New Sound Card Problems

By striddaphoto
Jun 17, 2005
  1. Hi All.

    I have just installed a new CMedia 8738 6 channell pci sound card into my desktop. Windows XP Home. I can get perfect sound from onboard music files but my cd playback is now skipping and jumping and sound like crap. Any ideas???
  2. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    Check your connections from the card to your optical drives.
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    No need to check cables, you shouldn't be using any. What media player are you using? If you go into Windows media player -> Tools -> Options -> Devices there some options you can set for your drives & devices there which might help. Ensure they're set to Digital at least
  4. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    I know that both of my Audigy cards have digital and analog connections to my optical drives. Also, there is the question of what program is being used for media playback and its configuration.
  5. striddaphoto

    striddaphoto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    audio probs

    hi guys thanks for the reply. I am on windows xp and was advised by my tech to disconnect the cables as it will stream through xp by itself. I am alos using windows media player as my default playback. I have tried everyhting in the settings but still cant tweak it right. ????

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