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Sound PROBLEM - Hardware/Drivers?

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OK I'm new here and I didn't realise that your SPECS weren't posted automatically so... EDIT:

RADEON 9800 PRO 128
AMD 3200+ 2.2~
512 RAM

This is a fairly longwinded story but here goes anyway:

Around 2 months ago one morning my computer just wouldn't nturn on, no fan no power no lights no noise nothing. Took it to a mainstream PC OUTLET (PC WORLD) tof ix and they said that the motherboard had blown. Didn't believe them so I got a second opinion and apparently it was just the PSU.

So this guy replaced the PSU. Fine everythings jiggy.

Now... I get it back home after the fix. And attach my 5.1 speakers, except instantly I could tell there was something wrong. The VOLUME was extremely low with everything maxed out in comparison to what it used to be, and the rear right speaker was extremely distorted (the sort of sound you get when a speakers output is too high). Generally the sound quality is much poorer on all speakers.

It's definatley not the speakers as I've checked them.

One thing this guy who fixed my pc gave my father (who collected the PC) a CD labelled "soundblaster drivers".

Which is why I think he may have [bleep]ed around with them, I've installed the latest drivers from soundblaster.. but why would he have to mess about with the soundcard drivers?:S


Any help would be very much appreciated, sorry for my rant.

Thanks in advance...

James :whistling:

Edited by JimmyTRUELOVE, 03 June 2006 - 07:15 PM.

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try a sterio configuration off of the onboard sound on the mb if it supports that, otherwise try the speakers on a different comp and if you feel comfortable, try the card on a different comp. also try regualr sterio (2 speakers) configuration on that card...you should be able to figure out what channels or whatever are not working right...and It may just be a software issue...
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Thanks very much for your help mate!

Someone else said it might be something to do with onboard sound or something I don't know... how could I check all these things?

Sorry... I'm not too up on all of those things you've listed.

Any further help would be very much appreciated :blink:

Let me know.......

peace :whistling:
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