sound problem

motherboard intel 915C
sound card, creative live 5.1
speaker alteclicensin

i have the above system sound was very good
suddenly the woofer makes some crack sound when i put the volume high

when i connect the speaker to a ipod woofer is good, so there is no problem with the woofer

then i change the sound card to realtek, still the same problem
i even formatt the pc, no luck yet
wat might be the problem

creative card is PCI
realtek card is buildin
there is no problem with drivers
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
update your motheboard BIOS with the latest version.

what is the model number of your motherboard?

also, update the chipset drivers.
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
intel desktop board D915GEV
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
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ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
i updated bios, chipset and audio, still same problem
test the card(s) on another pc, one of them can be bad.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Temporarily .. remove the sound casrd and use the onboard audio... still got that woofer problem?  If not, then we shall suspect the card...and perhaps IRQ problem.
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:

i did removed the pci card and check with onboard card
i did disable the onboard card and use pci card, same problem

before buyin a new one i want to be sure of wat the problem is
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
do you have another audio source other than the IPOD to plug into your sound system?  it could be that the computer is OUTPUT a higher range of signal that the Woofer USED to handle, but something blew.  The IPOD doesn't output that much power, so it may fall within the range of that is still working.

Do you have another speaker system to attach to the computer?

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test the cards on another PC, then you'll know.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool...thank you!

bummer on the woofer
ammadeyyAuthor Commented:
someone fixed it for me, he has put some low voltage capacitors, now its workin fine
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
yeah...blown caps will cause that.  too much Hip-hop music going on huh? ;-)
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