View Full Version : Sound problems

2003-04-06, 07:39 PM
I have an Asus A7N8X and use the on board sound. It started clipping out/ kinda distorting when I started playing Rainbow 6 RS. I'm trying to re create it, but I'm wondering if you guys might now what is up?

Here is the site - and the dl's for the motherboard.


I know dick about sound. I never had decent sound before this mb.

Here are the speakers I'm using - -


It' might be a setting that I have set in windows xp for all I know.

2003-04-06, 08:02 PM
I know that I had a similar problem with my mobo (check sig for mobo I'm using) when I started to play BF1942. All I did was disable it and use my Santa Cruz card and the problem went away, obviously.

I doubt that it's your speakers, because they only put out what gets processed on the APU. It could be a bug with the nForce APU. Do you have the latest drivers installed for it? I found this site (http://www.a7n8x.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=2) for any updates you may need. I will try to see if I can solve my problem with the on-board sound this week and pass on what I discovered.

2003-04-07, 06:00 AM
sound like a driver problem or the dreaded crackle with Nforce 2 boards :( something to do with the hardware, I've heard a lot of reports of sound breaking up in games etc. on thes nforce boards.

Heres one possible cause (DX9) (http://www.amdforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=204741&highlight=sound)
Another possible cause/fix (http://www.amdforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=213444&highlight=sound)
More info (http://www.amdforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=209625&highlight=sound)
Another (http://www.amdforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=205100&highlight=sound)

The Huge forum I got the links from (http://www.amdforums.com/)

2003-04-07, 06:31 AM
Check and see if your sound card is sharing IRQs with another device.

2003-04-07, 09:52 AM
oh and here's a little tidbit for you.

using onboard sound can decrease game performance by up to 15% !!!

2003-04-07, 02:27 PM
This on board sound uses only 3% - I checked into it. Ive got a 2700+ and a gig of pc2700 so I'm not too worried.

THanks guys, I'm still messin with it....

2003-04-07, 03:40 PM
"Check and see if your sound card is sharing IRQs with another device."

WHat is, and how the hell would you do that? ;)

2003-04-07, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by {BOHICA}Navaron
"Check and see if your sound card is sharing IRQs with another device."

WHat is, and how the hell would you do that? ;)

1) Go to the Control Panel.
2) Double-click on "System" and a window pops up.
3) Click on the "Hardware" tab.
4) Click on "Device Manager" and a window pops up.
5) At the top, click "View", and from the menu that appears click "Resources by type".
6) Click on the + symbol next to "Interrupt request (IRQ)" and a list of your devices appears.
7) Next to each device is a number. Find your sound card, and see if It's number matches anything else. If so, tell me what it is and I'll help you from there.

2003-04-07, 04:48 PM
PCI 20 is the APU and is also the Standard OpenHCB USB Host Controller

2003-04-07, 05:09 PM
Do you use any USB stuff when you play Rainbow 6 RS? If not, then IRQ isn't the problem.

2003-04-07, 05:14 PM
Raven Shield is really hard on the sound...

tried reducing the hardware acceleration for sound a notch in the dxdiag?

could be that the onboard card is choking....