sound card prob and recommendation..

By Zer0Soul
Dec 21, 2003
  1. I believe my on board sound card is fried. Its a via on board. Recently I heard crackling in my right speaker. Now, I have no sound in it. I switched speakers and it still does. Also, I have a headphone hook up in the front, when headphones are hooked up, the sound is distant and has no this a sound card dying on me?

    Also, if it is, I am wiling to buy a new one. Yet, I could probably spend no more than 50 dollars, any recommendation for a good sound card?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Hercules Fortissimo III
  3. tripleione

    tripleione TS Rookie Posts: 154

    Try reinstalling the drivers for it off of VIA's driver website, VIA Arena. Make sure the balance and bass/treble controls are at the default in the Windows sound control panel.

    If you feel the need to buy a new sound card altogether, I would recommend the SoundBlaster Audigy. It's only $51 at Newegg. The Fortissimo III is also at Newegg and sells for $45 but it does not have EAX Advanced HD and it may be a tad slower than the Audigy in games.
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