I upgraded to the Audigy with the hope that the pops and clicks that
haunted me with the Live! would go away. They haven't! It is not as
bad and what used to sound like a almost continous screaching now only
makes pops and clicks.
My hardware set-up is slighly exotic but I would still expect that the
problem would have been completely fixed after such a long time.
Especailly when they had that massive banner add saying get the Audigy
to get rid of this problem.
Relevent system specs:
MSI 6167 (AMD 750 chipset)
Windows 2000 Pro (in ACPI mode, no I don't want to switch it off, I
Promise FastTrak66 EIDE RAID controller
PCI nVidia TNT.
Is it possible that the Promise controller is giving you greif? Can you try you system out with the Audigy installed and without the Promise controller? Also, are the drives on the Promise controller card using DMA?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Novakain on 01/03/02 03:16 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
I have an Audigy with a Promise Ultra 100 (8 IDE devices total) and have not heard the pops and clicks. I do have a few recommendations:
1. Make sure the soundblaster has its OWN irq. You can have it share the Firewire irq, but NOT the basic windows sound IRQ.
Creative labs recommends the audigy has 3 of its own irq's, impossible. Check your motherboard manufacturer and make sure that it is not in a slot that is hardwired to share an irq with an onboard device. (Ex. ABIT BH6, APG shares with PCI slot 1, and Onboard USB shares with Slot 4 AND Slot 5.)