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help with soundblaster 16 pci on win98

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stabotron, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. stabotron

    stabotron Thread Starter

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    i just installed my second soundblaster 16 pci and my problem remains. when i listen to mp3's and even the background music in games seems to play perfect, but anytime theres a voice in the games or if i watch a movie theres static in the sound. i have a pentium 4 1.3 or 4 ghz with 264 meg of ram. im semi-competent on a pc so i regularly go through start up and the runonce folders to keep alot of junk from running in the background. ive got the latest drivers, after i tried with the supplied drivers. thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    I have used the 16PCI for years. The one thing to remember is that it is a very low end card although a good one. You may not be able toget rid of the static on the voice in games and such. I was never able to.
    A side note to you, if someone advises you to increase your ram to help with this problem, do not do it. Win 98 is actually optimized to run with a maximum of 256Mb ram. And you are already just a tiny bit past that. increasing your ram past where you are can and probably will cause instability problems.

    As a thought I just had, what kind of speakers are you using? They may not be very good with spoken voice type sounds.
     
  3. stabotron

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    im going into a home stereo receviver, my last celeron-type p3 500 had onboard sound(compaq) and it never had a problem, surely the soundblaster is better than compaqs onboard audio.
     
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