. That didn't work. I tried moving it between 3 different PCI slots to change the IRQ. That didn't work. I even tried disabling ACPI. That CERTAINLY didn't work. The speakers AREN'T my problem. I already tried a different set of speakers that I know works well, and I had the same results. I used to have a SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 card before, and figured that the sound might be bad because the card is old and the drivers aren't suited to XP. Buying the Audigy SE solved NOTHING.
I even tried reformatting and reinstalling Windows.
Recently, I took the sound card out and used my Realtek AC97 onboard audio.
...Guess what? No improvement whatsoever.
Any suggestions at all? I'm ripping my hair out. This has been driving me crazy for months.
Oh yeah, and my specs:
Asus A8V Motherboard
AMD Athlon 3200+ 64-bit Processor
2 GB DDR RAM
Radeon 9600 PRO 256 MB Graphics Card
Realtek AC97 (Onboard) Audio