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Just got a second video card to Crossfire, and now I'm having odd sound issues

Q: Just got a second video card to Crossfire, and now I'm having odd sound issues

Had a XFX Radeon HD 6770 in one slot, and below it was a SIIG 7.1 Channel C-Media chip sound card.

When the second XFX Radeon HD 6770 came in along with the crossfire bridge, I had to relocate the sound card to a different slot inbetween both video cards.

Now, anytime I go into something graphics intensive (video games), I get a nearly constant high pitch squelching/buzzing sound.

I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the sound card drivers to no avail.

Tried my onboard card, and it does NOT give this buzz, but I have two issues with this. First is that for some reason, my onboard sound card only streams sound to the left speaker. The right remains dead. Secondly, I dont wanna use onboard lower quality when I paid good money for a PCI card.


Preferred Solution: Just got a second video card to Crossfire, and now I'm having odd sound issues

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Just got a second video card to Crossfire, and now I'm having odd sound issues

What is your motherboards model?

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I've been having some rather annoying issues with with my new pc. I built a custom machine using a new mobo, power supply, ram, dvd-rom, video card, and the old sound card from my last pc. I noticed at start-up that no bios was showing up..which scared me..but windows xp installation went smoothly. After reboot, however, I noticed that the colors were a bit messed up...and the further I got through start-up...the worse the video got. I ended up with lines and then everything went all checker board on me. I replaced the 256mg AGP ATI Radeon 9550 with my old 64mg GeForce 4 mx-se and that fixed the video prob. But after installing the sound card drivers and software (Creative Audigy 2 ZS platinum)...the software wont recognize the card..even though windows does and I get sound. My friend suggested that maybe my power supply wasn't powerful enough (600) or just bad. I've spent hours trying to find solutions online but found nothing. If anyone has a theory on how to fix the video and sound probs..I'd be grateful.

Intel mobo (not sure of the model
Pentium 4 1.80ghz processor
256mg RAM
Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card
256mg AGP ATI Radeon 9550 video card
250mg Maxtor hard-drive

A:Sound and video card issues

hmm.. lets try doing a bit of troubleshooting...

I replaced the 256mg AGP ATI Radeon 9550 with my old 64mg GeForce 4 mx-se and that fixed the video probClick to expand...

have you tried to test the 9550 on another pc if it runs ok?

PSU issue.. he is valid on this.. what brand is it? you may have guessed (search 'psu' on this forum) by now how many issues are related to cheap/noname psu's.. even if its a top quality brand just for teh sake of elimination, test in another pc...

update chipset drivers and bios flash, as well as any windows sp's and updates, and drivers updates.. you can get info on the mobo specs (or other hardware) if you dont have its box etc by using a program like everest home or SIW...

try swaping to a different slots (if available) for the audigy and the 9550 and see how that goes.. and since its a custom pc, did you build it yourself or a friend or company? just double check everything is seated properly (might as well pull everything out and reseat them), check for shorting to the case on the mobo, and theres no sign of physical handling damages...

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 Can NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 be crossfired?If yes how to do it?

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currently running a HP/Compaq dc 5800
intel duo core cpu E6550 @ 2.33ghz 2.33ghz
4gb ddr3
nvidia geforce gt710

windows 10 pro

everything is updated to latest drivers and updates.

just installed the gt 710 card and get great video quality but am having a huge issue since install.

All sound has been shut down in pc. no more external speakers.
for some reason this video card is only allowing sound thru the HDMI and has removed my ability to just use the vga port and have external speakers.
I dont have a HDMI monitor, just vga and i need those external speakers working...

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So my mom's computer sucks and I'm trying to figure it out (I need a new motherboard for mine...I'd rather fix hers lol). My sister says it doesn't recognize that the speakers are plugged in and when I try to play something in Media Center it says, "There is no audio hardware available or the hardware is not responding." Also, upon starting Media Center, it says, "Your video card or drivers are nor compatible with Media Center." She says the internet isn't connecting but, honestly, I've no clue how to even start with that. On my last computer I just plugged the modem connection into the computer and it did everything itself...it doesn't do that on this one (nothing happens, and when I checked the internet connection through Media Center it said it couldn't find it).

I just asked my mom about what happened to it prior to this and she said something about the electric meter being changed which zapped it, unmountable boot drive, so my sister just reinstalled Windows and apparently that leaves us at the current point. Is it possible that the power zap messed with the drivers or do I just need to do some kind of basic check/install or what? Sorry...I'm not a total dunce with computers but I could definitely be a lot more knowledgeable. lol

A:[SOLVED] Sound/video card and internet issues...

Sister? Mom? Your computer? Your mom's computer?


Most of your post is completely irrelevant to whatever computer is broken.

Do you have physical access to the computer, or is it somewhere else?

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Can Vista support more than 1 GPU driver? I am running Vista Ult 64. Looking to upgrade to Windows 7.

I previously had an Nvidia 8800GT as my primary graphics card and also had an 8500GT installed as well on my dual boot XP/Vista PC. They worked fine and the computer recognized both correclty on both OS's I think I didn't have any trouble b/c as I found it all 8 series cards use the same driver.

I bought a new primary GPU, a ATi Sapphire 4870 1GB Toxic. I am NOT trying to run SLI or Crossfire, I need availability for 3+ monitors. Can I have two completely different video drivers? I was under the impression NO, but a computer parts guy said I can install an Nvidia & ATi driver as long as I do not install the supplemental software.

A:Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration


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basically i bought a 1900xtx long time ago and i am thinking about adding in the 2nd vid card. is there a way to tell or find out if i bought the master card or not? cause i can't remember.

another quick question, if i could get the 2nd vid card for around 100-150 would it be money well spent as an upgrade?

A:how do i know if i bought a crossfire master card or just crossfire ready card?

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I have a new system with a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Pro DDR2 Crossfire Motherboard with onbord 5.1 sound. My issue is my surround sound will not work with media player or media centre. Only the rear speakers will work. The surround sound works in games perfectly. The speakers are 5.1 Altec Lansing.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I have played with the settings in media player with no avail. I GOTTA HAVE MY SOUND . Any help would be awsome.

A:Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Pro DDR2 Crossfire Motherboard sound issues

Anyone out there?????Help????????

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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So I've owned this alienware m17x r3 (Intel Core i7-2670QM // Radeon HD 6870M // 4 GB DDR3) for about 5 months now, and just recently it has started crashing immediately on startup, either when it reaches the login page for windows or soon after. There is no BSOD, I've used WhoCrashed and made sure dump files are enabled and nothing comes up. I've tried installing several different versions of AMD's drivers for the HD 6870M I have but none work. I've run a system diagnostic test through advanced startup options and there are no errors.

It works fine with no drivers installed or if I boot in safe mode, but I am at my wit's end here trying to get my system back in to working order. I've already tried reinstalling a fresh version of windows 7, and fully cleaning my drivers and reinstalling them and nothing is a permanent fix. I have gotten 2 blue screens, both of which were 0x7E, with the cause being the C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys file, but as I am just learning the ropes of this stuff I have no idea where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

A:Video card/video card driver issues

Time to call Dell and get it warranty serviced, if you reloaded Windows and it still persists then its a hardware issue that needs to be addressed/repaired by the manufacturer.

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Been having major issues playing GTA IV.

First, the sound kept getting cut during gaming. When I exited the game, there was no sound in Windows either. I had to reboot to get sound but after a couple of minutes, the sound cut off again and I wasn't even gaming then. Video playback became really laggy (YouTube played videos as if in slow motion) and there was no sound.

I had to reboot the PC several times. Unisntalled sound card (through Device Manager) and then reinstalled it as well as the latest drivers. Still had same issue when I tried playing GTA IV.

Today, I got consecutive BSODs while playing GTA IV. I've had several issues with GTA IV like missing textures, no sound, freezing (at loading screens), CTD (crash to desktop) etc. Tried reinstalling the game several times from scratch and even tried different hard drive but none of them work(ed).

I'm playing GTA IV heavily modded (Gionight ENB mod with several custom cars/weapons etc.) but my computer is a beast and it should be able to handle it easily.

My specs:

CPU: i7 990X
Mainboard: Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer
Memory: 12GB Corsair Domintar 1600MHz
Hard Drive: 32GB SLC SSD x2 (RAID-0)
Video: EVGA GTX-580 3GB Tri-SLI
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 1200W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

The first BSOD was STOP code 0x124 and that was with stock clocks for the GPU. The second BSOD was STOP code 0x1000007e and that was with GPUs OC'd to 850MHz.
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A:BSODs playing GTA IV - No Sound (Sound Card) & Laggy Video!

I need you to do a stress test on your cpu with prime95 and follow this guide very carefully:


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Hey all,

This started last night, the only thing that I did that was out of the ordinary was ran Avast's thourough scan fully, but even after that my sound worked, so it didnt delete the driver to my knowlege, but when I do a dxdiag and look at my audio, it doesn't exist, there is no sound card installed, and allI use is my DFI Lan Party UT RDX200 CF-DR mother boards on board sound. I tried installing the driver again fom DFI and to no success, now when I went to install the drive again, I got an error saying that this device isnt approved by Windows, could windows be preventing my audio card from working?



A:OnBoard Sound issues (Sound Card not Found)

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I'm helping a friend with his comp and have gone brain dead. I need to figure out what sound card and what video card he has in his computer. I'd prefer not to open it up and neither of them are showing up in the device manager. I need to find them to install drivers. Any suggestions?

A:Gone brain dead need some help finding video card and sound card

Go to CNET and download SANDRA Standard 2004. It will tell you more about your machine than you really need to know. There are a couple of other programs that will do much the same. Sandra is the one whose name I can recall at 02:38 in the morning.

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Presently I have to use onboard sound card to have audio through HDMI output from video card. The external sound card installed is Xonar DG and it comes with SPDIF output header to be interfaced with video card. But I do not see no such header on the video card. I wonder what video card has such an interface header.

A:What ext video card takes SPDIF audio from ext sound card?

I don't think they meant for it to be plugged into any video card...

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I'm going to try to give as much detail as possible but I didn't write down any of the errors unfortunately.
I had a freeze on my computer as I was switching my sound card (a pretty old sound blaster live gamer) from entertainment mode to game mode. I had to reboot as nothing else was working. When the computer came back up it was in VGA mode. I looked at system manager, showed an exclamation mark next to the video card and the sound card (although it was displaying their names). I tried uninstalling and re-installing, and nothing will do the trick. After I installed the video card drivers it gives me some kind of error, like its not identifying the card correctly, it thinks the driver is from a different version of radeon hd. I had this a while back and fixed it by reinstalling windows (which at the time I needed to to anyway, so I didn't pay much attention to it). I really would hate to have it reinstalled again as I would have to install a lot of software that I currently have on it.
Any thoughts? I didn't create a restore point, I tried restoring, it won't help. Any thoughts? I'll give you more info later if you request it, this is all I can think of from the top of my head (and I don't have the computer next to me at this time since I'm at work). I also had a weird error, now that I think of it, that was saying something like "could not read from 0x89489 (I just put some random digits there, it looked something like this, can't remember the exact combina... Read more

A:Cannot recover video card & sound card drivers after crash

Hello Rovlad, Welcome to SF!

If you give us some more detail on the HW and fill in your system specs (as instructed here in second post: ) http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...rum-rules.html

we'll have the info we need to point you to the right drivers...

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How do I find out the names of my video and sound cards? This is very urgent.

A:URGENT: Locating Video Card and Sound Card Names

Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager
Look under Display Adapter and Sound Controller

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I have a computer running Windows XP SP3 on an HP Pavilian a1430n stocked with an integrated Video Card and Sound Card. I'm trying to upgrade my systems video card to a newer GeForce 210 which works great with the computer once its drivers are installed. The problem though is that my integrated sound card stops working and Windows begins asking asking for four "high definition audio bus"'s. The original drivers are in my computers recovery but for some reason, the sound driver is unrecognised by the device manager and even updated drivers from the manufactures (HP, Realtek) don't do the trick. Funny thing is, when I remove the new video card and revert back the the original integrated video port, the sound card begins to work again as if nothings been changed. I've tryed multiple times the remove and reinstall the hardware but get the same outcome. (even tryed to introduce a non-integrated sound card and still no luck). So if anyone has any clue as to what the fix might be, I'm all ears.

A:Install New Video Card and Sound Card Stops Working

Check in the Bios under chipset on the advanced tab make sure the integrated audio is still enabled after installing the video card.

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I get sound from the mic of course.but I would like to get sound straight from the sound card too when I want to.I don't know exact model,but it's a realtek HD on board sound card.Acer 5551 series laptop

A:How can I get sound output from sound card when streaming video?

Hello green,

You get sound from your microphone? I don't think I am understanding. Sound should come from your sound card. You plug the speakers into the back of the computer and into the sound card (green jack). The mic receives sound. My mic is USB so it doesn't use any jack other than the USB port, but if you use the sound card, it goes into the purple jack

Do you have the audio driver installed? This should be right: http://support.acer.com/product/defa...x?modelId=2192

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So here's the dealeo. A buddy of mine just picked up a new PCI Express x1 sound card (brand/model unknown) for his new PC.

The problem is that his video card cooler, Radeon HD 4850, blocks any possibility of installing the new sound card.

Any solutions? Apart from the obvious one (buying a new sound card).

Thanks =).

A:PCI-E x1 Sound card blocked by video card cooler.

I think you answered you own question


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this is what im dealing with. i installed windows 7 beta 7227 build. i cant find a sound or graphics/video to work for this thing help. i need to install the correct drivers. i think its nVidia but im not for sure just plz help

Machine name: REEKVICIOUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7227) Service Pack 1 (7227.winmain_sp.090602-2110)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 4550
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 411MB used, 1123MB available
Windows Dir: D:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7227.0000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio service is not enabled. Use the Sounds and Devices Properties control panel to enable audio. No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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A:Windows 7 video card and sound card problems

Windows 7 Ultimate RC build 7100 is what you should be running. There are no service packs for pre-release OS's from Microsoft. Did you install Windows 7 on this Dell or did someone do it for you? Your installed memory is much too low for Vista, not to mention Windows 7. If your system won't run Vista properly, DO NOT install Windows 7 pre-release

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well i have a sony vaio pcv-rs720g and well i went to the site to find the drivers for sound and video i couldn't can someone please be kind enough and help me out? this was my friends pc he bought it 4 month ago and few days ago i bought it from him for a good price of 300$ and today i put a new operating system on it and well i need the sound and video drivers.

A:Help please! my video card and sound card cant find the driver

The system uses an Intel 915 chipset and it has integrated video. So download and install the latest chipset drivers first and then the GMA 900 graphics drivers.

From this site you need downloads number 3 and number 4, no other ones: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/fil...XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go!

The Intel Network card drivers should be this set: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng

And it appears it has a Realtek HD Codec: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=3&GetDown=false#High Definition Audio Codecs

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OK now i have not done this for a while but can some one help me and give me the right link to newest drivers to my sound card/video card.here is a screen shot of what video/sound card i have.



A:Help updating drivers on video card and sound card.

heres the creative downloads page where you will find the drivers for your soundcard.
and that link is to the Nividia drivers download page

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Here is my PC -

Dell Dimension 8100
Pentium 4 1.3 ghz
256 mb ram
Sound Card came with the cpu

I just got a new Vid. Card yesterday - 3d Fuzion Geforce mx4000

When I watch any video or even scroll thru pictures to fast i get all this cracking noise. Is the video card emitting an electric charge thats the soudn cad is picking up?

Thats what I think....or could it be this computer of mine is five years old and i need a new one - the card isnt goin to work to its maximum performance because of that?

Thanks alot. I could live with this problem but now I cant even play Unreal. I cant even adjust the brightness meter in the game. Thats another problem but I dont care about it as much as the sound deal.

Thanks again.

A:Video Card Disrupting Sound Card?

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card, sound card, chipset, etc.

Also, if you want, remove the video card, and check if the noise dissapears. My Radeon card makes an "electronic" noise, that dissapears when I remove the card.

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I have an old Dell Dimension computer running Windows XP. I bought it new in 2003. It's been running fine until the video card began to go out. I bought a new ATI Radeon card (AGP) to replace the old Radeon 9800. The new card fit the slots OK, but it didn't have a receptacle for a cable that attached to the old card -- so I had to leave the cable unattached. But the video works fine. Didn't even need to load the software that came with the card.

That fixed the video problem. But something weird is going on now. The sound (not system sound, but any other sound) cuts out after an hour or so. After startup, the Control Panel recognizes my audio card (Sound Blaster Live! 5.1) and everything is fine. But after an hour or so, it no longer recognizes any audio device. I have to reboot the bring back the sound.

The drivers for the Sound Blaster are from late 2002. I tried downloading new drivers from the Creative website, but when I try to install them, I get an error message saying the computer can't recognize any Sound Blaster driver (and this is even when the sound is working OK).

Appreciate any comments. I don't know why replacing the video card would produce this problem!

A:Connection between video card and sound card?

What cable? The monitor cable?
If you replaced your PCI video card with an AGP card, you have to make sure that you put it in an AGP slot otherwise it will not work properly.
But I am still confused about this Cable not being plugged in thing.


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This is a bit wierd, its been happening since i got the PC.

Everytime i move the mouse.. or open or minimize a window, there is distortion from the speakers.

I checked all the external connections and there doesnt seem to be a problem.

A:Sound Card and video card truble

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ok....on another win98 machine, its a dell...comes with a ATI rage pro agp2x onboard video card, and a turtle beach montego sound card..well, when i reformated and reinstalled the OS, everything works fine. except when first installing the sound card, the TBS Montego Sound Blaster Emulation seems to either freeze or take a looooooooooong time installing when the new hardware found wizard comes up.

so i go to install new video card, nVIDIA TNT2 M64 32MB PCI video card ... and now, during bootup, it just locks up. i have no antivirus software, so its not conflicting. sometimes, it loads. well, i tried swithing PCI slots and now everything is ok, but the sound blaster emulation just freezes when new hardware found wizard omes up. i had it disabled from the previous hardware configuration but i guess since moving it to different PCI slots, it has to reload the drivers?

i got the video card installed (as i took out the sound card and installed it) ... but now this stupid TBS Sound Blaster Emulation keeps freezing on bootup ... any way i can get it to not "find" it ...lol ... should i get a different sound card? because even if i get this emulation thing to install, itll still run into conflicts with the video card?

any thoughts?

A:sound card and video card conflicting?

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I recently bought a new graphics card and I was wondering if my old sound card (approx. 2 years old) has any effect on the new card. Do I need to get a new sound card?

Thanks for any help.

A:Old sound card affect new video card?

Nobody has any info on this? Anybody??

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Sometimes I think I know more than I do, and boy I make a mess. The MB on my pieced together computer went out a couple of weeks agos. The tech support at my work put a P133 MB in. The also added a second hard drive. They added a new hard drive to install win 95 and and office so that they could save all my files on my older and larger hard drive. When I got the system home was not able to get my sound card to work. It would detect it at the start up then when I would direct it to the driver that I downloaded from the internet it would say that the hardware could not be found. It also keep detecting a internal modem that was removed, because I know have a new external modem. It also has not picked up the correct divers for my video card and only lets me run in 2 or 16 colors. I have tried removing the devices in devise manager and rebooting my system, but I get the same problem. I have tried to removed everything with a yellow ? or ! and reboot and that just seems to make a bigger mess. I have tried disabeling PNP in CMOS (I am not sure if I am doing it right) and I still get the same mess. I have tried everything several times with no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions. My dad and I basically built the computer, since her recently passed I don't have that support and the guys at work are so busy, it will take weeks if I bring it back in for them to work on.


A:Help, I've lost my sound card, video card & more

what you can do is take all the add on devices out (except the video card,hard drive) and turn on the computer and see what happen. (also remove all add on device in the device manager) and see what happen. What you want to do after that is install one at a time and reboot everytime after that.

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Hi everyone,
I bought a computer at an auction (ex Government computers) a few weeks ago. According to the info it has a "sound card" and a "video card" no further info on what ones.

I had to format the computer from scratch & reality is i have NO IDEA what i'm dong with this stuff! anyway i've managed to get it up & running with windows 98 (previously it was running on windows 2000 pro, it has a licence for that but no disk & i don't have a disk so had to install win98 that i have)

I have a picture on the screen, but everything is HUGE and i cant' change it & also very few colours. in the control panel, display i have the choice of 2 colours or 16 colours but that's it & screen area won't change from "less"

Under display it says L1510S on Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA). L1510S is my LG monitor i know. i've tried installing the drivers from that, following the instructions on the software, choosing "have disk" etc but that hasn't changed the display.

On the thingy inside the computer that sticks out the back & the monitor attaches to it says
Holtek HT27C512-70
there's other info too, but that's what i got results on when i put it in google so i'm guessing that's what i need. anyway i also found drivers for that on the internet & tried installing them, but that hasn't helped either

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A:Do i have a video card or sound card on my computer?

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First of all, hello!
I have kind of a big problem here. I have an nVidia Geforce GT220 video card and a Creative SB Audigy SE sound card (PCI)
They both work fine under windows XP, however, on windows 7 I have a problem with a conflict. The thing is, the video card has integrated Audio (for HDMI) so my sound card doesn't show up in device manager at all. If after a clean install of Windows I remove the GPU and restart, Windows will see my Sound card and I can install and use it, however, after restarting to finish the sound card install and plugging my GPU back in, as there is already an audio driver installed (The creative one) windows doesn't recognize my GPU anymore (not showing up in device manager, can't install the driver because it is not detected as connected)
After running device manager with set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 I can see that my GPU is in the device manager list, but it is listed as not connected to the PC (Error 45). I contacted nvidia, they told me to contact Creative, I did so, and they told me to talk to nVidia. I am sure this is a windows 7 problem, considering they both work just fine under windows XP. Is there any way I can disable this device priority thing under windows 7 so I am able to use both my cards?
Sometimes, after I restart, windows would see my video card and stop seeing the sound one, then other times it would see the sound one and stop seeing the GPU. It's very annoying.
Thank you in advance!
Best regards,
Manu Andrei

A:Sound card and video card conflict, only on w7

You would be better off using the Integrated VIA HD audio on the motherboard. It is newer and just as good as the old SoundBlaster. But, if you want to use the SoundBlaster, make sure the integrated audio is disabled in the BIOS so it does not conflict. Also, make sure you are using the correct SoundBlaster driver for Vista/Windows 7.

The HDMI audio should not conflict and should not set itself as default audio playback device unless there is an HDMI cable connected.

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Ok,Here is the issue with this sound card. First off it's a nice Diamond (great cards) Xtreme Sound 5.1. The problem I have with it is it's affected by certain videos. Youtube it plays fine.....until you go into Full Screen mode, then it's garbled...you can't make it out what anyone is saying during play back in F\S mode. Another problem I have is Encoding videos do the exact same thing!

Last night I downloaded a freeware program that was on my old box called "Panzera mp4 to avi converter 1.3" it's a great program. My Camera uses the Mp4 format and I am not too fond of quicktime just to run that format. The reason I am trying to convert them is to kill the file size and make "nolstalgia" DvD for the family. the Mp4 plays fine however,no sound problems in the original clip.

My video and sound cards are up to date, My video card is a Geforce 8400 GS. Running on a AMD Athlon 64 processor at 2.20 ghz with 1 gb of ddr. Anyone ever had this problem? I tried Divx and Xvid thinking it was a codec problem. boy was I wrong. any suggestions is welcomed.

A:Sound issues and some video issues


Update:This isn't really an update but I found out something weird. My video playback with Wmv,Mpeg,Avi,Asf ETC. is always garbled. No matter if it's online or on the computer the playback audio is garbled. What could be causing this. I uninstalled,re-installed Diamond Xtreme soundcard drivers. I installed DirectX9.0c, I have Divx and Xvid codecs. My sound drivers are up to date. I unhooked the onboard sound and uninstalled sound max after buying the Diamond. A friend told me I should disable the onboard sound entirely but I can't find the option in the bios. My mother board is a "Asus A8x socket 939" board. Any helps please? I am desperate!

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I recently installed windows vista 64 and now i cannot get digital sound output. On board sound Asus m2n4sli mobo realtek ac97 driver. Windows shows it working but its not coming out of jack. I have installled all the vista 64 drivers from realtek including the beta drivers only to find that none of them show as digitally signed - seems odd, as vista requires signed drivers, that realtek would offer unsigned drivers for vista. Anyone out there in the big wide world know where i can get a digitally signed driver?
On the graphics front I have two nvidia8600gt's again downloaded latest drivers but I cannot get them to work in sli config - in fact cannot find option to select sli . When looking in device manager it says not enough resources for second card code 12 , i have 5 gb ram, what do they mean by resources? - After much research i have found that there are no drivers out there to support sli on vista 64 as yet.

A:Sound and Video issues

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Basically, every once in a while my sound will stop working, in turn all video plays extremely slow. Other symptoms... Watching WMP play a song is also slow (the timer moves slow). I think at the same time, anything flash stops working and reports a crash. The fix to this is rebooting the computer, and the frequency of this event is quite random. This is more of a nuisance than it is a problem. Sometimes it happens after a few hours, sometimes after a day.

System Summary
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TURBINE
System Manufacturer 1E653
System Model 1E653A27
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, 2801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080016, 9/9/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name Turbine\Steve
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.07 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.98 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.97 GB
Page File Space 3.99 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Name ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6899&SUBSYS_0B001002&REV_00\4&8C86388&0&0018
Adapter Type ATI... Read more

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I immediately assumed it was just my soundcard crashing and dying on me. The sound would randomly cut out. I'd reboot and all would be fine. But as of late, it's been cutting out audio a few seconds after booting up. I'd hear the login music, then nothing after that point. Videos would only play for exactly two seconds before keeling over. Again, I assumed it was merely the card, and did a simple relog. So I go to log out, and a bunch of programs I'd never even heard of were crashing left and right. And just before logout, I hear the exit music play. In addition, my calculator, MSPaint, and sound recorder programs have all mysteriously vanished, as well. No trace, not way to get them back, even with the windows CD. System restore is off. I'm used to around 23 programs running at once, as of late, they're spiked up to between 31 and 61 at any given time.Here's my log from running hijack this.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:56:14 AM, on 8/20/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:F:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeF:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeF:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeF:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.e... Read more

A:Sound And Video Issues

Hello,Not sure why you posted a hijackthislog in this malware section since your Problem is hardware related -- sound and video issues. That's why it's better you start a new thread in the right section of this forum with a detailed explanation of your problem:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/65/audio-and-video/Thanks.

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I bought a used laptop ( Compaq EVO N800C). Everything is functioning normally, except a few issues with video and screen functions.

1. I can't get video from the the DVD, although the sound does work. I tried with 2 different media players.

2. When you scroll down while viewing a webpage, it does not smoothly scroll down, is seems to go down in batches and very slowly, creating like a ripple that moves either down or up depending if you press the up or down key.

3. I also notice that when the computer is powering up (Windows XP), during the empty blue screen you notice like lines that flick

Very strange, I guess there may be a problem with the video card?

Thanks for any useful input

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I bought a used laptop ( Compaq EVO N800C). Everything is functioning normally, except a few issues with video and screen functions.

1. I can't get video from the the DVD, although the sound does work. I tried with 2 different media players.

2. When you scroll down while viewing a webpage, it does not smoothly scroll down, is seems to go down in batches and very slowly, creating like a ripple that moves either down or up depending if you press the up or down key.

3. I also notice that when the computer is powering up (Windows XP), during the empty blue screen you notice like lines that flick.

Very strange, I guess there may be a problem with the video card?

Thanks for any useful input

A:No video, Only Sound and Screen Issues

capb said:

I bought a used laptop ( Compaq EVO N800C). Everything is functioning normally, except a few issues with video and screen functions.

1. I can't get video from the the DVD, although the sound does work. I tried with 2 different media players.

2. When you scroll down while viewing a webpage, it does not smoothly scroll down, is seems to go down in batches and very slowly, creating like a ripple that moves either down or up depending if you press the up or down key.

3. I also notice that when the computer is powering up (Windows XP), during the empty blue screen you notice like lines that flick.

Very strange, I guess there may be a problem with the video card?

Thanks for any useful inputClick to expand...

1.Are You using Windows Media Player?

What about trying another DVD Player like

2. Are you in DIAL-UP internet connection?

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For about a week my sound has been running about 3 seconds behin the video. It's extremely confusing and makes it difficult to play.
My own footsteps sound like someone sneaking up on me.
I even checked lot of technical support videos for any solution.
Am I the only one with this issue?
Any suggestions on whats wrong and how to fix it? I've got a high end computer running easily at max setting.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.

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I have been having sound problems with video playback since I installed Window Vista Home Premium 32bit. The problem occurs when pausing during playback of video. When I resume the play, the video plays, but NO SOUND until I close the program and re-start. This happens with all the applications such as, PowerDVD, Ulead Video Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements etc. This problem did not happen when I was using Windows XP Pro. I am using an integrated onboard sound system - SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio. Can anyone help.

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Hi guys,

Not sure if this is the place to post this issue but here goes:

When i try to watch videos (streaming from websites) the video and sound are in sync with each other. However after about 15 minutes in, they start to get out of sync and it gets progressively worse as time goes on. (The sound comes through about 2-3 seconds before the video). Is there anything i can do about this problem? i'm fairly sure my laptop is up to the challenge as it is a brand new Dell Inspiron with dual-core processor running Vista.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated.

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Hey there,

Since December I have had this computer I built and it's been running great! Just this last weekend though something happened and now it just crawls along. This is on windows 7.

17 920 processor
12gb Dominator Corsair Ram
ATI 5870 1gb graphics card
150gb velociraptor hard drive
EVGA E760 classified mobo

The computer recognizes all of this as working on my comp, however if I try and play music or play a game I can't get above 5 fps.

So what's going on is any time I turn it on the sound is extremely distorted, the video lags like a mother and my processor is on high usage even just at start up with nothing running. I have no extra tasks going (even after format same issue)

This happened after I took out my graphics card, ram, and other things to clean it and put it back. To resolve this problem I have re-seated everything, including the processor to make sure they are all good, the problem still persists... I have updated my video and sound drivers which does not fix the issue, I have reverted to a previous state on my drive before this happen and it still persists, I have even formatted and re-installed windows, I've made sure all my IDE drives are running on ultra dma, no luck.
So basically I've come to the assumption that it must be my hardware causing the issue. It really seems like the CPU might be the bad egg, however it always runs at about 40 C which is no where near an overheat / damaging temp.

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A:Recent CPU/Video/Sound issues

Hi and welcome to TSG what is the make and model,wattage of the power supply,have you ran memtest 86+ to check the ram is ok,have you ried running furmark or prime 95
memtest http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekstogo.com%2Fforum%2FGuide-to-using-Memtest86-t246994.html&ei=eDkRTN7rEY2t4QaY0ZDMBw&usg=AFQjCNGhr4Ah4hn1hTAylqzmMCnbAu_6MQ

furmark http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...0-2TCA&usg=AFQjCNGWGMKTWaYQSEAEgN9JonTXKidaNw

prime 95http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=205

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I bought a Polaroid 15 inch LCD HD TV today to use as a monitor with my computer. I have it running to a Radeon 9250 video card in my computer by an S video cable. The screen is very blurry and stretched. I have to pop all around the computer screen just to see all of it. Is there another way to connect it for better graphics or maybe a driver that I can install. My video card has a spot for a vga cord as well on it but when installing the tv the ATI setup help screen advised me on using the S video cord. I'm entirely confused b/c every thread or help site I read screams to use the VGA cord. Should I switch? If so, how do I get it up and running?

The TV itself is a Polaroid TLA-01511C and my video card is a Radeon 9250 if that helps any.

Thanks ahead of time for any help.

A:LCD HD TV to video card issues

If the TV has a VGA input then try that, many TV's do support it and it can produce a better quality image.

Also see the TV manual for what resolutions it supports, the computers resolution may be set too high for the TV. You can adjust that in the Control Panel under Display. Try 800x600 for S-Video or 1024x768 for VGA.

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Hello all.... Hope someone can steer me in the right direction. I recently bought a new video card, EVGA Gtx 950 but when I tried installing it didn't work... I think the problem may with my Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 MB which doesn't have UEFI support. Is there anyway of changing the Bios to allow that support or do I need another MB? Thanks

A:Video Card Issues S.O.S.

UEFI has nothing to do with this, you can not add a UEFI BIOS if it is not one, but can update the your BIOS to the latest one.

I see you have a 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
There are a number of EVGA GTX 950 Graphics Cards listed, System Requirements Max Power Draw 110W, Recommended PSU 350W with an available 6-Pin Power Connector for these cards. What is the wattage of the PowerSupply and are you installing it in the correct PCI slot ?

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Could anyone please tell em what kind of problems I would experience with video card errors.

I've had some strange things happen lately and I'm trying to determine what it is.

A:Video Card issues...

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Currently have a atp video card but its not very good, i bought a pci card to replace it. When i plug the monitor into the new video card the monitor goes black. But the monitor works if i plug it into the old video card. When i do this the new one doesn't appear to be working, yet i can change the screen resolution and i couldn't do that before.
If i take out the old video card the new one works. It makes the monitor go on at least, but the screen is covered in black stripes.
Any idea how to make this work?

A:Issues with video card

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Hey all,

I recently upgraded my OS from XP to Windows 7. After the upgrade, I noticed that any website that had flash videos, or even high quality images, was running slow and choppy. There was little change after downloading the latest drivers (which were still pretty old). So I figured it was time to grab an actual video card, replacing the integrated card in use right now.

I bought a NVIDIA GeFORCE 7300GT, and was able to physically install it. But when I booted up my PC, the monitor remained blank. I talked to the tech support guys at BFG, and he said it was most likely because my chipset(?) was outdated and that my Asus motherboard wasnt recoginizing the new video card because of that. Any ideas/suggestions? I haven't been able to find a newer chipset for Windows 7 or even Vista, but I'm not sure if I'm even looking in the right places. Right now I'm back to running off the on-board graphics card.

My motherboard is a ASUS K8V-MX.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Video Card Issues

You could try the CD that came with your motherboard, but depending on how old it is it may not even have vista chipset drivers on it.

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Recently Upgraded to a Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro Advantage 256mb video card from a Radeon 9000 64mb card. In Nascar 2003 I did not see an improvement at all in the FPS(high teens to low 20 fps) ( I didn't even change my graphics settings). I updated drivers, cleaned off all old drivers ( with a driver cleaner program). My mind is boggled. My only thought is that it may not be the video card but the CPU. I'm running a Intel Celeron 2.4 Ghz, 512 mb ram. I should have enough to run Nascar 2003. Afterall the game is almost 2 years old.

A:video card issues

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