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ASUS P4PE Onboard Sound Issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nightfyre, Oct 28, 2005.

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  1. Nightfyre

    Nightfyre Thread Starter

    May 3, 2003
    I've had some problems with my old SoundBlaster Live! card, namely for some reason when I happen to open, minimize, or close certain large applications (Newer games, mostly), my microphone will sound all static and 'robot-like' when talking to others over any form of VOIP until I close and open said VOIP program, and even then it won't fix and I'll have to shutdown the game as well.

    Thus I've begun trying to see if onboard sound'd help me...yet whenever I try and install the drivers for the onboard SoundMAX Digital Audio System, it aborts the installation because it says the drivers aren't installed. =/ Yet...what I'm trying to install are the drivers. I've used both those on the CD that came with the motherboard and the latest drivers I can download off of the ASUS site, and I get the same error with both. Anyone know why this could be, or think they could help out? =>

    As well, I'm currently running Windows XP Pro, and if any more information is needed, feel free to ask for it.
  2. qldit


    Mar 18, 2005
    G'day Nightfyre, when you have a sound card fitted as well as onboard sound it can have odd problems.
    There are settings in BIOS for enabling the onboard sound and conflicts can occur unless the PCI sound card is removed.
    Check you motherboard manual for suggested settings for the onboard sound.
    When you reboot after resetting in this circumstance it should find new hardware and load the respective driver, if it doesn't that driver should be on your motherboard CD.
    It is possible that some audio software program you have loaded is becoming involved and causing your problem, possibly one of the Creative things.
    That is a guess!
    Cheers, qldit.
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