Sound Drops Out - but only in Games!

By Smafie
Apr 6, 2005
  1. Hi there..

    Some might have seen the previous threads re my problems:
    Shutdown while Gaming

    Well i cured that with a new PSU with help from ppl here, but i still have a Sound Issue, namely a minute or 2 after starting a game the sound drops out! I have reloaded new drivers for both the sound and grafix and tried different ones as well, but i cant find out what is causing this..

    It doesn't have any problems in Windows and works well, it's only during a game! This PC is not much fun atm, as fast as i fix one thing something else happens - Grrr

    Anyone have any thoughts on this one at all??

  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    Try replacing the card and see if that works.
  3. Smafie

    Smafie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's an onboard soundcard i'm afriad isatippy

    In a moment of desperation yesterday i bought an Audigy 2 Platinum Pro (not just for this, but i was intending to upgrade for other audio purposes soon anyway) and also a new S-ATA HD to start afresh.

    Rather annoyingly the HD has defaulted to being the F: Drive instead of the C: although it is working quite normally so far and initial tests have been good. It seems the S-ATA connection is a lower priority in the boot sequence in the Bios being 3rd IDE device.

    Anyway i will do some more tests when the thing is up and running again with a bit software loaded.

    Thanks anyway..

  4. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    just put in a card in the pci slot.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    If you do this make sure to disable the onboard sound in your BIOS first. Otherwise you will have conflicts.
  6. Smafie

    Smafie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah yes, i didn't forget that bit thankfully. I remember seeing that in another post.

    So far the Sound from this new O/S and Audigy is stable and early tests have been good as far as gaming is concerned.

    It's funny how irritating the O/S not being on the C: Drive designation is though..

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