Can anyone explain this strange scenario going on here?
On my office computer, which is a heavily modified Pavilion a6244n with an OEM ASUS P5LP-LE Leonite 2 motherboard w/Core 2 Duo E4500 Conroe 2.2Ghz, I recently added a GTX 460 SE just to ease the stress my HD 4550 has been taking from all the HD content editing I do. Also, on the side I have Black Ops installed on that computer which I do Nazi Zombies, and on-the-side gaming *wink wink* with some of my fellow co-workers.
Since that upgrade, my X-Fi XtremeGamer PCI small-form factor edition, has been making noticeable static sounds, not when I'm doing simple computing tasks, but when I'm gaming. Oddly enough, especially when I'm in the menu screens of video games, most noticeably the menu screens of Black Ops and Crysis. However, when I enter the game (like the actual shooting gameplay) the static tones down. It's still there, but not as noticeable/audible.
Can anyone explain the culprit? I heard on some forums something about X-Fi cards being PCI hogs that could be causing it , etc. etc. I didn't really look up too much about it.
As for the second solution, that requires uninstallation of everything that relates to my sound card (looked it up) all drivers, all files, everything. I'd have to look into that later if no other less-tedious solution can be found.
But I thought that the problem comes from the PCI Bus being denied so wouldn't that be a hardware problem and necessarily software?
Nope. Even the Creative Titanium, which uses the PCI-E bus, has this problem from time to time. Kinda rules out the PCI bus as a culprit. Likewise, a LOT of people claim the Daniel_K and PAX drivers help them with the issue.
That being said, I simply recommend either ASUS and HT Omega, avoiding the X-fi chipset entirely.
Okay, thanks for the help dadiggle I really appreciate it! :-)
I'm going to try these highly-revered "Daniel" drivers first, and if that doesn't work I'll just get that BIOS upgrade from HP website. If that fails, well shucks I'll take the computer home with me, plop a new mobo in, and pray to god ITT div doesn't notice