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AWE64GOLD Wave and MPEG problems!!!

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With my new sound card, a Creative labs AWE64 Gold, wave files only play for the first 20ms or so, and mpegs play sounds every 2-3 seconds, and only for about 20ms. Also, when I run programs off of my Mitsumi 32X CD, they stall, and end up "Not Responding".
Thanks,
Dan
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Sounds like an IRQ conflict,
with both the sound-card and the CD-ROM
trying to use the same IRQ (#14 or #15).

In Control Panels, select the sound-card,
and configure it to use some "unused" IRQ.



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No, the hardware is not in conflict, this should actually be two seperate questions... (Beleive me, I've checked)
wich drivers are installed for the awe64?
microsoft or creatives?
what os your running?

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OS is Win98
Drivers are the latest from Creative
Beleive me, I've checked all the basics that I could think of...

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BTW, I know some other people that are having similar problems with the AWE64Value...
I also have a sb awe 64 gold and i also run win98 but i have no problems with it
creative drivers 12-10-97
whats your motherboard and cpu?

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Motherboard and CPU
ASUS 440BX P2B
Celeron 233 overclocked at 400

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Nope, microsoft fails again... Good try tho dankh...

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Have u tried going in to "my computer", properties, & removing the sound card & then restarting your computer, this might help the os decide how to assign irq's.

secondly if u are using the creative labs awe64 cd player software u might go into the control pannel & dble click on multimedia & check out the settings in there for yoursound card...what I mean is that your software might be configured for "Random play"...mine was playing mono sound & this is how i solved it.

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What IRQ(s) is/are the sound-card using?
Sometimes, more than one is used!

What other IRQs are being used on your system?

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To clear it up, IT IS NOT AN IRQ CONFLICT. I have checked all the IRQ's for every other device in my system, so it can't be that.

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BTW, I have further investigated into the CD problem, and it seems that some CD's run fine, where others fail miserably... (eg, the Creative Labs AWE64Gold CD runs fine when ANY program is run off of it, where as the TotalAnnihilation CD fails when you click 'install' on autorun, Quake2 CD locks up also)...

This is beginning to look as though there is little hope for me... :)

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Wait, ignore the CD player problem, I fixed it on my own. Basically it was crashing when you ran a program whilst it was getting up to speed.

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Oh, and playback of wave files works fine in DOS (tested with Quake), but not in windows with a similar program (WinQuake)

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The DOS playback is with ALL of the Devices present, and the sound card is on the same IRQ as 98...

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Guess what? I figured out the problem myself. Thanks anyways.

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well how did you fix it?

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Bassically it had to do with high IRQ's... NOT CONFLICTS THOUGH.
Anyways, I flipped my modem's IRQ to 3 from 5, and pushed the SC's IRQ from 9 to 5. Then it worked... Why? I don't know. It had nothing to do with what MS was telling me (dankh's answer)...

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Dleslie,

      I was reading your comments and it appears as though no one took notice of a very suspicious remark:  i have my CPU overclocked to 400.  Now, i am also assuming that in addition to increasing your multiplier, you are also increasing your bus speed to get it to 400 cycles.  I see big trouble with that!  Especially from a lower class CPU: Celeron.  Your conflicts today might just be the tip of the ice berg.  And your fix might be very temporary.
dont overclock your cpu to see if this will correct the problem !
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> I flipped my modem's IRQ to 3 from 5,
> and pushed the SC's IRQ from 9 to 5.
> Then it worked... Why? I don't know.

The above maneuvers appear to have "freed" IRQ 9,
but, in reality, they have just eliminated
a "conflict" with some other device uses IRQ 9.
So, no conflict --> working system.   :-)
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