Sound card crackle at startup and shutdown

  CurlyWhirlwind 15:40 19 Jun 2004

I used to use onboard sound on my Gigabyte GA-7VAXP but I have recently upgraded to the Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card and though my sound card seems okay when I turn the PC on with the power button or select 'turn off' from the START menu I get a horrible clicking noise which lasts for approximately a second.
By the way I am running Windows XP

  johnnyrocker 15:56 19 Jun 2004

sounds to me like a cabling issue.


  CurlyWhirlwind 16:08 19 Jun 2004

What do you mean by a cabling problem?

  PSF 16:28 19 Jun 2004

Do you get a double clunk/thump sound on start-up and shut down, I also get that with my pc, it seems to be the sound card, I have had that on three pc's all with SounBlasters cards, Sounblaster Live, SB Live 5.1 and SB Audigy. I think it is just the amp kicking in.

  CurlyWhirly 16:32 19 Jun 2004

Yes mate that is EXACTLY what I get with my PC!
So nothing to worry about then!
Since using a dedicated sound card I have to say that the sound is SO much better than the onboard sound but the strange thing is I can't see any increase in my frame rates when playing games - I thought that installing a sound card would take some work off the CPU?

  PSF 19:45 19 Jun 2004

When you run any games check in the audio settings that you are using 3d hardware for sound effects, some games do not use it as default.

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