Overdriven and whacky sound problems (WinXP, Shuttle, ATI)
Posted on 2003-11-12
Shuttle AK38N with onboard lan/sound, AMD XP1800, Corsair XMS 256Mb pc2700, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 64Mb, ATI TV Wonder VE tuner card, Altec Lansing 5 piece speaker set.
When I first built this system, the sound seemed to be fine, at least that's the way I remember it. (The tuner card was there from the beginning.)
A few weeks back, I started having a variety of sound troubles that _seemed_ to coincide with a windows update upgrade of my onboard sound drivers. (I *think* that's what it updated......not real positive now)
Now, my tuner card sound is overdriven, and whenever I play DVD's the sound is overdriven and out of balance. I just bought T2 on DVD and the music was so low, with the voices so high, that it ruined the movie.
I've tried all of the usual control panel, device and mixer settings I can think of, but I can't get anywhere. Any movie I watch now is has screwed up sound to one degree or another. T2 was the worst, with the super low music volume, while other movies are just overdriven. It's incredibly annoying. Any help is appreciated.
----- I did try a rollback of the sound driver and couldn't tell a difference, but I think I'll try a reinstall of the original driver and see what happens.