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January 31, 2002 1:55:17 AM


I am having a problem with sound on my new system....I have installed AOE II the conquerors, civilization III, Diablo II (expansion), Baulder's gate II and UT.

All the games play fine, except UT and BGII--shortly after I open them, about 1 minute, I lose sound completely on my pc. I can exit the game, reboot, and have sound back. Moreover, in BGII, the movies will not play 7 out of 10 times, and they lock the whole pc.

My system (about a month old):
1024x768 in 32-Bit Color, NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400/64megs, Ver. 4.0
75 gig HD; 65gigs free
512megs memory
INtel P4, 1.5ghz
Ampthron motherboard
built-in sound card:VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio (WAVE)
VIA PCI 10/100mb fast ethernet
Windows 98 SE

I have tried the latest 4in1 drivers from
I am considering a new sound card and a new motherboard. my home-made PII with and asus board, sound blaster value card and 12meg riva tnt play everything, movies and all, fine.

Anyone have any advice or experience with amptron boards?


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January 31, 2002 10:25:09 AM

Have you tried the latest sound drivers from Amptron?

We don't get Amptron stuff in the UK, and I've never read about them before, so I can only assumet they're a fairly small local outfit.

February 1, 2002 2:46:17 AM

Amptron is a major brand of PC-Chips boards! Or was that Alton? Maybe both!

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
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February 2, 2002 10:55:38 AM

Do you have the latest DirectX version?

My case has so many fans that it hovers above the ground :eek:  .
February 2, 2002 5:01:57 PM

I have had similar sound issues with some of the newer nvidia drivers .. try reverting to the 21.8x's and see if it fixes it


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