As you might have seen in another post, I'm running a seismic edge, and I hate it. It's given me nothing but poor performance.
Anyway, when I started the computer this morning, I got the "Windows has detected a new device: Multimedia controller....etc" for the card, as well as the game port and one other soundcard related thing. I pointed the installer to the newest drivers from the philips website: didn't work. The drivers weren't recognized. I tried the old drivers from the installation CD: nothing.
So right now I have no sound.
Any ideas? Here's my rig:
512 meg DDR Ram
IBM Deskstar 60 GB
The worthless Philips Seismic Edge
On another note, I'm seriously considering just pulling the piece of trash and buying a TB Montego card. I need to know if this is a good card for WIN2K. If you have it, and love it, but run win98, I don't care. I need WIN2K ppl who have the card to tell me 1) if it's good and 2) if ALL it's features (or at least most) are supported under win2k.
Your Seismic Edge Sucks!!!
It's your fault for assuming it would be as good as the Acoustics Edge!!!
Just because both are made by Philips does not mean both are similar. They both use different sound chips and drivers (which can make a world of a difference!!) Sell that piece of crap on Ebay and buy the <b>ACOUSTICS EDGE</b>--all your problems will dissappear, if not, I'll pay you for your loss!!!
I don't know if Philips just recently started using the <i>Thunderbird Avenger</i> sound-chip on ALL of their sound cards, because I remember that the Seismic Edge use to use the <i>Thunderbird Q3D</i>(DSP) sound chip. The Philips Semiconductors’ </i>Thunderbird Avenger</i>(DSP) - SAA7785 PCI audio chip powers the Acoustic Edge sound card. In addition, the Acoustic Edge use to be the only one in the line with EAX 2 support.
Also, I am betting your problem is due to the WDM drivers and Windowze 2000--you won't have that problem with the Acoustics Edge.(or maybe if you try your sound card with a different OS)