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Very perplexing problem but reproducable. I am not sure what Forum section to post, but I suspect a Mobo issue, as I am using both the onboard LAN and sound.

I have both UT2003 and Q3 and play them both, but with my new system (specs shown below) after I run UT2003 and try to run Q3 online (multiplayer) I get a sound loop lag for a few seconds precisely every 2.5 minutes. I can run Quake III after a restart and have no problems, but if I run UT2003 first and then Quake III (online only), I get a sound loop stutter precisely every 2.5 minutes. It only stutters for a few seconds and does not happen with single player only online. My Pings shoot up to 999 generally when the stutter is happening. I have the latest drivers for my Sound and Video as well as my Motherboard.

Upon restarting the computer I can play Quake III without this 2.5 minute lag/sound stutter. I have tried other Quake Engine games, JKII, MOH, RTCW, and they do not exhibit this issue. I have reinstalled Quake 3, without my original config (but with my original set of map and model pk3) and the problem persists. It does not matter what mod or server I play on I still get this 2.5 minute stutter.

I have the following system:
OS: Windows XP Home
Processor: P4
Processor Speed: 3.06, 800 FSB
MotherBoard: P4C800 Deluxe
Mobo Bios: 1006 (latest 6/1/03)
Mobo Drivers: Original
Memory: DDR3200 (400 mhz)
Sound: builtin Motherboard SoundMax
Sound Drivers: 1985WDM_3583.zip
Network Interface: builtin Motherboard, LOM 3C840
Network Drivers: 3c940_041.zip (latest 6/1/2003)
Network Connection: Cable Modem
Video Card: ATI 9700 Pro
Video Drivers: wxp-w2k-radeon-7-88-030430m-008946c-efg.exe (latest 6/1/2001)

I also have a TV Tuner Card installed
TV Wonder VE
Tuner Drivers: tvw-pci-ve-driver-1-11-0-0.exe

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Could it be a bad .pk3 file. I could start removing these, but it sounds like some hardware/driver issue is exhibiting itself after UT2003. Is it a UT2003 plot, hehehe?
----- Original Message -----
From: Gregory J. Stanich
To: Greg Stanich
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:07 AM
Subject: Sound Stutter after UT2003


UT2003 runs fine, however is causing some incompatibilty after running it with other programs, specifically Quake III multiplayer. I can run Quake III after a restart and have not problems, but if I run UT2003 first and then Quake III (online only), I get a sound loop stutter every about 2 minutes. It only stutters for a few seconds, but happens about every two minutes. This happens only online and not with Quake III single player. I have the latest drivers for my Sound and Video as well as my Motherboard.

Upon restarting the computer I can play Quake III without this two minute lag/sound stutter.

I have the following system:
Processor: P4
Processor Speed: 3.06, 800 FSB
MotherBoard: P4C800 Delux
Mobo Bios: 1006 (latest 6/1/03)
Mobo Drivers: Original
Sound: builtin Motherboard SoundMax
Sound Drivers: 1985WDM_3583.zip
Network Interface: builtin Motherboard, LOM 3C840
Network Drivers: 3c940_041.zip
Network Connection: Cable Modem
Video Card: ATI 9700 Pro
Video Drivers: wxp-w2k-radeon-7-88-030430m-008946c-efg.exe

I also have a TV Tuner Card installed
TV Wonder VE
Tuner Drivers: tvw-pci-ve-driver-1-11-0-0.exe

I have reinstalled both Q3 and Ut2003 and it continues to exhibit this issue.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Issue found

Turns out I had connected the front jack for the microphone to the access pins on the P4C800 and kept the sound jumpered to the back. I guess this was causing some problem, since I disconnect the mobo front pannel mic cable from the mobo and now I don't get the 2.5 minute lag/sound loop cycle.

P4C800 has a front pannel connector, but you cannot have both front and rear jacks work simutaneously. I thought this was true only for the audio output, but I guess it will cause issues if you also have the audio output still jumpered for the back (standard configuration) and also have the microphone connected to the front.
 

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Not Solved even with New Sound Card

I spoke too soon. The problem is still there. Regardless of the front pannel connection as well as the tuner card. I put in a new sound card and the problem persists and the studder seems to be even worse. But again 2.5 minutes precisely. I suspect now its the LOM 3C940 onboard network connection with UT2003.
 
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