sound issue that doesnt appear to be the sound cards fault?
Posted on 2007-09-30
ive had a sound issue for a few days on my pc.
Whenever Im installing something, e.g. a game, the sound distorts on everything, i.e YouTube videos & even the noises Windows makes, those beeps etc. As soon as its installed, the sound on everything is perfect again.
At first i thought it was the soundcard and sent away for a replacement, however, it was still doing it when i was using onboard sound.
After a bit of googling, i read that i need to go to into device manager, select my primary IDE channel and in the advanced tab, change it to " use DMA if available " currently it says POI only.
Ive done this and havent tested it yet, but im wondering what exactly this change means and what effect it will have in general.