Soundblaster Live Issues

Discussion in 'Abit' started by David, Aug 10, 2003.

  1. David

    David Guest


    I have an Abit KT7A motherboard with an Athlon CPU and I currently
    have a Soundblaster Live installed. I've had this soundcard for about
    4-5 years and have had no problems until the past week or so. I've
    noticed that the sound will sporatically cut out from one channel to
    the other channel without any notice. Furthermore, if the computer has
    been on for a long period of time (about 8 hours or more) then
    everytime a sound is played there is a high pitched screeching noise
    coming from the speakers. I have checked the audio cable connections
    several times, I have tried reinstalling the Creative drivers from
    their website. I am wondering if my Soundblaster is on its death bed
    or not? Or is there another cause to the problem that I can check?

    Here are my system specs if they are of any help:

    Case: Standard ATX case with 350/w AMD certified power supply (110v)
    Motherboard: Abit KT7A NON-RAID
    CPU: Athlon 1200Mhz
    Hard Drive: 120 gig Western Digital 7200rpm 8 meg cache
    Video: PNY Geforce4 Ti4200
    Ethernet card: SMC EZ1211TX PCI
    CDROM: 52x I/O Magic
    CDRW: 52x24x252x Lite-on
    Floppy drive: standard 3.5"
    Keyboard: 104-key PS/2
    Mouse: Logitech Optical USB mouse
    Printer: Canon S750
    Scanner: Epson Perfection 600U
    Monitor: Viewsonic VX900 LCD
    Soundcard: Soundblaster Live Value
    UPS: APC 400va UPS
    Cable modem: Toshiba PCX1100U (RoadRunner)
    Webcam: Philips Webcam with microphone

    Btw, the sound is connected through the pre-amp to my stereo system,
    thus there are no computer speakers involved in the setup. However, I
    can connect headphones to the soundcard directly and the problem still

    Thanks for the help,

    David, Aug 10, 2003
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  2. David

    John Guest

    I have the sound blaster sound card too.And I had the same problem as
    you.It was that the mike was on.Turn your mike off and it should sound

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    John, Aug 10, 2003
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