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Forum: Sound & Audio 18 Jun 2009
Replies: 154
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Posted By dsopocy
I'm suffering with the same problem re...

I'm suffering with the same problem re erroneously aborted driver installation (in my case with an OEM XtremeMusic card, the latest Creative beta drivers, and Build 7100). I've found if you first...
Forum: Sound & Audio 01 Jun 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
X-Fi + nForce4 + >3GB RAM Still a Problem in 64-bit RC1

FYI. Creative's beta driver 2.18.0013 does not resolve the problems with sound crackling, popping, speedup/slowdown, and stoppage altogether for 64-bit Win 7 RC1 systems with X-Fi souncards...
Forum: Sound & Audio 04 May 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
This problem definitely results from the...

This problem definitely results from the combination of an nForce4 chipset on the motherboard and a Creative X-Fi sound card (while the problem can be manifested by graphics card bus requests, the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 04 May 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Continued nForce4-Related X-Fi Problems

Welcome, Daisuke.

This is sad news indeed. I've been holding out hope that this problem would have been rectified in the 64-bit RC and a clean install would put this problem in our rear view...
Forum: Sound & Audio 29 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Crackling and Popping Problem MAY Be Solved (Well, not solved, but much improved)

I just finished an upgrade install of the 64-bit Build 7068 leaked yesterday and the crackling and popping has all but disappeared under non-gaming use. I'm using my full 6GB RAM for the first time...
Forum: Sound & Audio 29 Mar 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
Crackling and Popping Problem MAY Be Solved (Well, not solved, but much improved)

I spoke a tad too soon. After living with 64-bit Build 7068 and playing streaming music from Pandora all day, I can say the problem has certainly been addressed, but is not 100% fixed.

I had no...
Forum: Sound & Audio 29 Mar 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
Crackling and Popping Problem MAY Be Solved

I just finished an upgrade install of the 64-bit Build 7068 leaked yesterday and the crackling and popping has disappeared under non-gaming use. I'm using my full 6GB RAM for the first time with...
Forum: Sound & Audio 27 Mar 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
Curious. Try uninstalling the current sound...

Curious.

Try uninstalling the current sound driver from Device Manager (Win 7 will immediately locate and reinstall the driver outside the installation program). Then, right click on the driver...
Forum: Sound & Audio 27 Mar 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
Are you first saving the beta driver to disk and...

Are you first saving the beta driver to disk and then running the executable?

Are all of your other device drivers properly installed per Device Manager?
Forum: Sound & Audio 27 Mar 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
What version OS are you running and what are your...

What version OS are you running and what are your system specs (specifically which model sound card)? (Filling out System Specs in your profile helps us help you.)
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Thunder2008 - I suggest adding system RAM...

Thunder2008 -

I suggest adding system RAM to your listing since it clearly is a causal factor in the crackling and popping issue. (I have 6GB.) Also, it would be worthwhile to cross-check the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
G'day Bloke - See my earlier post...

G'day Bloke -

See my earlier post (http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/3060-creative-sound-card-problem-thread-3.html#post39758) on this subject and the posts in the referenced thread. There...
Forum: Sound & Audio 15 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
thunder2008 - Please add my info to your...

thunder2008 -

Please add my info to your list:

dsopocy......Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic (OEM SB0467)....nVidia nForce4 SLIx16
Forum: Sound & Audio 14 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Build 7057 Doesn't Fix the Problem

FYI. I just finished an upgrade install of the 64-bit Build 7057. The new build looks great, but unfortunately the Creative X-Fi crackling and popping problem remains unresolved. There wasn't even a...
Forum: Sound & Audio 14 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
I'm only using 2.1 speakers and the problem...

I'm only using 2.1 speakers and the problem remains severe under all conditions (even system sounds) at RAM > 3GB with either 2 or 2.1 speaker configurations. My SB0460 (X-Fi Extreme Music) does not...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Mar 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,616
Posted By dsopocy
Retreiving Your Beta Product Key to Activate Reinstalls

If you space out like I did and toss your Microsoft-issued product key for the official Windows 7 beta (Build 7000), then reinstall the original beta or one of the leaked, later versions only to...
Forum: Sound & Audio 08 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Not in my case. Before installing the download...

Not in my case. Before installing the download referenced in my previous post, Device Manager still showed a driver date (after Windows Update) corresponding to the beta released in January. After...
Forum: Sound & Audio 05 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
nVidia Beta Drivers Don't Help X-Fi Crackling & Popping

FYI, I just installed the updated 64-bit Win 7 beta drivers (http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_x64_181.71_beta.html) for the nVidia GeoForce video cards. I was hoping that they might clear up the PCI...
Forum: Sound & Audio 05 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Limiting RAM is known to be a viable workaround...

Limiting RAM is known to be a viable workaround only for motherboards based on the nVidia nForce4 chipset - so apparently your motherboard uses another chipset.

One known root cause of crackling...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
I see you have 4GB of RAM. Try using MSCONFIG to...

I see you have 4GB of RAM. Try using MSCONFIG to limit maximum RAM to 2048MB, restart, and see if the problem persists. If this resolves your sound quality issue, limiting your available RAM is the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Mar 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
Documenting Your Problem

Please also remember to note the amount of RAM you have installed. This is a trigger for the problem to surface in Win 7 for some motherboard/SB card combinations. Note that your member profile for...
Forum: Sound & Audio 24 Feb 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
Speaker Icon

Check Manage audio devices under Hardware and Sound...Sound in Control and see if anything appears to be amiss re enabled devices. One possibility could be confusion between onboard sound and your...
Forum: Sound & Audio 22 Feb 2009
Replies: 154
Views: 70,105
Posted By dsopocy
X-Fi Crackling and Popping

I have the same problem with a similar system (see my System Specs). Anything more than 2GB RAM causes problems in 64-bit Win 7 if you have the combination of an nVidia nForce4 motherboard and a...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Feb 2009
Replies: 43
Views: 19,148
Posted By dsopocy
New X-Fi Drivers

NosferatuX & Baarod -

I've been using the new drivers since before I started this thread. I've responded back in the original thread (here...
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Feb 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 31,557
Posted By dsopocy
New X-Fi Drivers Do Not Solve Problems with All System Configurations

I'm currently using these beta Creative X-Fi drivers (v2.18.0008 released 1/28/2009). I previously tried the default Win 7 as well as the modded Creative drivers posted in these forums - all exhibit...
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