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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by xmarine0311, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. xmarine0311 New Member

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    I have developed an interesting problem with my motherboard(i think atleast) I was having problems with my previous sound card. The sound kept going out after a certain amount of time. It would start squeling and needed to be restarted to fix it. I figured my card was bad so I bought a new one. Now with my xfi platinum the sound goes completely out but I stumbled on the fact that if I wiggle the card in the case that it will come back. Now I literally have an empty pack of cigarettes propping up my sound card in the case. But now it is squeling after a certain amount of time again??? I really dont want to RMA because I wont have a computer for ahwile if I do. I figure ill return it after I buy a new one if I cant figure it out. Anyone have any ideas???
     
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    Have you tried a different pci slot?
     
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    yes
     
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    same thing on both, first I thought that maybe the card wasnt sitting right so i filed the male prong and it didnt help.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    sounds like a grounding issue with the pci area...
     
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    What about BIOS updates, get the latest one? I know it sounds strange, but some sound cards have issues with some mobos. Sometimes the mobo manufacturer fixes it with a bios update.

    If it's not that, I can't really think of anything else. I may very well be RMA time.
     
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    yeah and I flashed it
     
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    hmmm how would I know if its grounding?? And how would I fix that?
     
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    I cant see the card wiggle being any software related thing it has to be a loose solder or a grounding issue like he said but I dont know how to tell. Note that I have had previous problems with this motherboard I think it has something to do with me not being able to update my ati drivers.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    there's really no way to know for sure, aside from running your entire system on a non-conductive surface, outside of a case.
     
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    so new motherboard it is I guess...... any recomendations???
     
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    Any features needed in particular? Any overclocking? And price range?
     
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    under 300 and I dont overclock would like a crossfire just in case I wanna upgrade
     
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    Well, there's always another of the same board. There's also the ECS KA3 MVP. Great board for stock or mild overclocks. Pretty cheap, too. There has only been one good BIOS for it so far tho. The rest got rid of some of the ram timings. I have a copy of that BIOS, however.

    Still have the board, too. Was thinking of selling, or using it in an HTPC. Can't decide which.

    The other 2 true 16x16 Crossfire boards I know of are:
    DFI CFX3200 M2/G Infinity
    MSI K9A Platinum
     
  15. bassmasta Guest

    I had the same problem. rma your soundcard and never buy from creative again. they don't test their products properly, and have HUGE conflicts with MANY different kinds of hardware. as an example, if your mobo has nforce 4 { I think that's what the sli one is}, or crossfire 3200, it will not work for more than 20 minutes.
     
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    well I already bought a new motherboard so I hope your wrong........ And what else is there??? I cant even think of another brand of sound cards that has eax thx and stuff
     
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    What mobo did you buy?

    And for EAX, Creative is the only option. Although Auzentech will be releasing a X-Fi based card. It's what I'm gonna wait to upgrade to, but it's gonna be pricey as hell. But Auzentech's quality is far superior to Creative's, and this should prove to be one case where you get what you pay for.
     
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    actually, you can fool most newer games into using eax 2 or 3, and creative products have problems with usb, irq, pci bandwitdth, chipsets, wav. files, certain power supplies, and many, many other problems.

    if you look on the creative forums, you will find a huge thread about this, but know that it is the fourth of it's kind, and the others were deleted by creative mods.
     
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    Sometimes this can be fixed with the PCI-Latency settings in your bios. It's Creatives fucking fault for the problem and they will not fix it.

    Auzen X-FI™ Prelude would be the card to get and will be my next X-Fi card.
    http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-fi_prelude.php

    It's going to use Soild caps instead of the cheap ones that Creative used.....(I had the same problem with 2/3 motherboards with an X-Fi)
    Solid Condenser for maximum durability & stability
    The solid capacitor has been adopted to provide higher durability and stability than usual condensers, and to stabilize the electric power source.


    Those sounds that you hear is buss talk that creative didn't filter out.....
     
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    same one, its the best crossfire one I can find.
     
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    tried setting the irq's manuelly i have the same board i havnt had no troubles with my board go and rma your board
     

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