Well after successfully updating my PC with some newer equipment and windows 7, I was amazed at how much faster the PC was. Then my youngest Daughter went to play her sims 2 game and the bloody game keeps crashing like crazy with no custom content at all. So after driving some people nuts at EAGames which they just sent me in circles which drove me nuts. I was talking to a fellow about the game not working at the asus forums and he asked if I checked the sound. So I disabled the Soundmax onboard HD audio and fired up the game, well the darn game worked fantastic with the exception of no sound. Windows 7 updated the sound and still it is doing the same thing: Sound disabled, game works, sound enabled game crashes. So I am looking for Ideas and to ask if there is away to fix this without buying a sound card? Thanks in advance
System Manufacturer/Model Number Me OS Windows 7 32 bit CPU AMD Phenom 9650 Motherboard Asus Crosshair II Formula 2 Memory 4gb Kingston Graphics Card 2 times Asus 8800gtx SLI Sound Card SoundMAXAD1988B_Audio_V610X6585_Win7 on board Monitor(s) Displays AL2216w
PSU 1000 watt SLI gaming power supply (not sure the name) Case Coolmaster Cooling 6 fans Hard Drives 2 western digital 7200 500gb = 1 tb
24 Oct 2010
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
Update the audio driver. Go to the website of the card MFG and update.
Go to search, type device manager. In device manager you will see the audio card.
Also, make sure that there are no yellow warning markers, meaning errors