Static in sound card

May 11, 2013 at 09:47:54
Specs: Windows 7, 3.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 B50
Hi folks. Win 7- 64 bit, 6 gigs of memory. Disabled onboard sound and Installed Diamond Extreme Sound 7. 1 card with what I *believe* are the correct drivers. Sound was amazing - at first, then became progressively more scratchy with audio dropouts over the course of acouple of days. Oddly enough, rebooting gets rid of the problem completely - for awhile. I had been advised to install the C-Media drivers instead of Diamond's own drivers, so I did. I just can't understand why *rebooting* would clear up the static & dropouts. Does this sound like a driver problem or something else?

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#1
May 11, 2013 at 15:29:51
Make sure you have the correct drivers for the motherboard as well.
Perhaps the system performance as a whole degrades over the course of a few days and you are only noticing it with the sound card?
Are there any programs running that are hogging memory/cpu resources?

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#2
May 11, 2013 at 17:22:32
To be honest, I'm not sure what apps are system hogs, but maybe I can find out by a process of elimination. Never thought about that - thank you very much!

Well, now that I think about it, I am running my old and new computers together via a KVM switch until I can move data from old to new. Maybe that's it. Hmm.


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#3
May 18, 2013 at 13:15:29
Well, folks, I may have a problem other than the sound card. My latest PC is relatively new and a definite upgrade to what I had. The CPU is an 3.20 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X4 B50 all 4 enabled & 6 gb of RAM.

Anyway, I have noticed that when it's been 3 or 4 days since a reboot, things start getting squirrely - the mouse becomes jerky and semi-responsive and the onboard sound, yep, gets static-y with audio dropouts, same as the Diamond sound card.

Does anyone have a clue as to what might be going on? Anything I can test for? (Anti-virus sweeps are negative.) Thanks in advance. fritz


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#4
May 19, 2013 at 12:49:20
yea you can test for temperatures, and please do shutdown your pc when your done with it.
To check your temps download speedfan, and gpu-z post your temps here. The sound issue can be related to excessive cpu work or stress.
Post your temps then well move from there

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#5
May 19, 2013 at 12:55:15
Roger, copy. And thanks!

OK, Speedfan...

Win9x:NO 64Bit:YES GiveIO:NO SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
Linked ATI SBx00 SMBUS at $0B00
Linked ISA BUS at $0CCB
SB7xx/8xx PM2 found on ISA at $CCB
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
SuperIO Chip=IT8712F(J)
IT8712F(J) found on ISA at $290
Scanning AtiIgp SMBus at $0B00...
Scanning ISA BUS at $0CCB...
Found ST31000528AS on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD7501AALS-00J7B0 on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 on AdvSMART
Found SCSI drive My Book 1140 (2000.4GB)
ATK0110 (MB=M4A88T-M-LE) found on ACPI
End of detection



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#6
May 20, 2013 at 08:35:49
These are not temperatures, these are reading to ur system hardware.
The temps are usually on the right side of the program it says cpu and next to it there is temperature. Also check your your gpu temp via gpu-z

computers are a second home
NVIDIA GeForce


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#7
May 20, 2013 at 11:03:38
OK, copy that. I tried to do a cut & paste screen capture but it isn't working. I will do them manually. Thanks!

OK, GPU-Z is only about the video card. SpeedFan, however reveals the following:

Win9x:NO 64Bit:YES GiveIO:NO SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
Linked ATI SBx00 SMBUS at $0B00
Linked ISA BUS at $0CCB
SB7xx/8xx PM2 found on ISA at $CCB
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
SuperIO Chip=IT8712F(J)
IT8712F(J) found on ISA at $290
Scanning AtiIgp SMBus at $0B00...
Scanning ISA BUS at $0CCB...
Found ST31000528AS on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD7501AALS-00J7B0 on AdvSMART
ATK0110 (MB=M4A88T-M-LE) found on ACPI
End of detection

Then, on the right hand side:
Temp 1: 39C Green check mark
Temp 2: 36C Blue down arrow
Temp 3: -128C Bda
HD1:32C Bda
HD2:34C Bda
HD0:38C Bda
CPU:42C Bda (now 41C with a green check mark)
MB: 36C Bda
Core:36C Bda

PWm 1,2,3 all at 100%
CPU usage 8-11% fluctuating
Auto fan speed box not checked

I can hear the fan inside, but the box is *extremely* quiet. Is it possible to add extra fans or is this some kind of black art, to be left to experts?

Hope this helps. Again, thanks very much. fritz


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#8
May 21, 2013 at 05:35:59
OK, copy that. I tried to do a cut & paste screen capture but it isn't working. I will do them manually. Thanks!

OK, GPU-Z is only about the video card. SpeedFan, however reveals the following:

Win9x:NO 64Bit:YES GiveIO:NO SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
Linked ATI SBx00 SMBUS at $0B00
Linked ISA BUS at $0CCB
SB7xx/8xx PM2 found on ISA at $CCB
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
SuperIO Chip=IT8712F(J)
IT8712F(J) found on ISA at $290
Scanning AtiIgp SMBus at $0B00...
Scanning ISA BUS at $0CCB...
Found ST31000528AS on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 on AdvSMART
Found WDC WD7501AALS-00J7B0 on AdvSMART
ATK0110 (MB=M4A88T-M-LE) found on ACPI
End of detection

Then, on the right hand side:
Temp 1: 39C Green check mark
Temp 2: 36C Blue down arrow
Temp 3: -128C Bda
HD1:32C Bda
HD2:34C Bda
HD0:38C Bda
CPU:42C Bda (now 41C with a green check mark)
MB: 36C Bda
Core:36C Bda

PWm 1,2,3 all at 100%
CPU usage 8-11% fluctuating
Auto fan speed box not checked

I can hear the fan inside, but the box is *extremely* quiet. Is it possible to add extra fans or is this some kind of black art, to be left to experts?

Hope this helps. Again, thanks very much. fritz


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