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Sound Card or Video Card problem?
Firstly I just upgraded to WinXP Pro from Win98SE. It
was a clean
install, and all the hardware was working well in Win98.
in question is a Sound Blaster 16, and an Geforce2 MX
in an Athlon850 with 384MB of RAM.
Everything in the install went smoothly, no hang-ups or
When I go to play any music there is a very strong
gets much worse with visualizations enabled, slowing down
significantly. I upgrade both Sound and Video card
drivers to no
avail. I have also removed and then reinstalled the
drivers. The mic
is not in so that doesn't seem to be the problem. The
improve by reducing the screen resolution and even more
the Nvidia drivers and going with the standard windows
However the distortions are always present and the sound
This would lead me to believe that it is the video
card. However the
other correlation is that the sound improves as use of
reduced. I need some ideas on how to determine which
component it is
and if possible some ideas on how to fix it. I am
prepared to buy one
but not both of the components to fix the problem, if it
and not software.
Do you have onboard Audio? How much RAM is installed?