I am trying to narrow down an issue. two games, Battle Field 2 and Red Alert 3, both have static sound when playing, then crash. I have replaced the sound card and think it is the gpu. COD4 plays fine. Tried every compatability mode and run as admin.
I am not sure how to determine the issue. I have Catalyst 10.5 (as well as latest sound drivers). Can the gpu cause a sound issue, such as static? I am not using HDMI, but VGA.
Direct x: 11
GPU: PowerColor 4850 1GB, not oc'd
CPU: X2 555BE, unlocked to 4 cores but no oc
MB: Asus M4A79XTD EVO
Ram: 4gb Kingston HyperX, not oc'd
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
OS: Win 7 64-bit
My other thought is a power issue. This was my first build, and I simply plugged the card into the psu. Can I have used the wrong rail? Is there a right and wrong way to do that?
Thanks, Zipzoomflyhigh, that's just what the guy at Microcenter suggested.
Is it feasable that the system, with two unlocked cores, is stable all the time, except during those 2 games? I may have incorrectly assumed that if a core was unstable, the system just plain wouldn't run.