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Is this a PSU Issue?

By Jawshh
Sep 12, 2009
  1. Hi,

    I have a creative Sound blaster 5.1 PCI sound card. When I plug it in one of the PCI slots on my motherboard, windows freezes just after starting up and I have to press the reset button to restart. When I unplug it, everything works fine. Is it my power supply? I have a 550W PSU. My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-81915PL-G.

    Thanx.
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Should not be the PSU. Does the card work fine on another machine / did it work for you before?
     
  3. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Yes it works fine on another machine and worked well before on mine. I was going to sell that card together with my speakers but it freezes windows when its plugged in.
     
  4. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    It is your Sound Blaster card. Use at your own peril.
     
  5. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    What does this mean?
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    If you haven't already, disable your onboard sound in the BIOS before installing the sound card. They can conflict. If that doesn't help, try using a different PCI slot if one is available.
     
  7. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    I have change PCI slot, it appears to be working. Why is it working on this PCI slot?
     
  8. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Maybe the other PCI slot has stopped working. That's the only logical answer I can think of.
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    An interrupt conflict is probably the reason it wasn't working in the other slot.
     
  10. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 392

    Hmmm maybe :(

    What is an interrupt conflict?
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

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