Audio distortion while transferring files..
Posted on 2003-03-14
As usual, I turn on my Winamp or Mediajukebox OR even Windows Media Player to listen to my mp3s. While listening I then move a 700 Mb file from my C: drive to my D: drive, then IT starts. The HORRIBLE crackling and screeching of audio distorted. The same thing happens when I'm transferring any other files (the larger the file the worse the distortion becomes) from my friends PC to mine via a network switch(or a hub). Sometimes the audio distortion occurs during capturing frames from games such as making a Quake 3 movie(which really is a process of multiple bitmap screen captures and saving it to my HDD). To make it short I've tried many solutions including the infamous Via's PCI Latency patch but didn't work.
My system Specs:
Athlon XP 1800+
Abit KX7-333 Mobo (utilizes Via chipsets [KT333] )
512 DDR Ram Mushkin
2x 40Gb Seagate Barracuda IV ATA 100(Attached to IDE1)
1x 60Gb Maxtor ATA 133 (Attached to RAID controller as IDE3)
16X Sony DVD Rom Drive
Gainward Geforce4 Ti 4600 Graphic Card
Sound Blaster Audigy DE
My BIOS settings were set at deafault settings. Perhaps this is a problem commonly found in VIA chipsets especially the newer KT333 chipsets. So far I've been a loyal Abit user and no mobo have turned me down but this one really had me stumped. My friend who uses ABit KR7A Raid (One version older than mine) with similar specifications didn't have this problem. Some people told me to tweak my PCI latency settings but I'm not expert enough to do that, need a little help here, thanks ! ^_^