Help! My Sound's messed up from my GeForce2 MX
In some games (The Sims, Diablo2, some others) my sound is messed up. In other games it's fine. It sounds almost like it's vibrating or something. I tried all sorts of driver updates, BIOS settings, tweaks in the driver's settings... nothing helps except turning the hardware acceleration bar to the first notch (25%) in the display/advanced settings. And then the graphics are way too slow to work. My computer is:
EPoX MVP3G5 mobo w/2mb cache
AMD K6-2 450 @ 500
128 MB PC133 memory
nVidia GeForce2 MX Det3 6.18 (tried 5.??, 6.31, 6.49)
IBM Deskstar 13gb 7200rpm HDD
Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold ISA
I know it's not my sound card because the problems started when got my GeForce and I put an old Voodoo3 2000 in and it sounded fine again. I've reinstalled Win98 several times.
Do you think it's a problem with my motherboard chipset or something? Is there a patch somewhere?
Thanks in advance,
Geez, I have some GeForce 2 MX problems too, but I can pretty much point out yours. Any nVidia chipset card, from a TNT 2 on up is a complete ****-shoot as to whether it will work, and how well it will work on a VIA MVP3 chipset motherboard. That's what your mobo is. VIA has some all-in one drivers on their website that are supposed to help, but I didn't find them helpful (to the point of trashing my system) and neither have the local techs I know.
Wish I could be more helpful, but that's the root of the problem. I'd be delighted to know if there are any fixes out there, as a friend of mine is having the same sort of blues.
Someone told me that my AGP slot isn't getting enough power. Do you think that could cause the problem? It's a MX card, so I know it doesn't take that much power. It's just weird that some games, such as MechWarrior4, Tony Hawk2, Codename Eagle, UltimaIX and Quake3 all work fine. But Unreal Tournament, The Sims, Diablo2 are messed up sound-wise. Do those 3 games have anything in common? Could it be that something's wrong with either my OpenGL or Direct3D settings and that's why it only happens to certain games?
Does anybody have any ideas?
Yay, it's fixed! Someone from VIAHardware.com told me the following (hopefully this will help anyone else having this problem):
Set your CPU-to-PCI latency to 0. This is a known issue with soundblaster live sieres of cards and several differnt video card combined with the MVP3 chipset. If there is no option in your bios try the folloiwng program, add it to your startup folder. http://koti.mbnet.fi/parru/CPU-to-PC...merTo0clks.zip
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