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VNF3-250 Sound: Use NVidia or CMedia?

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May 17, 2005 10:07:07 PM

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Which sound driver set should I use, the NForce Audio drivers or the
CMedia drivers? Are there major diff's or advantages to one over the
other?

TIA
May 18, 2005 6:48:55 PM

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On Tue, 17 May 2005 18:07:07 -0000, frodo@theshire.org wrote:

>Which sound driver set should I use, the NForce Audio drivers or the
>CMedia drivers? Are there major diff's or advantages to one over the
>other?
>
>TIA

Do the nforce drivers even support C-Media? I thought those were just
for Nvidia sound chips (Soundstorm).

I have an Audigy 2 in my VNF3-250, don't care much for those onboard
sounds chips that eat up CPU cycles.
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May 18, 2005 8:40:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.chaintech (More info?)

<frodo@theshire.org> wrote in message
news:118kcmbfdf3q879@corp.supernews.com...
> Which sound driver set should I use, the NForce Audio drivers or the
> CMedia drivers? Are there major diff's or advantages to one over the
> other?
>
> TIA
>

Chaintech seems to have a problem using the stuff built in to nforce
chipsets, like the sound. You have to use the cmedia driver because you
don't have nforce sound.
May 19, 2005 10:40:44 PM

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Earl <llamadon@gmail.com> wrote:
> Chaintech seems to have a problem using the stuff built in to nforce
> chipsets, like the sound. You have to use the cmedia driver because you
> don't have nforce sound.

Well, I did try the nVidia Audio driver first, and it did work (or seemed
to). The environment stuff didn't seem to do anything tho, they all
sounded exactly the same. And the microphone was lousy/weak.

So I installed the CMedia (w/o first uninstalling the nVidia - dumb, I
know). It seems to work fine, tho not as "pretty" an interface. I did
uninstall nVida afterwards, as it didn't exisit in Device Manager at all,
yet the add/remove entry was still there (and all the files).

Thanks.
!