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19th October 2004
It never does it on CSS for me. CSS runs perfect. Now i restarted my system after the first attempt,and it helped a whole lot. Went from unbariable to rare. You can try this also i noticed it helps if you get other running programs turned off. It has helped me a lot. Hope it helps someone else.;)
I seem to have fixed mine by changing my sound option to 5.1 even though I am only using 2 desktop speakers.
Try changing setup maybe, could help you too!
Validating my existance
8th July 2002
I have been having a slightly different problem. My sound is so freaking quiet that in order to hear it, I have to turn my speakers *way* up, which gives me all kinds of electronic background noise. I'm guessing it must have something to do with my Sound Blaster Live! Value card, but Creative Labs' website doesn't have any drivers newer than 2003.
I know this will seem really patronising, but have you checked your volume control in Windows? Icon in the bottom right hand corner. Sorry if you have already checked it ...
Click on: Control panel(classic view) > Sound and audio devices > Audio tab > Sound playback, "Advanced" tab > Performance tab > then turn the "Hardware acceleration" slider down to no acceleration. Takes about 30 seconds, it's worked for some people!
What does that actually change about sound quality? What is hardware acceleration?
It's sapposed to let the hardware run the sound faster but taking it off has helped some.