This issue has constantly plagued me, even on different computers. It's this glitch where one moment the sound will be normal, and then the next it's all dull and distorted, as if I had swimmer's ear or something. It's driving me crazy and I have to something about it. Please help me if you can.
It might be a driver issue of some sort, because both computers had the same crappy onboard Realtek audio. Here are the rest of my specs anyway:
Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB) Windows XP SP2 (32 bit)
it's probably your Speakers or Sound Card; do you have any 5.1 or 7.1 settings set on your graphics card?
It's set to desktop stereo speakers like it should be. I'll probably have bite the bullet and get a PCI sound card. I've heard from others as well that Oblivion can be touchy about integrated audio.
Huh, I just realized that I said graphics card in my last post... strange. Buying a PCI Soundcard shouldn't be that much of a problem, you can get them for less than most games cost. I know the really good ones are around $100 dollars.
I can get one of the older models for free through the place where I work. Would I just disable onboard audio then?
Well, when I installed my Sound Card over my onboard one; after i installed the drivers, I just pluged my speakers into the new card, and that was that.
1st September 2007
Yeah, I've have a similar problem...mainly when NPCs have conversations...they start speaking, and everytime it gets five words out or gets to a comma/full stop, the sound just cuts off... ...so does this mean I should be getting a new sound card?
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20th November 2005
No, that is a language issue mah bab.